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Mark Richt, motivational genius, tells his secrets ... we fill in the blanks

GAINESVILLE -- Like Urban Meyer, Georgia coach Mark Richt isn't answering questions about last season's end-zone celebration. Richt had his weekly post-game teleconference on Sunday and he told Ncf_a_georgia_sq_300one reporter: "In terms of the celebration question, no matter how you phrase it, you can just refer to the SEC Media Days. I think that's really old news and I'm not going to comment on it."

While Richt wouldn't speak about the end-zone celebration he did offer Gator Clause an exceptional answer on the importance of motivation as it relates to winning football games. Obviously, the end-zone celebration was a brilliant motivational strategy.

"I think it's very important to have a great plan -- maybe not even a great plan but a good, sound plan and good fundamentals," Richt said. "And then when you add some energy to your execution then you've got a chance to play at a higher level. So I think emotion does matter. I think if you can find a way to bottle it and start the game with it and sustain it through the entire ball game then you've got it made but no one has figured that out yet.

"If you add some enthusiasm to a plan, then normally you get better results."

As in, Georgia 42, Florida 30.



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