It was quite the UGA football sight to behold.
Kirby Smart ran down to the TIAA Bank Field end zone after Saturday’s 36-17 against Florida in Jacksonville.
His players had already won that race to that side of the field.
The first of many sights had to be D’Andre Walker and D’Andre Baker. Side by side.
They were having themselves a time after leaping into the stands after that big SEC East victory which turned out to be a meeting of top 10 teams.
Baker, who grew up in South Florida, was able to revel in the moment.
Smart would be one of the last Bulldogs to join in on the fun.
The third-year head coach did not tip his cap. It was a visor. This was another visor tip from Smart.
He then took a half-lap around the faithful members of DawgNation who made the trip. That visor did not stay on his head for long.
That came after his players piled into the end zone. Even the best athletes needed help boosting their way up into the stands.
They got that help from the Georgia faithful.
The UGA “Spike Squad” was there. So was the paint line in their familiar red wigs. They were pulling in red jerseys and silver britches left and right.
Once they made it, they started to hoot and holler. That wasn’t it.
It was not long at all before they adopted their own version of the Gator chomp. Let’s just call it a Dawg chomp. Or maybe a Dawg Bite.
Baker and Georgia junior safety J.R. Reed picked up that technique rather quickly.
Richard LeCounte III also made it up to the top. Somehow he brought his hit stick with him, too.
Guess he never goes anywhere without it on Saturdays.
His new gameday accessory made that appearance with him during that “World’s Largest Bulldog End Zone Party” on Saturday night.
That was after he finished second on the team with his seven tackles. The Riceboro native even added a half-tackle for a loss. His fumble recovery and subsequent return set up an early Georgia scoring drive.
This is the part where any complete recap of all the fun has to include Jeremiah Holloman’s third memorable moment of the first time he faced the Florida Gators.
Holloman had four catches for 48 yards and two touchdowns. And he was still doing his thing.
The sophomore wideout was trying to slap the hand of every Georgia fan he possibly could. It made sense.
Holloman delivered his first two touchdown game at Georgia. He was a highly-regarded piece of the 2017 recruiting class which finished that cycle rated No. 3 in the country.
Here’s the best part: When Georgia blasted Florida last season, he wasn’t on the travel squad. He watched that rout just like any of those spectators he was now glad-handing in that end zone.
This time it was his turn.
When he signed with Georgia, there was the hope among the coaching staff that days like this could be possible for the talented 4-star out of Newton High School.
Michigan wanted him. He was committed there for a time. Before his recruiting really started to blow up. Former Tennessee coach Butch Jones wanted to sign Holloman so badly that he contacted him in some form or fashion every day.
Every. Single. Day.
Was there a school in the SEC that did not extend a scholarship offer?
Yes. Florida. Of all teams.
Holloman was also wanted by Miami, among many other options. He became one of the biggest sparks behind that 19-point victory against the No. 9 team in the land.
Georgia toppled Florida with help from his two touchdown catches in that same end zone. So it was only fitting that he would later spend some time with all those Bulldog fans who cheered his every move from out there.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound sophomore had two career touchdown catches coming into that game. He doubled that total against that Gators in that same end zone.
Then he took his own half-lap slapping all the hands of everyone in that section.
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