ATHENS — Kirby Smart said he would rather his team learn their lessons while the No. 8-ranked Bulldogs are winning, but sometimes a loss can have a greater effect.
Georgia players met with the media earlier this week and were asked by DawgNation to share what they learned from last Saturday’s 36-16 loss at LSU.
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The Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1 SEC) have a bye this week before a showdown with SEC East Division co-leader and No. 11-ranked Florida (6-1, 4-1) at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Here’s what each of the players who Smart selected to speak to the media at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall said when asked what they learned against LSU:
Senior safety J.R. Reed: “You just have to keep working, you’re gonna lose some, you’re gonna win some, you’re not going to beat everybody by 30, you’re not gonna to stop every play.
“You’ve got to bring your `A’ game every time you play in the SEC, and I mean every Saturday you got to play your best.”
Junior tight end Charlie Woerner: “That everything matters, the little things matter. You can’t relax, you have to do everything right during practice, off the field, in the locker room because it all adds up.
“You do one little thing wrong in practice it will lead to a false start or a holding call in the game, so you want to make sure you are always on your toes.”
Sophomore left guard Solomon Kindley: “Humble, you have to stay humble, keep being us, and keep doing what we’ve got to do.”
Junior linebacker Tae Crowder: “We made mistakes as a team, it’s a team effort, we just have to do better on defense and offense, and come together as a team and click. There were a lot of small things to clean up, but we’ll be pretty good.”
Georgia LB Tae Crowder
Georgia OG Solomon Kindley