Unlike '08, Dogs didn't let loss beat them 

November, 27, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. -- The nine remaining players from Georgia’s 2008 team no doubt experienced similar feelings following their loss to Alabama that season to the ones they encountered after a 35-7 loss to South Carolina in early October.

Like the preseason No. 1 team that fell behind the Crimson Tide 31-0 by halftime, this season’s Bulldogs carried enormous expectations into their game in Columbia only to crash spectacularly. The difference, however, is that they dusted themselves off after the embarrassing loss this time and didn’t allow it to ruin the season like the 41-30 loss to Alabama did four seasons ago.

“When we lost that South Carolina game, I told everybody this will be identical to the ’08 season unless we win that Florida game, unless we grab everything back and go in a different direction,” said Christian Robinson, a senior linebacker who redshirted in 2008. “It really has been different because we could have easily hopped back up in the rankings. We lost to an Alabama team that won every game until they lost to Florida [in the 2008 SEC championship game].

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