Georgia Bulldogs: Ole Miss football

Coming off an enormous win against then-No. 2 Florida, Georgia coach Mark Richt and his Bulldogs (7-1, 5-1 SEC) need a win Saturday against Ole Miss (5-3, 2-2) to stay in the driver’s seat in the SEC East standings.

Richt used his time Wednesday during the SEC’s weekly teleconference to discuss the coaching staff’s effort to mesh emotion with smart football, as well as Ole Miss’ high-tempo offense and the difference between this year’s Rebels with first-year coach Hugh Freeze and Houston Nutt's club last season.

1. Playing with emotion

Richt: 'We know that we've got to win'

October, 30, 2012
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ATHENS, Ga. -- The clock had barely hit zero on an upset win over Florida when Georgia’s best player reminded his teammates that they hadn’t accomplished their main goals yet.

“Like Jarvis Jones said after our game against Florida, he said, ‘This victory really doesn’t mean anything unless we keep winning,’ ” Georgia coach Mark Richt recalled. “Of course he’s talking about the race for the East Division, so we know that we’ve got to win. We know that we’ve got to continue to play like we did this last game to really give us our best chance.”

Jones certainly did enough to put Richt’s Bulldogs in this position by turning in one of the best individual defensive performances in the history of Georgia’s most heated rivalry. And in doing so, he not only prevented the Gators from clinching the SEC East title, he put his team back in the lead to defend its division title.

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