“It’s crazy,” Richt said quietly. ““That’s foolish.”
He continued with a more raised voice: “That’s why people get their…that’s why people get beat. They start thinking something different other than get your tail ready for a war.”
That includes not easing Michel back from his ankle injury.
“We’ve got to prepare like we do every week,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. “That’s been a trademark of this team this year and we’ve gotten better every week.”
Drops still came with the threat of a passing game
“We haven’t thrown it a lot and when we throw it, we’ve made the plays,” Bobo said. “It’s like I told the guys in the quarterback room (Tuesday), we didn’t complete some of those balls, but I think us throwing the ball downfield did a lot for us. (We were) able to run the ball in the second half. It kept the secondary back, the safeties back. They weren’t as fast to fill the hole.”
Wide receiver Chris Conley couldn’t come up with some catchable passes, including ones that Auburn defensive backs contested.
“Regardless of the situation, a receiver is supposed to catch the ball,” he said. “In my mind, I guess I’m my toughest critic so I think I should catch everything.”
This and that
Richt is among 20 semifinalists named Wednesday to the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year. Alabama’s Nick Saban, Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze and Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen are the others from the SEC. Richt was also named coach of the week by the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and the Peach Bowl. …Cornerback Damian Swann did not practice due to “flu-like symptoms,” Richt said. …Brendan Langley, who started at cornerback against Missouri but has not played in the last two games, worked as a scout-team receiver Wednesday. That’s the same position he played after moving from the secondary after spring practice. “I’m not sure if he’s getting defensive reps right now or not,” Richt said. “You’ve got to help where needed sometimes.” …The latest bowl projections from ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach put Georgia in the Peach Bowl against a familiar bowl opponent: Michigan State. Georgia played the Spartans in the Outback Bowl to end the 2011 season and in the Capital One Bowl to finish the 2008 season. … Country music star Lee Greenwood will perform the National Anthem and at halftime Saturday with the Redcoat Band.