Dawgs Defense Looks to Get Swagger Back in Rematch With Alabama

Georgia’s defense is looking to get their swagger back against Alabama.
The Dawgs big bad defense was taken apart by the Tide in the SEC Championship game.

But a little redemption against the Tide in the national title game would certainly taste sweet.

Going into the SEC championship game…Georgia’s defense was allowing only one touchdown per game. Then Bryce Young and company carved up the defense for 34 offensive points.

Said linebacker Quay Walker:”We pretty much just can’t give up any plays like we did in the SEC Championship. Gave up a lot of plays by a few busts.”

Said head coach Kirby Smart:”We brought a lot of different pressures. They did a really good job of picking those pressures up. At the end of the day there’s four or five guys that are one-on-one out there. Somebody has got to win.”
Said Walker:”We didn’t have any sacks. Knowing we didn’t have any sacks on defene or any turnovers. More than likely you’re not going to win that game without those types of things.”
Watching Bama celebrate the SEC title wasn’t easy either.

Said linebacker Nolan Smith:”You want to know the honest to God truth. I cried. Playing football. I’m 20 now. Played football since I was four. Sixteen years I haven’t won anything. haven’t won a championship. I won a couple of bowl games, but anything big or a championship I haven’t won yet.”
Alabama has won seven straight against Georgia, but Nolan Smith says that means nothing come game time.
Said Smith:”There’s no such thing as a mental block. Key word is in your head. That’s mental. You’ve got to go out and go do it. Get that out of your head. I don’t think it’s a mental block. The first time we played them we gave up a couple of big plays. You change three plays in the game that whole game could be different.”
Georgia’s defense certainly bounced back from losing to Bama by blasting Michigan in the Orange Bowl.
Said Smith:”You can only judge a man by what he does next. How hard he gets hit and gets back up. I think we got hit pretty hard, and I thought we got up pretty well because guys didn’t sweat it from day one. Guys said we know we need to work. We know we have an opportunity in life, and now that we are here. We’re in the national championship. I think we’ve bounced back pretty well.”

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