Lol! That is a funny one there. Sounds pretty dumb to make a plaque with team record and have a football banquet before a bowl game? I wonder if they are really going to put a 6 and 7 record on those things? If it was up to me as a UGA player I would say thanks, but no thanks keep your plaque. Why is a 6 and 7 team getting a plaque anyway?
In December, prior to Georgia’s Liberty Bowl date with UCF, the Bulldogs held their traditional end-of-season awards gala. The seniors on the team were presented plaques honoring their achievements in 2010. (Hold your laughs.)
The Dawgs were 6-6 at the time, of course, but the record on the plaques read 7-6.
To the surprise of no one, Central Florida players heard word of UGA’s Nostradamus act and used it as motivation in last week’s 10-6 win over the Dawgs.
But UGA officials say there was nothing out of the ordinary with this year’s plaques.
“Every year we present the senior plaques at our football gala, which is always held before the bowl game,” Georgia associate AD Claude Felton told The AJC. “One line on the plate is the season record, and we always list it with a win in the upcoming bowl game. If we los the game, we replace the plate. We’ve done that 14 straight years and only had to replace the plate three times.”
Too bad Felton couldn’t have gotten that word to UCF’s players before the Liberty Bowl.