You might remember Georgia’s first touchdown against Florida back in their 2007 meeting for what happened after the score:
Mark Richt told his team prior to the game that he wanted them to earn an excessive celebration penalty after their first score. The motivational tactic drew a pair of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties — and the ire of UF coach Urban Meyer — but it also worked. The Bulldogs won the game 42-30.
The following year, Meyer got his revenge. During the final minute of a 49-10 Gator waxing of the Dawgs, Meyer used his last two timeouts. The message from Meyer to Richt: “You’ll get out of this arena when I let you out.”
Now that scab’s been picked by Georgia fullback Alexander Ogletree by way of — surprise, surprise — Twitter.
Ogletree tweeted yesterday morning:
“Think we should rush the field first touchdown … fans and all!”
That message has since been removed. At least one Gator — sarcastically — supported Ogletree’s message. Defensive tackle Omar Hunter said:
“They should (rush the field). I would enjoy that. It would be fun. It’s good for the game. I love it.”
Don’t expect Richt’s players to rush the field after Georgia’s first touchdown. Once was enough.