ATLANTA — Georgia coach Kirby Smart told his team the 41-24 loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game was a “wake-up call” on Saturday afternoon.
The question is, how did the No. 1-ranked Bulldogs fall asleep knowing the sort of threat seven-time national champion coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide posed?
After all, Alabama beat Georgia by this same 41-24 count last season in Tuscaloosa.
The Bulldogs had 13 players back off last season’s team that played the Tide, eight on offense including quarterback Stetson Bennett.
UGA had the more talented, more experienced and healthier team, seemingly having Alabama right where they wanted them.
But Nick Saban made it four in a row over Smart, and the Tide won its seventh straight over the Bulldogs in the series.
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