Leading into the game against Florida in 2007, Georgia was struggling and fans had little confidence in the team. I remember sitting in the stadium at Vanderbilt as the Dawgs had to make a late 4th quarter comeback to pull out a win against a mediocre SEC East opponent. After being blown out on the road against Tennessee the previous week, we thought Georgia would have a dominant performance against Vanderbilt and get things back on track. Instead, they barely scraped by and looked like a team destined for 3rd or 4th place in the division. I figured Florida would kill us in the next game. Sound familiar?
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What followed in 2007 was one of the most memorable seasons in the history of UGA football. Georgia opened the game against Florida with a punishing touchdown drive and the greatest excessive celebration penalty (penalties) I've ever seen. That opening drive against the Gators served as a spring board for the rest of the season and helped the Dawgs become what many believed was the best team in the country by the end of the year. How awesome would it be if the same thing happened this Saturday?
In 2007, UGA delivered the first punch on the opening drive and they kept throwing punches throughout the game. Actually, they didn't stop throwing punches for the rest of the season. The Dawgs need to do the same thing again this Saturday. Set the tone early and be the aggressor - don't let Florida be the more physical team. If Georgia can do that and land a few punches, there might be a big shake up in the BCS standings. Go Dawgs!