With the end of the 2020 college football season, Georgia’s journey to Atlanta also ends. While Georgia wasn’t thinking of the Atlanta Road, a New Years Six Bowl game is a brilliant end to an unprecedented college football season.
Every year, SEC schools play in bowl games like the Peach Bowl, and they don’t play as well as they normally could. Why this? There is always a lot of talk about not wanting to be there.
A team cannot get into a big game with this mindset if they want to end their season on a good grade.
If many players opt out of the NFL Draft and skip the bowl game, it will affect the level the team will play. Florida is a good example.
However, this shouldn’t be an excuse for losing to a team that is being treated.
On Friday, Georgia will play against a Cincinnati team they shouldn’t have a problem against.
The last thing anyone wants to hear from Georgia is that they don’t want to be there. The Bulldogs have had many ups and downs this season and the players have stayed motivated throughout the year. When there are players like Jordan Davis who are working as hard as they can to get back to a game against Missouri, it can’t be said that they are not motivated to get strong late in the season.
After a difficult season where they didn’t want to play in the game they wanted to play at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Georgia still has a lot to do.
The opt-outs are not an excuse to gamble badly. After all, there are only five: Monty Rice, DJ Daniel, Eric Stokes, Tre ‘McKitty and Ben Cleveland. It’s a great opportunity for young players to play their first time against a senior opponent. This is a great way for Georgia to see what they will have in the next season when they start the 2021 campaign against Clemson.