Originally Posted by 803scdantes
Sorry, but a beatdown is not a blessing in disguise. I know we have to spin it that way since it was our team that got the brakes beat off it, but a beatdown is just that- a beatdown. Getting pwned by TAMU on our home field will not magically make our players comprehend a playbook or give them additional talent.
But it could make them study that playbook and film more, and take it more seriously. It could make them work harder. And not just think trotting out to 2001 against any team not named UGA/Florida guarantees victory.
Take UGA, for example, in 2012. They were loaded for bear. And we beat the brakes of 'em 35-7. They responded by making it to Atlanta and being 4 yards short of winning the SEC Championship. All those star players on UGA's roster needed that wake-up call to play to their potential.
Even Nick Saban knows this. When you hit a high point....sometimes you need a big kick in the ass to keep that standard up for the long term.