And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on
Home...hard to know what it is if you never had one
Home...I can't say where it is but I know I'm going home
That's where the heart is
- "Walk On", U2
Florida is over. It is time to move on. At 4-4, the Dawgs still have a lot to play for. Georgia has won at least 8 regular games in every season under Mark Richt. While winning the final four may seem like a stretch at this point, is it really that unthinkable that we could at least finish 3-1 with a shot to pick up win 8 in the bowl game? Joe Cox will be our quarterback, whether we agree with the decision or not, and Willie is not going anywhere until at least the off season. Let's quit worrying about the last month and focus at the task at hand.
Turning the ship around begins this weekend against Tennessee Tech. While most teams have some easy warm up game where they get to put up big numbers and rest the starters during September, the Dawgs get their chance in early November. With an important match up looming with the Auburn Tigers, the Dawgs must get right and get healthy. AJ Green is out this week and I think he should enjoy his week of rest. He has carried the Dawgs on offense and his absence will make someone else step up. Georgia must put together a complete game and dominate Tennessee Tech, not only to get back to winning but to win back fans who are questioning where the program is headed.
For those of you in the Bulldog Nation who are thinking about skipping the game this weekend, this is not the time to make the excuse that it is only Tennessee Tech. The team needs the fans right now and after being gone for a month, it would really help to play before a packed house at home. I'll be there Saturday, decked out in red and black, ready to root on the Dawgs. I hope to see everyone in Sanford on Saturday.