Thursday, July 21, 2011

Georgia: Boise State game a step toward goal

For the 2011 season, Georgia will open against Boise State in Atlanta. While Georgia struggled in 2010, going 6-7 overall, 3-5 in the SEC, head coach Mark Richt said a win against Boise State could give the program new life.

“When we were making the decision, should we play in the Chick-Fil-A, should we play Boise State, where we were at that time was a decline in our record, a decline on how people perceived our program,” Richt said. “What better way to send a surge of energy in this program than to schedule a game like that?”

Richt did acknowledge the risk as well.

“There’s risk in playing a team that could whip your tail because they might whip your tail, but in order for us to get back to where we want to be, which is highly ranked and highly thought of, we need to play this game,” he said.

  --Laura Owens