Fresh off of their nineteenth consecutive regular season SEC win, Kirby Smart and the Georgia football program are clicking on all cylinders. Now 11-0, the Bulldogs are barreling towards the College Football Playoff looking to defend their 2021 Championship.
While most teams would care about who could be standing in their midst, the same would not apply for the number one team in America. Mike Griffith joined the Morning Show to discuss who the Georgia Bulldogs could be cheering for or against and he was pretty blunt with his answer.
"They don't worry about playing anybody. They don't worry, they don't care," he said to John & Hugh on Tuesday morning. "They really don't, it's just not how that program is built. That's not the mindset of Kirby Smart and that program. That's why they're on top because it's one day at a time and it sounds so cliché, but it really is hard to do, but when you can create the mindset that Georgia has right now, you're tough to beat because you try to win every day."
Ultimately if the Bulldogs play their best game, then they are exceptionally difficult to beat.
The defense, despite losing eight players to the NFL Draft off of their defense alone, hasn't missed a beat. They've illustrated that with their FBS-leading 11.09 points allowed per game and in their demolitions of the high-powered offenses of the Oregon Ducks and Tennessee Volunteers. Those two units averaged 44.1 and 50.6 points per game in games they didn't play the team in red and black to 3 and 13 points in their respective matchups.
So when it comes to who they could face in the College Football Playoff come December, they probably don't care too much.
"If Georgia plays their best game, nobody's beating them," Griffith continued. "If Stetson Bennett plays well, nobody's beating them. And [caring about who they could face] is just not the mindset. That's just not how this, this place over here is built right now.
"Georgia fans may look at and say. Which team? You know, what flavor of ice cream do you want? Oh, TCU? Boy, that would be fun, or maybe you want USC and Caleb Williams. Clemson? It doesn’t matter. I guarantee you that Kirby's worried about Georgia Tech. Actually, he’s worried about Monday's practice. The big thing is for Georgia to stay in the number one seed and be able to play in Mercedes-Benz Stadium and then whoever they play, there's going to be about 80 percent Dawg fans there and you’ll have home-field advantage in the semifinals."