November 20, 2007

Dogs say they'll stay focused on Tech

With Saturday's Tennessee-Kentucky game scheduled to kick at 1:30 in Lexington, Ky., Georgia's SEC Championship fate should be known sometimes around halftime of the Bulldogs' contest with Georgia Tech.

But according to the most of the players who attended Tuesday's press conference at Stegeman Coliseum, they'd just as soon not know.

Georgia (9-2) needs the Wildcats to upset the Vols in order to advance to next week's SEC Championship game against top-ranked LSU.

"It doesn't really matter to me. It's just like last week when ya'll asked me that when Tennessee was playing Vanderbilt," senior safety Kelin Johnson said. "That's not the focus for this team right now. Our focus is Georgia Tech. Our focus is Georgia Tech, because if we lose that, ya'll won't even be worried about Tennessee and Kentucky."

Quarterback Matthew Stafford agrees:

"I guess I probably wouldn't want to know. I'd rather just focus on our game," Stafford said. "But even if we hear, it doesn't really matter. The biggest deal for us is trying to win 10 games."

Head coach Mark Richt said he hadn't really considered the situation.

He's been too busy worrying about the Yellow Jackets to concern himself with that.

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