Georgia trying to ignore impression they can't beat LSU

Georgia trying to ignore impression they can't beat LSU

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LSU's Tyrann Mathieu (7) returns a punt for a 92-yard for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Posted on November 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM

ATHENS, GA – Bulldogs players and coaches spent a lot of time Tuesday answering questions about whether or not they have a shot against LSU in the SEC Championship Game this weekend (Saturday, 3 pm, WWL-TV).

Coach Mark Richt told the media that it’s his job this week to get the players not to listen to the media and reports about how unbeatable LSU is, but he said the negativity is something he’s had to help the team overcome since they started out 0-2 to start the year.

Richt said he’s had them ignore all of the positive messages during the team’s 10-game win streak and now the problem is dealing with all of the pundits who say they just can’t win this weekend.

“We call it noise,” he said. “Just all of the stuff swirling around that really isn’t that important. When we were 0-2 there was a lot of noise that might have been negative, I think we learn to ignore it.

“Then we started winning and we got a lot of pats on the back and that was noise and I said, ‘you’ve got to learn to ignore that too.’”

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