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Your morning zen: Hearst > Herbie

NCAA Football: Florida at Georgia Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the middle of the week, and here’s hoping you get over the hump by ruthlessly attacking your day over and over and over again like Garrison Hearst attacking the Ohio State defense in the 1993 Citrus Bowl.

The pride of Lincolnton gashed the Buckeye defense for 163 yards on the ground that day. But in the end the difference in the game was Eric Zeier hitting nine different Bulldog receivers for 242 yards while OSU quarterback Kirk Herbstreit ran into his own tailback, dropping a fumble that was smothered by UGA lineman Travis Jones, setting up the winning score in the Red and Black’s 21-14 victory.

It cemented Georgia’s first ten win season in nearly a decade, and was the high point of the Ray Goff era. And while I can’t prove it, there’s a part of me that will always believe that Kirk Herbstreit’s thinly-veiled distain for Georgia football over the years was a result of this, his final collegiate game, a loss which Ohio State coach John Cooper seemed to pin on Herbie afterward. Totally worth it. Until later...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!