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The National View Week 8

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Georgia
My heart hurts for Hot Rod
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Bulldog Faithful has a long, storied history of “Munsoning.” For those weaned to the sounds of the unequaled Larry Munson, the notion of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory must be ever-present or we just don’t feel right. The question on everyone’s mind week in and week out this season will be, did Georgia help or hurt their chances of making it to the playoffs? That question isn’t likely to be answered inside the Dawgosphere, so I thought I’d wander about the interwebs and see what the larger College Football Media has to say. After all, the National Sports Media likely has more influence over the Committee than the Dawgosphere does.

Opponent’s Home Media: Stunner between the hedges: South Carolina takes down No. 3 Georgia in overtime

“In a stunning performance, the Gamecocks upset No. 3 Georgia, 20-17 in double overtime, on its home turf Saturday to give their head coach the signature win over his USC tenure to date.”

24/7 Sports: ESPN updates Football Power Index after Week 7

“If you listen close enough, you could hear it reverberating across the South late Saturday afternoon. Georgia lost.”

“ESPN’s FPI is still favorable toward the Bulldogs despite Saturday’s lackluster effort during a loss to South Carolina.”

ESPN: Georgia Bulldogs take big College Football Playoff hit after inexplicable loss to South Carolina

“Statistically, Georgia was the better team. But to anyone who watched the game, South Carolina visibly beat Georgia in every unmeasurable part of the game, from hustle to heart.”

CBS Sports: College football bowl projections: Ohio State steps into College Football Playoff with Georgia loss

“Though the Bulldogs have fallen out of the playoff, they are not out of the New Year’s Six entirely. The Dawgs are still projected to win the SEC East and play Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. As such, they have the opportunity to earn an at-large bid in the Cotton Bowl.”

Yahoo News: Smart wants Georgia players to look in mirror after loss

“The Bulldogs (5-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) won’t be mentioned in national conversations with Clemson, Alabama and Ohio State this week.”

We all know a loss is not helpful to making the playoffs, even less helpful when you lose at home to an unranked team. The Bulldogs may have fallen out of the playoff talk for now, but either Alabama or LSU will also have 1 loss by the time of the SECCG. Georgia is not out of the SEC Championship game at this point and therefore is not completely out of the playoffs. The goals are still in front of us and still attainable. Chin up Bulldogs, today, forever and always, It’s GREAT to be a Georgia Bulldog!