ATHENS, GA - Mark Richt and his Georgia players are feeling the heat after only one loss. Richt's Bulldogs have fallen out of the Top 25, raising the stakes heading into this week's Southeastern Conference game against No. 12 South Carolina.
Georgia finished 6-7 last year and opened this season with a 35-21 to then-No. 5 Boise State on Saturday night.
Richt bristled Tuesday when asked follow-up questions about the importance of the game for his program and his future. But it's hard to escape the question.
Some Georgia players say they received negative comments from Georgia fans on Twitter. Tight end Aron White says he has decided to stop tweeting about football, at least for a week, due to "a lot of negativity going on right now" with fans.