ATHENS Georgia football coach Kirby Smart appears on the verge of letting the so-called lion out of the cage after a week of keeping his team emotionally balanced and focused on the task at hand.
"It takes what it takes," has been one of the Bulldogs' team slogans throughout the offseason, and now it's featured in another classic UGA football video.
The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs (3-0) play host to No. 7 Notre Dame (2-0) in the first non-conference game featuring two Top 10 teams at Sanford Stadium since 1966.
"Our guys are excited to get to play on a national stage in a home game atmosphere that will probably be unrivaled in Georgia history from a non-conference standpoint," Smart said on the SEC teleconference on Wednesday. "I know they are excited with a team like Notre Dame coming to town, it is really a special event."
The UGA football film crew captured the build-up in the national media along with sharing behind-the-scenes footage of Georgia's preparation.
The Bulldogs' early season schedule at Vanderbilt, home against Murray State and Arkansas State hasn't provided much of a challenge.
"We're not really sure what to make of Georgia," former Alabama national championship quarterback Greg McElroy says in the UGA hype video.
"This is going to be a different experience than anything else than they've ever had in the regular season," said SEC Network analyst Marcus Spears.
Joey Galloway, a former Ohio State star receiver now ESPN analyst, is spliced into the Georgia video saying what most in the Georgia fan base is thinking.
"Yeah, this Georgia Bulldogs team we've seen the past few years," Galloway said. "They've been there, they've done it, now they've got to find a way to get over the top."
Smart, shown talking to his team, summed it up.
"It's about showing the country we're one of the best teams," Smart said, "and you do that by how you play on the field."
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