QB Murray delivers message during team meeting for players to ‘focus in’

Following a second straight loss, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray took the unusual step for a Monday of getting up and speaking to the players during a team meeting, joining coach Mark Richt.

Murray said his message was for everybody to do their job and there’s still a lot to fight for this season.

“Use this week and next week to really hone in on your craft, whatever it is,” the fifth-year senior said he told them. “Whether it’s throwing the ball, running the ball, tackling, catching, blocking, snapping, kicking, just focus in. It just seems like this year everywhere — offense, defense, special teams — we have mental breakdowns where … I don’t know if it’s take a play off or just don’t completely focus in on what we need to do. That’s what’s killing us this year.”

Murray said you never know what can happen with unbeaten Missouri in the Southeastern Conference East race, but if Georgia doesn’t win the division, he said the Bulldogs can still finish 9-3 and make it a 10-win season with a bowl win.

“No finger pointing,” defensive lineman Garrison Smith said of how the team’s reacted after falling to 4-3 overall. “It’s a team thing. There’s all things we can do better to improve and win games.”

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