ATLANTA — Georgia linebacker Christian Robinson said on his Twitter account he returned from the Bulldogs’ lopsided loss at South Carolina on Saturday night to find a house he shares with quarterback Aaron Murray “egged and rolled.”
Georgia was No. 5 before the 35-7 loss to South Carolina. The Bulldogs fell to No. 14 in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday.
Robinson, a senior, concluded the toilet paper and eggs on the house were a result of the loss.
He posted on his Twitter account “Came to a house that was egged and rolled. Seems that people turn on you when you’re not perfect. Thought we were in this together.”
Coach Mark Richt said Sunday negative feedback from fans is not a surprise. Richt said players in the public spotlight can’t respond to negative displays from fans.
“I think you just hold your head high,” Richt said. “You act in a first-class manner. You don’t do anything that would retaliate or anything like that. Just be man enough to turn the other cheek and go about your business. That’s what I would say.”
Georgia (5-1, 3-1 SEC) has a week off before playing at Kentucky on Oct. 20.
Murray completed 11 of 31 for 109 yards, the lowest total of his career, with an interception in Georgia’s third straight loss in the series.
“It stinks,” Murray said. “We felt like we had a great rhythm offensively going on in the first five games. We’ve got to go back, watch the film and make corrections and get better. It’s still a long season to go and there are still six games left.”
Richt said he hadn’t heard of the players’ home being hit with eggs and littered with toilet paper until he was asked about the incident on his weekly teleconference Sunday afternoon.
“Sometimes that comes with the territory,” he said. “You’re a public figure and people get upset about things. It’s sad something like that would happen but it’s not shocking people get criticism or something like that happened to them when they’re in the type position those guys are in, especially the quarterback position.”
No. 12 Florida State, No. 9 LSU and No. 15 Georgia all took tumbles in the rankings after spending the whole season ranked in the top seven.
The Seminoles’ loss was the most stunning and most damaging. But maybe we should have seen it coming. Since 2007, Florida State has lost six road games to unranked teams when it was ranked.
The latest was probably the most disappointing because the Seminoles seemed primed to make a run at playing in the BCS championship game. The ACC is without another dominant team. Clemson is the only other ranked squad from the conference, and Florida State already beat the Tigers.
The Wolfpack hadn’t shown much, especially defensively. But they shut out EJ Manuel and Florida State in the second half.
“They fought for the inches and made the inches and we didn’t,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher lamented.