Bullard's moved on from "the hit"
Almost eight months have passed since Georgia beat Ohio State in the College Football Playoffs at the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
But even after all this time, Javon Bullard’s hit on wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr., knocking him out of the game, continues to be a topic of conversation.
Was it a pass interference?
Obviously, the officials calling the game did not think so, as no flag was thrown. However, that hasn’t kept social media, and even Buckeyes’ head coach Ryan Day, from continuing to grouse about the play.
Thursday, Bullard took his turn at the podium for the Bulldogs following the first day of fall camp, and once again, the subject was broached.
“I’ll be honest. That play happened in December, and that you’re still talking about it is really not my fault. We moved on from that,” Bullard said. “We played a game after that and going into another season. That play’s over, man. I don’t have too much to say about that. It’s over, it’s done with; we’re preparing ourselves for camp.”
Yes, the play is over.
What’s not over is Bullard’s Bulldog career. After recently being named to the Preseason All-SEC team after winning team defensive MVP honors in both the semifinals and national championship, Bullard’s hard-hitting ways will continue.
“I don’t really know what goes on in other people’s heads, but this game is physical. This place is physical,” Bullard said. “We just had a practice in spiders and it still was physical. It’s always going to be like that. It’s not because of the players that are here. It’s that way because it’s the standard that we hold. It was physical before I got here, and will be physical after I leave."