The Georgia Bulldogs saw their 29-game winning streak end in the SEC Championship on Saturday, as they were knocked off, 27-24. With the loss, the Bulldogs are now in serious jeopardy of being unable to defend their 2 consecutive national championships.

For many of the Bulldogs players, they haven’t experienced a loss yet during their playing careers at Georgia. Many of them have not been given words of wisdom from coach Kirby Smart after a loss.

They did after the game on Saturday night, and Smart talked about what he told his team after the game.

“I love them, I mean, I love them,” Smart said. “There’s 2 classes of guys in there who haven’t lost a game. You’re looking at 10, 15 NFL players you lose. There are 2 classes of our kids that haven’t lost a game. In life a lot of times, you really can’t get better until you lose because you have to learn how to get better. It was a sad locker room, guys. The message doesn’t change though, it’s about looking inward and seeing what we need to do.”

Now for the Bulldogs, it is the waiting game to see if they will receive a College Football Playoff berth.