Jeff Badet caught a career-high 7 catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns Saturday against Mississippi State. One play in particular stands above the rest, the touchdown above, and not because it was featured on Monday Night Countdown.
“I don’t know if you guys remember, but last year against Auburn I had the same exact play,” Badet said. “I dropped it.”
He posted that picture on Instagram as a constant reminder of what could have been, adding extra motivation throughout the offseason.
“I told myself over the summer I was going to work hard and make sure that if I was given that play again, I’d make it. It was the same exact play and I came down with it.”
Even though his phone has been blowing up ever since Saturday, and maybe even more so after the Monday Night Countdown appearance, Badet refuses to become complacent. He still has unfinished business.
“I wanna come out here and make sure I’m doing what I have to do, running full speed routes and making sure I don’t get satisfied with what I did Saturday, because I’m not. That’s something I wanted to be able to do the first game of the season until now.”