OK, countdown to kickoff of the season is 30 days, and the anticipation is building. Some quotes to get Dawg fans even more revved up:
“We’re definitely going to use them a lot this year. They’re going to get plenty, plenty, plenty of touches. If we have to pound the rock, we’re going to pound the rock. Our running backs are tough enough, and we’re going to be able to methodically march down the field.”
— Quarterback Aaron Murray talking about how he’ll rely on tailbacks Caleb King and Washaun Ealey this season. For old-school Georgia football fans, this kind of talk is almost like porn.
“It feels great knowing that I’ve got just one assignment: to attack. It takes a lot of pressure off you knowing there’s one thing you’ve got to do and you can focus on that one thing and be great at it.”
— Linebacker Justin Houston on his role in the 3-4 defense, in which he expects to rush the passer more than 50 percent of the time.
“It seems like it’s going to be a more aggressive D, and that’s something that we need here.”
— Linebacker Darryl Gamble, sounding like he’d just watched some film from the Willie Martinez era.
“I don’t wanna give away too much of the game plan. But we’ll be pretty versatile. We’ll probably be more versatile than we’ve been in awhile.”
— Mark Richt, talking about an offensive approach that Mike Bobo says likely will feature wrinkles like two-tight-end sets.
PARTY IN THE UGA
How good a sport is Richt? He even consented to a cameo role in a video spoof of Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” that UGA orientation leaders did this summer. The clip has been drawing some online attention this week in the wake of the No. 1 party school announcement. If you haven’t seen it, be warned: It’s pretty silly and the singing won’t win anyone a role on “Glee.” But the incoming freshmen probably enjoyed it and Richt deserves kudos for going along with the fun.
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