Video: Florida, Georgia beat reporters look at both sides of rivalry game

Rachel George, who covers the Florida Gators for the Orlando Sentinel, and UGA beat reporter Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-constitution talk with CineSport’s Brian Clark about Saturday’s annual rivalry game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Florida in Jacksonville. . . .



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Scottie H

October 26th, 2011
5:14 pm

Go dawgs. Gators eat boogers.

Scottie H

October 26th, 2011
5:15 pm

hugedawgfan

October 26th, 2011
5:15 pm

King Gator

October 26th, 2011
5:23 pm

The Gators, as usual! Go Gators!

King Gator

October 26th, 2011
5:24 pm

BTW, Yawn…18-3

TampaDawg

October 26th, 2011
5:25 pm

47-40 .. will soon be 48-40

david

October 26th, 2011
5:31 pm

should be a great game–turnovers will dictate the winner. Have safe travels and GO DAWGS!

ARdawg

October 26th, 2011
5:40 pm

One game at a time

GO DAWGS!!!

GaTruth

October 26th, 2011
5:44 pm

Weis won’t want Brantley in the pocket for long. I expect quick passes, the same slants and screens that Spurrier used to kill us with. And, then they’ll be running Demps and Rainey when it gets loosened up. We better be VERY disciplined in our assigments.

Bigdsel

October 26th, 2011
5:45 pm

Get em dawgs

ARdawg

October 26th, 2011
5:49 pm

Ga Truth

I’m expecting Florida’s offense to be gearing up for many quick dumps to Demp and Rainey regardless of who the QB is. We haven’t stopped those in two years yet, no sense in thinking we can now

TampaDawg

October 26th, 2011
5:51 pm

I think this years D is different, even more so than last years.. That being said, the short passes will have to be stopped for minimal gain or we will see them all day.

RiffRaff

October 26th, 2011
5:51 pm

She’s kind of cute. Go Dawgs!

GaTruth

October 26th, 2011
5:52 pm

@ARdawg – agreed. Requires tight man-to-man coverage by the corners so your safeties can kill anything that comes across the middle. Our corners’ coverage is softer than month old cucumbers

Worm

October 26th, 2011
5:55 pm

Muschamp=Zook Lite.

Jimmy

October 26th, 2011
5:58 pm

Chip,

You do a nice job, so no offense when I say this; I’d rather have that chic covering UGA! haha

ARdawg

October 26th, 2011
6:00 pm

TampaDawg

Man, I sure hope this D is different. I tend to believe that the D will stiffle Florida. It’s my hope anyway. They have the ability. IMO, much will ride on the 4 guys up front to lay on the pressure and keep the LBs free and as Ga Truth stated

Attitude

October 26th, 2011
6:29 pm

The if attitude needs to change to the we will attitude. If Mark Richt had Lane Kiffin’s attidude UGA would be undefeated for the past 10.5 years. Lane Kiffin told UGA he would kick our butts and did. Mark Richt say welllll maybe we can win if…… Even Muschamp told his fan Florida will not lose!!!!! The excuse of being a home game for Florida is BULL… Maybe Tavaras King will catch a ball!!!!!! Throw thge ball t6o Figgins out of the backfield. Crowell hasn’t caught many balls… I can’t say anymore that any of you who will win but I’ll be watching on my TV until the last play win, or lose. I’m not convince UGA can stop Demps and Rainey on the outside. I don’t know if UGA can run outside as they don’t do much of it. I sure hope Murray don’t get hurt because our backup QB don’t get into the games. In case we don’t luck up and win let me be the first to say. It’s because we didn’t EXECUTE!!!!!!! Anybody else tired of hearing that excuse????? Chipper the lady called it right “IT”S IN UGA’s HEAD, THEY CAN NOT WIN IN JACKSONVILLE AGAINST FLORIDA”

1969 Graduate

October 26th, 2011
6:34 pm

Nice video. Points out what seems less than obvious to some, that Florida and Georgia are a lot closer matched than their records would indicate. It’ll be a lot easier on us should we find a way to lose if we all keep that in mind.

Anybody else notice our guy talking about how we might win because of their quarterback’s injury. That’s the state of our program right now.

We are reduced to backing into victory (at best), and aren’t even talking about looking forward to challenging an excellent team, hoping that they can be at their very best to give us a great contest.

Mark Richt “hopes” we can stay in the top 25. How about some plans to rise through the ranks, coach, and end up in the hunt? No…that would be too ambitious for our coach, and he might have to find a less offensive coordinator.

I hope that Florida’s best quarterback has the best game of his life, and every Florida player has a career game, and every coaching decision Florida’s coaches make is a throwback to the days of “The Old Ball Coach.” I hope they have zero penalties, and come out like hungry lions.

I hope we tear their heads off, but I’m not holding my breath.

SD Dawg

October 26th, 2011
6:36 pm

It will be interesting to see what wrinkle Florida comes up with. They always seem to throw something in that we are not prepared to defend. We are solid up the middle. It’s the swing passes, tunnel screens and misdirection plays that make me extremely nervous.

And then there is Mike Bobo. Never know what your going to get but the only time we have looked good against Florida in the last 11 years is when we lined up and ran right at them. Crowell is capable of having a Knowshon like 2007 game this weekend if the line can block. To date, that hasn’t happened, so I won’t hold my breath waiting for it.

Old Grandad

October 26th, 2011
6:39 pm

Oxydol Soap….Oxydol Soap….Georgia’s Got Florida’s Billy Goat! Hoot-n-Nanny, Hoot-n-Nanny, Baaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!

GO Dogs!!

Same 'ol thing

October 26th, 2011
6:51 pm

I have to agree with tampa dawg, our defense will be the difference this year. Florida will score, but we score more.

Mad Dog One

October 26th, 2011
6:52 pm

Boy’s how is CMR’s words much diffrent from about 95% of these blogs. To He!! with the Gaytoads & To He!! with the trade school on north avenue. We can win all we have to do is play the da#$ game like JUNK YARD DAWGS. DONT TAKE NAMES JUST KICK A$$. As always GO DOGS & GATA

Same 'ol thing

October 26th, 2011
7:00 pm

To all the ones who think we are 5-2 by the skin of a nats ass. The Fla. game was circled last year. We have done just enough to get by without showing our hand. EXCEPT for the Vandy game, whew we were lucky there. Watch for some offensive explosions. We will see the South Carolina game all over again, this time without mistakes. Bet it up.

UGA 45 TERDS 10

Old Grandad

October 26th, 2011
7:01 pm

The Dogs are gonna drive like a truck over the Gators, And smash that team like a sack full o’ Taters!

Go Dogs!!

Saban

October 26th, 2011
7:11 pm

Dawgs are pitiful. Gators are pitiful. Florida beats dawgs by 50. Dawgs are more pitiful.

bwkdawg

October 26th, 2011
7:19 pm

Im not predicting a blow out but I am more confident this year than I have been in a long time and it’s because of our defense. One thing about football that will never change is that defense wins games and I feel we have the better defense, but I do think it will be close. One more thing don’t feed the trolls they’ll go a way.

ca dawg

October 26th, 2011
7:25 pm

@saban that would make sense if it made sense.

wins-by-a-link

October 26th, 2011
7:45 pm

Hard to predict this one, Fla has lost to two very good teams in Bama and LSU and to a rebuilding Auburn team, Georgia is on a five game winning streak, But they haven’t beaten a good team and just did escape from Nashville with a win , Look for a close game but Turnovers will determine who wins.

gatorhater

October 26th, 2011
7:46 pm

shut down rainey with a starving for blood ogletree…..check…..boykin all over demps…..check…..

gatorhater

October 26th, 2011
7:49 pm

no vertical threat and that rotating linebacker core which has shown depth will stay fresh and hungry all night……lets not forget they are SIXTH in the nation in total defense and only bama is better at getting offenses off the field on third down conversions in the sec…..its not like bama and lsu have been playing powerhouses either……and if anyone brings up oregon….well i feel like miss state could beat them on a neutral field.

Burma Shave

October 26th, 2011
8:05 pm

Florida wins again
Too bad for UGA
For a new coach
Dawgs need to pray

BURMA SHAVE

carlos

October 26th, 2011
8:07 pm

we cannot let fla get in our heads.over the past 20 years we lost a few games mainly because of poor coaching decisions too numerous to list and because fla had a fast start. remmember last year.it is imprerative that we hold fla in the first series.

McDawg

October 26th, 2011
8:12 pm

knock the snot out of the backs before they get out of the backfield

Jim Donnan

October 26th, 2011
8:40 pm

The pertinent question is whether Georgia has done what is required so that they truly deserve to win.

Gotta pay the dues.

dawgenuff

October 26th, 2011
8:41 pm

If I’m not mistaken, besides CMR’s two wins against the Gators,Mike Bobo quarterbacked a win against Florida! How come that is never mentioned.

joe namath

October 26th, 2011
8:43 pm

i guarantee a dawg victory…

Dream Weaver

October 26th, 2011
8:43 pm

All ya’ll need to get real. Beat the Gators? With Richt and Bobo in charge, we have a better chance of losing this game than any other. Florida only ran 3 plays last year with 3 differant QB’s and we couldn’t stop them all day. Then the next week, the Gators couldn’t even score ONE offensive touchdown against South Carolina? Face it UGA fans, our current coaches suck! Always have! Richt won when the SEC was down. Check it, how many of those opposing SEC coaches are around now? What’s Richt’s record against teams with winning records for the last 4 years? We barely beat Vandy this year! VANDY!?!?!? I hope I’m wrong, I love them DAWGS, but I think we’ll all be singing Corey Smith’s “Long ride back from Jacksonville” when this one is over…

Dream Weaver

October 26th, 2011
8:45 pm

@ dawgenuff… 3-18 in the last 21 games. Doesn’t exactly qualify us to say sh!t about anything. That would be like celebrating a late touchdown in a game we are losing by 45. Wait… did we do that?

Niceville Dawg

October 26th, 2011
8:55 pm

dawgenuff….I was at that game…97 I think.Hines Ward,Robert Edwards,Champ Bailey….the good ol days

cloudy

October 26th, 2011
9:02 pm

I really believe that the Dawg are a better team than Florida this year- but until the Dawgs prove they can beat Florida I have to continue to pick the Gators to win. Show us something Dawgs for once.

cloudy

October 26th, 2011
9:04 pm

Florida really is pitiful this year- if ever they were ripe for picking this is the year.

Dawg48

October 26th, 2011
9:08 pm

I see a gator!! Choot it choot it!

King Gator

October 26th, 2011
9:10 pm

Zook 2
Georgia 1
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CMR 2-8
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DC Choke Sign – 0
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CWM — ??

Go Gators!

Idiot Dawg

October 26th, 2011
9:13 pm

I am too afraid that Flarduh will beat us to be all that positive about winning. Maybe we will win. I saw a Gayturd fan in Dick’s Sports looking at UGA hats. He said he was scared they would lose to the dawgs. Golly doodle everybody is scared of losing. I hope he is right and not me !

LHarding Dawg

October 26th, 2011
9:14 pm

Were leaving in the morning for my 35th. GA/FL game. If we play defense like we know we can, play within the rules, and get some turnovers, we should win. If we give turnovers, like we usually do, it could be a loss. On offense, the offensive line is the key whether on a run or a pass play. Murray and IC need time for the play to develop.

It would be really nice if at the end of the game, we could afford to call our three timeouts. But we all know Coach Richt would never to anything like that.

Idiot Dawg

October 26th, 2011
9:15 pm

You could send Corch Racht an e-mail about the time outs

King Gator

October 26th, 2011
9:18 pm

It would be really nice if at the end of the game, we could afford to call our three timeouts. But we all know Coach Richt would never to anything like that.

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He’s too busy choreographing his once a decade post TD dance!! Go Gators!

Dawg48

October 26th, 2011
9:22 pm

Safe trip to you Harding! Iwill be down their Friday!

LHarding Dawg

October 26th, 2011
9:26 pm

Dawg 48 – The Jacksonville Bulldog Club is having their meeting tomorrow night at the Omni Hotel by the Landings. Everyone is invited. So come early if at all possible.

We have also arranged to have some Florida fans there to open our beers.