Georgia Game Business As Usual For "AT"

Antarrious Williams talks about the Tigers' upcoming trip to take on the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens.

Auburn, Ala.--Georgia native Antarrious Williams says he is viewing the Georgia game as a business trip and just another SEC game as the Tigers try to get back to Atlanta to defend their SEC title.

"Not really," Williams says about this weekend's rivalry game having any extra flavor. "It's my senior year and I only have two more SEC regular season games. What I've got to do is look at them both the same way and try to win. I don't look at this game any different than I look at the Alabama game next week."

Williams has played only on special teams the last two weeks while recovering from a stinger, but he says he is at 100 percent physically and ready for the start at his will (weakside) linebacker position, which will give a boost to the defense facing talented quarterback D.J. Shockley.

"It's hard because he's a dual threat," says Williams, who is from Columbus and originally committed to Georgia before changing his decision and signing with the Tigers. "He can run the ball and he has a real strong arm. We've got to prepare for both phases of the game because they like to run quarterback draws and do some quarterback keepers and bootlegs and stuff like that. We've got to prepare for his legs and his arm."

Antarrious Williams is one of the more experienced members of the AU front seven.

The Auburn defense had a poor performance against Kentucky last Saturday allowing a season high 27 points and 450 yards, but Williams' return should give the unit a boost.

"The defense has to be more disciplined," he says. "Everybody has to make sure they take care of their job and they can't be caught trying to help someone else out. You've got to do your job first and it'll take care of itself."

While the defense must take care of its business facing talented skill players like Shockley, tailbacks Thomas Brown and Danny Ware and tight end Leonard Pope, Williams says his day will be a much better if both Auburn and Alabama win on Saturday.

"Monday I went to one of the elementary schools (Cary Woods) and we had some Alabama and Auburn kids there," he says. "Some of the kids were looking at me like, ‘We don't like Auburn. I'm an Alabama fan.' I said, ‘Yeah, I'll be an Alabama fan too this weekend when they play against LSU.' We can't really worry about that game because if Alabama does beat LSU and we don't beat Georgia it's not going to help us at all.

"We might get to see the first quarter before we go to the stadium, but we can't be worrying about that," Williams adds. "They've still got two more (games), but a lot of people are saying this is the best chance they've got of losing is this week. It doesn't mean anything to us if we go out and lose either of these last two games. Right now we're worrying about taking on Georgia."


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