"I had written out some goals and he looked at me and said these are crap," Dantzler said.
What came from Andrews' mouth next perplexed the offensive lineman.
"Your main goal is to become a badass," Andrews told Dantzler. "You become a badass this summer."
Dantzler, a little thrown off by Andrews' orders, said he just took the advice and ran with it.
"Doc has kind of been like a father figure to me over the past couple of years so it kind of hurt, but it was kind of motivation," Dantzler said. "He told me I was one of the nicest people he knew off the field and I needed to channel some meanness on the field."
Dantzler's first means of harnessing that necessary aggression was hitting the weights, hard. This summer was by far the hardest Dantzler has ever recalled working out.
"I took it to the weight room," Dantzler said. "It was a way to pump myself up and carry more weight, run harder and take it to the practice field."
Dantzler couldn't get that much stronger on his own, though. He and his teammates sought out a familiar trainer who had helped them out in the previous offseason, G.A.T.A.'s Ryan Goldin.
"Us and Dallas [Lee] trained with Goldin in Alpharetta, and he was awesome at getting us ready," Dantzler said. "It was just a bunch of hard work."
The hard work seems to have paid off for Dantzler. He said he believes he's among the top offensive linemen on Georgia's roster and should be in that top rotation.
"I feel like I am in that group," Dantzler said. "Coach [Will] Friend really hasn't specifically said that, but as far as camp's gone I've rotated a good bit with the ones. I think I have proved that I can be accountable and hopefully if I do good Wednesday I will be in the starting rotating group."
Dantzler is of course referring to Wednesday's scrimmage, and more specifically Georgia's second scrimmage of the preseason. Dantzler wasn't at full strength during the team's opening scrimmage, but said he's eager to get out on the field for and prove he can play this time.
"The first scrimmage I really wasn't supposed to go because I had that leg thing, but I manned up and wanted to go out there so I could show Coach Friend I could do some stuff," Dantzler said. "I feel really healthy so I want to get out there and go full speed in this one."
Goals is a term Dantzler uses a lot. He has the goal of getting stronger, and of course the goal of being more tenacious on the field this season. Above those goals, though, is Dantzler's goal of becoming a starter at Georgia and he said he can't have any other possibilities keep him from achieving that.
"I came into camp with the goal that I wanted to earn the starting spot or playing time," Dantzler said. "If I came into camp thinking I would redshirt I wouldn't be able to perform good."
Danztler, like a majority of the offensive linemen, has been moved around a lot this camp. Georgia's getting a feel for where it can rotate its players, but Dantzler said it really doesn't matter to him where he plays as long as he's out there.
"I've gone all four spots at camp. Not too much at tackle, but mainly at guard," Dantzler said. "In three years I don't think I've spent more than a week at one position."
As far as the offensive linemen Dantzler has to compete with for playing time, the recently re-instated Kolton Houston is a close competitor. Dantzler knows this is a competition, but he's glad to see Houston back out on the field with something to play for.
"Me and Kolton have been friends since I was a sophomore in high school," Dantzler said. "It's been tough and I don't know if there's anyone in America that could have gone through what he's gone through."
Dantzler, Long, Lee and Andrews all had to pitch in to pick Houston up on occasions, but Dantzler said that's just part of being a team.
"To come back this strong speaks testament to his will power and what kind of person he is," Dantzler said. "He never gave up. There were some low times for him where we had to encourage him and that's built the relationship of the o-line."
Dantzler, a player who's battled all summer to get where he currently sits on the depth chart, said he doesn't think he could work that hard for nothing. Houston's done that his whole career at Georgia.
"I can't even imagine working out and going to practice knowing you're not going to play," Dantzler said. "I don't know how he's done it, but I'm happy he's back."