Fast Five: Assistants Sound Off

Georgia's assistant coaches weigh in on the Bulldogs' upcoming matchup with South Carolina.

(One) Mike Bobo says it’s going to be loud in Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday. It may even cause a false start or two.

“We’ve got to have maximum concentration and focus,” Bobo said. “We’ve just got to be locked in and focused on our assignment.”

Of course the air was taken out of Williams-Brice when Texas A&M came to Columbia and routed the Gamecocks in their season-opener, 52-28. Georgia, however, will come with a different attack – from an offensive look at least.

“We will get in some spread sets, but we’re just going to have to adjust when the game starts with how they’re going to play us,” Bobo said. “I’m sure they’re going to try to outnumber the box and we’ll have some one-on-one opportunities out there. We’ve gotta make some plays.”

(Two) With Malcolm Mitchell, Justin Scott-Wesley and Jonathon Rumph all expected to miss Saturday’s game, who will take advantage of those one-on-one opportunities? There isn’t a ton of depth for the Bulldogs heading to Columbia.

“It’s a little bit of a concern,” Bobo said. “Obviously the injuries that we have there and the volume the other guys are getting. It is what it is. The guys are gonna have to suck it up. They did a nice job the first week and I’m gonna call their number a few more times this week and they’re gonna have to respond and make plays.”

(Three) Will Friend took his time naming a starting offensive line in the preseason. That worked out pretty well for him against Clemson.

“They did some good things. We’ve got to get a lot better,” Friend said. “It’s been so long since we played that game that I really can’t remember, or should they remember.”

He doesn’t plan on changing much for South Carolina at the moment, but it’s only Tuesday.

“Maybe for a few series, probably,” Friend said. “Those guys didn’t do bad when they were in there and they had a good week of practice last week. Of course we just started this week, and again it will be judged on how the rest of practice goes.”

(Four) Dylan Thompson gives South Carolina’s offense a different look. He’s not a guy that makes his name off leaving the pocket. In short, he isn’t Connor Shaw. He’s got a different style. That’s a bit of a relief for Georgia’s defense.

“I think that’s one of the things we don’t have to worry about too much,” Damian Swann said. “Not saying that he can’t run because I’m pretty sure he’ll tuck it and run it whenever he has to, but I don’t think he’s one of those run-first guys like Connor was.”

Ramik Wilson says Georgia has a game plan for Thompson.

“We like what we’ve got,” Wilson said. “It’s going to be good Saturday. It’s going to be fun.”

(Five) What about Mike Davis? He’ll run it. He had 149 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries against Georgia last year.

“He’s a big dude; a big, stocky dude,” Wilson said. “We’ve got a game plan for him and we’re going to be ready for him.”


Dawg Post Top Stories