Danielson: Opposite Ends of the Spectrum

CBS college football analyst Gary Danielson spoke with reporters about the game with the Gators.

(On Florida-Georgia Expectations)

I don't think at the beginning of the season you could find two teams more on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Georgia was talking about a national championship and Florida was talking like it was two or three years away before McElwain could rebuild this team, and now their fortunes have flip-flopped. 

(On Florida’s Offense)

I think one of the keys to Florida's offense is they have two really tough matchups: Brandon Powell and Jake McGee. They're basically first-down makers. Powell will give you some big plays, but they're such tough matchups for the linebackers inside and [Jim] McElwain and Doug Nussmeier are geniuses at getting these guys matched up for easy throws for both Will Grier before, and now Treon Harris. Those two guys make the offense very difficult to stop and then the playmakers there take over. Antonio Callaway is every bit to Florida what Calvin Ridley is to Alabama.  So, Florida's offense is getting better. But obviously, we know defensively, they have one of the elite defenses in all of college football. 

(Keys to the Game)

Georgia loves to rush the passer but doesn't do well stopping the run, and I don't know how well this Florida offensive line can hold back that front seven of Georgia. This is a very interesting game.  And overall if Greyson Lambert can give them his 'B-to-B+' game, Georgia can stay in this football game all the way.

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