Auburn Week: They Said it

ATHENS - Georgia players talk about the upcoming game with Auburn.

Senior ILB Jake Ganus

On the play of the defense against Kentucky…

“I think we played pretty good and we’re starting to play some good ball. We just have to keep building off of that and just continue to get better. This is a good time to peak and start getting better, so we just need to keep building off that and get some momentum going.”

On the Georgia-Auburn rivalry…

“I know it’s one of the oldest, if not the oldest. I know (the record) is 55-55-8. They’ve been playing football a long time around here and around there, so this rivalry goes back really far. Obviously it’s dead even so it’s been an evenly-matched rivalry, so we’re looking to gain an edge on Saturday.”

On Georgia’s last trip to Auburn…

“I was on an airplane home (with UAB’s team) from Marshall. I remember that very, very specifically. We were about to take off when Georgia had just scored to take the lead. When you take off you can’t watch TV. Once we got into the air, the game was over and Auburn had won. We were all freaking out, we didn’t know what happened. Once we all got to see the highlights, we didn’t get to see it live so it was weird how that happened, but I do remember that.”

On using the last game at Auburn as motivation…

“It hasn’t really been talked about. I think that game’s probably one of the toughest games to be a part of, especially for the Georgia players. It hurt me, and I was in no way a Georgia fan at that time. Just to lose like that, on a play like that, that’s tough. I know that all those guys that were there are going to want to get that taste out of their mouths, but for me I’m just trying focus to do the best I can.”

Senior DE Josh Dawson

On Auburn’s offense…

“It’s a lot of misdirection. You have to play assignment football when you’re playing Auburn. You just have to do your job, not try to make anything outside the normal. Just do your job and good things will happen. That’s what we’re going for this week.”

On the difficulty with facing Auburn’s offensive scheme…

“It’s about the same (difficulty). You’re going to get your quarterback runs, you’re going to get your gap runs and everything, but just doing your job and keeping your eyes on your keys, it’s just like every other game. It’s a pretty normal game for us.”

On what the team has left to accomplish…

“Just pride, just playing Georgia football, ending the season how we want it to end. This season has had a lot of ups and downs, but some things you can’t control. These last three games we can control with how we want to finish. As a senior you want to come out a winner, and that’s something we talk about.”

On the ending of the last game Georgia played at Auburn…

“Nobody saw it coming but it was a lesson learned for us. That’s all life is about- lessons learned. Hopefully it won’t happen again."

Senior TE Jay Rome

On if he pays attention to the SEC East vs. the SEC West…

“To be honest I didn’t even know what the record was. We just look at every game as another opportunity to come out and play and try to get better and try to get a W. We’re just going to try to come out and execute the game plan and try to put another W in the win column.”

On the Georgia vs. Auburn game in 2013...

“We try not to really talk about it. I feel like we made a really good push in the fourth quarter and just a play went up that happened and we couldn’t really do anything about it. I wasn’t at the game because I was injured at the time. I didn’t make the trip, but I watched it on TV and it was definitely a really tough thing to watch. It’s over and in the past and we really don’t think about it anymore. We just have to work on what we have to work on for this year.”

Sophomore TB Sony Michel

On the Wild-Dog formation…

“It’s almost like getting a handoff. It’s just a direct snap, there’s no real difference. You’re still running the ball so there’s no real difference.”

On if he’s concerned with the SEC Easts’ performances against the West this year...

“It’s not really that much of a concern. We just look at it as another SEC opponent and another team that we are about to face. We’re going in with the mindset that we are just trying to get the victory. “


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