They Said It: UGA Players on Ole Miss

ATHENS - Select UGA players talk about the upcoming road game at Ole Miss.

Sr. OLB #41 Chuks Amaechi

On his reaction after game-winning touchdown…

“I wasn’t looking. I saw it was 4th-and-10 inside the 25-yard line and I turned around and looked towards the fans. I was looking at their reaction. I saw wide mouths and heads in laps. I couldn’t hear anything, I just went completely deaf.” 

 

On Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly…

“I followed him through junior college football since I was a JUCO guy, too. No matter where he went or the adversity he had, he was relentless and always wanted to win.”

 

Jr. FB #47 Christian Payne

On his play at Mizzou…

“I thought it was decent. I think there is a lot of room for improvement for this week as far as fundamentals and stuff that I can improve on in practice this week.”

 

On effectiveness in blocking…

“ We can do a lot better than what we did. It’s about us going out there and executing and doing our job. That starts in practice, being able to execute in practice. And if we can do that then we will have the confidence to do it in the game.”

 

On two come-from-behind wins…

“I think it has shown a resiliency in the team. Being able to have those kinds of wins. Showing them we aren’t going to stop, we aren’t going to give up or anything. We are going to keep fighting and keep chopping until we get the victory.”

R-So. OG #53 Lamont Gaillard

On the offensive line against Missouri…

“We did a good job protecting our quarterback, but there were some things we could have fixed.  We are going to fix it this week as we get ready for Ole Miss.”

On Jacob Eason at quarterback…

“Jacob is Jacob.  He is going to do what he has to do and we are going to protect him.  He’s a great leader.  He is doing whatever he can to help the team and we need him for that.”

On his mindset going into Ole Miss…

“Preparation. We need to get ready for them. They’re a good team, everyone knows that, and hopefully we bring home a win."

On following Coach Smart’s mindset of preparing for the early kickoff…

“We follow everything Coach Smart says and does.  If we just keep following him, he’s going to make us better, so I’m looking forward to it.”

Jr. ILB #45 Reggie Carter 

On Georgia’s turnovers against Missouri…

“Our goal is to get three turnovers every week and we got five. We kept it contagious and we hope that will carry over to this week. We practice turnovers and that shows in the game. You practice how you play, and we’ve expressed that we want to get turnovers. We took advantage our opportunities.”

On facing Ole Miss TE Evan Ingram…

“He is a huge part of their offense. I hope our scout team does a good job of imitating him this week, which is really hard, but we just have to prepare and watch film on him.”

On the team’s ability to overcome a deficit…

“It says a lot about who we are. We’re starting to create an identity as a team who always fights and plays hard. I am really proud of the group of guys we have. I love my team, I just really love this team. We just keep fighting. It’s both the players and coaches. They instill in us that things are not always going to go our way, and they haven’t, that’s part of a football game. Other teams make plays and we just have to have a short memory and be able to get it done on the next play.” 


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