Quick Hitters - Mario Raley

Raley and Florida's Chris Leak were teammates in high school. Both decided to leave their home state of North Carolina and play at Georgia and Florida respectively.

"It is going to be kind of weird not going out there with Chris (Leak) without an Independence uniform on," said Georgia wide receiver Mario Raley.

Raley and Florida's Chris Leak were teammates in high school. Both decided to leave their home state of North Carolina and play at Georgia and Florida respectively.

"But its time to grow up," added Raley.

Georgia and Florida get together for their annual border clash in Jacksonville. CBS is carrying the game at 3:30.

"I talk with him often," said Raley. "I will probably get a phone call this week from him," Raley said. While at Independence both Raley and Leak combined to set numerous records on the field.

But now Raley says that his focus is on helping Georgia stop Leak and the Gators from extending their impressive recent record over the Dawgs to 13 wins in the last 14 games.

"The last couple of times that we played them we came up short and this time we need to get it done," said Raley. A Georgia win would all but assure that the Dawgs will represent the Eastern division in Atlanta for the SEC Championship game.

But Raley was cautious about Georgia's chances coming into the game with Florida.

"The way that things have been going with this team; it's not looking too good playing against Florida. But this is a character game for us. We know that this is not going to be a game where they are going to get out there and roll over. We need to get out there and play Georgia football," said Raley.

"We need to come together as a team and not let another team dictate to us what we need to do. I feel like we can beat anybody if we can just play our game," he added.


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