Brown: Georgia RBs have to pick it up

ATHENS – Thomas Brown spoke with Dean Legge for a short time after one of Georgia's fall practices.

Dean Legge: Obviously playing Florida any season is a challenge, but with everything that's gone on this week, and only running for 50 yards last week can you talk about getting more production in the run game?

Thomas Brown: I think everyone needs to step up more, and I am including myself in that. I wasn't real happy with the way I was playing last weekend. I think I have to do a lot more to help Joe T out, especially with the running game to help take pressure off him.

Do you think it's possible that some on the team will try to do too much on Saturday?

I don't really think so. I think everyone knows that when its time to make a play, you just have to make a play – don't try to force anything. Let the game come naturally. I don't think we are going to have guys out there trying to force it.

No running back on the team has had a 50-yard run this season. Why is that?

I really couldn't tell you. I think need to take better advantage of my one-on-one opportunities. Maybe there is a reason that I haven't broken a really long one yet. I have a tendency of turning into tacklers and hitting them rather than making them miss. To take it for a long run – in the past I have started in the middle and gone outside, but I am looking for the contact. Maybe that's something I need to be conscious of in the future.

You're position coach had a huge game against Florida in 1997, which helped them go on to win that game. Has he talked with y'all about how much, as a South Georgia guy, this game means to him?

Not really. He's not said too much about it. That's the first time I've heard about that. I'd be interested to know what he has to say about that, but he hasn't said anything about it.

Has the feel around campus changed about this game since last fall?

Not really. I don't think so. It's just about the same as it was last year. Georgia-Florida game is a very intense game. I loved it last year. I loved the intensity last year. All of the hype around the game – hopefully we'll get that going again this year, too. Hopefully we can come out on top.


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