Louisville offense up for the challenge

VIDEO: University of Louisville offensive coordinator Garrick McGee previews the December 30 contest versus Georgia at the Belk Bowl

The University of Louisville offense has faced its share of the top defenses in the nation this year. ACC foes Clemson, which tops the country, Boston College and Miami all rank among the top 20 in total defense, so the Cardinals should be well prepped for the challenge of facing a Georgia group that sits No.20 at the nation.

Cardinals offensive coordinator Garrick McGee, believes his team realizes how talented the 13th-ranked Bulldogs are, but are up to the challenge.

“Just about a month ago they were saying that was going to be one of the four teams that was going to be in,” McGee said of Georgia.

The strength of the Bulldog defense is against the pass, where they ranked first in the SEC and second in the country.

“They are a very talented defensive front,” McGee explained during a Tuesday afternoon press conference. “I think they have one of the best pass rushers in the country. Big, physical and experienced linebackers and they play a lot of man coverage in the secondary.”

The Georgia defense has limited opposing passing attacks to just 158 yards per game, with quarterbacks completing only 54 percent of their attempts and have thrown 13 interceptions.

“They don't give you any easy completions,” McGee continued. “You have to work for every completion you get. They have a really good pressure package to force your quarterback to understand what he's doing with protections and where to go with the ball.

“It's definitely going to be a challenge for us, but we've been preparing for it. We're up for the challenge and we want to go out and get these seniors our tenth win.”

Check out all of McGee's comments during Tuesday's press conference in the videos below.


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