"Nick brings the same emotion and focus to every game", Bellamy said.
"He talked to the team on Friday".
"It's human nature, sometimes you want to be complacent, you want to relax a little bit", tailback Sony Michel said. We've got to push the team to move forward. We'll see if this game will get Jones closer to the termination Lamb seeks. "We've got to be consistent more than complacent". "If I was him I'd have some kind of oomph about it, too, since he hasn't played this team for two years and we lost to this team both years". His best performance was against an elite secondary in the first game of the year.
But last week's strugglebus of a four-point win wasn't.
"I think the test we're going to see on Saturday will be the greatest test we've faced so far when it comes to the run game, the pass game, the speed of the receivers, the size of the wideouts", special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach Charlton Warren said.
"Every week is a new season", said Jones. "We will not go backwards with that". "Last week is last week". He stitched together back-to-back 9-4 seasons, though past year was a bit of a disappointment because of stumbles against SC and Vanderbilt. "We just have to be ready for this week". Defensively, stopping John Kelly is about all Georgia has to do to stop the Vols offense.
"This an older group", outside linebacker Davin Bellamy said. "It's going to be a big challenge for us".
The seventh-ranked Bulldogs made sure of it. Georgia is chasing its 800th win in program history. The passing game has not been Tennessee's strength, but the Vols clearly thought they needed to find some passing success to open up the run.
Meanwhile, the Georgia defense held Mississippi State dual-threat QB Nick Fitzgerald to just 130 total yards and picked him off twice. "There are certainly a lot of things we can improve on - communication skills back and forth, huddle environment, some missed tackles on defense - but I'm proud of the way the guys competed".
Later in the game, the Bulldogs were credited with a blocked punt when Trevor Daniel's kick went right into the line and off the facemask of Georgia's D'Andre Walker. They have great depth. "That's a tough place to play". Freshman defensive backs Ameer Speed and Mark Webb are also at Neyland Stadium. Two years after sustaining a knee injury against Tennessee that ended his sophomore season, Chubb ran for 109 yards on 16 carries. Georgia is that good this time. And it gets worse when the Bulldogs have taken the field. You know that. It's loud. You know that trash can Tennessee has on the sideline to store footballs gained through turnovers? "I think last week gave us confidence that we can finish games, and that the team can put it on us".
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