Interesting quote about Florida’s defense from David Greene:
“I remember, especially my redshirt freshman year, that they gave me some different looks early on,” Greene said. “One key that Florida does every year on their defense is that they really like to roll their safety down weak. If you see a lot of Georgia-Florida games, we always hit that backside seam route. We do it every year.”
If that Florida defensive approach holds tomorrow, I hope Bobo keeps doing what he’s been doing well these past three weeks by mixing his formations. Staying in a max-protect I will play right into the Gators’ hands if they push aggressive safety play. Going three-wide plus a tight end is going to create some advantageous matchups for Murray, if he can find them, even if Florida decides to go with Jenkins in single coverage on A.J. (and that should be something else to watch).
Haven’t done one of these for a while, but here’s a tune that been buzzing around my bonnet lately, John Lennon’s “Instant Karma”. (For some reason, it seems strangely appropriate for tomorrow’s game.)
And while I’m on the subject of Lennon, here’s a bonus tune – Frankie Miller’s cover of “Jealous Guy”. If you’ve never heard of Miller before, I’m not surprised. He’s an obscure Scottish pub rocker who decided to channel his inner Otis Redding one day and the result is one of the most remarkable efforts you’ll ever hear. Basically, he ditches Lennon’s sorrow and self pity for something completely different.
That’s not just a great cover of a Lennon song. It’s one of the greatest covers period. Every time I hear that ending, I get chills.
“And Georgia fans, don’t be turds. Enjoy this. Soak it up. It’s awesome. If you don’t win this year, it’s still not a failure. It’s a heck of a run. Back-to-back in the Playoff era hasn’t been done. So, to ask for a third I feel like it’s gluttonous. I feel like it’s not OK. But we’ll be in the mix.”-- David Pollack, On3.com, 5/9/23