It may be specifically about blocking kicks, but this piece nicely illustrates how well this Georgia team prepares.
Dan Jackson saw the look and made the check.
In the second quarter against Missouri last Saturday, he noticed the Tigers lined up in a certain formation. He alerted his teammates, signaling the Bulldogs to go after the kick.
Nolan Smith charged in and blocked the punt. Jackson nearly came up with it in the end zone for a touchdown, but he couldn’t corral it. Georgia settled for a safety instead.
That marks the fourth blocked kick of the season for the Bulldogs. Through preparation, strain, and the work of the guy known as “Dirty Dan,” Georgia’s special teams have become a destructive force…
“When it happened, we were all ready,” senior corner Ameer Speed said. “(Jackson is) the head honcho of the group at his position, but we’ve been working on that play really all week. When it happened, it was kind of like boom, boom, boom. When he made the call, it was good to have it executed. It went exactly how we wanted it to.”
It’s the matter of fact-ness about the play that really gets me. These guys are talented, sure, but they’re being coached to put themselves in position to make plays and then they go out and execute them. It’s almost coldblooded.