Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pinkel is "impressed"

Maybe it's just my last dose of Geritol, but Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel seems to be going out of his way to paint a picture of appropriate reverence in the wake of DT Sheldon Richardson's comments the other day. Everyone on the Georgia roster is impressive. The coaches are terrific. The Bulldog bloggers are terrific. Coach Richt is really impressive. And Jarvis Jones helps make the entire front seven terrific.
Soberly impressed. (via)
We are playing a great football team, very impressed. I just watched their bowl game a minute ago and I watched their game last week against Buffalo, amongst other games, they are a very, very talented team, Mark Richt has done a great job there. If you look at the job he has done there the past 12 years, his win-loss record and success that he has had there in the best league in the nation, I’m very, very impressed and always have been. We are excited about this and we will get working at it and play our first SEC game in ‘The ZOU’ this Saturday. “

On the excitement building up to Saturday’s game...
"I think, first of all it is historic that’s why. It’s the first SEC game, first SEC home game, so I think that it is going to go down in history. They are always going to point at it and talk about it, look at it and how it came out, but then we are also playing a great football team. So we are not just playing this average team from the SEC, there is not many average teams anyway, so we understand that we are playing a great football team, a well-coached team, so I think a combination of all obviously makes it very, very big, hopefully there are a lot of big games to come and we will see how that sorts out.”

On Georgia QB Aaron Murray…
“Well he is very impressive, how he handles their offense, fundamentally he is good, he makes good decisions, he makes good throws, he drives the team at the end of half and the fourth quarter. He has some talented wide receivers and tight ends around him and he is a real good player.”

On the challenges OLB Jarvis Jones presents to the offensive line…
“Well they are good up front all across the board so, if you look at their defensive line and their line backing core, they are outstanding. He is a great player off the corner, can do a lot of different things with him, but they have a lot of good players, you can’t zero in on one, but you game plan like we always play, we play against high level players and you game plan best you can, but you also have to go out there and do those kind of things, block and tackle, those are fundamentals of playing and you have to do those on both sides of the ball.”

On Georgia’s freshman running back Todd Gurley…
“He’s really quick, explosive, he’s a very impressive young player, has a lot of talent, he was a heavily recruited player. He is what was expected of him.”