Monday, October 22, 2012

The challenge, in one quote

Still not sure why we were at all concerned about Kentucky passing the ball, even in passing situations. But this is what the challenge is this week.
Richt echoed what defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said about the big issues in the run defense against Kentucky.
“Defensively the majority of the issues were third down runs,” Richt said. “They had third down situations where they ran the ball into what would be considered more of a pass stopping type of a defense, more two safety looks. At that point, you’ve just got to defeat a block and make a play. We didn’t do a good job of doing that.”
Florida is third in the SEC in rushing at 212.7 yards per game.
Florida has a better pass attack than Kentucky. But the bottom line is the same - you can't let them get loose in the running game.

The good news is it looks like Jarvis could begin practicing as soon as today.
The news on the Georgia injury front is good for outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, but not so good for defensive end Abry Jones.
First Richt on Jarvis Jones and his sprained ankle: “My hopes are he’ll be able to practice as early as Monday…He’s definitely been making progress. I think there’s a very good chance he’ll play, but if he’s not healthy to go then we’re not going to do it. I think there’s a good chance he will.”
And on Abry Jones who left the game early in the first quarter with an ankle injury: “It’s the same ankle (sprained earlier this season), but a different injury, a different type of injury. Right now, he’s out and we’re going to learn a little bit more tomorrow when he sees some doctors. At this minute I would say there’s a good chance he’ll be out.”