Thursday, May 16, 2013

Grantham flips the script, on the field

It really comes down to individual performances and turnovers more than circuit tour coach speak.
Grantham is replacing a star player who had dominating individual performances the last two years against Florida. Jones, the two-time All-American outside linebacker, had seven sacks in two games against the Gators and had two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries last season in a 17-9 Bulldogs win.
Georgia forced six Florida turnovers in that game and rode a pair of touchdowns on fourth-down passes in a 24-20 win in 2011.
“In this league when you turn the ball over, you’re going to have a hard time winning,” Grantham said. “The last two years we’ve had 62 turnovers [gained], which is second to only LSU.”
And really, what'd we expect him to say?
“The bottom line is, in this league, you really win with individual performance,” Grantham said. “You win with mental and physical toughness and you do it on the field. The fact is the last two years, we’ve won in Florida and we’ve won the SEC–SEC East I should say. From that standdpoint, that stuff has really no effect on me or how we prepare.”
Dead on. Even though he calls Muschamp a "good friend", he's able to sit comfortably on a rare winning streak in the series. Just like Blutarsky said yesterday, it's just nice to wear my cocktail shoes comfortably for a change.