As the University of Georgia prepares for its annual game with Auburn University, the stakes are high as usual. The Bulldogs could clinch or completely miss out on the SEC Eastern Division title depending on the outcome of this game and the result of the South Carolina and Florida contest. With all that is on the line one would think the players would be nervous. They aren't. The coaching staff might be a different matter, though.
“Forget all the big-time championship implications; this is the battle of the tight ends. Lutz, we are coming for you so get ready.” – Tight end Aron White speaking about Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen.
“I am putting him back in the hedges again this week. I promise you that. You are going back in there - round two.” – Quarterback Aaron Murray to Aron White, who after catching his first touchdown in Sanford Stadium leaped a xylophone and got stuck in the privet hedges that surround the playing field.
“They have a lot of window dressing in their offense.” - Linebacker Mike Gilliard on Auburn’s misdirection plays.
“I wouldn’t say it is any dirtier than any of the other games. The Florida game is just as dirty. Georgia Tech, South Carolina – they are all pretty much the same.” - Cornerback Sanders Commings on his thoughts about the Georgia-Auburn series being named the nation’s dirtiest rivalry by the Wall Street Journal.
“An intimidation block is when you but a guy flat on his, well, let’s just say his back for now.” – Center Ben Jones when asked to define an intimidation block, of which he had five last week on his way to being named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week.
“I say welcome to Missouri. … I actually had a chance to interview for that job years ago. Actually the year Gary Pinkel got the job was the year I got the Georgia job. ... It was a very attractive situation, I thought. I loved the town itself. I loved what Missouri was all about as an organization. And my wife, Kathryn, and I were very interested in that possibility back then.” - Mark Richt on his thoughts about Missouri joining the SEC.
“I resent that question, but I will answer that question. I think it is a bad question. I don’t even think it is professional, quite frankly. But I had another guy ask me that in the other room. But to answer your question, I am not going to answer that question because I don’t like it.” – Mark Richt when asked if there were any suspensions for the upcoming Auburn game that he might want to announce.