Wednesday, September 5
Tavarres King: "I don't see the satisfaction you get out of talking trash -- today."
So the overblown media angle for Georgia-Missouri week had to do with this post from Dave Matter of the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.
You've already seen it, I'm sure.
Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson made the statement that watching Georgia's opener was "like watching Big Ten football. It's old man football."
Perhaps more telling were some of Richardson's other comments, most notably anger at a perceived lack of respect in joining the SEC: "They make it seem like we came from the WAC or something or never played against Oklahoma or Texas Tech and everyone else who plays for national championships. It's about that time we show them who we are."
But the "old man football" comment is what stuck, and that is what UGA players and coaches have been asked about since Sunday.
"I talk on the field. Believe that," receiver Tavarres King said. "But I'm not about to... There's no point in that. I don't see the satisfaction you get out of talking trash -- today."
King added, with some humor given the fact that it is Missouri, "I don't care. Show me. You've got to show me on Saturday."
Other UGA players didn't have much to say about it.
"I didn't pay no mind," nose tackle John Jenkins said. "It's just a game. I'm just trying to play Georgia-style football and get to the prize."
Quarterback Aaron Murray, for one, laughed it off.
"I don't know what they really means," Murray said. "Whatever it takes to win games, I don't care what you classify it as. As long as we get the 'W' at the end of the day, we could play powderpuff football for all I care."
Mark Richt also was chuckling when bringing, "I'll say this: Being over 50, I'm getting AARP stuff in the mail. So I thought it was a compliment, really.
"I was like, 'Yeah, he's got a lot of respect us.' I've just never heard it put that way before."
ON THE AGENDA
Georgia's team returns to the practice field Wednesday afternoon. We should have updates from the media's viewing period as well as a press conference afterward with Mark Richt.
LINK(S) OF THE DAY
You may remember this story from earlier in the year, in which we passed along that Georgia's offensive staff met with Jon Gruden for a skull session prior to spring practice.
The AJC has followed with Gruden for a fine story that offers the former coach's take on UGA's offense.
TWEET(S) OF THE DAY
No more social media this week for me!!!! To much talking and tweeting for me
LB Amarlo Herrera
The preparation never ends until the whistle blows.
WR Chris Conley
My time coming...Until then ima stay down
DB commit Steven Nelson
the more I wear my rain jacket, the more I realize it's just an upscale trash bag
LB Brandon Burrows
SOS feisty today: "I want our fans to realize we are not as bad as maybe some people think we are. "
Josh Kendall, South Carolina beat writer for The State
It is definately a take the elevator to the second floor kind of day.
QB Parker Welch
I cant wait til all you UGA ladies start wearing your leggings.. yes .. i just told on myself
DB Marc Deas
Majority of the class sniffling and coughing an they passing around stuff to look at that deals with what we learning No Thanks I'll pass
TE Jay Rome
Gonna be interesting to see the how the democrats respond at the #DNC still don't agree with the overall motives of either convention
TE Arthur Lynch