White’s confidence grew
Start a career day in Saturday’s 14-3 win over Kentucky, run back White Zamir said his confidence is still as high as ever.
After tearing up the ACL at each knee, the former five-star player shared his suspicions. However, as Georgia gets ready for Saturday’s game against arch-rival Florida, White says he̵7;s feeling his best in a long time.
“I’m so fast, if not faster,” said White, who was asked how his speed compared to before being initially torn in the playoff game of his senior campaign.
His efforts against Kentucky seem to indicate that.
White rushed 26 times out of 136 yards, numbers he would love to repeat with Gator in a game that will likely determine who is the head of SEC East.
Huan head coach Kirby is smart said he had noticed White’s confidence starting to increase.
“The opportunity will be the first. I feel he’s always been really efficient, for me, in terms of toughness, ”said Smart. “He’s getting more comfortable with our running game. We’re probably doing a better job of leaving a hat on. When you have a running game, you get better at doing it. “
How can the UGA improve? Run more explosive.
White’s longest streak to date in over a year as a Bulldogs contributor is 29 yards. His 22-yard performance against Kentucky was certainly impressive, but so far, the 60- and 70-yard gallop he’s known for in high school hasn’t happened.
“I don’t feel anything is holding me back,” White said. “We play in the SEC and it’s very difficult to run for long. We just keep hitting hard. “
“Teams also protect you better when you do it, so you have to decorate it in different ways. I think we’ve gotten better in running games because we’re doing the same runs and doing them week after week, ”Smart said. “I think last week was one of his (better performances). There were times he made contact in the backyard that he turned into a five yard run. He turned three yards run.” into six yards. He ran behind the pad and he kept his balance.
Longtime friends prepare to fight
Count the ball Jamaree Salyer like glad to meet my longtime friend Brenton Cox Break through the limits of Saturday’s scenario against Gators.
Cox, who moved to Florida from Georgia after the G-Day 2019 match, was not exempt and therefore did not play with Georgia in last year’s match. Saturday will be his first chance.
“Brent is a longtime friend of mine. We played in the park together, ”said Salyer. “I have known Brent for many years, and it will be interesting to play against him. He’s a great player for them, and he’s a great player here. That match will be really interesting for me and I’m sure it will be really fun for him. “
Cox entered the third game on Florida’s list with 21 tackles, including a cover. Salyer’s job will keep him away from Bulldog midfielder Stetson Bennett.
It was a one on one battle, Salyer said he couldn’t wait to get there.
“We practiced together before going to Georgia, we practiced together so it would be fun to actually put it on a big stage and go play,” Salyer said. “I’m really excited about that.”
Kyle Pitts Protection
Smart knows the Bulldogs are about to take their hand with Florida’s tight end Kyle Pitts.
After all, the others have.
Arguably the top tight end in college football, Pitts is tied to teammate Kadarius Toney as Gators’ top receiver with 22 catches. He received 355 yards and seven touches of the ball also led the team.
6-foot-6 and 246-pound tall, Pitts runs the lines as a wide receiver and is often an outright inappropriate fit for defensive personnel.
“He is really a great player. Whenever you play a great player, you have to have a good game plan, ”says Smart. “Like you said, I don’t think anyone is stopping him. It’s explosive limit, combine, win some 50/50 balls – that’s what he’s best at. It is impossible. People think you can only cover him twice. You can not do it “.
Last year, Pitts captured four passes against the Bulldogs in 78 yards, including a 29-yard pass, even though he didn’t score.
“They put him in places where you can’t duplicate him, and you have to do other things with other people. They have good players other than him and the midfielder knows where to throw the ball for him to shoot. There is no easy answer to that, ”said Smart. “It’s not like an answer in the textbook on how you stop him. You won’t do that. What you do is restrain him and hope you don’t get caught in the explosives and the team understands where he is. ”
Here and there
… Georgia entered third place in the SEC on blizzard attack with 175.2 yards per game.
… Gator ranked 11th in total defense in the SEC, spending 433.2 yards per game. Even further down, Florida ranked 12th for defense through (300.2 yards per game) and sixth for quick defense (133 yards per game).
… Bulldogs lead the SEC in bags with 17. Azeez Ojulari headed the conference with 4.5 bags, followed by LSU’s brother BJ Ojulari, who had four bags.