A quartet of Florida football players met with the media to discuss their upcoming game against the Georgia Southern Eagles. The Gators are hoping to end the five game losing streak that has been hanging like a black cloud over the program.
On defending the Eagles’ triple option
- Linebacker Mike Taylor said he faced that type of offense in high school. He says the offense is predicated on the dive and that Florida will have to stop that to be successful. Taylor knows they must be ready to expect anything.
“It’s a total technique change,” defensive lineman Leon Orr said. “It’s all about focus, when it comes down to it. It’s something our defense gotta hone in on and be able to focus on your role and not trying to do too much and going out there and doing your job like the coaches always preach. It’ll be something of a challenge for us, but at the end of the day we ain’t got no choice but to get it done.”
On how badly this team needs a win
- Taylor says you get tired of losing, and at a place like Florida it’s not something you get accustomed to. He knows that they have two games left though and will focus on those.
- Orr said you can’t let the need for a win overly frustrate you. He understands that at the end of the day it is still a game and they must get in the right position to win
On the offensive game plan
“I loved the game plan,” offensive lineman Max Garcia said. “Our game plan was to run the ball as much as we could. I think we only threw the ball 11 times or something like that. As an offensive lineman to go in there knowing you’re going to run the ball mostly every down, you kind of get a mindset earlier in the week and know it’s going to be a physical game. I enjoyed it. I thought it was a great game plan.”
On being one spot away from the top of the depth chart
- Walk on quarterback Christian Provancha said at first he came here for academics, and in the South Carolina game he finally had an opportunity to possibly play. He said it was nerve-wracking but he’s a senior and can handle it. He appreciates the coaches and his teammates for the trust the had in him.