Tuesday team talk

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.
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Richard Johnson
Richard lives in Gainesville and prides himself in being a bonafide lifelong Alachua County Resident. He attends the University of Florida and is in his third year studying Telecommunications. He isn’t sure how he started loving football being the son of two immigrants that don’t care about the sport, but he has developed a borderline unhealthy obsession with it. In his free time, Richard watches other sports and is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Tampa Bay Rays. He doesn’t like chocolate, knows Moe’s is better than Chipotle and drinks way too many Arnold Palmers. He also took up golf in the summer of 2012. That pursuit isn’t going well. You can listen to him talk about sports during the Cheapseats radio show on ESPN 850-WRUF or online at WRUF.com. Follow him on Twitter at @RagjUF.