UGA cornerback Eric Stokes takes a few moments after Tuesday’s practice to discuss the upcoming Georgia-Florida game. The redshirt sophomore talks about the challenge the Gators’ receiving corps will be for the Bulldogs’ secondary, shares his thoughts on the UGA wide receivers, and more. A timestamped index is located below the video. Just click on the time mark to go to a topic covered in Stokes’ interview.
00:00 Thoughts on Florida’s wide receiving corps…
“[Florida] has a great group of seniors. I know each and every one of them can do something different. This could be a real big key for us as [defensive backs]. I know [Florida] can rotate and all of them can move and show something different.”
00:15 How deep are the Gators at wide receiver?
00:30 How much of a challenge will that be for Georgia’s defense?
“We’ve just got to prepare for each one of [Florida’s] receivers. We have to embrace the challenge and prepare to handle everything. I know, personally, this week I’ve just been trying to run extra at practice, because I know their guys are going to be fresh and will keep rotating. I’m just doing it for myself to get in extra conditioning with the time I’ve got [outside of practice].”
00:51 Running extra after practice…
01:02 What have you seen out of UGA wide receivers in practice during the bye week?
01:20 How much has it helped to have cornerback Tyson Campbell back?
01:35 How does wide receiver Lawrence Cager look in practice?
“Oh man! He’s looking basically like his old self. (Lawrence) Cager is back to his self. He’s giving you great routes… everything you want in him.”
01:51 Mel Tucker
“I give him a lot of credit. He was the one who took a chance on the three-star speeder that a lot of people just looked at as a track guy. He looked at me as a football player.”
02:12 Where were you going to go if you had not gotten an offer from UGA?
02:25 Q&A over Stokes’ recruitment to Georgia…
03:00 Did you always think you were going to play cornerback?
04:30 Dawgs’ defensive performance so far…
05:02 Did you play in last year’s Georgia-Florida game (2018)?
05:17 Can you reflect on how far you have come since last year?
05:45 How do you keep that chip on your shoulder…?
06:09 What does it mean for Kirby Smart and the team to reach out to Georgia Southern football team after the Eagles’ player, Jordan Wiggin, passed away?
07:15 No touchdowns allowed streak…
08:12 Off-the-field personality versus on-the-field…
09:06 Reaction to former Bulldog player Brenton Cox now being a member of the Florida Gators…
09:25 What stands out, what is unique about the Georgia-Florida game and the rivalry?