CBS Sports called Georgia at LSU the “main course” of SEC games in week seven. Despite the hype and attention this game has received, Georgia players say they are treating it like any other game.
“I heard it’s incredible; nothing short of an unbelievable football atmosphere,” sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm says about Tiger Stadium. “I’m excited for my opportunity to go play in there and excited for everybody else. It motivates some people to play better but for me, it doesn’t matter if I play there or go play on a dirt field out in the middle of nowhere. I’m playing the game I love. Football is football, no matter who you’re playing in front of.”
Like his quarterback, sophomore receiver Jeremiah Holloman has the same attitude.
“I’m happy to be playing there but it doesn’t actually affect me,” he said. “As long as we continue to prepare like we’ve been preparing, that’s all that matters. I feel like that’s not going to be too big of a distraction.”
For Georgia, this game is yet another stage for them to showcase their talents on and like every other game the team treats it like a business trip.
“We have our nice business suits on, we’re rocking and rolling, we’re getting on a bus, we’re getting on a plane, so we definitely have that kind of (business) mindset when we travel,” said Fromm. “When we travel guys do a really good job of locking in and really focusing on what’s going on and the job ahead.”
Fromm says that not even Mike the Tiger will be able to distract him.
“I’m sure the Tiger is pretty cool, I mean, I’d like to see a Tiger, but that’s just another thing,” Fromm comments. “You just go out there and you still have to play a football game, the Tiger isn’t going on to be on the field with us, so that’s not going to be a factor in the game whatsoever… at least I hope not.”
Georgia’s offense can expect to face some adversity against LSU but Fromm’s 72.8 pass completion percentage and the backs relentless running game should be enough to throw LSU’s defensive coordinator Dave Aranda off his game.