Virtual interviews can be as difficult for players as they are for reporters at times. It can be a challenge for reporters and players to build rapport between themselves through a screen.
You would never know that listen to Channing Tindall meet with media members on Tuesday evening. In addition to growing into his role as an important inside linebacker on the Georgia defense, Tindall seems to be coming into his own off the field, answering questions oftentimes with smiles, jokes and laughs.
Tindall stood out on Saturday night against Clemson flying around the field totaling three tackles, some of which came in crucial scenarios. The competition within the inside linebackers room seems to be driving each player to be better.
“Everybody is athletic and we compete every single day,” said Tindall. “Everybody makes at least one to two plays every single day in practice. It’s very competitive in our room and we just keep pushing each other.”
Tindall is a senior from Columbia, South Carolina who has been a contributor but played limited minutes in his previous three seasons. However, 2021 should be his chance to shine on a bigger stage.
The competitiveness was also apparent in-game on Saturday night with Nakobe Dean registering multiple sacks and Tindall making an impact as well. Both players are sideline-to-sideline linebackers and possess elite level speed that has helped Georgia’s defense start the season as one of the top in the country already.
“I definitely feel that we are the top defense as a whole in the league with speed and physicality alone,” said Tindall.
Although Georgia is riding high with a win over Clemson, the preperation heading into a matchup with the UAB Blazers has not changed much from the week prior.
“Practice is the same regardless of what it is,” said Tindall. “We’re just preparing for a good UAB team, you know, they just won the [Conference USA] last year. We are just striving; we practice because it’s not about the other team it’s about us.”