Senior safety J.R. Reed talks about Thanksgiving plans, Georgia-Georgia Tech, and more in this player interview from Tuesday.
What are your personal experiences with the Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry and what does it mean to you?
“I learned about (the rivalry) when I first got here and the first time I actually had a practice for it and getting cut. That’s when I really, really started to grow a hate for Georgia Tech. (Winning this game) means you run the state. It’s bragging rights. We’ve just got to go out there and do what we’ve got to do.”
What does your job entail on defense?
“Most of my job that people don’t see is that I get people lined up all the time. That’s what I spend the majority of my game doing and the majority of my practice doing. I get guys lined up and just alert them of little things that are going to happen before the ball is snapped— pre-snap motions and things like that.”
J.R., what are your memories of Kirby Smart’s family while you have been here at the University of Georgia?
“I’ve just enjoyed seeing the kids grow up, especially when I first got here and we first went to the lake. I love seeing that family and those kids. It’s always nice to see them and to be nice to them, because they’re good kids.”