We are officially in expansion mode this week, as both expansion teams – Missouri and Texas A&M – play their first-ever SEC game. And Missouri is not entering shyly, either.
They’ve done it through video with their fans, and now the players are starting to talk a little trash, too.
DT Sheldon Richardson was asked whether or not he watched Georgia’s game earlier on Saturday before his game.
“I watched that game. I turned it off, too. … It’s like watching Big Ten football. It’s old-man football.”
“If we execute,” he added, “nobody in this league can touch us. Period.”
Missouri is feeling pretty good after their beat down of SE Louisiana 62-10, enough for Richardson to really get this week kicked off right with a little trash talk after a dominating performance over a directional school in Louisiana.
Mark Richt was asked about his “old-man mentality” on Sunday’s teleconference.
“’Old-man football?’ Well, I don’t know what he meant by that,” Richt said. “But bottom line is, we got to get after it and do what we do well, and they’ll be trying to stop everything we’re trying to get accomplished.
“It’s a huge game for them, no doubt,” Richt said. “It’s a huge game for us, too, though, because we’ve got our goals. And they’ve got their goals. Shoot, to me, it’s the biggest game of the year, no doubt. … It’s a monster game.”
Georgia’s old man football consists of a four-man power running game and a big arm at quarterback in Aaron Murray who threw 35 touchdowns last season. Georgia has four running backs and plays a conventional pro-style offense, while Missouri is a spread team.
Welcome to the old man league, Richardson.