Broderick Jones discusses Georgia's mindset, preparation for Florida despite being heavily favored
No. 1 Georgia will be a heavy favorite when it faces Florida in the Cocktail Party game in Jacksonville on Saturday.
The Bulldogs have won 4 of the last 5 meetings, including a 34-7 win in 2021. While Kirby Smart’s team has had a few close calls, it’s firmly entrenched in the top spot of the polls and should be ranked No. 1 in Tuesday’s initial College Football Playoff rankings with a win. The Gators, meanwhile, are 4-3 (1-3 SEC) and have struggled to put together a consistent run in Billy Napier’s 1st season at the helm.
Despite the disparities on paper between the 2 teams, it’s business as usual, according to Georgia starting left tackle Broderick Jones, perhaps remembering his team’s come from behind 4th-quarter rally against Missouri.
“I’ve learned throughout my years of college to never underestimate an opponent, no matter what their record is. So we come in every week and prepare the same, as if we’re playing in the national championship game, like it’s the last game, you want to give it your all,” Jones said on Wednesday. “So we just come in with that mindset every week, ready to work, stay focused on [our] opponents and lock in on [our] assignments, and try to do [our] best to understand the game plan, and attack it.”
Kickoff on Saturday is at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.