Notre Dame Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown has one word to describe Georgia
Georgia’s impressive start to the season has collected many admiring fans. Leading up to Saturday’s primetime game against Notre Dame, former Irish Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown has apparently joined that group.
Speaking with reporters before the top 10 match, Brown said he’s seen all he needs to see about Georgia, and has one word to describe the No. 3 Bulldogs: “Scary.”
“You expect it,” he said, according to WSB’s ‘Bulldog Game Day.’ “This is a solid, very fast, very physical football team that’s going to give you all you can ask for. That’s the test for Notre Dame. We may be stronger up front, but we’re not quick, we’re not fast, so we’ll see what happens.”
Brown told other reporters, like Anthony Dasher, that Notre Dame must survive the first five minutes because the Bulldogs will come out with “fire breathing out of their noses.” Brown added that Notre Dame stayed close in the 2017 game in South Bend, Indiana, because the Fighting Irish didn’t give up any 50 or 60-yard plays on defense. That was the problem for Notre Dame against Clemson last season.
Brown said a key for Notre Dame is to “take the air out of the ball,” and not be tempted to go for big plays. The Fighting Irish also have great receiving tight ends they could throw to, he said. Getting the ball out quickly, and controlling the clock is a key for the visitors.
Brown said it’s also an important game for QB Ian Book and his legacy at Notre Dame, especially coming off a disappointing loss last year against Clemson.
“You have these games, they don’t go right, you don’t forget them,” he said, laughing. “You think, ‘Oh, I’m 53-years-old, I won’t,’ I remember.”
Georgia is a 14.5-point favorite in the game, which will kick off at 8 p.m. on Saturday on CBS from Sanford Stadium in Athens.