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SEC Media Days: Georgia trying to prove doubters wrong

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HOOVER, Ala. -  Georgia faced many questions about their leaders in new roles, new quarterback Hutson Mason, new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. New or not, the Dawgs are confident in the team they're bringing back.

Injuries and poor defense are the two most common reasons given for Georgia losing five games last season. The Dawgs say Jeremy Pruitt has already changed the complexion of the defense.

He made it clear that he was going to play the best 11 guys. He made it clear that whoever makes the best plays and works the hardest in practice and learns the playbook will play no matter if you're on scholarship or walk on,” Wilson said.

Wide Receiver Chris Conley described the defense with a word that is fitting for a player who just directed a Star Wars movie.

The secondary already looks light-years different that it did just months ago. The fact that Coach Pruitt can come in and teach those fundamentals and have people react in such a way and have people buy into it, it speaks volumes to who he is as a coach,” said Conley.

Offensively, the Dawgs are leaning on bruising running back Todd Gurley.

Todd is a natural leader in that he has influence. The day he got on campus and started practicing, he had influence. He had influence because of his style of play. Everybody knew this guy was a player,” said Mark Richt.

A reporter asked Gurley what is on his mind when he gets the football.

Not to get tackled. I don't think nobody likes getting tackled. My job is, coach tells me to hit the line of scrimmage as fast as possible. So, one thing I'm definitely not trying to do is get hit by a defensive lineman,” said Gurley

The media in Hoover picked South Carolina to win the SEC East. But, the Dawgs do not care about any of that.

“We can control what we can control. You will see the outcome. Rather than predicting one, we will show you,” said Conley

Dayne Young

Dayne is a sports anchor and reporter for WRBL. He started covering the Chattahoochee Valley in September 2012. More>>

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