Tyson said he would be a “full-go” for Saturday’s game against Arkansas.
“My leg was shaking, and I didn’t know what was going on,” Tyson said. “But after I found out my results, I was pretty happy when I found out it wasn’t that bad.”
During preseason, Georgia coaches talked about shifting Tyson between nose and end, but that didn’t happen against the Gamecocks. The Bulldog line was gashed by the running game, leading many to wonder why Justin Anderson and Kwame Geathers, who are bigger than Tyson, weren’t used.
Tyson was asked what he thought.
“We just did a poor job of tackling,” Tyson said. “We were trying to thud them up instead of wrapping them up like we were taught. It was just bad fundamentals during that. But this week we’re gonna correct those things and hopefully not make those mistakes again.”
Grantham digs back
After Saturday’s game, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier took a dig at Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. On Tuesday, Grantham dug back.
On Saturday, Spurrier said this: “That little inside play (we ran), the NFL doesn’t run that play. That’s a new scheme I guess. I’m sure they knew we’d run it. But they certainly didn’t stop it much.”
Grantham spent the past 11 seasons as an assistant in the NFL.
Asked about the comments Tuesday, Grantham grinned.
“It was kind of an out-of-left-field comment,” Grantham said. “I kind of took it more as a shot at the NFL. I wasn’t really sure if it was because of his lack of success there or not.”
Spurrier went 12-20 in two seasons as an NFL head coach.
“I appreciate his assistance,” Grantham said.
Richt’s understanding was that the NCAA would hear the appeal of A.J. Green’s four-game suspension on Wednesday morning. Richt, who said he wouldn’t participate in the call, wasn’t sure when a ruling would come.
“I really thought today or tomorrow it could be done. But now I’m being told just hang loose,” Richt said. “They’ll let us know when they let us know.”
Quarterback Joe Cox had his best day as a college player last year against Arkansas. (So did a lot of Bulldogs.)
So when Cox, who now lives in Charleston, S.C., called up Aaron Murray on Tuesday morning, the subject matter was easy.
“We talked about the Arkansas game,” said Murray, Georgia’s redshirt freshman quarterback. “We talked about what they do similar this year, compared to last year, and things like that that we’ve noticed, things like that.”
Cox passed for 375 yards and five touchdowns, as Georgia escaped Fayetteville with a 52-41 win. Cox won a national player of the week award for the effort.
“Joe had probably the game of his life,” Murray said. “He had an unbelievable game, just making plays and recognizing their defense, things like that. Hopefully I’ll get somewhere near his kind of game, because it was truly a great game for that.”