ATHENS – Georgia, the general consensus goes, needs a few crazy things to happen to beat Florida…
Dave McMahon -- How has working with CBS and covering the SEC this season been?
Gary Danielson -- I knew it would be good, but I didn't realize it would be this good. I guess I can compare it to the Michigan / Ohio State rivalry. But there are 6 or more teams that have 4 games like that. For example, Georgia has to beat Tennessee, beat Florida, beat Auburn... The league has 24 Michigan / Ohio State games.
DM -- Which player that you have seen so far are you most impressed with?
GD -- Reggie Nelson of Florida. I saw him practice this spring and thought he had a slight build and that he was more like a corner than a safety. He is the most dominant player I have seen this year.
DM -- When you played in the NFL you played with former Bulldogs, Horace King and Ulysses Norris... what did you remember about them?
GD -- Horace was a true student of the game. He knew his position and he knew other teammates' assignments as well. He and Earnest Byner were the most dependable players I played with. Ulysses had such a good body. He never knew how good he could be. I think if we used a H back we could have used him more. There was another former Bulldog, Craig Hertwig that I played with. He always talked about going back to Athens.
DM -- What about this year's Georgia team... what do you see?
GD -- I think they got so used to Greene and Shockley. People don't realize how good they had it. It takes awhile for a coach to connect with his quarterback.
DM -- Any Georgia player you really like?
GD -- Charles Johnson. The more I watch him, the more I like him. He is more than a normal player. First time you see him he is better, first he is good, then he is more, he is great. Everytime he moves up a notch.
DM -- Do you remember the last game you have done in Athens?
GD -- I don't quite remember, but it was back when Ray Goff was coach. The last Georgia game I did overall was that crazy Georgia/Georgia Tech game in Atlanta. The high scoring one in '99 with Randy McMichael and Quincy Carter.
DM -- What do you remember about Athens?
GD -- Everything was Bulldogs. Everything felt right.
DM -- Thank you for your time and let's hope you get back to Athens real soon.