The Southern football team is preparing for a rare opportunity, playing No. 7 Georgia on Saturday in Athens, Ga.

The Jaguars are off to a good start in Southwestern Athletic Conference, winning their first two games and scoring 50 points in each.

The players talked about the 50-13 victory against Jackson State in the home opener last Saturday as well as the upcoming game against the Bulldogs.

Here are some excerpts from their visits with reporters:

Nose tackle Gabe Echols on playing in Sanford Stadium: “The environment is going to be great. The atmosphere is going to be great. I’m looking forward to playing in that stadium. It’ll be the biggest stadium I’ve ever played in. We’re just looking forward to going up there to fight, play hard and have fun.”

Echols on matching up with Georgia’s offense: “You’ve got to play your technique, do what you do, stay with your assignment. They’re going to make some plays, but we’ve got to minimize our mistakes.”

Cornerback Danny Johnson on playing the No. 7 team in the country: “It’s a great chance to make a name for yourself, show everybody what you want to show them and get your name out there. You have to play against the best to be the best. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to put your talent on display.”

Johnson on going against Georgia’s passing game: “We know they’re going to take shots early but that’s also an opportunity for us to make plays.”

Wide receiver Bradley Coleman on playing the No. 7 team: “It’s a good opportunity because they’re top 10 in the nation. We’ve got a chance to show what we can do against that type of talent.”

Coleman on his experience visiting Sanford Stadium as a spectator: “That stadium gets loud, but I think it will be a good experience for everybody to go and play in that kind of environment.”

Guard Anthony Mosley on what the Jaguars learned from their 62-15 loss to Louisiana Tech, like Georgia an FBS team, that can be helpful Saturday: “Do the little things, play our ball, don’t shoot ourselves in the foot, be disciplined. Little things are what killed us (against Tech).”

Mosley on Georgia’s storied history: “We won our conference too. They put on their pants one leg at time. I’ve got heart the guy across from me has heart.”


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