Originally posted on The Lady Sportswriter  |  Last updated 10/14/11
I had to laugh at this presser a bit because it's fairly obvious that coach Franklin doesn't know very much about Georgia aside from what he's read from a stat line. Of course this press conference was conducted earlier in the week and he was still assessing his team's loss to Alabama.

Franklin is obviously very confident in the team he's fielding at Vanderbilt. He feels he has a much more physical, aggressive, and focused team than Georgia saw last year at Sanford.

That said, road losses to both Alabama and South Carolina were an indication that they were not tested early on against teams like UConn and Elon. However, coach Franklin feels the last two games have better prepared his team for whatever Georgia will throw their way and he is already urging the fans to give the Commodores an environment akin to what his team saw at Alabama. He said he now understands how big an edge the home field advantage can be in this league and he wants to see that type of atmosphere in Nashville.

As for Georgia, they are obviously oozing with confidence coming into this game, but they need to remain focused on Vanderbilt and not allow themselves to already be looking ahead to Florida. Doing so could kill their momentum early, particularly if Vandy comes out as motivated as I expect.

Georgia can ill afford to make the types of mistakes they've made in other games this season (specifically in respect to turnovers). Establish the run, play good special teams, and take whatever that Commodore defense gives you and this game should be won by Georgia.

Below is the presser by Franklin, it's a bit long, but it's interesting to listen to what he has to say about the Bulldogs and how he feels his team matches up.

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