Georgia Offense Hoping to Find Points on Gamecocks Turf

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Georgia started the season with a bang, blasting Clemson with a huge fourth quarter performance.
Now they’ll try to carry that sizzle to a place they fizzle in their SEC opener against the Gamecocks.
   Columbia, South Carolina. It’s where Georgia’s offense goes to die.
The Dawgs have never scored more than 20 points in their last nine trips to Williams Brice Stadium.
Said UGA head coach Mark Richt,"For whatever reason, we just have not had our best offensive performances there. We’ve just got to execute the plan."
Said South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier,"We have held them under 20 here. Then again, we didn’t think Texas A&M was going to roll up 52 on us either."
   Perhaps the coin toss will be the key for Georgia.
Said Richt,"It’s not much of a secret that if we win the coin toss, we’ll defer. I want the ball to start the second half."
Said UGA quarterback Hutson Mason,"The importance of kind of starting fast. Don’t get behind the eight-ball so to speak. But also this is the SEC, so not everything is going to go your way."
  Georgia will likely try to give the Gamecocks a steady dose of Todd Gurley, who had a huge second half against Clemson.
Reporter-"Can you just talk about the way Georgia strategized against Clemson to kind of make it a fourth quarter game. Maybe saving Gurley."
Said Spurrier,"Is that what they did on purpose? (laughter) I think Mark Richt asked Todd Gurley, how many times have you carried the ball at halftime. And he said, not much coach. He said, well hopefully we will get it to you. I think I read that somewhere. He’s probably the leading Heisman candidate right now. We’ve got to tackle him, but they’ve got a bunch of other backs too. We’ve just got to play football."
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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.