Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
The Florida Gators are watching old video of losses from 2011 to motivate them this season. How are they feeling going into Saturday's game against the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Florida Gators are looking forward to Saturday's game against the Georgia Bulldogs in large part because of the struggles they had last season. After finishing 2011 with a 7-6 record, players such as defensive end Dominique Easley have spent the 2012 season watching the defensive video of their losses last season, according to an interview with Zach Abolverdi of The Gainesville Sun, to stay motivated:
"It's like you're going to watch a video clip of you getting punched in your face over and over again," he said. "You're going to get mad every time you watch it."
Cornerback Jaylen Watkins has also been watching last year's video, especially last year's game against the Bulldogs, a 24-20 loss. In that game Watkins allowed a fourth-down touchdown pass to wide receiver Tavarres King that tied the game at 17:
"I kind of felt I let the team down," he said. "I know the guys didn't feel that way, but I could have made that play. I started taking things a little more serious, staying after practice, watching more film."
The Gators play the Bulldogs on Saturday at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. The game is scheduled for kickoff at 3:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on CBS.