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Georgia vs. Florida: Jarvis Jones 'played like a man'

Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones had a big game in the Dawgs' win against Florida on Saturday. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said the junior "played like a man."

Sam Greenwood

There's no sound of Georgia safety Shawn Williams calling his defensive teammates soft these days. The Bulldogs are still celebrating the biggest win of the season after they defeated the Florida Gators on Saturday.

Dawgs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham raved about Jarvis Jones' performance. The junior finished with 13 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles.

"This is a man's game, and he played like a man. We moved Jarvis around a little bit more this game and played him with Jordan to get him closer to the ball so he could make plays. And he made plays. He was aggressive, and we wanted to get him where the ball was going to be, and he was just unbelievable."

Georgia's defense held Florida running back Mike Gillislee to just 77 yards on 22 carries. Jeff Driskel threw a pair of interceptions (of course Georgia's own quarterback Aaron Murray thew three of his own). But the Georgia defense was alive in a way that it wasn't getting credit for after the win against Kentucky the week before.

Grantham said that Williams' comments weren't far off from the type of things that are sometimes said internally with this team. It's up to teammates and coaches to challenge each other to be held accountable, even if the words come out of frustration.

Here's more from Grantham:

They were big because you guys heard them. Trust me, there's been other things said in meetings that were on the line of those things, by players, coaches and everybody. You guys just heard it."

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.