Charlie Weis believes Gators must have winning mentality going into Georgia game
The reality is that Florida has lost three straight games, is currently 4-3, and is the underdog heading into Saturday's game against No. 22 Georgia.
But for Florida to be successful against the Bulldogs, their mentality has to say something altogether different, Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis said.
"I think that in the big picture, you can't play like you're a team that's floundering around .500,'' Weis said. "You've got to play like you're a team that's looking to run the table. That's how you've got to play. And to run the table always starts with just one at a time. And I think that the bye week gives you a chance to regroup and to set that mentality. That's the way to think it, let's just go beat Georgia.''
Having the majority of its players back this week, including starting QB John Brantley (ankle), RB Jeff Demps (ankle) and WR Andre Debose (ankle) will be a major help, Weis said. He said it's the healthiest the Gators have been since the start of the season.
"It's not close,'' he said. "Demps has been out, he's not out. Debose has been banged up , he's not out. We're in pretty good shape.''
So, in fact, is Georgia, which Weis is well aware of.
"Georgia has won five in a row, they started off with two losses, defense is playing pretty salty, they're throwing bombs away over there on offense, nice young running back,'' he said. "I mean, they've got a lot of things going for them. But I think that at the end of the day, I think that our team feels pretty confident. They are pretty confident going into the game.''