Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said stopping Georgia freshman running back Todd Gurley, the SEC’s leading rusher, would be a team effort.
“We’ve got to win the line of scrimmage first, have good scheme discipline and then bring a lot of hats to the football,” Dooley said Monday during his weekly press conference.
The Vols (3-1, 0-1 SEC) plays Georgia (4-0, 2-0) Saturday at Sanford Stadium (TV: CBS, 3:30 p.m.)
Dooley grew up in Athens, and his father is the Bulldogs’ legendary coach. But he said the routine is no different when he’s playing a game in his old hometown.
“No, God, no,” he said. “I get more visitors when we have a game at home."
Dooley praised veteran Georgia quarter Aaron Murray, who led the Bulldogs to a 48-3 victory over Vanderbilt last Saturday.
"The biggest thing is the quarterback is playing with a lot of confidence,” he said. “When you can call a game aggressively and the players are playing with a lot of confidence (it helps)."
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.