Georgia players avoid getting into war of words over ‘old man football’

Georgia center David Andrews expects to have some battles in the trenches with Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson on Saturday.

Richardson created waves over the weekend when he said Georgia played “old-man football.”

“I don’t know, we’ll see,” Andrews said when asked if there would be some choice words tossed around. “I don’t even know what it all meant. …What kind of happens on the field kind of stays out there. There’s always jawing back and forth.”

Georgia players insisted they aren’t focused on what’s being said coming out of Columbia, Mo.

“Being over 50, I’m getting AARP stuff in the mail,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “I thought it was a compliment, really.”

Receiver Michael Bennett, who is 20, said he wasn’t sure what he considered an old man.

“I’m not sure what old man means in college,” he said. “I guess 22 would be old, I don’t know.”

Asked if Georgia will play young-man football this week, nose guard John Jenkins smiled.

“We’re just going to play Georgia-style football,” Jenkins said.

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