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Jermaine Johnson: "We Learned Early On What We Were Wearing"

September 21, 2020

#11 Jermaine Johnson | Senior | OLB


 On the throwback jerseys and what type of energy that brings to the program…

“For me, I was excited. I was very excited along with all my other teammates. At the same time, Coach [Kirby Smart] he had told us what we are wearing early on and everything like that so we can stay focused and not let that be a distraction. So we learned early on what we were wearing to get rid of the jitters and excitement and we can just focus on the game coming up soon.”


On what he thinks Arkansas will bring offensively with their new coaching staff…

“I’m aware that their offensive coordinator [Kendal Briles] came from Florida State and he likes to move fast, fast tempo with the offense. I believe Coach Smart has had us out there running fast to be ready for that. Aside from that, nothing too much in detail. We’ve just been conditioning getting ready for that fast tempo offense that they’re going to have.”


On going up against former teammate Rakeem Boyd and his relationship with him…

“I was just excited with the mere fact that I know what it took for both of us to get where we are. I was just excited to meet each other on this stage. I’ve talked to him before and after we left [Independence Community College]. Not a ton of contact or anything, especially around game day, trying to focus up and not really talk to the opponent. I’m just excited to play him because I know what it took for him to get where he is and for me to get where I am. So I’m just excited for us to compete on this stage.”

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