We dial it up to 88 in our DeLorean to take you back to 1980 and the SEC clash between the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs. The second installment of ITP Rewind examines “Run, Lindsay, run,” and its place in the lore of these two football powerhouses. Hosts Mark Schofield and Chuck Zodda are back together for the July 21 Quick Kicks Podcast for this trip through football history, and they leave no stone unturned as they look at the key schemes, players, and storylines that made this one of the biggest games in this rivalry. Topics in this episode include:
- Setting the stage for the 1980 matchup, with a history of these two programs through the 1960s and 1970s leading up to this battle (1:33)
- The types of offenses utilized by these teams and how they represented a change from the conservative play-calling that was typically present in college football at the time (5:25)
- The three critical fourth quarter plays from Florida that changed the tenor of the game up to that point, dramatically shifting momentum (8:50)
- Georgia’s tepid initial response on the following drive, going three-and-out before getting the ball back after Florida works a significant amount of time off the clock (10:41)
- “Run, Lindsay, run!” (11:40)
- The future of these programs in the aftermath of this game and how it led to Georgia’s first championship at the conclusion of the 1980 season (16:15)
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