Los Angeles—I asked Mark Andrews, the tight end from Oklahoma, what advice he would give to a defensive coach charged with slowing down quarterback Baker Mayfield.
“Quit your job,” Andrews said with a smile.
Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is not going to take Andrews’s recommendation but he does understand the challenge facing his defense when they face the Heisman Trophy winner in Monday night’s Rose Bowl.
“He’s strong. He’s tough. And he can make all the throws,” Tucker said during Friday’s Rose Bowl media briefing. “He reminds me of (former Green Bay Packers quarterback) Brett Farve. You’re not going to stop him. But you do need to slow him down a little or he’ll run away from you and take control of the game.”
The numbers surrounding Mayfield and this Oklahoma offense are staggering.