Florida defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson not only thinks his Gators will beat Kentucky on Saturday, he guaranteed it.
“It’s 31, right?” he said earlier this week. “It’ll be 32 after Saturday.”
Gardner-Johnson’s comment drew lots of attention, but it’s not the first time he’s ruffled feathers with some pregame trash talk. Last year he had some things to say about Georgia — and it backfired.
Walk back with me to last October when Gardner-Johnson said Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm can only throw simple passes. “Anybody can throw a slant,” he said prior to the game.
One Jake Fromm slant pass later, Gardner-Johnson was carried off the field with a shoulder injury.
Georgia won the game, 42-7.
Maybe Gardner-Johnson’s words will come back to haunt him once again?