Video: Georgia Coach’s Choke Sign To UF Kicker

Before Florida’s Chas Henry made the game-winning field goal in overtime against Georgia to give the Gators a 34-31 win in Jacksonville Saturday, Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt called timeout in an attempt to pile the pressure on Henry.

Georgia Coach Signals Choke At Florida Kicker

Also apparently part of Georgia’s psychologically-based strategy to distract the kicker at that time was Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham repeatedly displaying the choke sign - with his hands around his own neck - in Henry’s direction.

From video of Grantham, he clearly gave the choke sign four different times - while throwing in what appeared to be some rather creative language for Henry’s benefit.

Henry said after the game - via Jeff Schultz of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION - that he did notice Grantham’s antics, and that the coach apparently wasn’t alone in trying to distract the Florida kicker: “Some of their coaches on the sideline were giving me a little grief, saying I was gonna choke.”

After viewing a video reply of Grantham, columnist and noted lip reader Pat Dooley of the GAINESVILLE (FL) SUN confirmed Grantham spraying saying: “You’re gonna bleepin’ choke. You’re gonna choke.” Dawgstradamus Grantham ain’t.