Georgia Bulldogs: 4 Things Learned From UT Loss

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Oct 10, 2015; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers running back Jalen Hurd (1) attempts to score a touchdown against Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Jake Ganus (51) during the first half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Ganus Can Do Everything

I knew that the Georgia Bulldogs were probably getting a high quality starter at inside linebacker when former UAB Blazer Jake Ganus opted to transfer to the University of Georgia after the UAB football program ceased operations for the next few years.

However, I did not expect him to come to Athens and play as the best linebacker on the field in so many snaps. Ganus did everything in his power on Saturday to lift the tackle-shy defense in Knoxville.

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Jake had great field awareness to corral his second interception of the year early in the first quarter. I loved how when he went to tackle somebody, the Volunteer he selected promptly went down. Of anybody on the UGA football team, he has the best tackling discipline.

To me, that means that the UAB Blazers program did a better job of teaching sound tackling fundamentals that the Georgia Bulldogs program continues to teach on an annual basis. Hopefully HC Mark Richt and DC Jeremy Pruitt can use Jake as a shining example of what solid tackling looks like.

We only have six more regular season games and a meaningless bowl game before Ganus runs out of collegiate eligibility. Part of me wishes he had more or Committed to the G in Spring of 2012. He’s become one of my favorite players on this team.

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