Georgia notes: Jenkins hears from Jarvis, a position switch, Murray's landmark

semerson@macon.comSeptember 17, 2013 



ATHENS - Jordan Jenkins doesn't have a sack yet this season, and Jarvis Jones has noticed. The two-time All-American, now a Pittsburgh Steelers rookie, sent Jenkins a text recently telling him to get his "stuff" together.

Except Jones used another word for "stuff."

"I laughed at that - I liked it," Jenkins said Tuesday. "He's doing great things in the NFL, and I told him hopefully I'll get there one day to show him up. I really take it in stride, and I sat there yesterday working on some new plays and some stuff that Jarvis used to do, and I was realizing that I should've been doing that all along. I am trying some new things."

Georgia's edge rushers in general have yet to knock down the quarterback. The team has three sacks through two games, split among defensive linemen and inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera.

The lack of sacks has a lot to do with having faced two mobile quarterbacks, but Richt said the team still needs to get more pressure.

"We need to do a better job of that, I don't think there's any doubt," head coach Mark Richt said. "The more pressure we can put on the quarterback, the less pressure there is on a relatively young secondary back there."

Jenkins admitted to some frustration with that, but expects it to come.

"It frustrates me at times, then it's something I have to look back at and see something I could've done better," Jenkins said, citing one play against Clemson in which he hesitated.

Position switch for a freshman

Freshman Paris Bostick will practice in full pads for the first time on Tuesday, and he will be doing it at a new position.

Bostick, who signed with Georgia last February as a safety, will instead be working with the inside linebackers.

"He just got big, kind of like (Alec) Ogletree," Richt said.

Ogletree played safety as a freshman in 2010, then put on weight and moved to inside linebacker in 2011. He's now a rookie linebacker with the St. Louis Rams.

Georgia announced over the summer that Bostick - listed at 6-foot-1 and 207 pounds on signing day - was set to redshirt because of a turf toe injury. But Richt said Tuesday that he wasn't sure if Bostick will have to miss the season after all, adding that Bostick will be "very limited" in what he does at practice.

"We just have to see how he looks and if we can try to get him going this year or not," Richt said.

How they spent the bye weekend

Richt said he watched some of the Alabama-Texas A&M game on Saturday - emphasis on some.

"I thought I may have sat in front of the TV all day, but I found some other things to do," Richt said, then smiled. "My wife helped me out with that."

Georgia doesn't have Alabama or Texas A&M on the regular-season schedule, but could face one of them in the SEC championship.

"So you're kind of wondering if we do make it there, who would be on the other end of it?" Richt said.

He didn't go much more in-depth.

Quarterback Aaron Murray watched football all day Saturday, and stayed on the Texas A&M-Alabama game even while the North Texas-Ball State game was also on.

"Just because I'd already watched all the North Texas film, and I was gonna watch that game the next day," Murray said.

Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins watched the Alabama game - along with a lot of others - at a Houlihan's restaurant with his parents.

"I got about 30 wings. I ate about 20, my Dad ate about 10. My mom had some Italian stuff," Jenkins said. "We sat down all day and watched how they played, watched other defensive ends."

Murray's landmark

Murray's next touchdown will be No. 100 of his college career. He remembers the very first one.

"It was to Kris Durham on a little back-shoulder fade," Murray said. "That did take me a second to remember that one. It was awhile ago."

Murray said he isn't the type to remember all his touchdowns, but he mentioned somebody who can: Mike Bobo, his quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator.

"Coach Bobo remembers plays from like 1985," Murray said of Bobo, who actually was in middle school that year. "He remembers the down, the distance, the play. If we add a play into our playbook, he's like: 'We ran this play in 2004, it was fourth down' and whatever. And we'll go back and look and it'll be exactly what he said it was."

Quote of the day

Murray got an elevator Tuesday after lunch at the same time media members were leaving Richt's press conference. Suddenly, Murray found himself alone on the elevator with a media horde.

"Every player's nightmare," Murray said, laughing. "Stuck on an elevator with you guys."



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