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Richt is ‘hopeful’ Jarvis Jones plays against Vandy

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A groin injury kept Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones sidelined against FAU on Saturday. The injury itself wasn’t too serious, but it also wasn’t worth risking against the Owls, which UGA beat 56-20 anyway.

But coach Mark Richt does want Jones out on the field next weekend against Vanderbilt. On Sunday, Richt said he was “hopeful” that Jones’ one-week absence would be enough to rest to get him ready to play against the Commodores.

Jones performed in a big way during Week 2’s 41-20 victory over Missouri. He had perhaps the best game of his career with nine tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception. The performance has even resulted in Jones getting some dark horse Heisman talk (not that he has much of a chance, but it’s fun to go off the beaten path a little, ya know?).

Additionally, UGA safety Bacarri Rambo and linebacker Alec Ogletree remain suspended. Their status for Saturday is a game-time decision.

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5 Responses to “Richt is ‘hopeful’ Jarvis Jones plays against Vandy”
  1. houndofthebaskervols says: Sep 16, 2012 9:11 PM

    I wouldnt bet against Vandy, they match up pretty well defensively against Georgia.

  2. lakesidegator says: Sep 17, 2012 8:12 AM

    Georgia looses to Vandy next Saturday.

  3. chc4 says: Sep 17, 2012 10:20 AM

    Looses?

    Doubtful. Vandy has been disappointing. UGA beats Vandy, TN and heads to Columbia to decide the SEC East on 10/6.

  4. gamustangdude says: Sep 17, 2012 1:06 PM

    I don’t think UGA will lose but, now we are getting to the meat of the SEC East Schedule this year, which now here and weak two, I confidently say the East is STRONGER then the west this year, especially after the hits, AU and Arkansas have taken this year so far, but the season is still young. Yes Alabama and LSU are still King however, once you get past those two teams you can make an stronger argument for UF and TENN over an Arkansas or Auburn / Miss State, assuming you’re placing UGA and USC with Alabama / LSU.

    Back on track now, I think Vandy and Tenn will be tough matches for UGA, but are very winnable. I’m not going to say UGA will “crush” either, but simply saying UGA is going to lose to these teams is ridiculous. But they will be tough games. UGA should pull them off given they are both at home.

  5. lakesidegator says: Sep 19, 2012 6:28 AM

    @chc4 “looses” is typed intentionally, with a touch of sarcasm. “Coarch” or”corch” rather than coach is done in the same fashion. Not all typos need correction.

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