Leading the Leaders
John Jancek
Dawg Post
Posted Sep 20, 2006

The Bulldogs defense leads the SEC and is 2nd in the nation in points per game allowed. The most experienced part of the defense has been the linebackers. All 3 starters are seniors and have combined for 66 starts. Danny Verdun-Wheeler leads Georgia with 15 tackles and Jarvis Jackson and Tony Taylor are not far behind. Linebackers coach John Jancek talks about the group in this interview.

Dave McMahon -- Have you ever been part of a team that posted back-to-back shutouts before?

John Jancek -- I don't belive so.

DM -- You must be pleased by the play of the linebackers so far...

JJ -- They have been very solid. There has been a lot of good production from the group. They have also provided good leadership. They keep pushing themselves to get better.

DM -- Now you Dannell Ellerbe back...

JJ -- That is going to help our depth even more. He is very hungry.

DM -- How much do you expect him to play on Saturday?

JJ -- We will have to wait and see how he does in practice this week.

DM -- Can you comment on the play of Darius Dewberry?

JJ -- He has been doing a great job. He is very consistant. He is still learning and I think he is going to have a bright future at Georgia.

DM -- After the South Carolina game did you and the linebackers have fun at Brandon Miller's expense on when he dropped the possible interception that he might have returned for a score?

JJ -- We did, but we all know if Brandon had another chance he would take it the distance.

DM -- Thank you for your time and answers.

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