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Owens Coming Back for 2009

ATHENS – As Mark Richt was walking off Georgia's practice field Thursday, recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner informed the head coach that the Bulldogs had landed a big commitment for next season.

Richt was intrigued, wondering who might be added to next year's incoming freshman class. Garner's answer, however, was senior defensive tackle Jeff Owens. "We were all fired up because he already knows the plays," Richt said. Owens was pegged to be one of Georgia's defensive leaders this season, but he tore ligaments in his right knee in the Bulldogs' first game of the season. Although he was...

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