Behind enemy lines

That Jarvis Jones was a pretty good linebacker.

After transferring from USC following the 2009 season and sitting out all of 2010, Jones became a terror for SEC offenses. The two-time All-American with the Bulldogs set the SEC record for tackles for loss per game (2.04) in 2012. He finished the season with 24.5 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks. In his debut season, the ravenous pass-rusher totaled an SEC-high 13.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss. Jones finished his Georgia career with 155 tackles, including 91 for loss, and was also a very solid player in coverage for the Dawgs.

I think that 91 tackles for loss is a misprint.  Even if I add his sacks and TFLs for those two seasons together, all I can come up with is a total of 72.  But those numbers are still ridiculous. If you doubt that, check out the TFLs and sacks for the other four players on Aschoff’s list. No one else is close.  And, yes, I get the bit about different schemes and different responsibilities, but ridiculous is still ridiculous.

Jones made Grantham look a lot smarter in 2012 than he did in 2013, that’s for sure.

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8 responses to “Behind enemy lines

  1. Brandon Spikes can bite my @$$, but he would probably prefer to gouge your eyes out #NoClass

  2. W Cobb Dawg

    Maybe the greatest transfer story in UGA history. Question is, would Jarvis have been allowed to walk away if Pete Carroll was USC’s HC? And would kiffiekins still be at USC if Jarvis produced those freakish stats in L.A.?

    • Walt

      Maybe the greatest football transfer. Greatest UGA transfer was Mikael Pernfors. Came from Seminole Junior College and won back to back national championships in men’s tennis singles. College record in singles was 71-3.

  3. Cojones

    Jarvis was indeed a premier player on D. He personally was the start of the turnaround vs FU in my book and he was personally responsible for my returning to betting with rivals on the Ga/Fl game. He could bring it knowing as well that the spinal stenosis was adjudged as not limiting to his prowess by forgetting it forever in his play-making mind. Great Dawg with great heart who was bookended by Aaron Murray.

  4. Argondawg

    Carver Columbus is usually not very good to us. It’s nice to see someone come out of there, stay out of trouble and do great things.

  5. watcher16

    All those Bammers on the list: Keep up the good work recruiting for UGA, Kirby!

  6. 92 grad

    Is he still struggling with the steelers? His NFL career hasn’t been what we all hoped it would be so far.