Jones’ ’screaming, yelling, pushing, going crazy’ fires up UGA offense

ATHENS — After being dominated by the defense in Tuesday’s practice, Georgia’s offense bounced back on Thursday.

“We looked a whole lot better than we did the other day,” quarterback Aaron Murray said. “I feel like guys were a lot more energized.”

He attributed the difference to Georgia’s starting center.

Ben Jones got on us a little bit the other day after practice, really got us pumped up,” Murray said.

How did Jones do that?

“Just screaming, yelling, pushing, going crazy, being Ben Jones,” Murray said. “Which is a great thing because he’s not only one of the leaders of the offense but of the team. . . . You don’t want to mess up if Ben Jones is watching you.”

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Tailback Washaun Ealey missed his second consecutive practice Thursday because of a strained left hamstring. He was lifting weights on the side as the practice began.

Georgia lists Ealey’s status as day-to-day. The Bulldogs practice again Friday and scrimmage Saturday.

Also sidelined Thursday: offensive lineman Austin Long (shoulder) and receiver Chris Conley (undisclosed injury). Neither player’s injury is thought to be serious.

– Tim Tucker, AJC

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164 comments Add your comment

TJHoffman

March 31st, 2011
8:51 pm

Common Sense

March 31st, 2011
8:56 pm

go dawgs

March 31st, 2011
8:56 pm

im ready for the big game in the dome

TJHoffman

March 31st, 2011
8:58 pm

That kind of energy and leadership is what this team needs from veterans like Ben Jones. That shows me that Jones isn’t trying to just play better at his position, but improve the play of everyone around him. I hate to admit it, but that’s what made the team Tim Tebow played on so effective. He was out there “screaming, yelling, pushing, going crazy” every game, and his team responded, winning 2 national championships with him while he attended that school.

dawg from a distance

March 31st, 2011
9:01 pm

DAWGS are awesome and looking forward to an outstanding year… in fact a DREAM season! Back to the year of the DAWG!

Bobo, Bobo, a pirate's life for me

March 31st, 2011
9:02 pm

hats off to Big Ben! Keep ‘em in line!

Bigdsel

March 31st, 2011
9:02 pm

get em Ben Jones. Get them Dawgs ready for 2011

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UGA Lover

March 31st, 2011
9:10 pm

Hopefully Bobo can call some plays this year that are not so predictable….

Calhoundawg

March 31st, 2011
9:13 pm

Go Dawgs !!!!!!

patrick Sulley

March 31st, 2011
9:23 pm

Its going to be like a video game in the Dome. UGA will score when they want ….how they want. Its only a matter of…. if they want

CHARLOTTE DAWG

March 31st, 2011
9:32 pm

I love me some Ben Jones! We don’t need to recruit in Bama that much but my god was that a good pick up.

He held is own as a freshman against Mt.Cody(although Cody did win the match up overall IMO).

He ripped up the turf at Joke by Coke as retribution for the hedges(wish more players had done that for some pay back!).

And he wasn’t one bit afraid of Mr. big Bad Fairly. He and the rest of our line protected Murray just fine, the thug just kept hitting Murray late. One way or another, he was going to get to Murray regardless if it was fully legal. But when things got out of hand at the end, Mr. Big Bad Fairly wanted nothing to do with Ben. Watch the replay. Ben Jones is being the aggressor on replay and Fairly bows out, walks about 20 yards, and then does a little dance for us while Thugmaster Trooper Taylor shows us some moves as well.

Mean a$$ country boy from Alabama….I wouldn’t want to mess with him either!

Oh yeah….and he roughed Fairley up pretty good in the pile up so……heck yeah…love me some Ben Jones! Sic’em!

UGA Alumnus

March 31st, 2011
9:37 pm

Worm

March 31st, 2011
9:54 pm

Don’t like to see Austin Long with ANY type shoulder injury..If Goff’s motto was one play away Ray, then Richt’s would be One Shoulder and we’d WON in Boulder!

scott

March 31st, 2011
10:04 pm

chickenman

March 31st, 2011
10:06 pm

ealey better get healthy before the messiah shows up to campus

Dawg Man

March 31st, 2011
10:13 pm

National Champs the next 5 years, get the trophies ready!!!!!, Heard 3 teams may forfeit than be run off the field by the dawgs!!!!

Hook

March 31st, 2011
10:28 pm

Sturdivant is a left tackle. Being left handed helps. I hope Friend goes Sturdy LT and and Glenn or Bean RT. Don’t need to screw this up.

tide roll

March 31st, 2011
10:34 pm

Did you guys not see Jones’s performance in the Liberty Bowl?! Chris Burnette is a better center right now, but that’s not what it’s about.

NOBODYYOUKNOW

March 31st, 2011
10:59 pm

Thats what this team needs. “LEADERSHIP”. They just didn’t have it last season. I hope he keeps it up all of next season.

Shawn

March 31st, 2011
11:07 pm

Tide troll is just upset that Ben (one of the few athletes from Alabama) left that crappy state and came to UGA!

visitation rights

March 31st, 2011
11:08 pm

How ’bout them Daawwwwwgggsss!!! Sic’em, woof, woof, WOOF … damn, I crapped on myself … think I’ll lick my balls now.

Always remember: no self-respecting human being should bark like a dog.

Reggie Ball

March 31st, 2011
11:27 pm

Dumb Jean shorts

March 31st, 2011
11:34 pm

I was there today, marlon and tavaras king look great, so do lynch and Charles, Malcolm looks good running too. Boys look excited again, good feel out there. Great time and rich seems very confident again. Just observations from a guy on side today watching

Dumb Jean shorts

March 31st, 2011
11:37 pm

By the way, Ben did the same today at practice, went after a D lineman hard core for extra 10-15 seconds, entire team went nuts, as he chased him all the way down the field!!!!!it was awesome to see!

Jasont13

March 31st, 2011
11:55 pm

Dumb, you said you saw Malcom. You can’t be referring to Malcom Mitchell as he has not graduated high school yet. Maybe you saw Christian Conley and thought it was mm.

Steve Spurrier

April 1st, 2011
12:08 am

Ken Malcome, red shirted tailback, not Mitchell idiot.

rally

April 1st, 2011
12:09 am

Jason that was just a dumb statement…ROFL Ken Malcome buddy. Get to know your Dawgs!!!!

He Hate Gator

April 1st, 2011
12:28 am

All of this means absolutely squat…

big o

April 1st, 2011
12:45 am

I hope this new O- line coach knows what he is doing. I think the lineman should be versatile but T.S. is a natural LT but I’m sure he coached a lot of 5 star recruits at UAB so I guess he knows what he’s doing and all.

Top Row Dawg

April 1st, 2011
3:53 am

Up in the middle of the night …… Bull dog fever. Well maybe just a touch of sleeplessness, but that was a good read.

TCM

April 1st, 2011
4:51 am

Who cares!! All of that hoofin means nothing if it doesn’t translate to Gameday victories against your bitter rivals!! The OL coach needs to keep TS at LT where he belongs. When healthy, TS has already proven he can hold it down. I have never been impresed by Ben Jones. If he was
so graat why couldn’t UGA run the ball better last year? The C sets the tone and makes the calls for the entire oline. Save it for gameday when it matters!!

doggoneit

April 1st, 2011
4:59 am

UGA LOVER–Why aren’t you the play caller for some big time college program? I’m sure you have a better resume than Bobo. I guess we just let you slip through the cracks! We’ll hire you after we fire Bobo, assuming you are still available at that time.

Dawgwalker

April 1st, 2011
6:21 am

Heard offense still struggled today, even with refs not calling offsides or holding….defence won the day again….gata. common Bobo!

fired up the boys...

April 1st, 2011
6:44 am

We could have used used Ben Jones last year….oh yea, never mind…

From Where I Sit

April 1st, 2011
6:53 am

LMAO!!!!! ROFL!!!!!

This is now news that an actual player got excited when this should happen automatically. Wow, pretty sad when this is actual something to write about.

Guess what? That won’t work as Flordia owns GA and the East in 2011!

Enough Said!!!!

JB

April 1st, 2011
7:14 am

Florida/Tide lost 8 games between them last year, just say’n for you haters

Steve Spurrier

April 1st, 2011
8:08 am

You can’t spell thug without UGA. We will trash that team like they do their campus.

Steve Spurrier

April 1st, 2011
8:08 am

Make that A THUG!

Joe

April 1st, 2011
8:12 am

I love all the good news coming out of spring practice. Lets hope these kids stay focused over the summer, train, and stay out of trouble. We have the talent, we just need the attitude.

Scott

April 1st, 2011
8:16 am

Jones will be yelling when Clowney clocks him.

Reg

April 1st, 2011
8:18 am

This o-line was pathetic last year. 10th in rushing in SEC, and gave up 25 sacks. They couldn’t run, or pass protect.

The Original WDE

April 1st, 2011
8:20 am

The same Ben Jones that attacked Nick Fairley after the whistle?

Hey, if you can’t affect him during the play, get him after, right?

Ben Jones is a loser and an underachiever.

gdawginkalamazoo

April 1st, 2011
8:25 am

As long as he doesn’t start crying I think we will be okay.

DawginLex

April 1st, 2011
8:31 am

Yeah, that’s why Ben Jones is thought of as one of the best centers in the country. You didn’t have any problem with Fairley cheap shots on Murray but you do with Jones going after him. I see now.

As far as Bobo running “predictable” plays. There is nothing in football that makes you more of one bad dude than to run a running play that the other team KNOWS is coming and it still gains yards.

If our OL could be strong enough and have the right run blocking technique to block folks, we could be a running team. Searles did a great job at teaching the OL how to pass protect. Our run blocking left a lot to be desired.

Maybe Friend is trying to change that.

Destin Dawg

April 1st, 2011
8:32 am

Clowney can’t qualify for college… win the 1st 2 and it’ll be great year !!!!! GO DAWGS !!!

DawginLex

April 1st, 2011
8:32 am

Only thing I wish Ben would work on is his aim so he wouldn’t have missed Fairley’s knee.

Reg

April 1st, 2011
8:32 am

Auburn got 32 points a game against winning teams.

Georgia’s offense? A lousy 18 points a game, good for 11th in SEC scoring against winning teams.

Bobo better get his act together.

DawginLex

April 1st, 2011
8:34 am

Don’t fret though Auburn fans!!

The 2011 Fulmer Cup is secure.

Ben Jones could murder his teammates and we still couldn’t catch up.

//http:www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/

chs

April 1st, 2011
8:44 am

Good. We need more leaders to step up and GATA!!!