Georgia’s John Jenkins out for bowl game due to academics




Georgia will be without one of its most formidable defensive weapons when it plays Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1.

John Jenkins, a senior who started all 13 games at noseguard for the Bulldogs, was unable to meet academic requirements to maintain his eligibility for the bowl game. Georgia coach Mark Richt shared that news with reporters after the team convened at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel Wednesday evening.

“John Jenkins will not be coming to the bowl due to an academic-related issue,” Richt told reporters. “I think John Jenkins has been awesome for Georgia. I’ve been really proud of what he’s accomplished for us and just really want to wish him the very best  because he’s been a blessing to our program.”

Jenkins has sat out bowl practices and been listed with a concussion since the Bulldogs returned to action following final exams on Dec. 12. Richt was asked this past Thursday if the Bulldogs suffered any academic casualties after fall semester but declined “until we get to the bowl sight.”

The 6-foot-3, 358-pound Jenkins was named second-team All-SEC this season by both the coaches and media. A junior college transfer, Jenkins played both noseguard and end for the Bulldogs, amassing 50 tackles and two tackles for loss.

Georgia will start junior Kwame Geathers for the bowl game. Jenkins’ loss is somewhat cushioned by the expected return of Abry Jones for the bowl game. Jones, a senior starter, missed the last seven games of the season after having to undergo ankle surgery.

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dandydawg

December 26th, 2012
7:09 pm

93 dog

December 26th, 2012
7:10 pm

Why should he be required to take final exams if he has a consussion?

TampaGator

December 26th, 2012
7:12 pm

Big John was a blessing to the football program…..but I guess he did not bless the classroom or the library too much with his enormous presence between games….unfortunately.

Muschamp dismissed soph. backup safety and nickel back Pop Saunders today for repeated violations of team rules (his room was filled with too much funny smelling smoke). Says he wants to go play for Louisville next. So I am wondering if he calls Charlie Strong before or after the Sugar Bowl??? And if Charlie has more relaxed rules concerning smoking the weed on campus.

jaketekaj

December 26th, 2012
7:13 pm

Big man… little brains.

Rick James

December 26th, 2012
7:30 pm

Tough loss but Nebraska but if the team is focused they should be ok.Normally Tech trolls are first to jump on this kind of news.

Big Crimson 75

December 26th, 2012
7:31 pm

With or without the big guy, UGA should stomp the Huskers all over the field.
They better!!
A potential 3 game losing streak(sec cg, bowl game & kick-off classic against Clemson) shatters all those goody goody feelings y’all had post Bama.

zzggyy

December 26th, 2012
7:32 pm

UGA needs to try the Dieon Sanders ploy. Sanders, who was not even enrolled as a student at the university, played for 4th ranked FSU in the 1989 Sugar Bowl against Auburn. His 4th quarter interception in the end zone preserved FSU’s 13 – 7 win. There obviously cannot be academic issues for someone who is not a student.

Mark (another one)

December 26th, 2012
7:36 pm

John Jenkins is a DGD and we will miss him. I hope he fully recovers and has a great NFL career. It has to be rough finishing a semester with a concusion. Jenkins always played hard and he stayed out of trouble. Nay sayers can take a flying leap (off a short pier).

JB

December 26th, 2012
7:47 pm

Saban would have found a way to “lose” that paperwork until mid Jan.

Knoxdawgtn

December 26th, 2012
7:47 pm

Well others better step up and play like winners. Sorry to hear he has academic issues but that’s life. Time to get serious about kicking some Nebraska butt.

just the truth

December 26th, 2012
7:55 pm

Ineligible in Family and Child Development. Really now!

Dawgfan

December 26th, 2012
7:56 pm

Big Crimson,, ES and D

Dion Sanzers

December 26th, 2012
7:58 pm

Sounds like Dion not going to class when Richt was at Halfass U.

Russ, the Temporary Mascot

December 26th, 2012
8:00 pm

Site, not sight. Even a little dog knows that.

Put in Timeout by Ken Suguira,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned by Bill King, Chip Towers & only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

December 26th, 2012
8:14 pm

I guess he didn’t take and pass the Velcro Fastening Tennis Shoe class, It is a requirement to get your Family & Child Development degree.

Tech Troll

December 26th, 2012
8:20 pm

To the guy who referred to Tech Fans as trolls, It’s because of “Dawg” fans like you that we take pleasure in seeing GA get their butts whipped by average to good teams. How did you like your cream puff schedule this year? Had Bama at home for the SEC championship and you once again CHOKED on your kibbles and bits…..Oh, I know! You are proud of your team. GA will never be on the same level with the Alabamas of the world. Wait til the Gators get hold of you next year.

Georgia Athletics

December 26th, 2012
8:30 pm

He got pushed around like a rag doll in the SECCG.

Delbert D.

December 26th, 2012
8:30 pm

Juco transfers should be required to redshirt a year at the senior institution. The selection process with a scholarship at risk would severely curtail the stream of academic low performers.

Jojoba

December 26th, 2012
8:38 pm

No offense but what a goddam dumbass. These guys take retard classes and can’t even pass??? He had no business being at a university and heres the proof.

Put in Timeout by Ken Suguira,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned by Bill King, Chip Towers & only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

December 26th, 2012
8:40 pm

“Richt told reporters. “I think John Jenkins has been awesome for Georgia. I’ve been really proud of what he’s accomplished for us and just really want to wish him the very best because he’s been a blessing to our program.”

That is JOKE statement right? He hasn’t done Awesome for Georgia. He did awesome for himself and he did good for the football team, but GEORGIA is a State or a UNIVERSITY and Jenkins proved to be a loser. He is all about himself and didn’t even care enough to finish his degree with just a few weeks left. He let himself down. He let his team down. I would guess he told some mother figure in his life that he would get his degree so he let her down too. He doesn’t care about UGa or the fans or he would have been a man and lived up to his obligations as a Scholarship Student Athlete. I hope he doesn’t become another pro athlete discretionary tale like Quincy Carter.

Woogie

December 26th, 2012
8:43 pm

I’m gonna be drafted in a couple of months. I ain’t been to class the past 6 weeks. I could get hurt even if I were able to pull 2 C’s. I’m outta here Dawgs.

Tommy

December 26th, 2012
8:45 pm

This is the type player that hurts UGA. Could not enter as freshman because of grades. Went the junior college route. Wasted career as a college student.

Paddy

December 26th, 2012
8:47 pm

Though it happens every year somewhere, it should not be accepted behavior. He has let his team down. They say he is a first rounder. I have not seen it. Good player but a first round pick?

Dawg Pile

December 26th, 2012
8:57 pm

Do I really need to say what is going to happen in Orlando? I have a bad feeling about this game…

Corny

December 26th, 2012
9:07 pm

As a Husker, we want your best, we take no joy in this.

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9:07 pm

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Gay dawg

December 26th, 2012
9:09 pm

What a homo!

LoyalDog

December 26th, 2012
9:10 pm

John Jenkins will go to the pros and he let the team down. Big dissappointment.

Kennesaw State Dawg

December 26th, 2012
9:10 pm

Some people are it cut out to wear the red and black

BDawg

December 26th, 2012
9:10 pm

Oh the horror!

We coughed up 350 yards rushing to #17 rush offense Alabama WITH John Jenkins.

How many yards will we cough up WITHOUT John Jenkins against the #8 rush offense?

Nightmares!

1989 GA Dawg in Marietta

December 26th, 2012
9:12 pm

NO NEED TO WORRY @CORNY…YOU’LL GET THE BEST!

Columbus

December 26th, 2012
9:16 pm

Nebraska will run for hundreds of yards. That IS what they do. Just like GA Tech.

And just like Tech, Nebraska will get throttled….

hit a single

December 26th, 2012
9:21 pm

I heard they didn’t have a desk big enough for him.

BDawg

December 26th, 2012
9:24 pm

Wasn’t John Jenkins playing NT during the 7 games–Tenn, Kent, South Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, Alabama— where teams rushed for 200-350 yards?

I’m not sure we’ll miss much then!

Jake

December 26th, 2012
9:26 pm

Concussion came at birth

hit a single

December 26th, 2012
9:27 pm

UGA will always struggle stopping the run as long as we play grab instead of tackling the correct way, face mask on the numbers.

SouthernGent

December 26th, 2012
9:28 pm

So many bitter Tech trolls, so few places for them to run their immature mouths.

Thanks for your play John and good luck!

We all hate...

December 26th, 2012
9:34 pm

UGA

Gators, Volunteers, War Eagles, Gamecocks, Wildcats, and more….don’t think it’s just the Techies….

Husker Red

December 26th, 2012
9:36 pm

Maybe this evens things out a little. Nebraska lost starting center in the last game (at Iowa) before the Big Ten beat-down. We also lost our best D-lineman (Steinkuhler) to injury in the Iowa game too. I’m afraid there’s still too much talent on the G-side of the ball for the Huskers to handle. Nebraska’s on the way back up but not quite up to the level of the SEC’s best yet. GBR!

graphite

December 26th, 2012
9:37 pm

Buckeyes are only good for making deer turds.

Aw

December 26th, 2012
9:38 pm

Not sure why this is a shocker??????

Husker Du

December 26th, 2012
9:43 pm

Feel pretty sure Huskers will handle the dogs.

2 match-ups I like:
1- #8 Husker rush offense should give dogs fits
2- #1 Husker pass defense should rattle alan murray’s cage

Put in Timeout by Ken Suguira,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned by Bill King, Chip Towers & only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

December 26th, 2012
9:43 pm

1989 GA Dawg in Marietta
December 26th, 2012
9:12 pm

NO NEED TO WORRY @CORNY…YOU’LL GET THE BEST!
==========================

You just want get the Brightest.

Husker Du

December 26th, 2012
9:47 pm

dogs had a tough time with running quarterbacks.

may I introduce you to Mr. Martinez, who has 4 games where he has run for 100+ yards, ran for over 200 in 2 games.

rumor is, dogs can’t handle a mobile qb.

that’s what spurrier, buffalo, mizzou, gt, and kentucky all said.

Bill

December 26th, 2012
9:48 pm

Good-bye to John Jenkins. Good-bye to Garner. A new order on the D-Line is needed. Fat and lazy do not cut it. UGA needs more dedication, desire and effort at this critical position.

Husker Du

December 26th, 2012
9:50 pm

plan will be much like South Carolina’s against the dogs.

run, run, run, backs and quarterback from passing formations, and then play action deep.

Educate yourself

December 26th, 2012
9:53 pm

As a classmate of John Jenkins, I just have to point out to those claiming his “Family and Child Development” major and taking easy classes, our major is Human Development and Family Sciences, which is a combination of Biology, Sociology, Psychology, and many other aspects of Human Development as well as economics and nutrition science aspects. Anyone who thinks there is an easy major at UGA is oblivious and these guys work their butts off to keep up with schoolwork and team commitments, and they still make time to have a presence in the classroom and college as a whole. The football players in my classes are some of the nicest guys I have ever met, work hard, are humble, and many have chosen their major so that they can work with kids and/or non-profits one day, so next time you want to talk about how stupid they are, realize that they have to deal with more than just football. They have lives that are probably more difficult and complicated than many of ours and still make time for school, football, and even their community and then have to deal with idiots like you claiming they are stupid.

techbuzz

December 26th, 2012
9:56 pm

a georgia player, suspended for academics??? are you serious??? that must be a first for the university of football—he must be really dumb if he can’t pass those mickey mouse classes for football players.

momoney

December 26th, 2012
9:58 pm

No big deal–john headed to the nfl and don’t need some meaningless degree from georgia in child development. He’ll be making millions soon!!

LDawg

December 26th, 2012
10:01 pm

Hoser Du – just who is alan murray? You mean Aaron Murray who has the best QB rating in the country? You’re kidding, right?

Not real worried about a running QB. We beat all of those teams except one – by a lot. You’ll get your turn to lose too.