That doesn’t mean the UAB transfer inside linebacker wasn’t feeling the emotions when he lined up on the front line of Georgia’s kickoff return unit at the start of a 51-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe.
“I ran out there, everyone’s going crazy,” said Ganus, a senior. “That was fun. That was probably the closest moment I had to just like, `Wow,’ and then after that it was game time. I didn’t even think about it.”
Ganus had three tackles in his Bulldogs debut.
“I felt like I did pretty well,” he said. “There were definitely a lot of little things to improve on, a lot of little, minor, technique things that I really need to focus on this week. I thought overall I did pretty good.”
Ganus’ former teammates scattered to other college football programs after the program disbanded before it was reborn with a start date for the 2017 season.
When he watched film of Vanderbilt’s offense, he saw a pair of starters on Western Kentucky’s defense: linebacker TJ McCollum and nose tackle Jontavius Morris.
Ganus spoke to Morris this week.
“I told them I loved watching them play and thought they did a good job,” he said. “I’ve watched their film probably five times already.”