UGA LB Jake Ganus Feeling Emotions

ATHENS - Jake Ganus played in his 37th college football game last Saturday, making his 33rd career start.

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.”

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