Walk on gets Dawgs ready for GSU option

ATHENS – The toughest part of preparing for the Georgia Southern game is simulating the team's triple option. That's where quarterback Jessee Jones helps out the most.

Jones, a walk-on transfer from Georgia Military Academy, knows how to run the option and is one of the few Bulldogs who does. "You have to have 11 guys doing it right," said Bulldogs coach Mark Richt of the option. "I bet we might have one and a half doing it right."

Luckily for Jones and the Bulldogs, he's part of that one and a half. "He's runs the option real well," said sophomore linebacker Danny Verdun Wheeler. "He knows when to pull it, he knows when to take it, he knows when to pitch it. We think he's been a great help. He got great speed, and he's smart."

Although Jones, an Albany native, won't be dressing for this weekend's contest with the Eagles, he has helped the Bulldogs tremendously in preparing for this game. "Jessee Jones has done a great job for us," said Richt. "He is a very athletic guy and he came just in the nick of time. He came in with some option experience and did a super job of giving us a look."

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