Reeling Them In

Both Jeff Owens and Kade Weston entered last year as highly rated defensive tackles. Many people thought it was Weston that would have played as a true freshman, but it was Owens that played early on. And played he did, he played in all 13 games and was named 2nd team Freshman All-American. He had 17 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks. This year he is starting and today he talked to me.

Dave McMahon -- How did the scrimmage go today?

Jeff Owens -- It was good, but not great. I didn't play as well as I could have. I needed to be more of a leader out there.

DM -- Overall how have practices been going?

JO -- They have been good. When we are all healthy we can be very good.

DM -- In recent years, Georgia has had 2 dominant tackles at a time, for example Richard Seymour and Marcus Stroud and more recently Kedric Golston and Gerald Anderson... how are you and Ray Gant been playing together?

JO -- OK, but lately it has been me and Dale Dixson. We are doing good, but we still need to find our groove.

DM -- Are you any bigger than you were last year?

JO -- Right now I am at 290 pounds. That is good.

DM -- You seem to be always getting behind the line of scrimmage... is that the key for you?

JO -- You have to be quick to get the quarterback.

DM -- How is Kade Weston doing?

JO -- He is playing really well. He is going to be a good player for us. He is big and physical and really talented.

DM -- What is Coach Garner like?

JO -- He is intense and shows a lot of enthusiasm.

DM -- I hear you fish a lot... how is the fishing in Athens?

JO -- It is fun, but not as fun as it is back home.

DM -- How big is the biggest fish you have caught here?

JO -- I caught a 10 pound catfish here.

DM -- Thank you for your time and good luck reeling in the catfish and the quarterbacks.

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