Georgia’s outside linebackers may be getting their share of pressures on opposing quarterbacks, but they haven’t yet been able to bag a sack.
Jordan Jenkins and Leonard Floyd are tied for the team lead with three quarterback hurries. They are still looking for their first sacks of the season.
“We are not where we need to be,” Jenkins said. “We’ve been working on some of the moves that we should have been using. We’ve tried to use some of our own moves instead of what coach [Todd] Grantham’s told us. We’re really getting back to some of the stuff that got us better last year instead of this year.”
Jenkins had five sacks last year as a freshman and Floyd created plenty of preseason buzz about his ability to bring pressure from the outside.
“You hope to put more pressure on a guy,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “We need to do a better job of that. I don’t think there’s any doubt, the more pressure we can put on a quarterback, the less pressure on a relatively young secondary back there.”
Jenkins said former Georgia All-American Jarvis Jones, who led the SEC in sacks the past two seasons, let him know what he thought of his play so far.
“He sent a text along saying you better get your [stuff] together,” Jenkins said of the Steelers first-round pick. “I just have to keep using more different moves versus the same one or two every time I go.”
Getting sacks Saturday may not be easy against North Texas, which gave up the fewest sacks in the country last year with six and is tied for fifth this year with two in three games.