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Blog: Winning streak over Gators, John Jenkins’ explanation and Harvey-Clemons’ position

Some quick hitters heading into the weekend:

–Georgia has put out a snazzy iPad app to promote its football program. It’s called “The Georgia Way.”

There’s a Samuel L. Jackson-narrated video on the opening page. Among areas highlighted are Dawgs in the NFL, gameday traditions and recent successes, which includes a photo of the 2012 SEC Eastern Division champion trophy.

In an area that looks at the SEC and the rivalry against Florida, I couldn’t help but notice these facts about the Georgia-Florida series highlighted: “Georgia has won its last two games against Florida,” and “UGA leads the rivalry with 49 wins, 40 losses 2 ties.”

Who would have thought, given the history the last couple of decades in the series, that Georgia could now put the rivalry back in a good light for the Bulldogs?

–Former Georgia nose guard John Jenkins sounds like he will have an answer at the NFL combine about why he became academically ineligible for the bowl game.

Jenkins, in an interview with CSS during the Senior Bowl, had this explanation of what he will tell NFL teams: “I’m telling them that a lot of people may not know that I was diagnosed with a concussion after the Alabama game. I didn’t want that to get out so by that being said, when I was diagnosed it was within the same week of me taking my finals. I went through my finals, tried to take it, tried to do the best I could, it was a little tough, but I gave it the best I could and I ended up short. I just want to apologize to my team and the Dawg Nation for not being able to play in the bowl game. My team knew the situation.”

The curious thing about Jenkins saying he didn’t want the information about the concussion to get out is that Georgia listed him with being sidelined with a concussion on its official injury report throughout bowl practices on campus.

–Sure sounds like sophomore Josh Harvey-Clemons could be lining up at outside linebacker when Georgia starts spring practices a week from Saturday.

In an interview with Atlanta’s 92.9 The Game (first noticed by Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph), defensive coordinator Todd Grantham talked about Harvey-Clemons when he was going over the different parts of his defense.

“At the outside backer position, obviously we started a true freshman last year, Jordan Jenkins,” Grantham said. “I think he’ll continue that tradition of being a productive player outside. You know James DeLoach and Josh Harvey-Clemons are guys that were special teams guys last year that we’ll see competing in there that can make some plays.”

Then he moved towards speaking about players on “the back end,” particularly Tray Matthews and Damian Swann.

Harvey-Clemons, who worked in the secondary last season, was moved to outside linebacker when Georgia went up against the triple-option offenses of Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech and practiced some at inside linebacker during bowl practices.

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RT @chris_starrs: UGA’s Christian Payne saw his first playing time last week against Arkansas. http://t.co/eFBPVIEFWV

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