July 31, 2006

Youngsters look to veterans

It might not as deep as some positions, but the combination of seasoned veterans with tons of experience and a group of newcomers with plenty of talent, and the Georgia Bulldogs' linebacker corps is looking good heading into fall camp. "We are doing fine," said senior Tony Taylor. "We have a lot of new faces, and we are trying to get them adjusted to the system."

Four freshmen join four returning starters with a couple of other players in between. Taylor, along with Brandon Miller and middle linebacker Jarvis Jackson, and Danny Verdun, have combined for 67 starts over the past four years, with Miller, the only junior of the group, having the least with 10.

Sophomores Dannell Ellerbe and Marcus Washington both saw their first action last season and will both be key backups (though Ellerbe will miss the first three games serving a suspension).

That brings us to the four newcomers: Darius Dewberry, Akeem Dent, Akeem Hebron, and Darryl Gamble.

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