Kirby Smart has proven over the past few seasons that he’s one of the best coaches in the country. In an effort to get Georgia over the hump and win a championship, he’s adding a former program great to his staff.
Former Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones is joining the team’s coaching staff as a student assistant for the defense.
Jones began his collegiate career at USC before transferring to Georgia. In 2012, he put together an outstanding season with the Bulldogs, winning the Jack Lambert Trophy and SEC Defensive Player of the Year.
Following his breakout season with the Bulldogs, Jones entered the NFL Draft. His departure from the program was bittersweet for fans, but now he is officially back in Athens.
Georgia’s media guide has revealed that Jones and former linebacker Juwan Taylor are student assistants for the upcoming season.
They’ll add years of in-game experience to the coaching staff.
“Coach Jarvis Jones” will be in Athens this season, as listed in the 2019 UGA Football Media Guide.
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The Bulldogs enter next season with high expectations, which has been the case with Smart at the helm.
Although Georgia lost a plethora of playmakers on offense to the NFL Draft, but the team still has plenty of talent heading into this fall.
We’ll see if Jones and Taylor can help the Bulldogs in their quest for a national title.