Garner practices 'thug love' with freshman 

August, 6, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. -- Preseason camp creates a test of willpower for any freshman football player, but it might be particularly difficult for Jonathan Taylor, who plays for one of Georgia’s most demanding position coaches, Rodney Garner.

Garner joked about his regular admonishments of the freshman defensive lineman when speaking with reporters Sunday, but he added that he is not worried that his criticisms will be too much for a freshman like Taylor.

“He’ll be OK. He’s a good kid. He’s tough,” Garner said before breaking out a 1970s TV reference. “You remember ‘The Six Million Dollar Man?’ What did they tell you? We must rebuild him.

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