Notebook: Jones' mission to prepare Theus 

August, 7, 2012
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia is clearly counting on freshman offensive lineman John Theus to contribute immediately, so it helps that the Bulldogs have an All-America pass rusher to go against him during preseason practice.

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Radi Nabulsi/ESPN.comVeteran linebacker Jarvis Jones says John Theus (above) isn't the only newcomer to garner his 'focused' attention.
Jarvis Jones, who led the SEC with 13.5 sacks last season, said he has already worked against Theus -- whom ESPN rated as the nation’s No. 5 offensive tackle prospect in the 2012 signing class -- “all the time” in the first six days of practice.

“I’m trying to make it my business to have him ready for Day 1 when we tee it off,” Jones said.

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