Georgia Bulldogs: Chad Slade

Five storylines: Georgia vs. Auburn 

November, 8, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. -- No. 5 Georgia (8-1, 6-1) can clinch its second consecutive berth in the SEC championship game with a win Saturday against its oldest rival, Auburn (2-7, 0-6).

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest UGA-related storylines as we move closer to kickoff:

1. Championship implications

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Built to Perform: UGA LB Jarvis Jones

November, 7, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. -- Chad Slade was a starter on an Auburn offensive line that surrendered two sacks to Jarvis Jones a season ago.

So many Georgia fans were surprised on Tuesday to see quotes circulating from the Tigers’ right guard that lacked the deferential tone one might expect from a lineman preparing to face the Bulldogs’ All-America outside linebacker.

“You’ve got to be able to get your hands on him, block him,” Slade told reporters when asked about Jones. “He’s a good player, but you can stop him. It’s not that hard. You’ve just got to go out there and make the calls, go out there, execute the calls and know that he’s probably going to be on the side where the tackle will be made. He’s the type of player who will be one of the impact players.”

Of course the “You can stop him. It’s not that hard” part is the portion of the quote that made the rounds on Twitter and various blogs. But Jones simply shrugged off a question about the comment after one of the Bulldogs’ assistant coaches first brought it up to him during Tuesday’s practice.

“He was like, ‘Yeah, you can be blocked, you can be blocked.’ And I was like, ‘What you talking about?’ ” Jones laughed. “And he said, ‘That’s what they were talking about in the paper.’ But I’m not the kind for jaw jacking.”

Entering Saturday night’s matchup between No. 5 Georgia (8-1, 6-1 SEC) and Auburn (2-7, 0-6), some teams have been able to limit Jones’ effectiveness, but the list of opponents who have been successful in that endeavor is not particularly lengthy. The junior has a sack in five of the seven games in which he has appeared this season and has at least half a tackle for a loss in all seven.

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