After breaking a bone in his foot in the first quarter of Georgia's opening week 35-21 loss to Boise State, sophomore linebacker Alec Ogletree is ready to get back on the field for the Bulldogs annual showdown with Florida:
"I’m very anxious to get back out there in a game and get going again. I’ve been out so long, right now I’m just trying to work on my conditioning and trying to jell back with the defense. I just want to help my team the best I can."
Georgia's coaching staff was expecting big things for the former five-star recruit, who had been dominating the line of scrimmage in practice after being moved from safety to inside linebacker in the off-season.
At 6'3 240, he combines the size of a traditional linebacker with the athleticism of a defensive back, making him a versatile weapon capable of combating both the traditional pro-style offenses of teams like Alabama as well as the newer spread offenses that Urban Meyer brought to the SEC earlier in the decade.
Ogletree indicated that he didn't know how the coaches would divide up the snaps in his first game back, but his return will be a welcome addition to a defense that gave up 70 points against South Carolina and Boise in the season's first two weeks.
For more on this game, visit Georgia blog Dawg Sports and Florida blog Alligator Army.