Richt says Jones is best player in America

Jarvis Jones’ performance against Florida had Georgia coach Mark Richt taking his praise for the junior outside linebacker to a new level.

After his dominant showing against Missouri on Sept. 8, Richt said Jones “may be the best defensive player in America.”

He went further this week, saying, “I think he’s the best player in America.”

Did Richt mean the best player on either offense or defense?

“I can’t think of a better player than Jarvis in the whole United States of America,” Richt said. “He’s the best.”

Jones had 13 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles against Florida.

 

AUBURN: Coach Gene Chizik is making another quarterback switch in hopes of reviving one of the nation’s worst offenses.

Chizik said Tuesday that freshman Jonathan Wallace would start Saturday against New Mexico State. He replaces Clint Moseley, who sustained a left ankle injury last weekend and didn’t practice Tuesday.

 

MICHIGAN: Quarterback Denard Robinson should be available for Saturday’s game against Minnesota, coach Brady Hoke said.

Robinson aggravated the ulnar nerve in his right elbow during the second quarter against Nebraska on Saturday and did not return to the game. Robinson was unable to grip a football, making him unavailable.

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