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Kearis Jackson and Warren Ericson discuss upcoming season



Georgia players Kearis Jackson and Warren Ericson spoke with media Wednesday afternoon. They offered the following comments.

#10 Kearis Jackson | Redshirt Sophomore | WR

On how he feels going into camp…

“So far I know coming into camp, I was dealing with a few injuries and stuff but now I’m healthy, I’m 100 percent. My main goal coming into camp was to be a leader and just pull guys with me along because I know myself, and I know how it feels to be brought down. I want guys to be able to come in and work hard, play hard and play fast. This fall so far we’ve been doing that on offense and everything has gone pretty smooth.”

On how learning the offense has gone over zoom…

“Well we started the zoom meetings in like February or January, I can’t remember, but I must say the offense, the receivers, the quarterbacks, running backs and linemen have all done a great job up to this point learning the offense. Guys are now playing fast, we have guys in the right positions to make place and Coach Monken, I love the way he’s bringing in the offense. He loves to see guys make plays and if you can make plays you can play for him. So far the whole offense has done a great job. It’s day three of practice and we’ve been doing a great job, especially with the volume of new offense we have that’s new to us. We’ve taken it pretty well by coming in and wanting to learn and wanting to get better. We’ve faced a little adversity by missing spring but now since we have it in front of us, it’s go time. It hasn’t been too much of a situation that’s become a big deal. Like I said though, we’ve done a great job in fall camp.”

On what he thinks it will be like playing in a stadium with limited capacity…

“We have to control what we can control. We have to bring our own energy. I know the stadium won’t be as full but, like I said, we have to bring our own energy. The fans aren’t there, like at practice, so we have to bring our own energy. On gameday, there won’t be any fans there, but we’re there. We’re focused on the game and yes we love the fans but we have to control what we can control.”

#50 Warren Ericson | Redshirt Sophomore | OL

On what it is like having a new quarterback voice in the huddle…

“We have a lot of talent. All of our quarterbacks are great leaders and they’re all stepping up to the plate. Each person is different and it doesn’t take too much adjustment. We just have to do what we do as an offensive line and just keep them off their backs.”

On what he took away from his opportunity to compete in the Sugar Bowl to bring into this upcoming season…

“I honestly took it as a learning experience. It was a great opportunity and I loved every single second of it. It was definitely a learning experience. Some say I played well and I thank them for that, but I want to focus on the things I did not do well and I want to improve on those. Hopefully the things that I can improve on can be translated to this upcoming season. I want to play fast and I want to continue to just get my fits right. Playing low, leverage, getting my feet right. I just want to get my technique as crisp as possible.”

On if anything changes for the offensive line when a new offensive coordinator comes in…

“I wouldn’t say that it’s too much different for me. Football is football in my view. As far as pass blocking and the techniques, we’ve been able to adjust to them and his offense and he’s done a great job of coming in and teaching his offense and getting in our brains. We just have to go out there and execute.”