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Report: UGA safety Jakar Hamilton out for year

Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:10 pm
Edited on: August 18, 2011 1:36 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

For Georgia fans, a secondary that was shaky at times last season, saw corner Vance Cuff graduate, and safety Alec Ogletree move to linebacker entered 2011 as one of the Bulldogs' biggest concerns. And it's safe to say today's news won't help alleviate them.

According to reporter Gentry Estes, senior safety Jakar Hamilton has been diagnosed with a pair of stress fractures in his right ankle and will likely miss the entire 2011 season. The injuries occurred sometime during the offseason but were only discovered by a recent MRI.

A JUCO transfer who enrolled last year, Hamilton still has a redshirt year remaining and will likely take it if forced to by the ankle injury. After starting five games in 2010 and collecting 27 tackles with one interception, Hamilton was battling Shawne Williams and Sanders Commings for a starting job and was expected to play a major role in the Dawg secondary regardless.

Thanks to Williams and Commings -- and clearcut strong safety starter Bacarri Rambo -- Hamilton's injury isn't a backbreaker for the Bulldogs, on paper at least. But his departure limits the unit's versatility (particularly where the mix-and-match Commings is concerned) and certainly weakens its depth.

Assuming Hamilton returns at full strength in 2012, his continued presence will be one more bonus for what projects as one of the SEC's deepest and most experienced defensive backfields. (Barring early NFL departures, corner Brandon Boykin should be the only loss.) But that doesn't mean a whole lot for Georgia now as Mark Richt heads into a make-or-break season.


Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 12:42 pm

Report: UGA safety Jakar Hamilton out for year

Sorry but it's not a big loss. Hamilton was a liability out there and ever said he couldn't tell the difference between cover two and cover 3.

He wasn't vying for a starting spot. That goes to Shawn Williams. He was going to alternate between 2nd and 3rd string.. And even true freshman Corey Moore was going to pass Hamilton eventually.

Hopefully this could be a blessing in disguise and Hamilton can actually learn his position while he redshirts.

Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 11:27 am

Report: UGA safety Jakar Hamilton out for year

This is a bigger loss than people think. 

Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2011 10:54 am

Report: UGA safety Jakar Hamilton out for year

Im sorry, I meat UGA will go 8-4 with wins over UT and Auburn....not bad but will that save Richts job>?

Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2011 10:51 am

Report: UGA safety Jakar Hamilton out for year

UGAy goes 7-5 this year and thats only if they beat UT and Auburn....It coukd be a long year for the dawgs as it may be for my gators, who will be lucky to win 7-8 as well.....The SEC east went from the best to one of the worst....uggggh!

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