September 3, 2007

Bailey glad to be back

Sean Bailey didn't get a lot of sleep the night before Georgia's season-opener against Oklahoma State.

Considering he was about to step on the field as a contributing player for the first time in 21 months, who could blame him?

Until Saturday's 35-14 win, the last Bulldog fans saw of Bailey was in the 2005 SEC Championship Game against LSU. He subsequently tore his ACL in game preparations for the Sugar Bowl against West Virginia.

Finally healthy, Bailey was itching to finally put on the pads. So what if it cost him a couple of extra winks.

"I was tossing and turning all night. The day couldn't have come any faster.

It seemed like it took forever, but once it got here I wanted to cherish every minute of it," Bailey said. "I'd been waiting over a year and a half to get back and play in front of 93,000-plus fans."

Bailey certainly made the most of his first game back.

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