April 11, 2006

Georgia's offensive line has holes

Whoever Georgia's starting quarterback ends up being, their job will be made a lot easier if the Bulldogs are able to successfully rebuild themselves on the offensive line in the face replacing starters at four starting positions. The graduation of tackle Dennis Roland, guard Max Jean-Gilles and centers Russ Tanner and Ryan Schnetzer has opened the door for some newer faces to step in on the offensive line. With G-Day wrapping up spring practice, it appears that those younger linemen have taken advantage of their chances during spring practice.

"I think that our line probably run blocks a little bit better than pass blocks right now," said Georgia head coach Mark Richt. "If you can run the ball, establish the run, then when you fake that run they become better pass protectors because the defense is not really sure."

One of the two familiar faces that graced the offensive line during spring practice was senior Nick Jones, who's made the move from guard back to center. Also, senior Daniel Inman has made the swap from split tackle to tight tackle in a move made to replace Roland.

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