Offensive Line Breakdown
Left Tackle – Kiante Tripp was scheduled to start at Right Tackle before Trinton Sturdivant was lost for the season. Tripp is a good athlete and the top offensive lineman healthy at Georgia. He is ready for the hot seat, and he better be: Blindside protection of pocket passer Matthew Stafford is a huge key to the success of the upcoming season. He has played and played well.
Left Guard – Vince Vance has the best name of any Georgia player and is a mammoth man. I was very worried about him at Tackle because he is not the fleetest of foot. He has played both Guard and Tackle and plays the Guard position well. Big wall of men on the left side with these two lined up together.
Center – Chris Davis played well at Guard and Richt has been outspoken about his abilities at Center. He is a smart kid – Centers must be smart and run the O-line sets effectively.
Right Guard – Cordy Glenn may immediately benefit the most from the shuffling. The Freshman gets the start at Guard for the opener. Clint Boling is suspended for a game and may take this spot from him upon his return. Glenn weighs 315 pounds and should be adequate at the least crucial line spot. That said, all line spots matter. One position breakdown can equal defeat, injury, turnovers.
Right Tackle – Josh Davis was the third best healthy tackle on campus. Now he is number two and playing time expectations went way up. Tripp will be solid on the other side, the blindside. How well can Josh match up against the teams that have no number two Defensive End, only co-number ones, like LSU?
THE KEY TO THE SEASON IS CONTINUITY AND HEALTH ON THE LINE AND HOW WELL THE DAVIS DUDES AND GLENN AND BOLING PERFORM. THE LEFT SIDE LOOKS FINE, SO EXPECT A WHOLE HECK OF A LOT OF MORENO IN THAT DIRECTION. ALSO REMEMBER: SOUTHERLAND IS OUT FOR AROUND HALF THE SEASON, SO THE LEAD BLOCKING OF CHAPAS IS ANOTHER HUGE KEY TO TEAM SUCCESS.