Thursday, October 7, 2010

Shaken, not Stirred

Coach Searels appears ready to shake things up with his offensive line. Freshman Kenarious Gates opened yesterday's practice at RG with the first team. Weiszer has a rundown of the possible changes.

Freshman Kenarious Gates worked as first-team right guard in practice. Trinton Sturdivant was lined up as the starting left tackle and Clint Boling shifted to right tackle, replacing Josh Davis.
“Did you notice that?,” Richt said when a reporter asked him about Gates. “Why don’t we just tell Tennessee what we’re doing? That’s why I don’t like you guys out there sometimes.”
Richt actually opened practice to the media for an extra 25 minutes on Tuesday.
Asked about now being a backup, Davis said: “No comment.”
Searels has made a reputation in Athens for mixing things up and patching together a line amidst injuries. This would be quite a shake up, especially given the improvement in pass protection. To me this says the offensive staff is tired of not getting yards up the middle. Richt is ready to gain the line of scrimmage back.

So tired, they're even willing to try a true freshman that got his scholly in the 12th hour of signing day. Of course, another good idea would be much less of Carlton Thomas up the middle. If we can get that coupled with some physical run blocking...well, I'll drink to that.

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