Monday, March 4, 2013

Spring Practice - early observations

Haven't read much about the offensive line just yet, but that will remain the top position to watch if you ask me. However, sounds like Josh Harvey-Clemons got plenty of work at safety ($) along with Tray Matthews. In terms of size this appears to be the best fit and those two could be our opening day starters. Still, we can expect to see Harvey-Clemons moved around quite a bit.

Something else I found interesting was that Brandon Burrows was getting work at outside linebacker. He's still listed as an inside linebacker on the roster, but it sounds like the coaches want to get some looks at the new kids (Rankin and Carter) there as well as Burrows rushing the passer.

Lastly, as Blutarsky pointed out, not really sure how to read this yet.
Richt said he sees Mayes, John Taylor and John Atkins as sizable players at the position, but trimmer.
“We are definitely not as big up front, but we’re pretty quick and athletic,” Richt said. “It will be interesting to see how we’ll hold up against a smash-mouth team as the season goes on. We certainly have some guys that can really run.”