Steve and the guys at ugsaports.com have a great article about yesterday’s practice. Great because it has Richt saying what the starting OL would be if we played tomorrow. We don’t but it gives us some insight. Basically it sconfirms some stuff we thought and really solidifies the early impressions we’ve heard. LT will be Tripp, which is good because it means he’s nailed down the all-important blindside protection spot (he looks far more athletic than most OLs). LG is Vance (quite possible the largest guard I can remember us having at 6-8, 320). Center is Chris Davis, RT is Josh Davis (likely a placeholder until Boling returns after week 1). The surprise though was at RG where Richt confirmed that true freshman Cordy Glenn would be the starter as of now. That’s impressive. Richt indicated that Glenn would have played even if Sturdivant hadn’t gone down.
The other OL news was the fact that “Bean” is getting some looks at OT. While Bean is pretty much an ideal size to play OG, so the OT time is likely just a move to create depth and see if Bean can really impress somewhere. He’s a beast and is likely too talented to not see the field somewhere but reading between the lines it appears he’s struggling with making the right decisions and learning the system.
Blair Walsh (wonder if he’s had to put up with a lot of Trudi jokes) has apparently really impressed and certainly has the confidence you want in your kicker. He seems to have nailed down the job which is a huge relief.
Yes, there are a ton of injuries but it doesn’t appear that any are so serious that it would greatly diminish playing time. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see nearly all of the green jersey bunch playing next Saturday. Moreno specifically.