Remember the game “I can name that song in X number of notes?” I think the SEC East is playing a variation of it.
I’ve previously noted how many players under the 85-man limit Florida and Tennessee are going into the season. Now it seems that Georgia wants to play that game, as well.
Brent Benedict, a redshirt freshman offensive lineman from Jacksonville and a former five-star recruit, left the team due to “personal reasons,” head coach Mark Richt said in a news release on Sunday. Benedict (6-foot-5, 312-pounds) was slated to back up Chris Burnette at right guard. He signed as a tackle…
… Georgia is now down to 13 scholarship offensive linemen, five of whom are true freshmen who just arrived on campus (not including Nathan Theus of Jacksonville, who signed as a long snapper). Incoming freshman tackle Xzavier Ward is also expected to miss the season with a knee injury.
Georgia still looks to be able to assemble a starting five on the o-line. But the depth picture is shakier than ever, if it’s possible to be shakier than non-existent. Some incoming freshmen will need to grow up in a hurry.
Interesting side note from the AJ-C article: “Indications are there has been some differences over how much and what kind of off-season training he should be doing as he prepared for his first active season on the field.” Belue fleshes that out with more specifics.