SI’s Spring Wrap

Spring football is over, so SI.com weighs in with a few things:

Stewart “Montana” Mandel has Georgia at #1 in his power rankings.

Gene Menez has Knowshon Moreno at #3 on his Heisman watch list.

And Andy Staples has a nice note in his “Impact early enrollees” piece:

Georgia: The nation’s most loaded team couldn’t possibly have a true freshman starter, right? Not only is Bulldogs coach Mark Richt considering starting a true freshman, he might also use that freshman at a position typically reserved for a veteran. Ben Jones, a 6-2, 306-pounder from Centreville, Ala., could start at center. Jones impressed coaches all spring, and if he develops in August, he may wind up allowing coaches to move current starting center Chris Davis back to guard, where Davis started every game last season.

Jones earned more respect from his coaches this spring when he played through a sprained ankle to keep himself on the two-deep depth chart. “You can tell he’s trying like mad to do it just the way coach says,” Richt said. “You can see he’s coming. I don’t know if he’s coming fast enough to start in the fall, but I’m not going to put it past him.”

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2 responses to “SI’s Spring Wrap

  1. NebraskaDawg

    Starting Jones doesn’t scare me nearly as bad as starting T.S. last year at left tackle.

  2. dean

    So does this mean Georgia is now an “elite program”? Probably not. We’ll have to win multiple MNC’s for that I guess.