As if you needed it, Chris Low has further proof of the amazing job Stacey Searels has done this season.
… This is the fourth different combination the Bulldogs have used this season, and according to Brett Edgerton in ESPN’s Stats and Analysis department, the youngest starting five by far among the top 10 teams in the BCS standings this week. No other team in the top 10 of the BCS standings starts even one freshman in the offensive line. [Emphasis added.]
The only other Top 25 team that’s as young in the offensive line is Florida State, which also starts three freshmen and two sophomores. Minnesota starts two freshmen and two sophomores, while Boise State starts two freshmen and one sophomore.
Just a reminder – Georgia ranks second in the SEC and eighteenth nationally in sacks allowed. And, no, you can’t give the o-line all of the credit here. But it does deserve the lion’s share. And compare what this bunch has been able to do compared with their 2003 counterparts. I can’t say enough about what Searels has accomplished.