It sounds like there’s a chance one of my favorite plays in the Georgia arsenal may survive Figgins’ departure.
Arthur Lynch is hoping to fill a void left at tight end by the departures of Orson Charles and Aron White, but that’s not where his role might end.
“We’re even using him at fullback a little bit because he’s so big,” quarterback Hutson Mason said Thursday. “He knows tight end really well since he’s been here for so long, so he’s learning fullback, just seeing how he handles it. As a quarterback, you always want some guys in the backfield that are going to be able to protect and pick up the blitz. You never worry when Artie’s back there if you’re going to get smacked in the backside. He’s 280 pounds, and he’s grumpy.”
Earlier, Lynch said he’s being moved around in different formations including as an H-back, considered a hybrid of a fullback and tight end.
By the way, “He’s 280 pounds, and he’s grumpy” may turn out to be the best line from spring practice. It sounds like Mason’s gotten pretty comfortable with things.