We know who will man the left offensive tackle and center spots. And right now it looks like right tackle is Kolton Houston’s job to lose (although it would be nice to see some sort of viable competition for the position emerge).
But the guard slots… who the hell knows? Pyke and Kublanow are the right size, but still need polishing.
Kublanow is working this spring on grasping exactly what he has to do, improving his footwork and his hand placement. Pyke said his technique is getting better and he has a better grasp of the plays.
Beard can’t seem to hold down left guard – “Senior Mark Beard began the spring as the starter at left guard and junior Zach DeBell worked that spot Friday and Saturday.” – and DeBell sounds like he needs more time in the weight room.
“When a guy goes right down the middle of him, it’s kind of tough on him at times,” Richt said. “When you’ve got to pull and get out in front of a screen pass or pass protect, people trying to edge rush him, he does very well.”
Your proverbial work in progress, in other words. I’ll be surprised if we hear anyone’s locked down a start at offensive guard more than a few days before the opener.