And it’s about what you might expect, some expected, some not so much, with a dash of where-did-that-come-from-? tossed in.
- The obvious. For all Will Friend’s coyness, the offensive line came in pretty much how it had been reported to have taken shape over the last week or so of practices. Theus and Houston are the tackles and Kublanow mans the left guard position. Gurshall is back, baby. The base set defensive line hasn’t changed in months. We knew that Floyd and Jenkins would start. And Swann.
- The you can’t say you weren’t warned. Ray Drew is second team. So is Ramik Wilson. Aaron Davis is indeed your starting free safety – and is backed up by another walk-on. Lorenzo Carter is backing up Leonard Floyd. And there still isn’t a clear-cut back up to Hutson Mason.
- Fun with numbers. Greg Pyke has a listed weight that’s more than twice Reggie Davis’.
- Resurrection. Devin Bowman may be the happiest person in Athens about the coordinator change. He’s now starting at cornerback.
- The ghost of Logan Gray. Georgia will have a true freshman returning kickoffs. And it’s Reggie Davis and Isaiah McKenzie returning punts.
- So much for power football. No fullback listed on the depth chart, and Quayvon Hicks is listed as co-starter with Jay Rome at tight end.
- Class breakdown. The starting 22 is composed of two freshmen (one true; one redshirt), five sophomores, seven juniors and eight seniors. A fairly experienced bunch, in other words.
What’s the over/under on changes to the starting lineup as the season progresses (not counting those due to injuries)? The offense looks pretty set to me in that regard, but I bet Jeremy Pruitt mixes and matches for a while.