“And these guys aren’t just talented, they’re huge.”

David Ching has a nice help-is-on-the-way piece about Georgia’s offensive line recruiting here.  Best line:  “For one thing, they certainly won’t need a redshirt season to add size.”

Pittman will take whatever blessings he can get in that regard, I’m sure.

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26 responses to ““And these guys aren’t just talented, they’re huge.”

  1. Otto

    Does McGarity still have an unlimited meal plan?

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  2. Irwin R. Fletcher

    BEEF

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  3. PTC DAWG

    This OL class is the best thing to come from the Coaching change…IMHO…

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  4. Bright Idea

    If just 2 of these guys can hold their own and play significant snaps as freshmen it will be a blessing, 3+ would be gravy.

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    • John

      I think Wilson and the JUCO tackle would be the best candidates to contribute immediately. Probably both as tackles.

      That would likely put Wynn at left guard. Galliard (sp?) is the next man up at center. So the biggest question is whether an underclassman can unseat Simms at the other guard spot.

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      • Mayor

        The real problem last year was all the linemen were really guards and some good players (Pyke for example) got played out of position to their detriment and the team’s detriment. We need real tackles not the imitation variety.

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  5. Gravidy

    I just don’t see how such a yawning deficit of talent on the offensive line can be addressed in one year. I’d love to be wrong, of course.

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  6. artful codger

    We’ve seen a few come in and hold their own right away. Sturdivant, Boling, Ben Jones, …..who else?

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    • Sanford222view

      David Andrews? He may not have started as a freshman though.

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    • Macallanlover

      Sturdivant was the best looking talent I have seen come into UGA in decades, and man did he deliver until the football gods decided to crap on him. One of the saddest days was when I realized he would never get to realize his dreams, and truly get paid for all his efforts. Really hope he is having a great life and succeeding at his chosen profession. We have some young OL studs coming in that seem capable of contributing next fall. Fingers crossed.

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      • artful codger

        Agree ..terrible fate for him. I always liked Boling …he was a lunch-pail kid that succeeded with technique. By his junior/senior years he could plugnplay anywhere needed.

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        • Macallanlover

          True, he was a real grinder. Seems he got $100 worth if production out of $50 of natural born talent. Always love seeing a few of those guys sprinkled throughout the roster.

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  7. Russ

    Still looking forward to a RS Freshman Ben Cleveland next season.

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    • Coastal Dawg

      I wondered about Cleveland all year. He was a 4 or 5 star, big kid, smarts and an early enrollee I think. You have to ask what happened.

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  8. I saw the Thomas kid from Pace and Shaffer and Johnson from Cedar Grove live against Greater Atlanta Christian who was good up front as well. All three of them are really talented and large human beings.

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  9. lakedawg

    The Green Bay Packers starting offensive line, 324, 314, 310, 314, 318, believe all those dudes to small to play for Pittman. I just somehow think coaching is as important as weighing 350 pounds.

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    • Russ

      Yep, in 2011 we had the largest line in all of football. That didn’t stop Boise State from whipping us in the Dome. I still blame those Power Ranger uniforms.

      Size doesn’t mean much if you don’t know technique.

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      • Mayor

        UGA had the largest OL in the nation, college or pro, in 2010 and finished the season 6-7. That OL got pushed around all season by DLs that were substantially smaller, particularly in the bowl game against UCF.

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  10. Haven’t we had several high school kids come in and they were too huge and didn’t start until they lost weight……I swear I remember that happening. 360 lbs don’t mean shit with 35% body fat. I personally think freshmen linemen get your qb hurt. Happy talk and size is great but experience and size is better. Now, get off my lawn damnit

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