Chip Towers looks at how Georgia’s offensive line has trended, with the Dawgs now on their third o-line coach in four (!) years:
… Searels also has had to adjust his teachings to the wants of the head coach and offensive coordinator. Generally, he’s known for preferring that his charges be a little trimmer and well-conditioned. That runs congruent with Luke but contrasts with Pittman, who wanted his linemen as big and burly as he could get them.
… Georgia’s average offensive line size actually has trended downward since the departure of Pittman, when it was 6-5, 332 pounds, to last year’s 6-4, 314 under Luke. A big question under Searels is which way he might want to go, faster and sleeker or bigger and bulkier.
Given his first sentence, I’m not sure that’s totally Searels’ call. Also, let’s not forget how much room is being taken up by some of the bodies stocked in the cupboard.
The presence of individuals such as Amarius Mims (6-foot-7, 330 pounds, So.), Devin Willock (6-7, 335, R-So.) and Micah Morris (6-6, 330, R-Fr.) lend a whole new meaning to the phrase “point of critical mass.”
My main observation, going back to last year’s G-Day game, is that Georgia wants offensive lineman who can pull, and by “Georgia”, I kinda mean “Monken”. I suspect that means if they have to swap a little size for more mobility, that’s a trade they’re willing to make. What that means in terms of how the o-line fills out… well, that’ll be something to watch, eh?