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Vance to start for UGA
Former Bradwell Institute player Vince Vance will start for UGA. - photo by Photo provided.
ATHENS — Former Bradwell Institute Tiger Vince Vance was one of the names University of Georgia football head coach Mark Richt said would be among his starting line up as the Dawgs secure the front line.
Richt provided Georgia's projected starting unit if the Bulldogs had to play a game this week. He said the front five would be Kiante Tripp at left tackle, Vince Vance at left guard, Chris Davis at center, freshman Cordy Glenn at right guard and Josh Davis at right tackle.
"That's a lot of first timers right there, four brand new starters and one at a new position," Richt said.
The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs continued preparations for their season opener with Georgia Southern by conducting a two-hour workout in full pads Tuesday.
Chris Davis is the only
member of the group to have started (all 13 games at left guard in 2007) while the rest with the exception of the freshmen Glenn saw action last year. After losing sophomore left tackle Trinton Sturdivant to a season-ending knee injury last week and with sophomore Clint Boling out for the first game, the offensive line is one area to watch when the Eagles come to town. Sturdivant started all 13 games at left tackle last year. Glenn, a native of Riverdale, is 6-5 and 313 pounds.
"We threw Cordy in there at tackle and then at guard, and he's a big, body guy, who bends just right, and he's done well," Richt said. "When they run in to him, they don't get very far. He's got a chance to get a good start for us."
Richt added that the Bulldogs have continued to work on schemes and techniques they will employ against GSU as they run a different offense and defense.
"We usually start about 10 days out getting ready for an opponent, but we started about two weeks out."
Georgia practiced in shorts Wednesday and then played a simulated game Thursday, putting the offense and defense on the same sideline for the first time this year and had the scout team on the visitor's sideline.
Georgia is slated to open the season at Sanford Stadium against Georgia Southern on Aug. 30 at 12:30 p.m. in a game that will be televised on a pay-per-view basis by CSS.
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