That's certainly true for the fifth-ranked Bulldogs as they prepare to face Southeastern Conference foe Vanderbilt on Saturday night.
Starting left guard Dallas Lee suffered an ankle sprain in the first half of Georgia's matchup with Florida Atlantic last week, and top backup Watts Dantzler has been sidelined with a sprained ankle since the season opener against Buffalo, giving coaches a cause for some concern.
"I'd like to have more (depth)," said Friend. "Until we have more, we're going to have to do things like guys playing more than one position to create some depth."
Kenarious Gates appears to be the most likely candidate to change positions to help. Gates, who has been Georgia's starting left tackle, finished last week's game against FAU at left guard in place of Lee. Mark Beard replaced Gates at left tackle, and Friend said he will employ the same rotation if Lee cannot play against the Commodores.
"If we played today, it would (be the same)," Friend said earlier this week. "I don't want it to be like I'm throwing out that nobody is safe, but you have got to keep showing improvement. If someone else is showing (improvement), maybe they deserve to get in there."
Beard, a sophomore in his first season at Georgia, transferred in January from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, where he played tackle.
Entering the fall, the 6-foot-5, 302-pound Alabama native switched to guard, but Friend said his transition back to tackle should not be a challenge.
"He's a good athlete," Friend said. "He's more comfortable there.
"He's got a long way to go, the group does, but he's shown some things that he's deserving to play and you're not going to really know about him until you put him out there."
With different faces in new places, communication will be the offensive line's most important challenge, Friend said.
"The communication part of it is so much bigger when you're with somebody everyday and every snap," said Friend, who cross-trains his linemen to learn both the guard and tackle positions. "We try to roll them enough where that kind of works out.
"When you're [next to] somebody over and over, the same group, it's like when you're married. Communication is important there and in any relationship."