Bobo Trying to be a Little Bit More Positive

ATHENS – Mike Bobo said he's a pretty pessimistic person by nature.

"I'm trying to be a little bit more positive here today," the Georgia offensive coordinator said Thursday night after the Bulldogs' final spring practice.

So Bobo looked at the offensive line play this spring with a glass full perspective even if the lineup isn't quite settled yet.

"I think the offensive line has played well," Bobo said. "We've got a chance to be better up front. We've got a chance to be more athletic at all five positions, maybe a little bit physically stronger than years past. The last two years the offensive line has played pretty well for us to have the success we've had on offense."

Georgia has worked with different lineups this spring to find the right combination, especially at left guard where offensive line coach Will Friend is still trying to find the answer.

"Brandon Kublanow has had some moments there," Friend said. "We've played some guys there that are not the guy. …Brandon's been up and down. Kolton (Houston) looked good there the last week and a half."

Friend said that he feels like he has six to seven players "that I know for sure that I can get ready to play a game with right now."

Center David Andrews, tackles Theus and Houston and right guard Greg Pyke are in position to start. The others in the mix are backup tackles Mark Beard and Watts Danztler and guard Kublanow.

Theus could play left or right tackle and Houston right tackle or left guard.

"We've just got to figure out the best five," Friend said.

No answer yet for No. 2 QB job

Now that spring practices are over, Bobo plans to meet individually with all the quarterbacks.

"As far as how I set the depth chart out of spring, I don't know yet," Bobo, who coaches quarterbacks, said after the final spring practice on Thursday. "I can assure you there's still going to be competition in the fall."

Redshirt sophomore Faton Bauta and redshirt freshman Brice Ramsey probably got the same number of reps with the No. 1 and No. 2 units this spring, Bobo said.

"There were probably some days we thought it might be Brice, there were probably some days we thought it be Faton," coach Mark Richt said. "I don't know if that's been settled."

Added Bobo: "Both of them have had good days and both have them had not so good days and both of them have had bad days. …The more reps they get the better they're going to become. We've got the whole summer and 29 practices so we'll see what happens."


Add receiver Justin Scott-Wesley to the list of injured offensive players that Georgia expects to be good to go sometime in June.

Richt said Scott-Wesley, coming back from a torn ACL, isn't expected to have any limitations by the end of June. Richt had already said during the G-Day broadcast that receiver Malcolm Mitchell (knee), tailback Keith Marshall (knee) and tight end Jay Rome (foot) would also be full speed in June. Georgia's medical staff confirmed that with Richt on Thursday.

Walk-on offensive lineman Eddie McQuillen from Newnan sustained a torn ACL in the spring game and may miss the season.

This and that

Richt said he may not announce any discipline including possible suspensions for the four players who were arrested on the eve of spring practice before the Clemson opener. "Every time I discipline a guy I don't tell everybody what I do all the time," Richt said. "Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't." He said that defensive linemen James Deloach, Jonathan Taylor, safety Tray Matthews and receiver Uriah LeMay, arrested on theft by deception charges, have "behaved well" as of late. "To this point, they've done pretty good," Richt said. "They've handled the discipline I've given them to this point. There will probably be a little bit more before it's over. I'll let y'all know when. Maybe I will, maybe I won't. I don't know. If there's something to announce, I'll announce it."

Offensive lineman Aulden Bynum closed out the spring working at tight end to help out while Rome and Jordan Davis (knee) were sidelined. "Today was his last day," tight ends coach John Lilly said. "He'll be back with the offensive line."

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