The fifth-year senior center from Memphis has played in 19 games for the Bulldogs all in reserve.
With Greg Pyke dealing with a knee injury, Brandon Kublanow has shifted from starting center to right guard. Kublanow started every game last season at left guard.
Quarterback Greyson Lambert said taking snaps from Long instead of Kublanow won’t be a big deal.
“He was actually the first guy I took snaps from whenever I got here,” Lambert said. “Whenever I was coming down from Virginia to throw with some of the guys, he would be out there sometimes to snap to me. I knew him. He’s the guy who hosted me and I knew I was moving in with him. It’s been a pretty easy transition.”
Kublanow would be the third different right guard to start for Georgia in the last four games. Sophomore Dyshon Sims got the call against Kentucky and Pyke was back in the lineup against Auburn.
Pyke was in a regular jersey on Wednesday, but coach Mark Richt said he didn’t think he got any team work and won’t start Saturday.
“I think he’ll be able to play,” Richt said, “but whether or not he’ll be an emergency backup or whether or not the coaches feel good enough to give him a role every so often, I’m not sure of that yet.”