Quick Hitters - Richt on offensive line

Georgia doesn't have a ton of weaknesses in their 2004 team, but the offensive line might be considered one.

Last season, the Georgia offensive line allowed the most sacks in the Southeastern Conference. LSU, and even Vanderbilt, pounded quarterback David Greene due to poor protection. Everyone has been blaming the offensive line for last season's problems.

"Everyone wants to attribute sacks to the offensive line, but that is shared by many people," said Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt. "Sometime a receiver will run the wrong route; the quarterback holds the ball because of it and it's a sack."

Georgia started one of its youngest offensive line ever last season. With redshirt and true freshmen playing along the line nearly all season long, the Bulldogs looked lost at times.

"No matter what anyone says about it, experience is crucial," said Richt.

That's something that the Bulldogs have plenty of this year.

"Now they have a lot of experience and they know what it takes. Once we get everyone plugged into the right spot I expect them to play great. I think that the offensive line will be a lot better than they were last year," said Richt.


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