2009 Spring Preview: Interior Offensive Line

ATHENS - Dean Legge breaks down the interior offensive line at Georgia this spring.

2008 Starters: Chris Davis (26 career starts), Cordy Glenn (10 career starts; All-Freshman) and Ben Jones (10 career starts; All-Freshman)

The future of the offensive line is very bright at Georgia – no question. The spring, however, is going to be a bit of a struggle. Injuries took hold of the offensive line last season, and the ramifications of those injuries will stretch into this spring.

Chris Davis, who has never failed to start a game he's played in at Georgia, will miss the entire spring getting his hip healthy. That will leave one guard spot open. Clint Boling, who has also been a consistent starter and All-SEC performer could slide to guard in the fall, but will likely get a pretty good look at tackle this spring. That means Cordy Glenn will likely have to hold the fort down at one tackle this spring.

Several players will look to assert themselves this spring because of the absence of Davis. Tanner Strickland, who has been on campus for some time, will get some good looks this spring. This his chance to break from the pack and get some playing time lined up for the fall.

Kevin Perez and Ben Harden – neither has made an impact during their careers. If they don't make a splash this spring, it seems time has passed them by. Still, those two will have their chance to make a move with the amount of players out on the offensive line.

Out for Spring (1) – Chris Davis and Vince Vance (played OT and OG in 2008)

Class of 2009 (1Signed)Dallas Lee is already on campus, and he will certainly get a shot to make an impact quickly. The fact that so many players are injured on the offensive line means that Lee will have an outstanding chance to make a splash.

Keep and eye on for 2010Austin Shepherd has made a trip to Athens, but it is hard to know for sure just how many – if any – specifically interior linemen that the Dawgs will sign.

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