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Forget Quarterback, Who will play Center?

Coach Rob Sale speaks to fans during a signing day press conference on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 in Athens, Ga. (Photo by Sean Taylor)
Coach Rob Sale
[break] Most fans try to follow the football and the players that touch the pigskin become fan favorites. But there is an exception to the rule – the center. He touches the ball on every offensive play. His mistakes are glaringly obvious. He calls the blocking assignments.

He graduated. Who will play center?
[break] [break] David Andrews was a model of consistency during his career. To a great extent his leadership and skill made Georgia’s prolific offense hum. Now he must be replaced. In 2014 when Andrews was injured the offense sputtered.

 

The list below contains all returning offensive linemen. Incoming freshmen linemen are not included and if UGA has to use a true freshman as its starting center, SEC defenses will be licking their chops.

 

Pretend you are first year offensive line coach Rob Sale – who are the candidate to replace David Andrews?
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No. Name Pos. Class Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
72 Glenn Welch C RS FR 6-3 280 Jesup, Ga./Wayne County
73 Greg Pyke OG RS SO 6-6 321 Baltimore, Md./The Boys’ Latin School
74 Thomas Swilley OG RS FR 6-3 301 Athens, Ga./Cedar Shoals
66 Hunter Long OG JR 6-4 302 Memphis, Tenn./Briarcrest Christian
58 Billy Seward OG RS FR 6-3 270 Watkinsville, Ga./Oconee County HS
67 Michael Scullin OG RS FR 6-2 285 Cumming, Ga./South Forsyth
60 Josh Cardiello OG RS FR 6-3 297 Buford, Ga./Buford HS
54 Brandon Kublanow OG SO 6-3 294 Marietta, Ga./Walton HS
70 Aulden Bynum OG RS FR 6-5 276 Valdosta, Ga./Valwood School
64 Jake Edwards OL FR 6-4 273 Franklin, Ga./Heard County HS
65 Kendall Baker OL FR 6-6 310 Atlanta, Ga./Marist
55 Dyshon Sims OL FR 6-4 302 Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes HS
77 Isaiah Wynn OL FR 6-2 283 St. Petersburg, Fla./Lakewood HS
68 Eddie McQuillen OT JR 6-8 286 Newnan, Ga./Trinity Christian
57 Alex Essex OT FR 6-5 269 Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s
71 John Theus OT JR 6-6 313 Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles
75 Kolton Houston OT SR 6-5 287 Buford, Ga./Buford HS

Source: GeorgiaDogs.com

Photo: Sean Taylor/Georgia Sports Communications

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