Kevin Breedlove knows a good offensive line when he sees one. Breedlove was a four-year starter at offensive guard for Georgia and played on the 2002 SEC Championship team. Breedlove had stints in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, along with NFL Europe and the CFL. He later earned two masters degrees from Clemson. “I had big expectations,” Breedlove said with a laugh. “I actually wanted to go on and become a professor and teach marketing. I halfway started on my PhD program at Clemson, and then decided that I was spending way more time in the gym and changed directions.” Breedlove, 32, owns and operates the Odyssey Health Club in Hilton Head, S.C.
What do you think of Georgia’s offensive line this year? “I really like them. They are big, they’re young, and they’re tough. John Theus at right tackle as true freshman – the guy is just a bear. That offensive line likes to steam roll guys. They are smart, and they can pick up the blitzes. They are still young. They are playing well as a group. If they continue to play well, this could be one of the best offensive lines that Georgia has ever seen.”
Alabama or Georgia? “Not that I’m biased or anything, but I’ve got to pick Georgia, definitely. Georgia has a heck of a squad with (Alec) Ogletree back there at linebacker. He’s amazing. Aaron Murray is a kid that has a great arm and great accuracy. I know everybody is trying to give him a little bit of grief by not being to win the big one. But I kind of feel like it is his time. This is a team that is on the rise. They are playing well. Hopefully, they will be able to put it all together. If they do, I think Georgia can pretty much beat anybody.”
Favorite memory from 2002 SEC Championship? “What stands out the most was that after the game was over, we were running around and celebrating with the fans. I just remember taking a couple of steps back, and looking up into the crowd. I was just grateful to be a part of that. I look up, and there’s my dad right there. So out of all those people, I was able to find my dad. I just thought that was the neatest thing I’ve ever seen, to be able to share that moment with him.”
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