Sean Bedford will be able to play in Saturday’s game against Wake Forest, and backup Jay Finch should be available as well, coach Paul Johnson said after Wednesday’s practice.
If, for some reason, they can’t play, Zach Krish and Ray Beno have been getting ready.
Krish was center for the last seven series of last week’s loss to N.C. State.
Krish, a redshirt senior, and Beno, a redshirt freshman, played center in last week’s loss to N.C. State after Bedford left the game with an injury (shin). They split time at the position on Monday and Tuesday.
Krish, a former walk on from South Gwinnett High who earned a scholarship, has played guard and tackle for Tech, but until last week had never worked at center.
He said he’s comfortable with making the line calls because he knows what is supposed to be done, and he feels that the other players on the line recognize that he knows what’s going on.
He’s extremely intelligent (a civil engineering major). Someone said that Krish may be smarter than Bedford, an aerospace engineering major who is considered one of the smartest players in all of college football.
Krish said the toughest part has been getting used to the snapping motion, so he’s been working on that as much as possible this week.
“I’m just trying to play football, is all I’m trying to do,” Krish said. “I’m just trying to learn everything as best I can.”