He has an optimistic bent and is perhaps a little biased, but former Georgia Tech center Sean Bedford gives a recommendation to the Yellow Jackets offensive line and his replacement in particular.
“With Jay Finch rolling in at center, he’s infinitely more talented than I ever was,” Bedford said by phone last Friday. “He’s bigger, faster, stronger and he’s just going to need the experience.”
Of his other former cohorts, Bedford said, “I think (guards) Will Jackson and Omoregie Uzzi are phenomenally talented. (Tackle) Phil Smith has the potential to be great, and there’s a lot of guys who have the potential to make things happen. A lot of it is avoiding injuries and getting on the field. The raw materials are there to make it happen. It’s up to them to go out and do it.”
Finch is slated to step in for Bedford, a two-time All-ACC center and the winner of the inaugural Burlsworth Trophy, given to the country’s most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on. A junior