Georgia tackle Trinton Sturdivant’s injury last August was the first of several that forced Georgia to go with a patchwork offensive line much of the season. Of course, as a result of all the mixing and matching that OL coach Stacy Searels had to do last year, the 2009 line is an experienced bunch that’s expected to be the main strength of the offense.
Talking with David Hale of Bulldogs Blog, Sturdivant previews what the starting OL might look like, based on what’s happening in summer workouts. Sturdivant, who says his injured knee is fully recovered, is playing left tackle, with Vince Vance (also coming back from ACL surgery) at left guard, Ben Jones back at center, Cordy Glenn at right guard and Clint Boling at right tackle. That’s all subject to change at Searels’ whim, of course.
Sturdivant also says incoming freshman Chris Burnette has really impressed his teammates with his explosive speed and how quickly he has learned the playbook. Burnette, who came close to being his high school’s valedictorian, “already knows all the calls and the plays,” Sturdivant says. “We can call any call, and he just spits it out just like that. I know he had a 5.8 GPA in high school, and it’s definitely transferring.”