Dogs’ No. 2 offensive line unit gets new look

Georgia’s No. 2 offensive line had a different look two weeks before the opener: Mark Beard at left tackle, Watts Dantzler at left guard, walk-on Preston Mobley at center, Austin Long at right guard and Kolton Houston, who was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for testing positive for a banned substance, at right tackle.

Long had not secured the backup left tackle spot and offensive line coach Will Friend “wanted to see Beard on the edge a little bit,” head coach Mark Richt said. “We know he’s athletic. We thought maybe going inside would help Long, we don’t know. We thought we’d just take a peek.”

Richt said his early impression of Beard, a junior college transfer, is that he showed quickness to pass protection plays but has to improve at blocking defenders in space.

Blog: Georgia-Vanderbilt kickoff time/TV set

by Marc Weiszer

Georgia will play an afternoon game in Sanford Stadium for the third week in a row on Oct. 4 against Vanderbilt. This time it will be late afternoon. The Bulldogs and... Full Story

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Georgia’s Oct. 4 home football game against Vanderbilt is set for a 4 p.m. kickoff on the SEC Network.

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