Friend on UGA’s O-line: We’ve just got to figure out the best five

Mike Bobo said he’s a pretty pessimistic person by nature.

“I’m trying to be a little bit more positive here today,” the Georgia offensive coordinator said Thursday night after the Bulldogs’ final spring practice.

So Bobo looked at the offensive line play this spring with a glass-half-full perspective even if the lineup isn’t quite settled yet.

“I think the offensive line has played well,” Bobo said. “We’ve got a chance to be better up front. We’ve got a chance to be more athletic at all five positions, maybe a little bit physically stronger than years past. The last two years the offensive line has played pretty well for us to have the success we’ve had on offense.”

Georgia has worked with different lineups this spring to find the right combination, especially at left guard where offensive line coach Will Friend is still trying to find the answer.

‚ÄúBrandon Kublanow has had some moments there,‚Äù Friend said. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve played some guys there that are not the guy. … Brandon‚Äôs been up and down. Kolton (Houston) looked good there the last week and a half.‚Äù

Friend said he has six to seven players “that I know for sure that I can get ready to play a game with right now.”

Center David Andrews, tackles Theus and Houston and right guard Greg Pyke are in position to start. Others in the mix are backup tackles Mark Beard and Watts Danztler and Kublanow, a guard.

Theus could play left or right tackle and Houston right tackle or left guard.

“We’ve just got to figure out the best five,” Friend said.

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