Now-married Burnette joins Theus on first team OL

Newlywed Chris Burnette will be apart from his bride for the next 10 days.

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The UGA offensive line runs drills during pre-season practice at the UGA Woodruff Practice Fields on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Athens, Ga.

Burnette and Arielle Haynes were married in May in Tampa, but Burnette and his teammates are staying together for a week and a half during preseason camp.

“That’s kind of hard for her and it’s hard for me,” Burnette said. “It is what it is. It’s the nature of the beast. We already knew what the deal was. She was going to be out of town a lot for the next two weeks, so it’s not that bad.”

Burnette lined up in his usual starting right guard spot on Thursday, and the Bulldogs starting unit was like it was for most of last season: John Theus at right tackle, David Andrews at center, Dallas Lee at left guard and Kenarious Gates at left tackle.

Kolton Houston practiced mostly at second-team left guard for the hour of practice open to the media.

“He’s going to cross train, and he’ll know the right guard position,” Richt said. “He’s athletic enough to play tackle as well.”

Thursday was Houtson’s first practice since being reinstated by the NCAA after finally meeting the appropriate threshold after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.

Guard Austin Long didn’t practice (academics). Guard Watts Dantzler missed the first half of practice due to an exam.

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