ATHENS — The Greg Pyke experiment at right tackle is going to carry into the preseason, while the left side of the line will see some mixing and matching.
Pyke, the senior who moved to that spot in the spring, will remain there as Georgia returns to practice on Monday, head coach Kirby Smart confirmed.
But the left side of the offensive line will see some experimentation.
UGA offensive guard Isaiah Wynn (77) specks with the media. (JOSH JONES/AJC)
Isaiah Wynn will play left tackle about 60 pecent of the time, and 40 percent at left guard. When Wynn moves to left guard, sophomore Kendall Baker and graduate transfer Tyler Catalina will see snaps at left tackle.
Dyshon Sims and Lamont Gaillard will begin as the guards, Smart said.
Pyke moved to right tackle before spring practice and stayed there most of the time, on the first team. He started at right guard as a sophomore and junior.
“We don’t expect to move him back to guard right now, because we we feel we have more guards than tackles right now,” Smart said.
Wynn began last season as the starter at left guard, but finished it at left tackle. Then he moved back to left guard for spring practice, though got time again at left tackle as spring went on.
Catalina transferred from Rhode Island with the expectation of competing for a starting spot at one of the tackle spots.