ATHENS — At least outwardly, Georgia offensive line coach Sam Pittman isn’t reacting harshly to his unit’s struggles last Saturday.
The first-team offensive line was unchanged during the media viewing period of Monday’s practice. So was the second-team. And though it was early, Pittman liked what he saw.
“Great start to practice. Keep it up,” Pittman shouted as the period neared an end.
Georgia’s offensive line struggled mightily against Nicholls State, but the lack of an altered lineup isn’t a surprise. Kirby Smart indicated afterwards that they still intended to stick with the top six players, and that they just needed to improve.
So Tyler Catalina remained at left tackle, Isaiah Wynn at left guard, Brandon Kublanow at center, Lamont Gaillard at right guard and Greg Pyke at right tackle. That’s been the starting lineup each of the first two games, with Dyshon Sims subbing in at guard. Sims was again the left guard for the second team.
The second team still has Kendall Baker and Aulden Bynum at left and right tackle, and Sims and Solomon Kindley at left and right guard. Highly-touted freshman Ben Cleveland appeared to be in a scout team jersey.
Some other notes from the very short media viewing period:
- The quarterback order was hard to discern, so it wasn’t clear whether freshman Jacob Eason or senior Greyson Lambert would be going first team, and how snaps would be divvied up.
- Junior tailback Sony Michel was in a regular jersey, so apparently his arm responded well to his first action of the season.
- Freshman tailback Elijah Holyfield also remains in a regular jersey, and looked fine during drills.