ATHENS — It looks like Georgia will have another look on its starting offensive line, but this time injuries are to blame.
Hunter Long, a fifth-year senior, has gotten most of the work at first-team center this week, head coach Mark Richt said. Brandon Kublanow, who has started every game at center this season, has moved to right guard, where he started every game last season.
The center snap exchange shouldn’t be a problem, quarterback Greyson Lambert said after Wednesday’s practice. Long was actually the first center Lambert worked with after he decided to transfer to Georgia this summer. They also roomed together.
So Long appears set to get his first career start, and on the day he’ll be honored with the rest of the seniors.
“I’m very happy to see it’s gonna happen,” Lambert said.
Greg Pyke, who had started nine games at right guard this season, suffered a knee injury in last Saturday’s game at Auburn. Pyke has been able to participate in some practice this week, but while he can play on Saturday against Georgia Southern, he will not start.
The rest of the starting line is expected to remain as it’s been the past couple weeks: Kolton Houston at left guard, Isaiah Wynn at left tackle and John Theus at right tackle.