Monday, May 10, 2010

Senior Leadership

When Georgia takes the field this fall, the team will be filled with young players at a number of key positions. This definitely pertains to the offensive "skill" positions (QB, TB, WR, TE), where not a single senior is found at the top of the depth chart. However, there are a number of key seniors that will play big parts in the success of the Georgia Bulldogs this fall. Here is a quick look at this year's senior class and what to expect from them this fall.


- Clint Boling, OT - After being an "everyman" on the offensive line the last few years, Boling really came into his own at left tackle last fall. He will be a pre-season All-SEC team member and is expected to be the anchor of an experienced Georgia O-line.

- Shaun Chapas, FB - With Georgia expected to rely heavily on the running game this fall, Chapas will need to continue to improve his blocking. He has on occasion been known to break off a long run or screen as well. I expect this element of surprise will be an important part of the offensive game plan this fall.

- Chris Davis, RG - Another important cog in the Georgia line this fall. Davis is a three starter with a total of 38 career starts under his belt.

- Josh Davis, RT - Made 6 starts down the stretch last fall and really helped solidify the right side of the line.

- Kris Durham, WR - The sure-handed Durham returns after missing the 2009 season with injury. Durham will provide a key target for Aaron Murray from the slot receiver spot. Michael Moore had 5 touchdowns in 2009, I expect at least that many from Durham this fall.

- Fred Munzenmaier, FB - Another key blocker, he has also taken up Brannen Southerland's former role as the short yardage back.


- Darryl Gamble, LB - Gamble has had his share of big games (LSU in '08) and will be expected to play at all different LB positions in the 3-4 scheme this fall.

- Vance Cuff, CB - Touted as the most improved player during Spring, Cuff will compete with Branden Smith for the starting corner spot opposite Brandon Boykin.

- Demarcus Dobbs, DE - Dobbs will earn the starting nod at DE in the 3-4. His game saving play against Kentucy in '08 still remains the most important play he has made at Georgia.

- Akeem Hebron, LB - He came to Athens as a 5 star recruit but has never lived up to the billing. This is final chance to prove they type of player we thought he would be.

- Kiante Tripp, DE - The coaches have never been able to find a true position for Tripp, moving him from defense to offense line to tight end and back to defense. Hopefully, he finds a home and makes an impact on defense this fall.

- Brandon Wood, DE - Wood will start the year as a back up at the DE position.

Special Teams
- Chad Gloer - A walk-on who seems to be everywhere on special teams. Georgia has always had a special teams player who makes an impact (Burt Jones, Chris Gaunder, Zach Renner), now it is Gloer's turn.



Reptillicide said...

Boling was named to the freshmen All-SEC team his first year. Wouldn't call him an "Everyman."

Streit said...

I just meant he was shifted around constantly, never staying at one position, that's all.