2009 UGA OL The Best This Decade?

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Tony Barnhart has a new post about Georgia’s upcoming OL for the 2009 campaign. One of the things that gives fans optimism is the projected strength of the 2009 edition of offensive line.

If Georgia can get a break on the injuries, this looks like the deepest and most talented offensive line since the SEC championship year of 2002. Sturdivant is not going through contact but he has gotten stronger in the upper body. Clint Boling played every position on the offensive line but center last season, which is a big plus. Sophomore Cordy Glenn (6-5, 340) is going to be a star—a big star. He can play guard or tackle. Ben Jones started the last 10 games at center as a true freshman. That’s not supposed to happen in the SEC.

The 2009 season is starting to look similar to the golden years of the Richt era, 2002 and 2005. Fundamentally sound teams that won by minimizing mistakes and playing fundamentally sound football. I believe Georgia will show a lot of improvement overall this year.

The only question is… Will the toughness of this year’s football schedule keep them from winning the East and playing in Atlanta for the title?