Athens — Mark Richt says not much has surprised him, really, about the first half of Georgia’s football season.
Maybe just one thing.
“I’m surprised,” Georgia’s coach said, “we’re starting three freshmen and two sophomores up front.”
That’s the situation on the offensive line after junior tackle Vince Vance was lost last week to a season-ending knee injury.
Despite the young, injury-depleted line, Georgia arrived at the halfway point of the regular season with a 5-1 record (2-1 SEC) and with its goal of reaching the confererence championship game intact.
The first half of the season will be remembered for Knowshon Moreno’s leap of a Central Michigan tackler, for the Bulldogs’ longest regular-season trip in almost a half century (to Arizona State), and for the debacle of the Alabama game.