Spring practice might be around the corner, but Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart isn’t in a rush to make any detailed personnel decisions.
One of the most important decisions Smart and his staff will have to make is on the offensive line. Three starters return on a group Smart publicly has stated doesn’t have much depth.
Waiting until practice is underway may be best suited for the coaching staff.
It can be assumed Brandon Kublanow and Greg Pyke will remain on the interior offensive line, with Pyke most likely staying at right tackle. Kublanow could stay at center or move back to left guard. As for the third returning starter, Isaiah Wynn, it’s less clear what his role will be.
“That’s a decision we make as a staff,” Smart said. “But right now we’re focused on getting every player bigger, faster, stronger and tougher so we can compete at the highest level. Right now, we’re not really worried about the position-specific stuff. Each guy’s working on his tools.”
Wynn competed with Kublanow to play center last spring and started the first eight games of the 2015 season at left guard. Wynn moved to left tackle to finish the season.
He has the ability to play at any offensive line position, which gives the new coaching staff some freedom when figuring out who to plug where.
It would seem Smart and offensive line coach Sam Pittman want to get a look at Wynn at each position during spring practice before making a determination as to where to play him in 2016.
“Certainly, Isaiah’s one of our more talented linemen, but we would like for him to play all five positions,” Smart said.