Georgia Spring Football: What to Look for on G-Day, Players at New Positions
ATHENS, Ga -- Georgia will wrap up spring practice with its annual G-Day game this Saturday afternoon in Sanford Stadium.
Several Georgia Bulldogs changed positions before and during spring practice, and seeing them play at these new positions will be something to look out for.
Senior Justin Anderson made the biggest move, switching from nose guard to the offensive line. Anderson has played on the offensive line, but moved to defensive line last year.
Although he made the move, he sat out most of the year with an injury. He has the ability to play both guard and tackle.
Following the injury to Trinton Sturdivant, Anderson has seen some looks at right tackle.
Another major move was the decision to have Alec Ogletree come down to play inside linebacker after starting at strong safety during the end of the 2010 season.
"Tree", as he is referred to, is a player that has great potential, and the coaches made the move because they wanted him closer to the ball.
Christian Robinson is already set to start at inside linebacker, and Ogletree will battle Richard Samuel for the other spot.
Jarvis Jones, a transfer from USC who sat out last year as a redshirt, made a slight position change from inside linebacker to outside linebacker following Ogletree's move to inside linebacker.
Although Jones will be making the move, this will be the first time that Georgia fans will get to see the former Carver-Columbus star in Athens.
DeAngelo Tyson, who started 12 games at nose tackle last season, has moved down the line and will play defensive end in his senior year.
"I've adjusted really well," Tyson said about the move. "You have more freedom, you don't have to go out and do all these double-teams."
Tyson also said, "It's my senior year, it's time for me to step up and be a leader. In order to be a good defense you have to have strong leaders."
The move was made following the decision of four-star JuCo defensive tackle John Jenkins to come to Athens this fall. Even with the arrival of Jenkins, redshirt sophomore Kwame Geathers has caught the eyes of teammates and coaches during spring practice.
Although a subtle move, Tavarres King has made the move from split end to flanker, A.J. Green's old position.
"It's just a little different," said King about the move to flanker. "There's a lot more space over there, a lot of new things to learn."
G-Day will kick off this Saturday at 1:00 in Sanford Stadium. Admission will be free, and you can watch the game on CSS, or online at ESPN3.com.
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Mike Reiter covers the Georgia Bulldogs for WUOG 90.5 FM Athens. All quotes were obtained first-hand.
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