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Georgia's Offensive Line Adds Two To Another Watch List: The Lombardi Award

It's been a weird July, watching Georgia Bulldogs football through the eyes of Boise St. Broncos fans. I can't think of two fanbases so different. One program has limitless resources and severely capped confidence, while the other is convinced its outgunned team can beat absolutely anybody anywhere.

Case in point: the news of Brent Benedict's transfer to Virginia Tech, as interpreted by Boise State fans. Instead of it being a sign that the team will lack depth this year, it's something to file away in case SEC fans try to use Georgia's OL depth as an excuse for losing.

The fact is that Georgia does have a thin offensive line and may have to count on inexperienced players. If Georgia can't bemoan its offensive line depth without setting off some confusing GOTCHA!, I don't even know what we're supposed to talk about here.

I say all that to say Ben Jones and Cordy Glenn have been named to another college football award watch list -- the Lombardi Award, which goes to anybody but backs, receivers or kickers. The interior of the line, so long as it stays healthy, might be the most highly touted in the nation. So it may be wise for both sides of the fence (and what a distant fence!) to hold off on proclaiming the death of 2011 Georgia football in July.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.