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Appalachian State vs. Georgia Southern: Eagles' offensive line working through inconstancy

As the top-ranked Eagles prepare for the No. 14-ranked Mountaineers Saturday their coaching staff is continuing to patch together a reliable offensive line.

Mike Zarrilli

The Georgia Southern Eagles are currently ranked No. 1 at the FCS level, however, despite its accomplishments the team is still working to improve, especially on the offensive line reports The Telegraph's Mike Brown.

"We're a work in progress," said Brent Davis, who is the Eagles' offensive line coach and offensive coordinator.

The Eagles (7-1) host the No. 14-ranked Appalachian State Mountaineers (6-3) Saturday in a Southern Conference football game (2 p.m.), and if Georgia Southern wants to contend for a league championship its offensive line, which has featured eight different starting line combination in each of its last eight games, will need to find itself quickly.

According to Brown, the only constancy on the o-line this season has been right tackle Garrett Frye (6'4, 258 pounds). The sophomore has started in all eight of the Eagles' games.

The rest of the line has been a jumbled mess because of injuries or poor play. If there's one way to knock off the Eagles Saturday it will be taking advantage of this progressing unit.

"We're all going to try and get healthy for App State," Frye said. "This is one of those games that if you get injured, you don't hurt. You just run on fumes.

"If we win this one, we win the conference and will have home-field advantage (in the playoffs). That's big because we're hard to beat in Paulson."

Georgia Southern will be trying to win its seventh consecutive victory on Saturday.

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