With stars Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno departing for the NFL, Georgia’s offensive figures to have a different look next season, and left tackle Trinton Sturdivant said that’s something he’s looking forward to.
With numerous injuries on the offensive line last year – including a season-ending knee injury Sturdivant suffered in fall camp – Stafford and Moreno had to pick up a lot of the offensive slack. Now, the line figures to have at least 10 potential starters in the mix for jobs next season, and Sturdivant said line coach Stacy Searels has put the onus for Georgia’s success on them.
“Coach Searels has straight up came up and told us that it’s our team now,” Sturdivant said. “We have to make the most impact on the offense because we don’t have a Stafford. We don’t have a Knowshon. We don’t have a Mohamed Massaquoi as the senior leader on our team. We’re going to have to step up and show everybody that we can play, and we are going to will this team to wins.”
A story in the Miami Herald earlier this week sparked rumors that Georgia defensive coordinator Willie Martinez could be on the short list to fill the same job at his alma mater, Miami, but Evans said he hasn’t pressed his coach for details. Of course, that doesn’t mean he isn’t a little curious.
“(Martinez) came in the weight room the other day, but he just wanted to see how I was doing,” Evans said. “We really didn’t get into any in-depth conversations. As of now, I have no idea what’s going on, so hopefully we’ll get some news soon.”
TUNE IN FOR THE TUNE UP
Georgia’s annual G-Day game, which features an intrasquad scrimmage, will be broadcast this year on ESPN. The game is scheduled for April 11 at 1 p.m.