Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Countdown to UGA-OSU: 60 Days (#60 Clint Boling)

#60 Clint Boling, OL
6-5, 297, Alpharetta GA (Chattahoochee HS), Jr.

Boling wasn't the highest recruited lineman in the country when he arrived, but it didn't take him long to make an impact on the UGA program. After seeing significant playing time in the first game of his UGA career, he ended up starting 11 games. Most of his time as a freshman was at right guard, but he also started a game at right tackle. Most memorable was the 2007 game at Alabama, where Boling switched between guard and tackle a few occasions during the game due to some injuries along the line in the game. As a sophomore he started all 13 games, this time throwing left tackle into the mix (where he started 7 games due to the preseason injury to Trinton Sturdivant.) He won SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after the Tennessee game (playing right guard and left tackle.) He wound up AP 1st team All-SEC for the 2008 season.

Depth Chart Analysis: Boling had a great spring (named the team's best all-around offensive player heading out of camp), working out just about everywhere on the line except center. He's one of the best offensive linemen in the SEC, and he'll find a starting spot somewhere on the UGA line. What position that will be is still up in the air, but my guess would be right tackle. He's as valuable a player as the 2009 Dawgs have. Pure and simple.

Other famous #60s in UGA history: LB Terrie Webster, LB Tommy Thurson, OL Mac McWhorter (current assistant head coach at Texas), DL Steve Greer (former UGA Director of Football Operations), OL Pat Dye (legendary Auburn Head Coach)

1 comment:

Bop said...

"He's as valuable a player as the 2009 Dawgs have. Pure and simple."...so true.

It really is amazing what he's accomplished already. If he stays healthy the next two seasons (and continues producing at the level he has), he'll have to be mentioned among the greatest olineman in Georgia history.