Originally Posted by State
I completely concur.
I saw Connelly and Koppen get beaten, esp. late in the game when it counted. Without Mankins and the acceptable OTs, we would have been beaten even worse. Connelly and Koppen got their asses kicked.
Makes me wish for the guy just out of reach for us in 2009, Alex Mack, who has proved himself a bigger & better center than Koppen, whose weight gets to the low 290s by the season's end, I think.
Just not powerful enough. I wish we had a bruiser like Mack. Six four and a little over 310.
I hope he is around at pick #33..
Career: Named to UGA’s Team of the Decade.
*Finished his career with 49 starts, including 38 in a row, and finished second in school history in starts for non-kickers.
2010: Selected to the Pro Football Weekly All-America Team.
*Named All-SEC First Team by SEC Coaches and Second Team by Associated Press and Phil Steele.
*Selected as team’s offensive captain.
*Earned team’s Leon Farmer Award for dedication to the strength and conditioning program.
*Appeared in 13 games making 13 starts (six at LT, five at RG, two at RT).
*Named to watch list for Outland Trophy.
*Named preseason All-America second team by CBSSports.com and Athlon Sports and third team by Sporting News and Phil Steele.
*Named preseason All-SEC first team by SEC Coaches, SEC Media, Athlon Sports, Phil Steele and Blue Ribbon and second team by Lindy’s
*Preseason All-SouthernPigskin.com Team.
*Recipient of the Wallace Butts Football Scholarship.
2009: Named All-SEC first team by Sporting News and All-SEC Second Team by Associated Press and Phil Steele.
*Received Honorable Mention from All-College Football Insiders.
*Appeared in 13 games making 13 starts.
*Started at right tackle for the first six games, made a start at right guard vs. Vanderbilt and then started the final six games at left tackle.
*Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (9/14) after helping Georgia tally 308 yards of offense vs. S. Carolina.
*Named Preseason All-SEC First Team by Lindy’s and All-SEC Second Team by Phil Steele, SEC Coaches and SEC Media.
*Named Best All-Around Offensive Player at conclusion of spring drills
*Recipient of Wallace Butts Football Scholarship.
2008: Named to CollegeFootballNews.com’s All-Sophomore Second Team.
*Named First Team All-SEC by Associated Press, also Phil Steele’s All-SEC Second Team.
*Appeared in 12 games making 12 starts.
*Started at LT vs. No. 22 Vanderbilt, at No. 11 LSU, vs. No. 5 Florida, at Kentucky, at Auburn, vs. No. 18 Ga. Tech and vs. No. 19 Michigan State.
*Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (10/13) following win over Tennessee in which UGA tallied 458 yards of total offense; Boling started at right guard but an injury to a teammate forced him to move to left tackle during the game.
*Started at RG at No. 24 Ariz. St., vs. No. 8 Alabama, vs. Tennessee.
*Started at right tackle against Central Michigan and at South Carolina.
*Named preseason All-SEC 4th team by Phil Steele.
2007: Appeared in 13 games making 11 starts, 10 at RG and one at RT.
*Freshman All-America First Team by Scout.com and Freshman All-America Second Team by Rivals.com.
*Named SEC All-Freshman by SEC Coaches and Sporting News.
*Made first-career start at RT before switching to RG for the final 10 games
*Made Bulldog debut vs. Oklahoma St.
High School: Chattahoochee…named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AAAAA First Team Offense…2006 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 50 In Georgia and Northside All-Area Team…Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAAA All-State Team…SuperPrep All-Dixie Team and Top 50 in the Dixie Region…Prep Star All-American…Voted All-Area Player of the Year…UGASports.com #22 Overall prospect in Georgia…Rivals.com Top 10 offensive line and Top 35 overall recruit in Georgia…Scout.com Top 5 offensive tackles in Georgia and No. 71 offensive tackle in U.S…honored as 2004 and 2005 Academic Athlete for Chattahoochee High School Football…started as tight end his sophomore year before moving to offensive line and defensive end his junior and senior years…Led his team to the playoffs his senior season…started for the basketball team…High School Coach: Terry Crowder.
Personal: CLINT BOLING; Born: May 9, 1989; Major: Risk Management & Insurance.
and another guy I would like to see in the flying elvis...