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Thursday September 10, 2009

Perhaps overshadowed by the quarterback story, the Dawgs might have to shake things up on both sides of the ball due to injuries.

Contrary to reports earlier in the week, David Hale isn’t optimistic about Caleb King’s chances of playing on Saturday. It could come down to a game-time decision, but the coaches aren’t going to play him without some good practices this week. That window of opportunity is closing quickly.

Starting OLB Darius Dewberry is “doubtful” with a groin injury.

Trinton Sturdivant’s knee injury meant that a change was coming along the offensive line, but there will be an additional change up front. Vince Vance will take over for Sturdivant. He played a good bit on Saturday, and he also filled in for Sturdivant last year before his own season-ending injury. Hopefully Vance can finish out the season as the left tackle. In addition to Vance, guard Justin Anderson will start over Chris Davis. The move is more tactical than anything; Anderson’s larger size and brawn make him a better match against a large South Carolina defensive front.

It was also interesting to note that Tavarres King will start over Michael Moore. Mark Richt said on Sunday that “King earned himself some more playing time,” and it looks as if he’s earned a start.

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