October 1, 2007

Boling comes on strong for Georgia

Because he is one of the freshmen forbidden to speak to the media by Georgia offensive line coach Stacy Searels, Clint Boling is somewhat of a mystery to those outside the Bulldog football program.

Others have to do the talking for the former Chattahoochee High star, who went from being a possible redshirt candidate when the season began to an integral part of the Bulldogs' offensive line.

It's almost scary to think where Georgia would be without him.

After starting at right tackle two weeks ago against Western Carolina, Boling got the call the following week at right guard after Scott Haverkamp sprained an ankle.

He opened his third consecutive contest against Ole Miss Saturday at Sanford Stadium, where he helped the Bulldogs rush for an incredible 328 yards. Pretty heady stuff for a true freshman, one would think. But along with true freshman Trinton Sturdivant at left tackle, Boling is apparently handling his new-found fame well.

"I have not seen a difference in Day 1 Clint Boling and Clint Boling today," left guard Chris Davis said. "I've not seen a change in him at all. He's just the same as the first day he got here, and I think that's one of the big keys for his success."

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