Everyone has the story now. Owens played as a true freshman in 2005 so he's eligible for a medical redshirt this year. (Image: Hipple)
At SEC media days, I believe it was Owens who said to "watch out for Corvey Irvin." Well, Irvin gets his chance to shine as the starter along side Geno Atkins for the Central Michigan game. Kade Weston will be in the mix to fill that spot as well when he returns for the South Carolina game.
Marc Weiszer's blog makes the valid point that we'd be in a mess if Richt/Garner hasn't signed those Jucos last year. We signed four jucos in 2007, Vince Vance (starting guard), Jarius Wynn (starting defensive end), Corvey Irvin (starting defensive tackle vs CMU) and Scott Haverkamp (starting bartender somewhere in Kansas...I think). Having three of four junior college kids pan out is pretty uncommon.
Not that you asked, but Neil Callaway's pick for the 5th Juco that year was Joe Blaes. We ran out of room for Joe after Coach Callaway left to
On the bright side, Moreno has been fully cleared for next week. Good times.
Also on the bright side, I counted about 60 scholarship players who saw action against Georgia Southern (per the player participation report). Most of them getting snaps before the final five minutes of regulation. As ScenicCityDawg pointed out during the game, when was the last time we played that many scholarship players so many snaps?