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Thomas O'Reily update

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by Eric, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Eric

    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

    CPJ noted yesterday at the kickoff luncheon yesterday that center is the best position for O'Reily and commented how he has been playing good lately.
  2. vamosjackets

    vamosjackets GT Athlete Featured Member

    Good to hear some positive on O'Reily. But, I don't really understand that. If center is one of the toughest and most important positions on the OL, it seems like if you were good at that one, you'd certainly be good at the other ones. Well, let me temper that a little bit. OT's need to be very mobile and block well in space. OG's need to be road graders. I would think C would be more like an OG than OT, but maybe I'm off. If Beno is our starting OT and backup C, that doesn't support my thoughts. Maybe C is kind of a hybrid between the two. I do remember that Jay Finch was our primary backup at OG and C before he became our starting center, so he was good at both of those.

    Either way, it's nice to hear that a guy we may need in there is doing well enough to get a compliment from CPJ at that position.
  3. Jerry the Jacket

    Jerry the Jacket Helluva Engineer

    I'm just glad to hear O'Reily is making a contribution. Last year he looked like a fat slob and did very little this spring.

    Go Jackets!
  4. forensicbuzz

    forensicbuzz Helluva Engineer

    I remember reading somewhere a while back that they start all linemen at center and then move them outward from there. That would make sense if center was the most difficult position. It's interesting that O'Rielly seems to be taking to center, the hardest position to learn, when he seemed to struggle further out. Maybe it was just conditioning. Good luck to him.

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