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Georgia spring wrap-up

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Spring answers

Confidence in Cox: Any doubts about fifth-year senior Joe Cox getting his first chance to lead the Georgia offense haven't resonated with the players. They believe in Cox's ability, believe in his ability to lead a team and believe that he gives them the best chance to win next season, even though highly touted freshmen Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger are already on campus and went through spring practice.

Versatility up front: The benefit of all the injuries in the offensive line last season is that offensive line coach Stacy Searels should have more flexibility and more depth than ever before next fall. Searels already cross-trains his players at different positions, and with Trinton Sturdivant coming back from a knee injury, the offensive line should be one of the strengths of the team.

No more stars: No knock against Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno, but the star system wasn't real successful last season in Athens. Everybody sort of stood around and waited for Stafford and Moreno to do their thing. Georgia coach Mark Richt will gladly tell you that the star next season will be the team.

Fall questions

Finishing the job: The Bulldogs are still looking for finishers on defense, guys who can get to the quarterback and finish the job. Sophomore defensive end Justin Houston looks the part. He had three sacks in the spring game, but other pass-rushers need to emerge. Keep an eye on redshirt freshman Cornelius Washington in the fall.

Looking for a King: It wasn't the most productive spring for sophomore tailback Caleb King, who's more talented than he's shown to this point. The Bulldogs are still waiting for him to turn it loose. Richard Samuel will be back after sitting out the spring with a wrist injury, and the star of the spring was redshirt freshman Carlton Thomas. So the race is on to replace Moreno.

Full bill of health? The number of green jerseys on the practice field this spring at Georgia was staggering. At last count, the Bulldogs have had 37 surgeries since preseason of last year. Just about all of those players are supposed to be ready to go in time for the start of preseason practice, but it's never ideal to have so many guys coming off surgery.