I spoke with offensive line coach Mike Markuson a few minutes ago. He’s optimistic that senior guard Maurice Miller will play, but it’s not a given.
It’s uncertain when an official word will come down, but it has to be soon.
Overall, Markuson has been very pleased with his offensive line. He wasn’t so sure his guys would reach this point after his first look at everybody.
“To be honest, after the spring we were really discouraged. After evaluating 15 practices we wondered if we’d made any progress. We knew we had a lot of work to do.”
Now that line includes a first-team AP All-American in tackle Michael Oher. Tackle John Jerry is a second-team All-SEC pick.
Markuson says the two key differences were the players beginning to believe in the staff, and their work in the weight room with coach Don Decker.