With Lee at left tackle and freshman Parker Braun at left guard, the inexperience on the left side of the offensive line could present problems for Tech’s offense in conference play, but coach Paul Johnson remains optimistic in the progress of his young players.
“I think we’ve made progress offensively, we’re not where we need to be, but we are a lot better than when we started,” Johnson said. “We’ve got the two freshmen playing on the left side that are true freshmen, which is less than ideal, but I think they’re going to get better and better. Jahaziel will start this week. I think he’s earned it. Parker’s probably been one of our better players up there. I think the more they play, the better they’re going to get.”