Georgia Tech wide receiver Ahmarean Brown (10) celebrates after he scored a touchdown pass in the second half at Memorial Stadium on the Clemson University campus in Clemson, S.C. on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Clemson won 52-14 over the Georgia Tech. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

New ‘Above the Line’ chart released with minor changes

The new “Above the Line” depth chart that Georgia Tech released Thursday evening ahead of its home opener Saturday against South Florida has a few changes but is largely the same.

The chart is a list of players that coaches have determined can contribute on the field. It’s coach Geoff Collins’ version of a depth chart.

Explaining the method of Geoff Collins’ ‘Above the Line’ chart

1. On the offensive line group, William Lay and Hamp Gibbs are on the list, while Charlie Clark and Chet Lagod are off the list.

2. Running back Christian Malloy is off the list.

3. On defense, Antwan Owens has moved from end, where he started last week, to tackle. Owens had played tackle previously before being moved in the preseason to end.

4. Myles Sims, whose appeal for an immediate-eligibility waiver was granted last Wednesday, has been added to the list at cornerback.

5. The groupings for defensive backs has changed, with no players added or subtracted. For Clemson, there were two groups of safety/nickel and cornerback/dime. For South Florida, it’s safety, cornerback and nickel/dime. The same 12 players on the chart for Clemson are on the new list, along with Sims.

6. Punter Cliff Gandis is not on the list.

7. Josh Blancato has been added to the list of returners, along with Juanyeh Thomas and Ahmarean Brown.

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