Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins talks about the team's continued improvement and intent on positive motivation. (Video courtesy of Georgia Tech Athletics)

Georgia Tech will rotate in more offensive-line help at Miami

Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins has said that he plans to play more of his offensive linemen in Saturday’s game at Miami. Throughout the season, barring injury, Collins and offensive-line coach Brent Key have largely played the starting five the entire game without substituting.

“We’re still developing that position — there’s no secret (about that),” Collins said Tuesday at his weekly news conference. “I think we’ll see more guys play this weekend. That’s already part of the plan.”

Against Duke and North Carolina in each of the past two games, the Yellow Jackets have played left tackle Zach Quinney, left guard Jack DeFoor, center William Lay, right guard Connor Hansen and right tackle Jared Southers.

The offensive line has been unusual in that Key has not rotated players in his group, which is unlike what other position groups have done steadily through Tech’s first six games.

Collins said that he was hopeful that guard Mikey Minihan, who started the first two games of the season before suffering a leg injury, will be able to play “significant amounts” against Miami. Offensive lineman Scott Morgan, who has worked at multiple spots on the line, is another candidate for playing time.

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