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Two deep takes shape
Georgia Southern quarterback Jerick McKinnon leaves Central Arkansas defenders in his wake on a 57-yard touchdown run to open the scoring in this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 playoff game at Paulson Stadium. Freshman Kevin Ellison is expected to be McKinnon's backup in 2013. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/file
The Georgia Southern Eagles hope they’ll have plenty of chances to play some new faces on Saturday when they open the 2013 season against Savannah State at Paulson Stadium. While starters at quarterback, running back, and offensive line have all but locked up their positions, there are plenty of spots on the field that will see more than a few players looking to earn a spot on the two-deep roster.Special teams Georgia Southern missed 14 of 22 field goals attempted in 2012, and three of the Eagles’ four losses came within the margin of a field goal or less. Needless to say, GSU will want to find continuity in the kicking game, and they’ll want to do it in a hurry.