Notebook: Beard, Long adjust to changes 

August, 20, 2012
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Mark Beard has never played offensive guard before. Neither has Austin Long.

But both Georgia offensive linemen have given it a try this month after flip-flopping roles in the last two practices.

Junior college transfer Beard played offensive tackle at every level before getting a taste of guard during spring practice. He practiced behind Dallas Lee throughout the preseason before replacing Long as the backup left tackle on Saturday, with Long moving to right guard.
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