Notebook: Beard, Long adjust to changes 

August, 20, 2012
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.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

Scene and Heard: Top 10 Predictions
In a conversation with ESPN's Antonietta Collins, national recruiting reporter Gerry Hamilton breaks down the recruiting momentum building at Auburn and offers predictions for where the top 10 recruits will commit.Tags: Trenton Thompson, Kerryon Johnson, Jeffery Holland, Martez Ivey, Torrance Gibson, Cece Jefferson, ESPN 300, RecruitingNation, high school football recruiting, Gerry Hamilton