Posted by Chip Patterson
Georgia Tech's inexperienced offensive line took a hit on Wednesday when head coach Paul Johnson announced starting RT Phil Smith will miss the first two games of the season.
CBSSports.com's Larry Harstein reports that Smith has been suspended for violation of a team rule, though Johnson did not divulge what the nature of the violation.
Smith started eight games in 2010 and was expected to be one of the leaders of the offensive line along with Preseason All-ACC guard Omoregie Uzzi. Thankfully for the Yellow Jackets, the first two opponents on the schedule are Western Carolina and Middle Tennessee State. Smith will be back in time for the Yellow Jackets to host Kansas on Sept. 17, looking to get revenge on last year's 28-25 loss in Lawrence.