Georgia: Dogs try Kenarious Gates at left tackle

Georgia junior offensive lineman Kenarious Gates can take a break from watching "The Blind Side."

He's too busy living it.

After making nine starts at left guard last season, Gates worked as the starting left tackle Tuesday as the Bulldogs held their first of 15 spring practices. The importance of that position was a focus of the 2009 motion picture starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw and Quinton Aaron that detailed the unique upbringing of former Ole Miss and current Baltimore Ravens left tackle Michael Oher.

"That's my favorite movie," Gates said after practice. "I met Michael Oher when I was in high school, and he's always been my favorite player. I've seen it at least 10 times, and it will never get old. I love it every time."

Gates, a 6-foot-5, 328-pounder from Grantville, Ga.,