A red and black wildcat?

Believe it or not, Mark Richt had a few intruiging things to say at SEC Media Days today.  You can check out the transcript of his remarks here, if you don’t believe me.

Or just read this little tidbit to get an idea of something he may have hidden up his sleeve for this season:

… If Logan Gray is our number two guy, we may choose to redshirt both of those true freshmen. If Logan Gray is not the number two quarterback, we may still have a package for him separate from our overall package just because he is athletic enough to do those kind of things that people do in the wildcat, whatever you want to call it.

So you got a wildcat who can actually throw and understand the entire system. That’s not a bad thing. We’ll just see how these guys develop.

So the man is thinking about deploying Logan Gray in the wildcat (I guess we’d call it the Wild Dawg).  That would be interesting, no?

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17 responses to “A red and black wildcat?

  1. Prov

    Is it me, or is Richt more outside the box the last couple of seasons?

  2. How about calling it the Mad Dawg? That way there is an alcoholic tie-in to Mad Dog 20/20

    • That sounds right up Michael Adams’ alley.

      • 81Dog

        Senator, there IS some historical precedent for such a name. You may recall that in 1976 (the original Junkyard Dogs), the defense was known as the Junkyard Dogs, but the offense was known (albeit less famously) as the Mad Dogs. James Brown even noted it his song “Dooley’s Junkyard Dogs” with the following line “The Mad Dogs the Junk aims to please.”

        Hey hey hey hey. If that annoys Mikey Adams, so much the better, I say.

  3. dean

    I’ve said it before, as have many others, but I think it would be a huge waste of talent to keep Grey on the sidelines all year or only get mop up duty. Might as well give it a try and see what happens.

  4. Richard (Greerdawg)

    Logan will see action this year. He’s a big-time talent.

  5. Logan is great

    but Logan shouldn’t be our punt returner.

  6. G.O.B.

    “So you got a wildcat who can actually throw and understand the entire system.”

    We still have yet to see Logan’s supposed athletic prowess at the actual QB position, but if he’s as good as everyone says he is, let’s redshirt the freshmen, give him significant snaps and prepare him to be the starter in 2010, with an offense tailored to his abilities.

  7. JasonC

    I don’t think this should be any surprise.
    I was actually thinking the other day about a ‘fastbreak’ zone-read offense with Gray at QB, Carlton at RB, Charles at TE/Slot, AJ & Rontavius at WRs with the option of either Chapas or another WR on the field.

  8. kckd

    I thought there wasn’t much question he was number 2. That sounds like Murray may be making a move to be number 2.

  9. JP

    Love the idea, Jason. Georgia has quite a few hybrid types on the roster now. It would make for a great change of pace and would certainly give opponents one more thing to game plan against. It would be nice to see this in redzone situations, where it feels like (I say that because I have no numbers to back-up this claim) the Dogs have struggled under Richt. Having a run threat at QB makes the redzone much easier to manage.

  10. NRBQ

    JP -

    It’s more than a feeling…..

  11. wheaton4prez

    Isn’t the Wildcat, run by a QB the spread option?

    • I guess that would depend on how you deploy your wide receivers, wouldn’t it?

      • Ben W

        Yeah, totally. When the Dolphins run the Wildcat, it’s almost like a bunch formation as opposed to the spread. You have a FB or WR as a sweep option, and RB as a draw option, a forward keeper as an option for the QB, but the reason why you want to put a couple of fast, shifty guys on the edge of the perimeter of the bunch is because when you have a guy who can throw, like Logan, you can fake the sweep and the keeper, then blast it either to one of the WRs on a flag or a post, and if that is covered you can flip it to the previously mentioned FB or WR who runs a drag route after the fake to him.

        That might have made very little sense, but I played in an offense like that, and if you’re comfortable with your personnel, it’s nearly unstoppable. Imagine having AJ and Orson line up right next to each other right beside the offensive line, with AJ on the line and Orson off. Orson runs a flag route after 5, AJ runs a skinny post after 7. What you do there is you’re stacking them so that their initial coverage, in zone, would fall to a CB, an OLB, and the safety. With the ball fake the OLB bites, so the safety has to pick up Orson, who cuts outside for the flag route, which means you have AJ open over the middle because the corner thinks he’s got safety support.

        I can dream.