“I don’t want to put him on a pedestal,” Ball replied with a chuckle, “but he has a skill set.”

Chapter one in today’s Dawg Porn installment:  Jonathan Rumph.

… We’re now to that point with Jonathon Rumph this spring, after a six-catch, 62-yard scrimmage Saturday, where teammates are raving about him, fans are getting excited and coaches, well, they’re still kind of putting the brakes to it. To understand Ball (or Mike Bobo, really) is to know he is a highly demanding coach. There are things receivers have to know and do to play for him, and he has proven that he doesn’t really care if someone is a walk-on, a five-star or a 6-foot-5, 225-pound specimen now entering his senior season. This is a dynamic that will carry into the fall. While Rumph isn’t there yet, there have been signs this spring that he’s getting much closer to being an impact contributor on this offense.

Oh, my.

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10 responses to ““I don’t want to put him on a pedestal,” Ball replied with a chuckle, “but he has a skill set.”

  1. If Rumph becomes a contributor, he will make life miserable for opposing secondaries that already have to deal with Mitchell, Scott-Wesley, Conley and Bennett. If Mason doesn’t have a good year, it won’t be due to a lack of playmakers on the outside. This group of receivers may end up as the deepest group of players I have seen at UGA.

    • AthensHomerDawg

      Hope everyone can stay healthy.

    • AusDawg85

      Hope they’re all good on the quick slant, because if the OT position can’t get their job done, Mason’s only going to have time to sling it out in a hurry from an empty back set. But when TGII is in the backfield, our draw and fake draw should slow the edge rushers down. My favorite play will probably be the toss to Gurley over the middle off the fake draw like in Jax last season.

  2. Scorpio Jones, III

    Rumph…das de guy who tore it up last spring, right?…ask me about Rumph after Clemmons and Sakerlina.

    • DawgByte

      Precisely. Spring means bubkis. I’m done with preseason hype. Show me what you can do during games and I’ll be impressed.

  3. PatinDC

    Hope he has good knees.

  4. Timdawg

    Love posts devoid of information and chock full of supposition. Why bother? The headline on dawgbone leads me to click and then i get this. Jeez.

  5. E dawg

    Beat it Tim.