Sounds like we’ve got a starting quarterback and an offensive coordinator who have some getting used to each other issues to work out.
Old habits die hard.
“(The offensive line) knows that I like to keep things going a little quick,” Mason said. “It’s not like Oregon, but I just have a tendency from playing at Lassiter (in Marietta) where were we up-tempo and no-huddle offense, so just by my nature I’m a little faster than Aaron (Murray).”
… Not so fast, said offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, whose play-calling has helped the Bulldogs to average nearly 38 points an outing despite being without key starters. Bobo likes being able to control the tempo and change it to best suit the game situation.
“He’s maybe a little faster than Aaron is in practice and that might be just a little bit of his background and Lassiter,” Bobo said. “We’ll still control the tempo that will give us the best chance to win the ball game.”
We keep getting little hints that Mason’s got a headstrong side to him. To some extent, I like that. Aaron Murray casts a pretty big shadow over the quarterback position and Mason needs to show some firmness and demonstrate he’s his own man, capable of directing a talented offense. As long as it doesn’t conflict with what Bobo’s trying to do, that can work. Just need to make sure both have their oars rowing in the same direction.