Hutson Mason got help from everybody this offseason.
One of the bigger objectives Bobo had this spring for Mason, an unheralded 2010 signee from Marietta, dealt with footwork. Bobo had detected on video that Mason’s feet had been too close together late last season, so the two studied New England Patriots star Tom Brady and how he established himself in the pocket.
Bobo’s father, George, a former coach at Thomasville High, also helped out.
“Coach Bobo’s dad really taught me a lot as far as footwork and the lower body, which is something I was struggling with at the end of last year,” Mason said. “We worked hard together in January, February and March, and he feels like I’ve come a long way. I thought as far as mentally and knowing everything in this offense, I felt fantastic the whole spring.
“It was more about mechanics for me, so that’s what I really wanted to focus on. I tried to get my lower body into every single throw this spring to where it wasn’t just all arm.”
Richt claims that Mason actually looked stronger in the two scrimmages that weren’t open to the public. I thought he looked comfortable running the offense at G-Day. He doesn’t sound like he lacks for confidence, but this is April. If his offensive line plays well enough to keep him confident once the season starts, he’s got more than enough weapons around him to make things click.