I touched on this a little the other day in discussing Quayvon Hicks’ redesigned role, but there’s an underlying question we ought to look at: why is Bobo de-emphasizing the role of the fullback? After all, going back to P-44 Haynes, there’s a rich tradition under Richt of the fullback being a key cog in Georgia’s offense. But Bobo acknowledged that last season saw Georgia line up in the I less than 30% of the time. And that’s not a trend that’s expected to change.
I can’t say I know all the answers to that, but here’s one thought: if part of your sales pitch on the recruiting trail is that you run a pro-style offense and the NFL has devalued the fullback position to virtual insignificance, wouldn’t you eventually follow suit?
And the reason that question is worth asking is because Chase Stuart makes a pretty good case that it’s not just the fullback position that’s lessened in value on the next level. Will that have an impact on Georgia’s recruiting and deployment of personnel down the road? I don’t know yet, but it’s worth keeping an eye on.