When it comes to the coming offensive coordinator hire, Mark Richt expects the new OC to be true to his (new) school.
“As far as we’re gonna be very serious about running the football, we’re gonna be very serious about play-action pass, we’re gonna be very serious about being able to drop back and throw the ball as good as anybody. We’ll still have the ability to use fast tempo. All those things will be in place.
“The skill sets that we’ve recruited for, they have nothing to worry about, because we’re gonna use them to their fullest.”
And why shouldn’t he? Georgia’s offense has been the best in school history the past couple of seasons. A radical restructuring shouldn’t be in the cards, at least not for some of the flimsy reasons I’ve seen expounded by Internet experts. Georgia uses a system that built on what Richt brought with him, that he’s comfortable with and that’s taken in a few wrinkles to adapt to changes in the way the game’s being played now. And as Richt points out, Georgia’s offensive recruiting is based on what’s working.
If you’re looking for a cautionary tale about the consequences of shaking things up and then not buying into the results, look no further than our friends on the Plains. Two of Auburn’s last three head coaches lost their jobs in large part because of changes at the offensive coordinator position that either the rest of the staff couldn’t accept or because the new man couldn’t work effectively with the personnel already in place.
I’m a big believer in the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” theory of play calling. Seems to be an equally effective approach for choosing a coordinator to run your offense.