Marc Weiszer delves into how much change there really is with Georgia’s offense as we head towards the start of spring practice. It sounds like it’s more about tweaking what they’ve had, not wholesale renovation.
“There’s a learning curve for everybody to a certain degree,” Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said Wednesday. “It’s healthy and I’m enjoying it, learning some new things. There’s a lot of things we’ve been doing that the proof’s kind of in the pudding on the film and coach Schotty really likes it. We’re just kind of melding everybody’s ideas together and making it make sense for everybody.”
“It’s a little bit of a melting pot of people’s ideas,” Richt said. “The ideas that he’s brought in and the things that we’ve done in the past. I’m not going to sit here and say it’s 100 percent exactly the same verbiage that we had a year ago, but as far as the things that we’re doing married up very well.”
There are some different names for calls, Theus said. Richt said blocking combinations may be different.
“We’ve been able to see some stuff and get some notes down,” Theus said. “Any time a new coach comes in stuff’s going to change, calls are going to change. …Being a senior, being able to learn stuff is a lot different than a freshman. I’ll be able to relate it to some older stuff. Overall, I’m pretty sure we’re going to run some same concepts, keep it as similar as possible so it’s easy as possible for us to pick up. I think it’s going to good for us and the spring will be a good time for us to learn a lot.”
Offensive line coaches’ hair styling notwithstanding, though, there will be some changes. (Theus’ quote was too good for me to pass up.) So I’ll be curious to get a handle on how smoothly the offense runs at G-Day.