I tend to be a little skeptical about “it’s so easy” declarations, so I can’t say I’m totally relieved to hear John Theus’ take on the transition at offensive coordinator.
Having learned the new scheme this past spring, offensive tackle John Theus believes the same. Theus said there hasn’t been much of an adjustment for the players with Schottenheimer outside of learning a few different names. Otherwise, the offense, in philosophy, is pretty much the same.
“It’s not that hard. It’s pretty much the same kinds of plays and same schemes — a little bit different,” Theus said. “The main thing is just learning the new terminology. It’s not all that difficult, you just have to condition your mind differently and just be on top of things. Once you start getting some repetitions with it, it becomes second nature.”
Now it may be he’s offering that perspective strictly from the vantage point of his position group. That would be more understandable, given the level of experience Georgia’s offensive linemen have.
That being said, there will be plenty of time for repetitions in August to get the troops acclimated to whatever changes are in store. I just worry how this may feed into this season’s regression to the mean concern for me – how much of Georgia’s +16 turnover margin from 2014 fades away in 2015?