The POP pass – it’s not just for option offenses anymore.
That’s where Georgia’s offense is different under coordinator Brian Schottenheimer this year than it was in previous years under Mike Bobo. Before, the Bulldogs’ always came to the line with the ability to audible to a run from a pass and vice-versa. They still do now.
But they also have a package of plays in which they actually call a run and block for it but have the option of passing on the same play.
Alabama, as we all know, has famously struggled with the play, most noticeably in the game tying play in the 2013 Iron Bowl. But one big difference with Georgia is that Lambert doesn’t present a running threat.
So a lot of Saturday’s game will be about whether Lambert has time to make the reads he needs to make, and whether Alabama’s defense can disrupt Georgia’s receivers enough to wreck the timing of these plays. We’ll see who wins.