Today, the AJ-C asks the musical question, “Will new OC Jim Chaney be more effective than previous UGA staff at utilizing talent?”. If by “staff” they mean Brian Schottenheimer, well, okay, I suppose. But if this is intended as a larger scale criticism of Richt’s offense, it’s only fair to point out Georgia’s national ranking in offensive yards per play over the previous seven seasons:
I looked but couldn’t find a year in there when Jim Chaney coached an offense with a better ypp ranking than Bobo.
By the way, last year Georgia was 40th. Pittsburgh was 56th. Now it’s fair to note that Georgia had more talent at its disposal, at least until Chubb’s injury, but looking back further, it’s hard to argue Georgia was doing that poor a job with utilization.
This isn’t to say I wish Keith Marshall’s touches hadn’t been significantly higher in 2015. But it isn’t to say that Chaney’s a slam dunk, either, at least compared to Bobo’s history in Athens. Particularly if we’re not being overly pessimistic about the talent holes on offense this season.