Big Jim has plans, people.
Clearly, Georgia’s offense needs to do something different this season, and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney is setting out to do that.
Chaney, who a month earlier had talked about trying to “freshen” the offense, outlined what exactly that meant to his offensive players on Monday. That seems to include more run-pass options and freedom for the quarterback to audible plays.
Senior tight end Jeb Blazevich summed up his understanding of it on Tuesday, before the team hit the field for its first spring practice:
“I think we’re going to try to implement a lot more RPOs, we’re going to try to implement a lot more things where it’s not just (like), Here’s a play, hope it works. But (instead) here’s a few options we can call. We can call an audible off this look or that look, and putting that in the quarterback’s hands, and then in our hands to learn it, and communicate what needs to be changed.”
Unleash the hounds! But what does it all mean, exactly?
Michel was asked his understanding for how different it would make Georgia’s offense look this fall: Is it still a pro-style offense, or is it being opened up?
“I’m not sure,” Michel said. “We’ll probably know who we are throughout some of these practices this spring. I’m sure if we make major changes it won’t be perfect at the beginning. It’s going to take time, it’s going to take this team to come together and really understand that we’ve got to go out there and physically make it work.”
Unsure in April is one thing. If they’re still saying that six months from now, we’ve got problems.