“He talked to us about making some changes to the offense.”

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.

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22 responses to ““He talked to us about making some changes to the offense.”

  1. william.s.baird@wellsfargoadvisors.com

    Wrong on your part

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  2. I like the sound of that. I just hope the page in the playbook with Chubb at fullback and Terry Godwin motioning to tailback got burned in the offseason.

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  3. MGW

    Well, Chaney’s got a reputation for running a lot of different things throughout his career. So now we get so see how that goes.

    Hopefully having a year of knowing the players under his belt will help him chose something that works a little better this year; maybe something that isn’t so dependent on a good line. RPO sounds like an element that takes some pressure off those guys. We’ll see.

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  4. PTC DAWG

    It means we don’t have a true freshman under center from the git go.

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  5. Argondawg

    , Here’s a play, hope it works. But (instead) here’s a few options we can call.””””

    What kind of voodoo is this. Changing shit at the line? That’s just crazy talk.

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  6. Snoop Dawgy Dawg

    ” 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”

    I swear, in certain games last year, we saw a lot more line checks to the sidelines that game the OC opportunity to call his own audible. In those games, our offense seemed to “work”. Then the rest of the time, we wouldn’t see anything of the sort. As i’ve harped, my issue with Chaney was he didn’t freaking go with what worked. His Freshman QB couldn’t call an audible. Why put that on him? Aaron Murray was much more comfortable in the early part of his career because between Stafford and Murray, Bobo learned that a sideline check can help a young, inexperienced QB to have more options available to them.

    Why we didn’t use that last year was the resounding issue of the day.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    If we’re willing to let Kirby grow on the job, we should be willing to let Chaney grow on the job.

    For at least 2 games. ☺

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  8. I would like to see Blazevich & Nauta & also Chubb & Michel
    On the field at the same time. Godwin OR Woerner would
    also be on the field. Run, Pass Options on every play.
    A DC Nightmare. That would work for me.

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