Now you’re just messing with us, Kirby.
With five talented running backs and a former high school quarterback-turned-receiver at its disposal, Georgia spent some time during Wednesday’s practice working on plays out of the Wildcat formation.
Sophomore Mecole Hardman, a high school quarterback at Elberton who is now a receiver, was with the group taking direct snaps and practicing reads with Georgia running backs.
Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my chin. Ah, that’s better.
Seriously, this has the potential to be an excellent idea. Hardman didn’t throw the ball a lot in high school, but he did throw it to the tune of 17.7 yards per catch over his three years. If his ability to throw a pass for a decent gain is perceived as a legitimate threat, that should open up the run options out of the Wildcat dramatically.
Obviously, with Chubb, Michel and Eason, the Wildcat isn’t going to be anything more than a change of pace for Georgia’s offense, but, damn, if the possibilities aren’t delicious to consider. And I’d say, given that the coaches let the media see it in practice, they want their opponents to spend preparation time doing just that.