From mgoblog, here’s a Michigan-centric take on how Georgia’s offense took off this season behind a true freshman QB after a mediocre 2016 campaign:
Summary and Conclusions
- Georgia did NOT make offensive staff changes, and still went from a five-loss, incompetent offense to one of the best in college football
- Georgia did NOT change offensive philosophy–they are still a pro-style outfit focused on a power running game.
- Georgia did NOT change much of their skill position personnel.
- Georgia had a true freshman QB and two new OL.
- Georgia did change to a more simplified, shotgun-oriented offense, increasing their efficiency in both the running and passing game.
- The biggest difference in the success of the offense was improvement and emphasis in blocking.
Simplification, a clear identity, and repetition of base concepts…sounds like a recipe for a successful college offense…
The post ends with a hope that Michigan, which has former Arkansas OC Dan Enos coming in, can emulate Georgia’s formula. Hmmm… maybe there was more to that whole crayon thing than the Sports and Grits guys realized.