So, a random question that popped into my head while I was reading Matt Hinton’s SEC preview here: how much should we expect Georgia’s offense to carry the team this season?
The reason I ask is because Matt’s All-SEC team is pretty consistent with most I’ve seen. The Dawgs placed three offensive players on it, along with Fromm and Wilson as honorable mentions, while only one defensive player, Reed, appears, and that as an honorable mention.
Sure, that doesn’t take into account Georgia’s depth, where it has an edge on every SEC team not located in Tuscaloosa, but if having those special talents is what elevates a team to elite, it’s not a stretch to say that Smart is perceived to have more of that going for him on one side of the ball.
Of course, counter to that is the change at coordinator, although I’m not convinced it’ll be all that dramatic, and the turnover at wide receiver, which suggests that Georgia will likely be as conservative with its emphasis on the run game as it was in 2018, at least coming out of the gate as Fromm hones his skills with a new bunch of wideouts.
I don’t think Kirby wants a team that’s carried by the offense — indeed, one of Georgia’s strengths over the past two seasons is how balanced in been in all three areas of offense, defense and special teams — but he’s also sharp enough to know you’ve got to play to whatever strengths you’ve got. So, again, how much should we expect from the offense this season?