Mike Griffith parses a comment of Kirby’s to see an offensive future unlike any other Georgia offense we’ve seen.
But when Smart said he wants his offense “to be explosive, we want to score points,” the interpretation here was that Georgia may not take its foot off the gas as it often did last season.
“I think in college football nowadays you’ve gotta be able to score points,” Smart said. “You look at the best teams in the country they can do that. So we’ve got to be able to score points.”
Last season, Georgia finished fourteenth overall in scoring, at 37.9 points per game. The only season to surpass that was 2014, Bobo’s last, when Georgia scored 41.3 ppg, good enough for eighth. Piling on points has never been part of the Georgia Way, so to speak.
Now, like most of you, I happen to think it’s generally better for Georgia to keep the pedal to the metal longer than its offensive coordinators/head coaches have, but that and five bucks will get me a small latte at Starbucks. There’s a legitimate strategic point to that this season, at least early, since Georgia’s offense is generally considered to be a stronger unit than the defense.
Is it reasonable to expect the second string offense to pour it on? Historically, the role of the second string offense has been to run out the string. If Griffith is right, does that mean Smart leaves Fromm in a little longer than has been the case? Or is Stetson Bennett about to be unleashed?