Georgia don’t need no stinkin’ Air Raid.

Terrence Edwards, on what he hopes to see from Georgia’s new offensive coordinator:

Former Georgia wide receiver Terrence Edwards knows fans are excited about the prospect of Todd Monken loosening the reins on the Bulldogs’ offense this fall.

He believes that will happen to a large extent. But he also says fans shouldn’t go into the 2020 season with the idea that the Bulldogs will look drastically different than they have in previous years.

“I went back and looked at a lot of stuff that he’s done—his college days, not professional, because that’s totally different. In his college days, he’s been very balanced,” Edwards said. “Everybody wants to call it Air Raid, but he’s always had a 1,000-yard running back in his system.”

Edwards isn’t kidding…

“I like the approach,” Edward said. “I hope he sticks to what he’s done in the past in the college ranks, having a 4,000-yard passer, along with 2,000 yards rushing, because we’ve got some great backs who I think need to touch the ball.”

I went back and looked.  Over the last decade, the Dawgs never had a 4,000-yard passer.  Aaron Murray came closest, in the 2012 season, with 3,893 yards.  (In the injury-plagued 2013 season, Murray and Mason combined for over 4,000 yards.)

In both those seasons, the Dawgs did gain over 2,000 yards on the ground — 2,209 in 2013 (considering the injuries and who was forced to play as a result, that’s a pretty amazing stat) and 2,556 in 2012.

So, you could say that what Edwards is looking for from Monken is peak Bobo.  I could live with that myself.



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21 responses to “Georgia don’t need no stinkin’ Air Raid.

  1. If we can get peak Bobo from Monken with the defense Kirby has built, the eastern Death Star will be complete. This will be what happens to Your Daily Gator:

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  2. Doug

    Our 2012 offense plus the defense we’re likely to field in 2020 would be pretty f’ing formidable. I’ll take it.

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  3. Mayor

    We just need an effective passing game to open up the run. I still expect the Dawgs to be a run first team and personally I’m fine with that.


  4. Texas Dawg

    Considering where the offense finished in some of those years, it is amazing that we finished with the records we did. Ball control and defense ain’t necessarily pretty, but apparently it is pretty effective.


  5. Russ

    Let me be the first to say I blame Monken.

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  6. ASEF

    15 games x 550 yards each = 8,250 yards.

    So I am actually thinking 5k/3k. 4 and 4 works too.


  7. Comin' Down The Track

    Welp, I guess I’ll never be able to un-see the words peak Bobo. Thanks for that, I guess.


  8. 4000 passing 2000 rushing? I should probably put a tracker on my bookie’s ride…. He’s gonna have to pony up.


  9. W Cobb Dawg

    Keep that foot on the gas!


  10. FlyingPeakDawg

    I think Tom Brady just entered the portal…go get ’em Kirby!