Continuing in the same vein as the previous post, Seth Emerson ($$) talked to three former Georgia players, Jon Stinchcomb, Terrence Edwards and Hutson Mason about how big a deal it is for Georgia’s offense not to go through spring practice.
The general consensus is that, while it’s not the end of the world, it’s not ideal, either, for the obvious reason, per Stinchcomb:
“It’s a disadvantage for Georgia just because of the amount of turnover that they’ve had from last year to this, specifically on offense.”
There are learning curves between the players and coordinator and vice versa that fall behind schedule. There are communication issues between players, such as on the offensive line, that face a loss of valuable time. That may not be deadly, but there’s certainly going to be more rust than usual that needs to be shaken off when the season starts.
If there’s a silver lining here, it’s that neither Monken nor Newman are facing their first rodeo. Well, and the defense…
11 responses to ““There’s a reason you have spring ball…””
Could be a weird season.
I think it will be a weird season.
I hope that they can get a summer practice a break then summer camp. Yes I’m likely dreaming or start fall camp early. We’ll see.
The schedule sets up for some warm up games and a loss against Bama can be redeemed if the team wins out for a W in Atlanta.
Saban has been sacrificing to the football gods for protection. He KNOWS this is the year of the DAWG! If we get enough practice time for the offense to gel, we have a good chance of beating Bama….twice if need be.
We need to investigate Saban’s files and emails. We may find correspondence with China. This will be known as the Saban-virus because it might save his butt.
We’re not the only team facing this problem but it affects Georgia’s O disproportionally because of the new OC the new OL coach the new QB and the new OL personnel.
I’ll take a loss in September if we beat their ass in December. I’m thinking we’ll be seeing more Manball early in the season just because of the lack of time for installing new looks. Hopefully the offense will evolve throughout the season and be clicking by the time the season gets to the playoffs.
At least if all else fails this QB can take off and run for his life, or so they say.
I’m just hoping this virus runs out of steam and we actually have a season. I’d rather have a dysfunctional offense for a few games than no games.
If we have a season, I don’t see it starting before mid-October at the earliest.
At this point it looks doubtful there will be a season at all.
Good chance we lose Rice, Grant, Herring and LeCounte to the draft before we play ball again. A few others to graduation.
What would have been our strength will be decimated.
Start 2021 with Beck having no experience, a new system not one knows and a defense that has been gutted.
If I had a choice between a returning Trask, Mullen & Grantham versus a returning defense littered with studs and a coach who’s never lost to Mullen, I know which one I’m picking.
Terrible timing for UGA, no doubt about that. We could be as disorganized as Kirby’s first year, I suspect maybe to mid-season, at least. Everyone is simply brushing over the number of new faces on offense, but even before this health crisis UGA had too many hurdles to overcome on offense to be any where near an efficient unit. Too many to be ready for Bama in late September, hopefully not as long as Florida. Hard to be confident.