He keeps working his way back to you, babe.

Somebody’s been making diligent use of his spare time.

Well known quarterback coach Quincy Avery has worked with many talented quarterbacks over the years. He is the personal coach of Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson , Jalen Hurts and many others travel to the Atlanta area to work with Avery.

Georgia QB Jamie Newman also works closely with Avery and the two are hard at it during this college football layoff due to the spread of the coronavirus. Avery knows the former Wake Forest signal caller very well and believes he is already a little step ahead of the game as a graduate transfer and mature player entering his one season at UGA, even without spring practice.

“The situation that Jamie is in, is a lot different than someone that is coming in from high school,” Avery told Dawgs247 .”Jamie knows what it takes to be a starter at the division one P5 level already. He understands what it will take from him, he does not need to get acclimated to college football. Of course reps of spring ball would have been a positive and beneficial, but I am 100 percent confident that Jamie can get his guys together when they are allowed and get going with work.”

The current objective of Newman’s training is fine tuning his skill set and keeping him ready for when the practice and throwing sessions resume in Athens.

“Right now we are training essentially like I train my guys for the combine and draft, “ he said. ”With Georgia’s offense not being completely in with a new offensive coaching staff, our focus has been really just working technique and understanding football right now. Jamie is so mature and he wants to be great so bad. It has been great. He always wants to get better. He really threw the ball well last year at Wake Forest. He has never had the opportunity to throw with receivers like he is about to have at Georgia with George (Pickens) and those kind of guys. As soon as he can get on the field with those guys and get consistent, he is going to look even more talented than people saw last year.”

One thing to say about Newman is that he knows what’s at stake for him personally:  a chance to display his skills on a higher level and to a wider audience than he’s had before.  If Smart has gauged his character correctly, that should go a long way.  Too bad the work with the receiving corps is put on hold for now.

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19 responses to “He keeps working his way back to you, babe.

  1. 81Dog

    One good thing is this: he isn’t losing ground to other programs that are working their guys in organized practices.

    On the other hand, this is all kind of small compared to the larger issue at hand. But maybe we all need something fun to look forward to when we get past all this. And we will.

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  2. Russ

    I hope he gets a chance to show out. I was impressed by him when I watched him play last year.

    Though I’m worried the season will be affected. It will be peak Georgia to win an 8-game MNC, sort of like the Braves winning the WS in the shortened ’95 season.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      I was not any less and excited about the 1995 World Championship than I would have been in 1993. In fact. I had forgotten 1995 was a shortened season but I hadn’t forgotten the World Series.

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  3. Mayor

    I see light at the end of the tunnel re: Covid-19 and therefore believe there will be a season. Probably the powers that be (read:Mickey) will push the start of the season back a couple of games. That might mean eliminating the first 2 games and playing the rest as scheduled or possibly playing all the games but starting the season a week or 2 later. Either way I anticipate a summer practice with more days of work. Unlike some I do not expect a wholesale change to the O. I do expect better pass plays and an overall better passing game. If everybody shows up in shape I think the Dawgs will not be at a disadvantage.

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    • Cojones

      Someone keeps turning that light off and on, Mayor. If we all don’t stay in place for two months, we don’t have a chance of getting out of these woods by August. I will believe we have a chance when that line stops going up exponentially, otherwise, we go back to square one each time we begin to mix again.

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    • Down Island Way

      We are talking real dollar$ here people….ncaa or leagues will give universities more team practice time in an effort to keep the season on schedule (should virus numbers decline)…march madness monies lost, olympic monies gone, pga monies not there yet,tv revenue will be at a premium this fall

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  4. Union Jack

    I am cautiously optimistic that we will get “Russell Wilson at Wisconsin” type of season from Newman. FWIW – Wilson played for the Asheville Tourists in the summer of 2011 before heading to Madison to lead the Badgers to the Big 10 title and visit to Pasadena.

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  5. ASEF

    I wonder if these QB guys work with college guys on contingency. I know people paying former AA players $100 an hour to coach their 13 year olds.

    Anyway, I hope we get to see him play for Georgia. He will have an interesting decision if the 2020 gets scrubbed and he has to decide whether to go pro or delay another year to do 2021 in Athens.

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    • Union Jack

      Let’s hope that doesn’t happen because I think if sports are not being played in August/September of 2020, we might see a complete reshuffling of the entire sports system by 2021.

      If the season is quashed, Newman at best would be the #3 qb on the board behind Lawrence and Fields. But who knows what the sporting landscape will look like by then …

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      • ASEF

        Absent a comprehensive testing program, which no one seems to be talking about, it’s going to be hard to get people back together. And I have a hard time seeing that in place by August.

        We’ve already got a county up here in the mountains that has put up road blocks and won’t let in anyone who is not a confirmed resident.

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  6. Bulldog Joe

    Well, someone has to be catching those practice passes.

    Enquiring minds want to know.

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  7. OdontoDawg

    ASEF, are you in WNC? Our family lives in Haywood County.

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  8. BuffaloSpringfield

    Haywood here to OdontoDawg/ASEF yup Graham County is serious. Haywood shutting all non essential business on Monday ( two weeks till ) and not a confirmed case as of yet. Folks are starting to hurt restaurants, beauty/nail, clothing, etc. In most of these once factory towns the powers that be pulled the tourists out of the hat and they are not coming. Harrahs Cherokee is shut till whenever. So Main Street yesterday had 3 cars parked on it. Usually you can’t get one but in those cases you can count the number of NC cars on Main Street with one hand.
    Of a more underlying note I found out yesterday that none of the gun stores have any ammo. No 9mm, 380, 38, or 45’s in stock. Wouldn’t be a great time to pillage from a country boy as Hank Jr. says “ a country boy can survive.

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