“It’s unique times for us all…”

No spring practice worries Smart, particularly about one position ($$).

“There’s no substitute for reps, I feel, and you can’t argue that we’re not going to lose reps. We’re losing reps. I feel like he was starting to get some rhythm. He got to throw a lot with those guys in their own time that they elected. He did a good job. He and Stetson (Bennett) and Carson (Beck) and D’Wan (Mathis) would all go out there and throw with our wideouts. They were able to do some 7-on-7s, unstructured on their own with the team members. They did a good job with that but you know that’s no substitute for what they would have gotten in spring ball.”

All of Georgia’s quarterbacks are learning a new system.  Without spring practice to hone their skills, I would argue that Newman’s disparate amount of game experience compared with the other three on the roster makes him even more likely to be the starter, assuming the season ever gets underway.  You guys disagree?



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11 responses to ““It’s unique times for us all…”

  1. Derek

    Absent injury Newman is the starter and its not close.

    Btw, if the passing game needs reps maybe our “man ball” formulation was just a year away from cashing in?

    Kidding aside, if we do get to play, having a bad ass defense may be a bigger deal in 2020 than it might otherwise have been. We may not have a bunch of 40 ppg teams out there if spring means a lot to offensive production.


    • Down Island Way

      Which brings even a bigger light on the special teams play…from the very first snap… relying on the “D” due to 3 and outs by the offense will put a huge strain on that “D” as the season goes along, special teams play (better than average) will help more than you can believe…just think 2/3 of the team has to excel, if 1/3 is average or below…(I’ll take a 20-19 win vs the bammers with special teams shinning brightly)


  2. Russ

    Newman is it, and the Mailman would be the backup/next man up if Newman isn’t it. That’s just based on experience.

    And yeah Derek, Manball will be the course for the first part of the season at least. It will probably cost us in Tuscaloosa but that’s okay. I’d rather kick their ass in Atlanta.


  3. W Cobb Dawg

    It’s a good time to be a coach that believes in keeping it simple. I hope Monken is one of those guys.

    On the other hand, I know one DC who needs all spring and most of camp just to teach hand signals.


  4. Macallanlover

    I think the interruption will certainly favor Newman as the starter going into the season, but it isn’t a slam dunk he will finish as the starter. He certainly has the most game experience, but that WF offense was a funky, and he didn’t face much in the way of defenses with top talent. Not wanting to poop on anyone’s optimism parade but there is a lot of pieces to come together if we hope to be effective on offense, and much of it is riding on this newcomer’s shoulders.

    I hope he works out as well as most on here expect, he doesn’t have to excel every game with the defense keeping us around until the offense finds its footing. But I don’t expect us to be all that smooth before JAX, at the earliest.


  5. Newman can option right now, so theres that.


  6. practicaldawg

    The obvious quandary: do we fall back on manball and a stout defense while making the bet that no one else on the schedule will have enough offense to matter? Only half joking.


  7. spur21

    At this point in time I don’t care about this issues or that issue I just want the country to recover which will allow us to have some football.

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  8. Mick Jagger

    At this point in time, college football doesn’t seem so important anymore.

    Prayers for all.