“I can’t wait to see them play.”

Damn, I gots to know.

Georgia’s offense under first year coordinator Todd Monken benefited from being able to have weeks of walk-through practices this summer.

Even before players returned to campus, the quarterbacks worked on snap counts, cadence and checks via Zoom.

“That isn’t the same as a 6-foot-5, 240-pound linebacker screaming down at you,” Smart said during Georgia’s virtual G-Day game. “You just can’t simulate that.”

Quality control coordinator Buster Faulkner, who arrived after serving as offensive coordinator at Southern Miss and Arkansas State, has a background in prolific passing offenses like Monken.

“Coach Monken and Buster working with Coach Monken, they’re putting together a good plan of installation and verbiage and terminology,” Smart said.

Running backs Zamir White and James Cook have a chance to be featured more now that D’Andre Swift is gone.

Tight ends have a whole new look with Florida State graduate transfer tight end Tre McKitty and five-star freshman Darnell Washington from Las Vegas.

“I think the full evolution of what this new offensive regime is going to bring in, it will take a little time to develop,” Bulldog radio analyst Eric Zeier said this spring. “Like everybody else, I’m very curious and waiting with anticipation with what we’re going to see.”

“… during Georgia’s virtual G-Day game” are some of the more frustrating words I’ve read.  Although I can’t help but wonder who the virtual G-Day QBR leader was.



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12 responses to ““I can’t wait to see them play.”

  1. Greg

    yep, defense is gonna have to carry us early. I just hope it is enough to beat Bama….and I believe it is.


  2. sniffer

    Let’s just call it and say ‘20 is a throw away season and whatever games and practices are held are prep for ‘21. That makes all this a little more palatable. These are scrimmages anyway because there will be no NC. In my mind, the anxiety of playing Bama with a new qb, unknown receivers, et al, isn’t as bad. IMO, we’ve been given a huge blessing. Look out SEC. 2021 is only four months away!

    ps. All coaches are living the handbook right now. None of them want to play a truncated schedule or risk injury to any player for a bullshit season. They are saying what they’re supposed to say for now. They know 2020 isn’t happening.

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  3. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    I think there’s no way the SEC doesn’t start the season with us versus Bama. They have to. It just makes sense.

    The ultimate test for the new offense. Will we be ready?

    Let’s just say I’d rather lose to Bama early and beat them later in the year. I’d love to beat them twice if we could.


    • Russ

      I’ve thought all along in a normal season that we lose a squeaker in Tuscaloosa but then put a whipping on them in Atlanta. Unfortunately I don’t see anything like a normal season so we’ll just have take what we get.

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    • SlobberKnocker

      One advantage to opening with them is that they will have no more of a clue as to what our offense will look like than any of us do. They’ll have to adjust during the game to an offense that no one has seen, no tape.

      Would that be enough? Probably depends on how successfully we can operate the new scheme. But I see it as a definite plus for us.


      • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

        Well, there will be some tape, just not of us. Saban and Co will be looking at OSU, Southern Miss, and Tampa Bay tape, for sure.


  4. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    “… I can’t help but wonder who the virtual G-Day QBR leader was.”

    I’m going to say Microsoft.

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  5. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Also, I bristle when I see some writers refer to our new offense as the “Air Raid.” That’s what Monken ran at OSU because that was their offense before he got there.

    I think Monken’s true offense was his final years at Southern Miss and Tampa. A 60-40 pass-run mix that spreads the field and schemes playmakers open in space. Where you can have a 4000 yard passer, 1000 yard receiver, and TWO 1000 yard running backs. And TEs that run free for days on slower LBs up the seam.

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  6. Info Info

    “Although I can’t help but wonder who the virtual G-Day QBR leader was.”

    I believe it was the lead equipment manager who is the champion at Madden 20 football…


  7. ASEF

    Has anyone considered the irony that if ever there was a season for a paleo-ball offense, this might be it?

    The kind of offenses which have dominated college football recently require a ton of timing (full-speed, full squad practice reps) and a lot of experience/chemistry at QB/WR to max out broken plays.

    Consistency, depth and talent could take a team a lot further this season than ones with full prep time.


    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      Except we get back almost all those practices in the fall, and the QBs have worked with the receivers and backs when they were let back into the facility.

      I think you’re overthinking, because the things the kinds of offenses that spread the ball tend to do is actually simplify things so the players don’t have to think about as much. QBs and receivers normally don’t have to worry about complicated route trees. Their protections are usually sent in from the sideline.

      In many ways, the offense will be less complicated.


      • ASEF

        The concepts aren’t complicated, but the cohesion can be fragile. And everything on the offense right now – new faces, operational disruptions, and a new OC wanting to do a lot of new things – is making cohesion a much tougher achievement.

        The defense is going to provide a ton of margin and turn a lot of games into scrimmages. I’m not worried about it in the long run, just noting that last year’s offense with some actual play action and QB runs might actually have a higher short-term ceiling.