What the latest preseason offensive depth chart projection tells us.

Jake Rowe updates the situation.

… After having the start of workouts delayed by over two weeks, the Bulldogs have been at it for more than two weeks and have one scrimmage under their belt. They conducted their 11th practice on Monday and held their game-like competition on Saturday inside of Sanford Stadium.

As you’d expect, Kirby Smart wasn’t exactly excited about what he saw. He’s always tough to please but he characterized the scrimmage as “sloppy” and said his team looked like one that had missed spring practice. That’s because it’s true and UGA, like so many other programs, is playing catch up for the time being.

The good news for the Bulldogs is that they haven’t had to miss any time. While other ACC, Big12, and SEC programs have been hit with small COVID-19 outbreaks, UGA has been able to avoid it. That has allowed Smart’s team to hold the maximum amount of practices thus far and it’ll get 14 more before traveling to Arkansas on September 26 to open the season.

As an aside, that last point Rowe makes is a good one, especially as a rebuttal to the “no spring practice means Georgia is screwed” crowd.  (Just in the past few days we learned Auburn had sixteen players out because of COVID, for example.)

Anyway, reading the tea leaves…

  • “No quarterback has separated himself yet but Newman appears to have the leg up after an strong scrimmage on Saturday. Sources indicate he made some nice throws downfield and moved really well in the pocket.”  (No doubt that will come as a disappointment to today’s Daily Gator, but I digress.)
  • “Based on everything we’ve heard, it’s hard to imagine White getting off to a better start to the preseason. We started hearing good things about him after the Bulldogs’ first padded practice and it hasn’t really slowed down. He had an impressive scrimmage on Saturday. So did Cook, who is the change-of-pace guy and may have his own specific role in the offense.”
  • “(Justin) Robinson has impressed since he enrolled early and hasn’t slowed down in preseason practice.”
  • “Many Georgia fans are down on Landers after his struggles during the 2019 season but he has impressed in camp thus far. He has developed a level of consistency that had been missing previously…”  (“Consistent Matt Landers” has the potential to be the next great GTP meme, methinks.)
  • “Hill is the starter at this spot and still has a few kinks to work out. He has to get his snapping issues under control because high snaps killed a handful of Georgia drives a season ago.”
  • “Well, thus far Condon has gotten the most reps with the No. 1 offense at right tackle and appears to be trending upward. If we’re being honest, that comes out of nowhere but he doesn’t have anything locked down just yet.”

Between the lines, it sounds like the skill position talent may be sorting itself out a little ahead of schedule, while the o-line is still a work in progress.  The good news is that there is still time and talent to work with.  What do y’all think?

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26 responses to “What the latest preseason offensive depth chart projection tells us.

  1. Derek

    I think we have seven weeks to become who we need to be to leave Tuscaloosa with our third straight win.

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  2. practicaldawg

    I would feel a lot better if we had Kyle Trask at QB. That guy knows how to separate in a scrimmage.

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  3. Ran A

    I think this team is going to be better than last year’s team and if you do think you can get the Dawgs, you had better have them on your schedule early.

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  4. gastr1

    Gee, I thought Landers was pretty consistent last year too–consistently awful, of course. (Sorry…we all know he never should have seen the field other than maybe special teams.)

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  5. Godawg

    ““No quarterback has separated himself yet but Newman appears to have the leg up after an strong scrimmage on Saturday. Sources indicate he made some nice throws downfield and moved really well in the pocket.” (No doubt that will come as a disappointment to today’s Daily Gator, but I digress.)”

    Not according to these Gators. They say our QB position is in shambles:

    https://247sports.com/college/florida/board/14/Contents/confidence-starting-to-lower-with-the-uga-fans-150941351/

    #FTMF

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  6. Cheer wino69

    My God the mountains manning the right side of our line!

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  7. I’m just happy to start being able to read articles about actual football rather than Covid and whether they will play or not. I know it can change at the drop of a hat, but I am enjoying information like this that feels like normal pre-season football.

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

    Would’ve liked to hear more about the defense, but I know, it’s the offense we’re worried about right now.

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  9. Wolfman

    Did anyone else see Kearis Jackson’s arms in that article? Whoa. Wonder if this guy will become a household name.

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  10. Teacher Martin

    If the ol is worst than last year we’re in trouble. It was supposed to be a strength last year, but turned out to be a weakness in my opinion.

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  11. Austen Bannan

    I’m not worried about the UGA OL except for when facing Bama in particular. I AM still unsure about the WR situation. Pickens didn’t even prove late in the season he was able to keep himself on the field. Still, the QB situation actually gives me some comfort, and that defense all day all night.

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  12. Great news about Zamir White. He’s an easy one to root for.

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  13. stoopnagle

    First, are there really folks down on UGA because of spring practice? I don’t see it. It’s pretty much a level playing field at this point.

    I don’t want to hear any news good or bad about Zamir White. I love him too much.

    I’ll be honest, I’m not shocked at the Matt Landers news. If you go back to our last couple of games of 2019, he was showing better hands.

    What? Me worry?

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  14. Tony BarnFart

    Maybe Matt Landers has a Marlon Brown type late blooming success story ? Rooting for the guy— DGD at this point.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      Flag on the play.

      Some people throw around the DGD monicker far too loosely and devalue its meaning.

      We’re not wasting a DGD on Matt Freaking Landers until, you know, he actually does something to earn it.

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      • Tony BarnFart

        I disagree as to the meaning then. I’m inclined to call anyone who sticks with the team for 4 years, gets a degree from Georgia and keeps his nose clean a DGD. I didn’t know it was reserved exclusively for on the field production. Would DJ Shockley have NOT been a DGD if we had gone 8-4 with no SEC title his senior year ?

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  15. 123fakest

    Soooooo Trey Hill is still having snapping issues!? Move the guy to Guard already.

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