Seth Emerson’s inference ($$) from the pending departure of Jermaine Johnson is worth a note.
The snaps have in fact gone down for outside linebackers because of the prevalence of passing attacks in the SEC, necessitating more nickel and dime formations by Georgia.
Kirby Smart is having to reckon with the offensive revolution overtaking the conference on both sides of the ball. While he appears to be offloading the offensive restructuring onto Todd Monken’s shoulders, he and Dan Lanning have to face up to what that means on the defensive side. And it looks like that starts with personnel decisions.
But the Bulldogs and defensive coordinator Dan Lanning, who coaches the outside linebackers, may be selling recruits on the idea of playing without much regard to position.
Sorey, in a first-person account he provided for Treasure Coast Newspapers, said Georgia plans to use him at both inside and outside linebacker.
It’s pretty interesting watching a coach who’s been successful as both a coordinator and leading a program retool on the fly like this. We’d best hope he’s up to the task.