Speaking of Todd Monken, Jake Rowe does a spring preview and wonders about something.
What we don’t know: The only thing we can really put a finger on here is the identity and growth of the offense. Just how much did UGA settle in at the end of last season? The Bulldogs were pass-heavy in two of the final four games and one of the contests, the blowout win of Missouri was very much balanced.
What Rowe sees as a bug I see as a feature. Of those four games, the Mississippi State and Cincinnati games featured defenses that sold out against the run and dared Daniels to beat them through the air. South Carolina did the opposite and was mauled on the ground. Missouri tried to take a middle approach and got burned both ways.
All that shows me an offensive coordinator who’s grasped the first rule of playcalling: take what the defense gives you. That may not be an identity, but, when your offense averaged seven and a half yards per play, more than a yard and a quarter over its season average, it’ll do until an identity comes along.