Jake Rowe speculates on Will Muschamp’s role this spring and beyond.
What happens on the days between those practices? Well, that’s where Muschamp and the rest of the analysts really come in. Those days allow UGA’s assistant coaches and support staff to meet with players in groups or individually in the film room. They can highlight what was right and what was wrong from the previous practice or practices. They can teach and motivate.
t’s something that has been and will be done in preseason camp, just at a much faster pace. Muschamp provides an extra set of eyes. Instead of two experienced defensive play callers on staff in Smart and Dan Lanning, there are now three. Muschamp has plenty of experience coaching defensive backs and can assist Jahmile Addae. He has coached linebackers, too, allowing him to lend a hand on those off days to Glenn Schumann or Lanning. If he’s not involved in game planning and installation for the 2021 season and even G-Day, the word “shocking” comes to mind.
Georgia’s defense should be playing catchup to the offense this spring. The Bulldogs are filling big shoes at outside linebacker, inside linebacker, cornerback, and STAR/nickel. Smart has spoken on numerous occasions about incremental improvement from practice to practice whether it’s spring or fall. Having Muschamp around this spring, with UGA’s defense facing numerous question marks, can pay off in a big way.
It kind of makes you wonder if Smart trusts Boom more than his current on-field defensive staff. He certainly has a longer history with Muschamp than any of them. The offseason chemistry ought to be interesting, to say the least.