Siren song

Friends, this year, when Georgia says it’s gonna use the tight ends, Georgia really means it.

… Whatever it is, the nation’s No. 80 overall prospect (247Sports Composite) believes that tight ends can be exclamation points in the Georgia “Air Raid” variant offense.

“They are throwing the ball to the tight end now,” Delp said. “It is showing. [Todd] Monken is doing that also. It just really opened my eyes. It was awesome.”

Georgia’s tight ends are no longer sleek road graders. Hartley’s room is no longer “eye candy” in the Bulldog offense.

His father, Chris, has always been open about his recruiting. To be honest, his father has told him he didn’t know if Georgia was right for him.

“That was because of their tight end usage and all that,” Oscar Delp said. “Then after this trip, he kind of looked at me and said ‘Look, man. That trip really answered every question’ and ‘this place could be a real good fit for you’ and just stuff like that.”

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think the problem was that Georgia’s tight ends were “sleek road graders”, whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean.

The funny thing is gonna be when Georgia tells Arik Gilbert he’s not a tight end, but tells recruits he is.


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11 responses to “Siren song

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Is Kirby pulling a Corch? Remember our man of character telling Jevan Snead they were only looking at Tim Tebow as a tight end?


    • Down Island Way

      Suppose…just suppose here that Madman Monken invited CKS to view some tape of the offense deploying the tight end as a target…suppose CKS said “Well, shit Coach, this is a new way to think about those tight end things, I always thought they were skinny tackles who could block down field”…the evolution has begun at UGA football…UGA tight ends…Man or Beast…

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      I suppose time vindicates Corch on that one. The buzz is that Tebow is gonna go tight end with the Jags.
      Regardless, I don’t think it sat well with The Lovely and Talented Trevor Lawrence.


    • I thought that was $Cam.


  2. akascuba

    Coaches when recruiting can guess how a high schooler will be used. As they age some body types change for better or worse. Science it’s not.

    I’m fine with what Kirby is selling. Results not coach speak along with the most important new how much can I make at your program question will determine where future recruits go.


  3. Got Cowdog

    Skinny Tackles.


  4. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    Arik Gilbert IS a wide receiver. He played TE in HS because he was bigger than a HS receiver and the HS coaches couldn’t wrap their head around him at wideout. That plus they needed him at TE. I think Kirby and Monken are using him right for the first time in his life.

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  5. This is where the whole proof is in the pudding. Kirby can’t keep stockpiling talent at TE and not utilize them through the air and continue to expect future talented TEs to sign with UGA. This kid and his dad liked what they heard, but they also will see how Brock gets used this season. So either we graduate away more from man ball this season, or our future recruiting classes begin to diminish from an offensive standpoint (for all receivers). And I don’t see CKS letting that happen…by the end of the season we saw Mr. Washington being utilized a lot more…so I think we saw the start of the transition last season and it progresses this season.


  6. Tony BarnFart

    Am I terribly wrong for thinking that strictly designated boxes / positions for pass catchers in a modern offense are a thing of the past ?

    Kyle Pitts and Evan Engram (ole miss 2016) were “tight ends.” My interpretation of the modern passing game is deploying 4-5 varied but each highly athletic people at strategic stress points on a defense. Attack here with your fast guy, attack there with your big guy, have your catches-anything guy in as many 1-on-1s as possible, leak your bruisers and shifties (often called running backs) into the flats and seams, etc.

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  7. 69Dawg

    Well it will be a great change of pace. I think opponents will be helpless to cover Gilbert and Washington together. Smith will just go long and expose the safeties. If JT can remain upright for 3 seconds he can toss it to Cook for a 20 yard gain because nobody will be able to cover all of them. Offensive line had better practice and perform like the damn Rockett’s and keep him clean.