Embarrassment of riches

I don’t remember this quote from last season, but it’s great ($$).

“For a while, everybody was on my ass about not getting it to George (Pickens),” Monken said. “Then Jermaine (Burton) made some plays, and everybody wants to throw it to Jermaine.”

Hey, man, if you can’t stand the bulletin board heat, stay out of the kitchen.

Seth points out that Monken’s got more skill position dilemmas than just that one.

Well, there’s no Pickens in 2021, at least not for now, and yet there still may be plenty of people getting on Monken’s butt this year.

And not just the passing game. As Monken pointed out, his running backs last year “probably would like more touches.” And yet they all proceeded to return for 2021.

There are a couple of obvious ways for him to spread the wealth — run more plays and keep the offense opened up in the second half in blow outs.  But, really, this is an offensive coordinator’s first world problem.

If they can figure out a starting five on the o-line, it should be a blast watching Monken try to keep fans off his butt.


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18 responses to “Embarrassment of riches

  1. MGW

    A solid starting 5 on the line, with near constant rotation at the skill positions (without cooling off any hot hands, if you can help it) would seem to me to not only spread the wealth, but absolutely wear out defenses. We don’t really have any true “stars” that have emerged, but we’ve also got something more than just quality depth.

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  2. Faltering Memory

    Our defense will have to get the ball for them more often.

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  3. Cannot emphasize enough the impact not having spring ball 2020 had on implementation of O concepts and OL blocking schemes in particular.
    Because of time having passed since Luke’s firing/hiring in 2019 it seems that many don’t realize, or have forgotten, that he coached OL under (personal shortcomings aside) the preeminent RPO coach to have come through this conference (Saban knows). The OL talent is deep in the UGA roster and anchored by three guys (Salyer,McClendon & Ericsson) that at season end will be getting All-Conference accolades. I, for one, am confident that spring ball and pre-season camp reps are going to pay huge dividends as blocking concept changes begin to take root. This is going to be fun to watch!
    Go Dawgs!

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  4. These are the types of concerns I want us to have…how to spread the wealth…and how often we rotate and how well the front 5 gel…give hell, Monken

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  5. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    Play hurry up. That’s the obvious way to get players more touches.

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  6. uga97

    By everybody he is likely referring to the coaching staff…he’s been around long enough to not have time for this shit too.

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  7. I’m sure the first time we go 3 and out this season there will be multiple commenters on the game day thread here saying “Fire Monken!”, “WTF are you doing, Monken?”, or “RTDB, Monken!”

    We have the one of the best offensive minds in the college game here, and we’ll probably make his life miserable.

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  8. RangerRuss

    “Pressure is a privilege.”
    Beats the hell out of the alternatives.

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  9. W Cobb Dawg

    I don’t recall everyone wanting Burton to get the ball. If he said Jackson, Cook or Washington, it might be more believable.

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  10. Don’t let up on anyone. Run it up when you can, let guys pad stats.


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  12. Doggoned

    Never felt so good about a UGA offense top-to-bottom going into a season. Damn unsettling, I have to admit. Beat Clemson and I’ll settle right down, though.

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  13. In the backfield we need a Najee Harris, or a Gurley, or a Swift. The whole “loaded RB film room” ain’t worth a crap IMO if none of them are game breakers. This is probably my biggest concern this year and has me thinking that, once again, we will fall short. JT is bound to be off at some point and we do not have a stud who can carry the team on those days and make the defense scared to turn thier backs. A RB who only needs to make one guy miss to take it to the house is worth a lot more than what they are getting credit for these days.