Kirby talked about his new offensive paradigm yesterday.
Two scrimmages in, it’s still up in the air on what Georgia’s offensive identity in 2021 will be. And that’s okay with Kirby Smart. He knows that creating a game plan and determining whether the Bulldogs will be run-heavy or pass-heavy likely is a week to week thing.
“I think some of that is dictated by who the defense is. We want to dictate to the defense what we do, but, at the same time, some of what they do matters,” Smart said after his team’s second scrimmage. “Every defense we play will be different. There will be three-down fronts, four-down fronts. There will be big, small, experience in this level, experience in that level. We want to take advantage of what they give us.”
“We can identify what we need to work on, but we’re just trying to figure out who the best football players are, not who can read the signal the best and go execute,” he continued. “We’re trying to figure out who the best football players are, and that has been our intent in the two scrimmages, not to go out and trick the defense. We’re going out to play fundamental defense. Now, it will become a little more scheme because we need to figure out exactly what each guy can do and what he does well and who we want to become.”
All in all, this sounds like a man who knows what an offense needs to do in this day and age. Now, he just needs to let go and allow his offensive coordinator to do just that.