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August 26, 2015

Throw the damn ball, Schotty!

Matt Brown at Sports on Earth's assessment of UGA's offense:
Schottenheimer has much to prove after an underwhelming stint in the NFL, and for the second year in a row Georgia will have a new quarterback, tapping sophomore Brice Ramsey, junior Faton Bauta or Virginia graduate transfer Greyson Lambert. A limited passing game did hinder the Bulldogs at times last year, but given the state of the running game, we shouldn't worry about the Georgia offense right now. Somehow, Georgia already proved that it can keep rolling without Todd Gurley, as Nick Chubb was phenomenal when given the lead role in the second half of last season. Chubb ran 219 times for 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns, averaging over seven yards per carry. He's one of the most talented all-around players in college football -- a legitimate Heisman candidate -- and he has one of the best, most experienced offensive lines in front of him, led by Greg Pyke and John Theus. This run game will keep rolling, and it will be bolstered by hopefully having a healthier Sony Michel and Keith Marshall.
Most of agree about what opening up the passing game does for UGA's run game, but the reason I'm so high on Georgia is that we don't necessarily have to sling the ball around to get that bump. We only need to have the threat of a deep ball that we didn't have last year to do so. Remember, Todd Gurley completed Georgia's longest passing play of the season last year. Give Schotty a QB that he can feel comfortable with calling for those downfield pass plays and we are in business.

Boy, I can't wait for someone in my section to yell 'throw the damn ball, Schotty!'



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