Georgia Football: Grading the Bulldogs’ coaching changes, hires

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Sep 14, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer calls a play during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. St. Louis Rams defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New Offensive Coordinator – Brian Schottenheimer

Now comes the big one, the new offensive coordinator. Georgia fans had quite the love-hate relationship with Mike Bobo, in that his offenses were as potent as they come, but his play calling in pressure situations would often come under fire.

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Schottenheimer was a bit of a surprise hire for many who were watching things unfold. He’s got no ties to Georgia (in fact, he’s a Gator), he’s got no real coaching experience at the college level as a coordinator and his NFL resume could easily be read as a failure.

So far, Schotty is saying the right things and has players behind him. But that can change in a hurry. What he does bring for Georgia is some scheming that will lend itself well to the Bulldogs’ personnel and will bring some new wrinkles that teams haven’t seen from the Dawgs (there’s no doubt, Florida and South Carolina could almost bet on when the toss-sweep was coming).

You could say this was a risky hire (some even say a bad one), but I’ve yet to really hear anyone say that this hire was a home run for Georgia.

It could be that Schottenheimer is going to find his niche at the college level, or perhaps his track record will continue being inconsistent. This one is tough to call.


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