Observations From The Cheap Seats: Georgia Football Renewed


We are back in Section 328 for another season of Georgia football. Here is what I am watching for.

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While this is Mark Richt’s 15th season at the helm, and my fourth season in Section 328, there is plenty new this season to get Dawg fans excited, and maybe a little nervous. Consider it our inner Munson and Dooley…

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The OC

For the first time since Richt came to Athens, Mike Bobo will not be in charge of QBs, and for the first time since late 2006, Bobo will not be calling plays.

While Brian Schottenheimer will have a couple of games to tweak his offense before the South Carolina game (I hope), it will be interesting to see how his call-playing will differ from what we have seen the last 9 years.

Newbie QB

Oct 25, 2014; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Greyson Lambert (11) throws the ball against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Greyson Lambert is the starter. Will he be the starter all year, or will we have a see-saw starting QB like in 2006 with Joe Cox and Matt Stafford? Lambert, a transfer from a rather dismal UVA team last year, beat out redshirt sophomore Brice Ramsey and redshirt junior Faton Bauta. Consider whoever is under center this year a placeholder for wunderkind Jacob Eason, who is still a high school senior in Lake Stevens, Washington.

Center of Attention

Brandon Kublanow is slated as the starter at center. When Ben Jones got drafted, we wondered if David Andrews could fill his shoes. While Andrews wasn’t the turf-eating maniac that Jones was, he did just fine snapping the ball to a different QB each year he started. Let’s see if Kublanow and his backup, Hunter Long, can live up to the lineage of centers coming out of Georgia. Kublanow started 13 games last year at left guard, so that’s a good start. A strong line to make holes for Nick Chubb (and Sony Michel, Keith Marshall, Brendan Douglas) would be nice.

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There are freshmen all over the two-deep, including Terry Godwin, Michael Chigbu and Jayson Stanley at receiver, and Rico McGraw, Juwuan Briscoe, Johnathan Abram and Jarvis Wilson in the secondary.

Paws for Dramatic Effect

At some point this season, probably the Kentucky game, the new Uga will debut. – Uga IX, who I still call Russ, will turn the collar over to Uga X, who has gone by the name Que. Que is Russ’ grandson, if you were wondering about his lineage. Requests for interviews with Que and Russ have not been granted yet.

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