Georgia football has had a ground and pound for a long time, and while there have been times the Dawgs aired it out, the rushing game has always been the main emphasis. The Dawgs are RBU for a reason, and that’s because they usually depend on those talented running backs to win them games.
While that is still something that can happen in college football, the main emphasis has turned to these air raid offenses that rack up massive amounts of yardage and produce so much explosiveness, defenses usually cannot keep up with them.
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart has a difficult decision to make, but it shouldn’t be a tough choice because it’s past time to evolve the Dawgs offense.
After the Alabama game, it’s beyond evident that the Dawgs must do something with its offense.
Georgia football is long overdue for an offensive evolution.
It’s not going to be just a quarterback change or anything like that. Instead, it’s going to be an adjustment to make running the ball a second option instead of doing it first.
This season, Georgia did an excellent job of using its wide receivers more than they have in years past, along with finally making the tight ends a top priority. However, still, it wasn’t enough to overcome Alabama. The Dawgs have also been pretty explosive this season, but not quite like the top offenses have been.
Look at what happened when former LSU coach Ed Orgeron did with the Bayou Bengals in 2019, he had a quarterback like Joe Burrow and then brought in a passing coordinator to help out the offensive coordinator. They worked together, and bam, one of the most prolific offenses ever.
Clemson made the change as well. So many schools have gone to this up-tempo, high-powered offenses to compliment their defense and have won titles. While the Dawgs still have a shot at a championship this year, this is a change that needs to happen permanently. Georgia can still have its stable full of talented running backs, but it’s time to leave that behind and join the next wave.
Here are three reasons Georgia football needs to evolve their offense if they want to win it all eventually.