Georgia football has a situation on its hands — do they evolve the offense and join the rest of the heavy hitters of college football or continue to try and use the running game as their primary attack strategy?
To make the situation a bit easier, we say, evolve the offense and hire a passing game coordinator like LSU did for the 2019 season and like so many other college programs are starting to do.
While the passing game coordinator is predominantly an NFL thing, it’s becoming more popular in college football because many teams are putting together these dynamic offenses. Alabama brought in Lane Kiffin, then turned to the NFL to grab a handful of their coordinators since Kiffin went back to being a head coach, including their current one Bill O’Brian.
Now we’re not saying the Dawgs should get rid of Todd Monken by any means. They need to bring someone else to help him evolve this offense and make it more dynamic.
Georgia football needs to hire a passing game coordinator to take a step in the right direction.
With Dan Lanning leaving,
Georgia football currently has Cortez Hankton as their pass game coordinator, but in this instance, the Dawgs need to promote him to co-offensive coordinators and let him have a bigger impact on play calling.
He already does a great job recruiting and connecting with the players, so this would be the easiest transition of the three guys listed. A good pay raise and new title wouldn’t be so bad to keep him around a few more years as Hankton will be another guy who could get poached away from Athens.
Hankton knows the offense already and there wouldn’t need to be any adjustment period, but the Dawgs need to put an emphasis on the pass game, so he would work right alongside Monken to develop game plans that would make the pass attack explosive.
It’s past time to do something like emphasis the passing attack and make it dynamic like multiple other teams do. Hankton is a young aggressive guy who also seems like a big brother to most of his players. He has the brain for this job, now it’s time to give him some more responsibilities and see what happens.
Georgia football needs a passing game coordinator that works right alongside Monken, not one that is basically a wide receivers coach. They need to be scheming and evolving so the Dawgs can take it to the next level and get over the hump.
can fill that spot with a big-name coordinator that can solely focus on the passing game.
There are some names out there that are successful and have already found success at other schools, so why can’t Georgia poach them and finally make evolving the offense a priority. The ground and pound doesn’t work like it used to, so why not invest in a guy who can help make the offense as elite as the defense?
Here are three names Georgia should consider or at least reach out to for the passing coordinator position. From a bold choice to an inside promotion, any of these three guys could help the Dawgs evolve the offense into something spectacular.