How Georgia’s Offense Could Look Different This Year

first_imgJake Fromm running the football for Georgia.KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 30: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs runs for a nine-yard touchdown in the second quarter of a game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)After two previous years working behind former offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, James Coley is slated to take over the offense for Georgia. Based on one player’s recent comments, it appears the Bulldogs will be playing rather differently under him next season.In an interview with WSB-TV via 247Sports, Georgia wide receiver Tyler Simmons revealed that the team will be playing a little more balanced football and throwing more often. Simmons added that Cooley has a high level of energy that has the team excited.“I feel like there will be a different feel, a little more energetic feel to the offense this year… Might have the ball in the air a little bit more. It’s a little bit more balanced offense this year, I feel. Coley brings a lot of energy to the offense so we’re all really excited.”Last year under Chaney, the Bulldogs threw the ball just over 350 times. Quarterback Jake Fromm accounted for the majority of the attempts, going 207-for-307 on the year.But in the running game, Georgia ran it well over 500 times – albeit to very good effect. The team had four players with at least 40 attempts who averaged over 6.0 yards per carry.Dawgs247 pointed out that Coley’s offense is likely to show a little more balance on first down, throwing more often on opening plays.Quarterback Jake Fromm was recently quoted saying that he expects more plays to be added, but not to have the entire playbook changed.“Is the playbook going to be different? No,” Fromm said. “It’s just probably going to be more added on to it. So, super excited. What we’ve got going in, can’t wait to see what happens in the spring and, man, just really see what’s going to happen.”last_img

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