Anonymous SEC coaches discuss Georgia in 2020
When it comes to Georgia in 2020, most everyone knows what to expect on one side of the ball while there are big questions on the other side of the ball.
“I think defensively they’ll be as good as they always are,” an anonymous SEC coach recently told AthlonSports.com “They’re great at never making you comfortable. For as athletic as they are, they’re still smart, too, meaning they’re going to throw different coverages at you, maybe more than necessary. You get nothing for free against Kirby Smart.”
“Everything is focused on their offense,” one conference coach offered.
The offense replaces both its play-caller and signal-caller without a normal spring session. One coach openly speculated about how Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman might look in new offensive coordinator Todd Monken’s system.
“Jamie Newman is completely different than what they’ve done in the past, so expect a quarterback run game and RPOs, not as much dropback,” the coach said. “Maybe none? How can they adapt that offense to fit his skill set? Will they bend with that? With (offensive coordinator) Todd Monken, they will be different, but how much so depends on what the kid can handle.”
Newman isn’t the only big-time transfer quarterback Smart added to the roster this offseason. Former top prospect JT Daniels transferred to Georgia from USC. When Smart spoke to the media ahead of camp, however, he said Daniels had not yet been cleared.
Georgia opens the season at Arkansas on Sept. 26.