Gene Chizik expresses his concern for Georgia's College Football Playoff chances following Kentucky game
Georgia has some issues that need fixing on offense.
While many Georgia fans have been quick to point the finger at Stetson Bennett following the team’s loss to Alabama, Gene Chizik believes Dawg Nation may have a valid point after watching the QB complete 9 of 13 passes for 131 yards with no passing touchdowns and two interceptions on Saturday.
To be fair, Bennett did rush for one of the team’s two touchdowns in Georgia’s 14-3 win over Kentucky.
But it wasn’t just Bennett’s performance that caused Chizik some concerns, the SEC Network analyst doesn’t see a commitment to the deep passing game from Todd Monken’s passing scheme or from the team’s receivers.
“If I’m a Georgia fan, there’s a little bit of a concern,” Chizik said on SEC Network after the Kentucky game. “Your aspiration is College Football Playoff or bust, right? And I’m seeing a quarterback in the last two (games) has thrown five interceptions. I don’t see a lot of the downfield passing game.
“I understand that today he had his best receiver out in George Pickens, but they have what they have. He’s got receivers, he’s got tight ends, some other guys, they have got to be able to throw the ball down the field. The running game is very solid and I like that, but again, I don’t see Todd Monken today taking a very aggressive approach to throwing the football down the field.”
Those are valid concerns and Georgia won’t have much time to fix them before traveling to Jacksonville to take on Florida next weekend.