Kirby Smart explains why roster experience will be uniquely important in 2020
As we continue to march toward a potential 2020 college football season that might start on time this fall, teams will have to quickly get their systems in place.
Thus, teams with more experience returning to the field this fall may end up having an advantage over teams with coaching changes and quarterback battles, to name 2 examples.
This week, Georgia coach Kirby Smart weighed in, saying the lack of spring practices and summer conditioning makes having experienced players all the more important (via TimesFreePress.com):
“I think experience is probably magnified in this season and in this setting more so than ever before,” Smart said this past week. “Experience is so valuable when you don’t get to practice. We have obviously been shortened in terms of spring practice and in terms of meetings, and in terms of summer conditioning we are already being shortened, so a lot of those things have shortened us.
“We will have to be wise in the decisions we make. We have to be smart, and that is no different than any other year.”
Georgia has a new quarterback in town in Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman and also recently added former USC QB JT Daniels to the mix.
We’ll see how Smart and the Bulldogs fare this coming season.