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Former UGA quarterback Quincy Carter hasn’t been to a Bulldogs football game in 20 years, but he still passionately follows the team.
He has a lot of opinions about the current UGA team, beginning with grad-transfer quarterback Jamie Newman, this year’s projected starter.
“I’ve watched him from afar — he has the skill set,” Carter said. “But I am just skeptical about (the transition) to a new offense. Our offensive linemen have been blocking the same way for about three years, and now we’re going to try to implement that ‘Read-Option game into it.
“It’s not just about putting in a new offense together, but how everyone is clicking together, too. The pieces are there. The coaches are there. But we’ll see how quickly we can get into this new offense. And not only that — but also how far in depth can we go with the offense, and have everybody on the same page.
“You can put a new offense in, but you’ve got to go through the Step A first and make sure you like the way the offense is running, before you go to Steps B and C. We’ve got to do the little things first, then after 3 or 4 games, (opposing defenses) pick up on what you do. Then it’s ‘Can we go to the next phase’ and get into the intricacies of the offense?
“A lot of these (offenses) run the same things, so it’s all about how well you can do it and how far in depth can you go.”
With UGA losing almost its entire offense from last season, Carter feels better about the Bulldogs in 2021 rather than the upcoming season. But he reserves the right to change his mind.
“We might could put some things together and make a run this year. With a brand-new transfer quarterback, it’s going to be tough. But Kirby Smart is a great coach, and a former teammate of mine. I respect the hell out of him, and I’m sure he’ll have those boys ready …”
Carter is planning see UGA play in person again at G-Day, the annual spring scrimmage for the Bulldogs. He was a three-year starter at Georgia from 1998 to 2000.