What a delayed start means for the Georgia football offense
The Georgia football season will now start on Sept. 26. And the delayed first game will now also mean a delayed start to the of fall camp. Georgia and the rest of the SEC will now begin fall practices on Aug. 17.
The start of practice will be 40 days prior to the first game, as opposed to the 29 days prior to the first game in a non-COVID year. Georgia will get 25 practices prior to taking the field on Sept. 26.
The delayed start, and more practice time compared to a normal college football preseason, does help Georgia. While the Bulldogs likely would’ve benefited from starting practices on Aug. 9 for the Sept. 26 opener, as the NCAA would’ve allowed, Georgia still figures to get some benefit from the new-look schedule.
With Georgia installing a new offense, replacing multiple starts on the offensive line and most importantly holding a quarterback battle, all eyes will be on the Georgia offense and how quickly it can get up to speed.
New offensive coordinator Todd Monken will now get 25 practices to see what the likes of Jamie Newman, JT Daniels and the rest of the Georgia quarterback room can do. Georgia should have a more clear idea of what each quarterback is capable of and who best fits the new Georgia offense. And that makes deciding the starting quarterback a little bit easier.
It’s obviously not an ideal situation to hold a quarterback battle, but the delayed start now gives Georgia some semblance of holding an actual competition, as opposed to a rushed one that would occur if the season were to start on Sept. 7., as originally intended.
DawgNation’s Connor Riley goes deeper into what the offense will look like and which individual players stand to benefit the most from the extended fall camp.
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- The importance of Brock Vandagriff to Georgia’s recruiting class
- What comes next from the SEC and the 2020 Georgia football schedule
- What the other Power Five conferences are doing and how that impacts the SEC
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