SEC legend and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow believes Georgia is a Top 5 team, but he believes the Bulldogs need to make some philosophical changes to win the championship this season.
“If they want to win the title this year, they’re going to have to be able to spread it out and be more impressive,” Tebow said on ESPN’s First Take last Friday. “Go for broke rather than understanding they have a talented team and playing conservative.”
The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs beat then-No. 7 Notre Dame 23-17 in a classic showdown at Sanford Stadium on Sept. 21 before the past bye weekend.
Tebow said he wasn’t enthused by James Coley’s first “big” game as Georgia’s offensive coordinator.
“Honestly I was very unimpressed with Georgia, and here’s why: I thought they were so conservative on offense,” Tebow said. “And their new offensive coordinator, it was his first big game as the offensive coordinator, I think he’ll improve. I think they’ll open it up.”
Georgia coach Kirby Smart said after the game he wanted to see plays get signaled in earlier so Jake Fromm could have a chance to change more plays at the line of scrimmage.
Smart also said his offense needs to find a way to combat defenses stacked against the run and get the ball in space to playmakers and downfield to freshman George Pickens to open things up.
“I think they really hamstring Jake Fromm and some of these running backs, especially D’Andre Swift,” Tebow said. “Instead of opening it up and going for the win, they knew they were the better team and they played conservative, so I was very unimpressed with Georgia.”