SEC Network analyst expects UGA to be ‘tough offense to stop’ vs. Florida
Georgia football fans can get a quick update on the latest news involving the Bulldogs each day with DN90. DawgNation’s Brandon Adams provides all the latest UGA happenings on video in about 90 seconds. So follow along as Kirby Smart, Jake Fromm and the rest of the Bulldogs attempt to lead UGA to a national championship, and get up-to-the-minute UGA recruiting news as well. On this edition of DN90, BA discusses what SEC Network analyst – and former Florida Gator – Chris Doering said about UGA’s offense this week on DawgNation Daily.
SEC Network analyst expects UGA offense to be ‘tough to stop vs. Florida
Georgia fans who’ve been disappointed in recent performances by the UGA offense might have been too hard on the Bulldogs according to SEC Network analyst Chris Doering — who appeared this week on DawgNation Daily.
“I’m a little frustrated with the Georgia fans who’ve been so vocal about their distain for James Coley’s playcalling,” Doering said.
Doering went on to explain why he thinks the Bulldogs offense could pull together in time to be a positive factor for UGA next Saturday vs. Florida. That’s the subject of this edition of DN90.
Doering’s favorable opinion of UGA doesn’t come without some qualifications. Despite being on board with Kirby Smart’s general offensive philosophy of using talented running backs and a mammoth offensive line, Doering still sees room for improvement with another aspect of the offense.
“I do think I would have like to have seen a little more focus on the development of the passing game in the early portion of the season,” Doering said. “It looked like Georgia was satisfied to do what they do well, and that’s lean on the offensive line and run the football — which they’ve had a bunch of success doing.”
“The problem is when you meet up against a team like South Carolina, as built up in all three levels [of the defense] as they were, if you can’t throw the football, if you can’t score points through the air, it makes it easy to stop a one-dimensional offense.”
However, despite UGA’s struggles against the Gamecocks, Doering doesn’t think fans should spend much time comparing the Bulldogs to other prolific offenses around the sport.
“I don’t get caught up in the idea that they’ve got to do things the same way Alabama and LSU are doing it,” Doering said. “I think they have built it around defense and the run game.”
UGA fans are certainly hopeful that the Bulldogs are able to lean on that defense and running game next Saturday vs. the Gators, and they probably wouldn’t mind seeing a little more from the passing game as well.
For more on Doering’s comments about the UGA offense, including why he thinks it can bounce back vs. Florida, click the video linked above.