There’s little question that Georgia employs a run-first offense, even with Jake Fromm throwing the passes (he has a career completion rate of 64.8 percent with 54 touchdowns). With new offensive coordinator James Coley set to call the plays next season, Smart said earlier this week he was not seeking to “re-create the wheel” when it comes to play selection.
“What is balance? People think balance means 50/50,” Smart said. “Balance is not 50/50. Balance is being able to run the ball when you have to run the ball and being able to throw the ball when you have to throw the ball.
“So can you do both? Yes, you can be successful at both. That might be 70/30 one game and then 30/70 the other way the next game. So I think we’re going to be successful at that because I think that’s going to be based on having good players. But I don’t think that we’re going to say, ‘OK, we’re throwing out everything we’ve done; we’re starting over.”
Regardless of how the balance shakes out, Fromm expressed excitement about any changes that could be forthcoming.
“A lot of similar things are going on,” Fromm said. “It’s good for me to learn some different stuff, too; it keeps me on my toes. I love learning, and anything about football really intrigues me, so I’m excited about what’s going on in that room, and I can’t wait to get better during spring.”
The Bulldogs’ top returning rusher is D’Andre Swift, who ran 163 times for 1,049 yards (6.4 yards per carry) with 10 touchdowns. The team’s top returning receiver is Holloman, who caught 24 passes for 418 yards and five touchdowns.
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