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Georgia turns to fans for offensive playcalling help

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Georgia is not looking for a new offensive coordinator, but the Bulldogs could be looking for outside help to develop some new additions to the playbook. Georgia tight ends coach John Lilly put out a message on Twitter inviting Georgia fans to submit their best plays, and one will be chosen to be used during the upcoming spring game this Saturday.

There are a couple of benefits to the Georgia program in play here. First, it is a new, creative way to reach out to fans and make them feel like part of the team. Many fans have probably designed their own plays in the dirt of a pick-up game or in the Madden or NCAA Football video game franchises and now they could have a chance to see how it plays out in real life. Just imagine if it works well! And that is the other benefit. Maybe Georgia could pick up a new play (or two) to use at some point in the season. How cool would it be for a Georgia fan to be sitting home or in the stadium on game day, with the game on the line and see the play he or she chalked up and emailed to the coaching staff used to score the winning touchdown or pick up a pivotal first down?

Who knows. A random Georgia fan might just draw up the SEC championship-clinching play or save Mark Richt‘s job (of course, he’s not really on a hot seat).

A fan can dream, right?

Georgia’s spring game is this Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m. eastern.

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11 Responses to “Georgia turns to fans for offensive playcalling help”
  1. elwaysagenius says: Apr 9, 2014 11:28 AM

    I’ll do it Mark. I often score 40 points on heisman in NCAA 14, so I’m probably about as qualified as anyone on the staff.

  2. jeffcfalcon says: Apr 9, 2014 11:41 AM

    hahahahaha They really need a new play caller period. UGA’s problem and the reason they will never sniff a championship is because of their play calling. Handoff right,Screen left, screen right, punt. That about sums up a UGA offense series.

  3. 8to80texansblog says: Apr 9, 2014 11:48 AM

    Flip 6 3 hole

  4. spreadthecheese says: Apr 9, 2014 12:36 PM

    Run the Wing T with your punter.

  5. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Apr 9, 2014 12:43 PM

    Just do what I do

    Ask Madden

  6. rolltide510 says: Apr 9, 2014 12:47 PM

    UGA football must be the most terribly frustrating team for fans to pull for. Under Richt they generally have good talent and are never downright bad, but they just can’t quite get over the hump. Always the bridesmaid never the bride.

    Pruitt seemed to help FSU get over a similar hump, but he had a lot more to work with.

  7. Professor Fate says: Apr 9, 2014 2:19 PM

    This sounds a lot like the NBA letting a fan attempt a half-court shot at halftime. Every once in a blue moon one goes in.

  8. wabbitslayer says: Apr 9, 2014 2:30 PM

    I’m sorry….after reading “Georgia is not looking for a new offensive coordinator” I broke down crying again and could not finish the article.

  9. microbrewuga says: Apr 9, 2014 4:15 PM

    I hope the play picked is better than the one an Auburn fan submitted to UGA for last year. It was the “bat the overthrown ball in the air so an Auburn player can catch it, score, and go on to the national championship game” play.

  10. southpaw1984 says: Apr 9, 2014 6:39 PM

    People complaining about offensive play calls from UGA are lost. Bobo is one of CFB best play callers. He won 2013 offensive coordinator of the year. Complain about the D, not the O.

  11. michaelh47 says: Apr 9, 2014 7:14 PM

    To Jeffefalcon n rolltide510 go and post your idiotic remarks on a site who gives a Damn; your favorite team. Those remark you made shows your intellect and honestly I bet you must be miserable being yourself.

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