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.
Bulldog Nation, you can call a play for UGA. Email a diagram of your idea to firstname.lastname@example.org & we’ll pick the best to run at G-Day!
— John Lilly (@JohnLillyUGA) April 9, 2014
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.