Brian Schottenheimer Ready For Return to College Ranks at Georgia
Georgia’s offense will have a few new faces next fall.
Besides a new quarterback, they’ll also have a new offensive coordinator in Brian Schottenheimer.
He’s returning to the college game after a lengthy career in the NFL.
After coaching every year in the NFL since 2001, Brian Schottenheimer says going back to college has been an education.
"Again, there are certainly a lot of rules. So I’m getting caught up to those. We had some compliance stuff the other day. I don’t know if I can say this or not, but I passed. So that was good."
Said head coach Mark Richt,"He loves the game of football. He kind of grew up with it with his Dad (Marty) coaching in the NFL for years. But I think he’s going to be a very good fit at Georgia and a very good fit in college."
Schottenheimer must think he’s back in the pros at Georgia with the way the Dawgs are going about their business.
"I’ve been pleasantly surprised with all their work ethic. I was blown away with their work ethic. But the work ethic he displays on the field. The thing I was most blown away by was just his work ethic."
Schottenheimer knows he’s got a winner at tailback in Nick Chubb, who ran for over 1,500 yards as a freshman.
The key will be finding a quarterback. And Schottenheimer doesn’t plan on a platoon system under center.
"We’re going to do whatever we think gives us the best chance to win. I think Coach Richt and I both believe that having one guy gives you the best chance to do that."
Whoever wins the quarterback job will have some fast guys to throw to.
"Reggie Davis. The speed shows up on film. There’s always a big play you see throughout practice. Isaiah McKenzie is a guy that I’m very high on. You watch this guy practice. He practices at a different tempo than most of the guys that’s fun to watch. Again, we’ve got good players. We just have to continue to coach’em up."