Richt Says Playbook is Wide Open for Hutson Mason, Garrison Smith Says Mason is like Peyton Manning
A popular concern of Georgia fans heading into Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech is the Bulldogs offense as managed by new starter Hutson Mason. Interestingly, that concern is not so much a reflection of fan sentiment regarding Mason’s capabilities, but rather a fear of a limited Georgia playbook.
Georgia was forced to limit the playbook when young guys were filling in for injured stars Malcolm Mitchell, Michael Bennett, Justin Scott-Wesley, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. As a result, the Dawgs’ typically potent offensive attack struggled for much of the middle portion of the season against the like of Tennessee, Missouri and Vanderbilt. The red and black faithful are fearful of a stagnant, un-creative and conservative offense.
According to Richt, a limited playbook won’t hinder Mason and the offense against Georgia Tech. Richt told Chuck Dowdle on 690 The Fan’s “Bulldog Roundtable” that the playbook will be wide open for Mason and that Mason can run “just about everything.”
That’s good news.
And for what it’s worth, Georgia defensive lineman Garrison Smith has a great deal of confidence in Mason. After telling Dowdle that Mason is a “hell of a quarterback,” he went so far as to compare the new man under center to Peyton Manning.
Let’s hope both Richt and Smith are right.
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