Preview 2017: Georgia Southern Ground Game Back?

Preview 2017: Georgia Southern Ground Game Back?

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Preview 2017: Georgia Southern Ground Game Back?

Preview 2017: Is The Georgia Southern Offense Back To Form?


After a down year running the ball, Georgia Southern’s triple-option should get rolling again.


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Who’s ready to have some fun?

Do you really want to have some fun, or are you just saying you want to have some fun?

It’ll be hard not to enjoy watching the Georgia Southern triple-option attack crank it back up again after a relative down year.

New offensive coordinator Bryan Cook comes in from Georgia Tech after being a part of the high-octane offense, and the goal is to now run this thing back to the 2015 level. If the offseason was any indication, get ready for the ground game to roll again.

Head coach Tyson Summers had to come in and try to keep it all going after Willie Fritz left for Tulane, and his team came up with a disappointing season after going 9-4 with a bowl win the year before.

And after finishing No. 1 in the nation in rushing.

The 2015 Eagles ran for 4,719 yards and 54 touchdowns, taking off for an unstoppable 363 yards per game. And that’s coming off a season when the team averaged 380 rushing yards per game with 55 scores.

The offense was fine last year, and the running game was great, but it wasn’t you-gotta-see-this amazing, averaging just 4.4 yards per carry with 224 yards per game and 24 scores.

With four new assistant coaches, lots of new key players in vital spots, and a head coach looking to get the program back to a Sun Belt title/bowl level, this could be the league’s most dangerous team if it really and truly does get the ground game back to form.

Three starters are back on the line, and there are a few good backs, but the quarterback situation is starting over, and there aren’t enough reliable receivers who can stretch the field. Even so, it’s got to be about the system and the offense. Run the option with precision, and that should overcome the lack of experience at the skill spots.

The defensive side was okay last season, but it’ll have to try improving with three new starting linebackers and without a whole bunch of size up front. The secondary, through, should be terrific with three starters back and almost all the key backups.

New starting linebackers? Not enough sure-thing receivers? New quarterbacks, new coaches, and no PK Younghoe Koo?

Don’t worry. The Eagles will run, keep running, and make the attack move.

And it’ll be a blast toß watch it all unfold.

2017 Georgia Southern Preview: What You Need To Know
2017 Georgia Southern Schedule Breakdown & Analysis
– Georgia Southern Previews: 2016 | 2015

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