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Morning musings: John Theus says Brian Schottenheimer's offense is 'not that hard'

ATHENS -- Georgia head coach Mark Richt has maintained that Brian Schottenheimer's offense will look extremely similar to former offensive coordinator Mike Bobo's.

Having learned the new scheme this past spring, offensive tackle John Theus believes the same. Theus said there hasn't been much of an adjustment for the players with Schottenheimer outside of learning a few different names. Otherwise, the offense, in philosophy, is pretty much the same.

"It's not that hard. It's pretty much the same kinds of plays and same schemes -- a little bit different," Theus said. "The main thing is just learning the new terminology. It's not all that difficult, you just have to condition your mind differently and just be on top of things. Once you start getting some repetitions with it, it becomes second nature."

With Bobo's offense clicking at a high level over the past few years, it was important for the Bulldogs to make sure they weren't building from scratch. With the personnel Georgia has, keeping the same offensive identity was very important.

Theus was complimentary of how the offense has attacked the summer, with the entire team organizing workouts on their own when the coaches were prohibited from watching or instructing them.

"The guys are coming on without missing a step," Theus said. "We're able to take that next step without having to backtrack. There is some backtracking when we teach the young guys stuff, but through that we learn some things ourselves, we're able to coach each other up and everybody along the offensive line is pretty coachable. We give each other tips and talk about schemes. Having the guys with experience talk about different plays against different teams and techniques, it's definitely an advantage that we have."

Hitting the links

UGASports.com's Jake Reuse spoke with The Telegraph sports editor and The Morning Show host Daniel Shirley about Georgia's quarterback situation.

Bulldawg Illustrated's Jeff Dantzler lists his college football preseason top 20 and explains why each team is where.

The Red & Black's Connor Riley breaks down Malcolm Mitchell as he enters his final collegiate season.

The AJC's Chris Kirschner reports that Archer High School recruit Dylan Singleton has listed Georgia as his leader over Duke, with the youngster nearing a commitment.

The AJC's Chip Towers wrote a feature on freshman offensive lineman Pat Allen.

Dawn of the Dawg wonders whether a top five recruiting class is in reach for the class of 2016.

More from Theus

Theus on the potential of this year's offensive line: "David (Andrews) was a great leader for us. I love David to death. He was huge for us. But returning four out of five on the offensive line is big. Isaiah Wynn has stepped up and is doing really well, Hunter Long as well. So having those guys, having that experience definitely gives you a little bit of an edge and a confidence going into the season. I think as a groups, for us, we hold each other to high expectations and we challenge each other and that's what makes us better."

Basketball players on academic honor list

Georgia's Houston Kessler and Juwan Parker were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court list.

Kessler is majoring in economics and Parker is majoring in management. To be eligible for the list, a player must be a junior or senior and have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.

Song of the day

"Manipulator" by Ty Segall

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