Review/Preview with Georgia State OC Jeff Jagodzinski

Georgia State wide receiver Penny Hart runs for yardage during the first half of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (Photo by Andres Leighton)

Georgia State wide receiver Penny Hart runs for yardage during the first half of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (Photo by Andres Leighton)

Georgia State offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski took time earlier this week to review the win against New Mexico State and preview this week’s game at Oregon.

What did the offense do well against New Mexico State?

We just executed well. Guys did what they are coached to do. We finally put together drives where there weren’t a lot of mistakes.

We showed the kids today 10 clips of the game of the things that we all did well that wouldn’t have succeeded if we didn’t all do well.

We are making progress.

The running game, that was the most yards (210) Georgia State has rushed for since Trent Miles became coach.

We challenged them. That’s been a thing that we haven’t been doing very well. We challenged our guys last week. We really put it on them that they needed to step up and take ownership of the running game. They did. I was happy that we are making progress there too.

If you are looking at it, we are taking steps to where we want to be. We aren’t close to being there yet. You usually you make your biggest strides from the first game to the second game.

What challenges do Oregon present?

You want to watch them with me? I’ll just say this. They are a national championship runner-up team.

Take your pick, take your pick.

What is the best thing they do?

They have six to seven starters returning on their front seven. Both of their edge players, one was a Pac-12 (DeForest Buckner, all-conference) guy and the other (Christian French) had 6 ½ sacks last year. They are a good football team. They do things really well. They play in the back end a lot of man coverage. They do that to everybody, they lock you down. They did it to Ohio State. They did it to Michigan State. They will lock down anybody and play man coverage.

Is there anything scheme-wise you can do to combat that speed?

If we can get 13 guys on the field without anybody really noticing (laughs). We may have two guys running free.

They are a really, really good football team. They are one of the elite teams.


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