Georgia football spring practice: 3 positive signs to watch for in pursuit of 3-peat

Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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Dominic Lovett, Missouri Tigers
Dominic Lovett, Missouri Tigers. (Photo by Jay Biggerstaff/Getty Images) /

2. Here is to Dominic Lovett and RaRa Thomas making a big difference at receiver

After losing AD Mitchell and Dominick Blaylock to the transfer portal after the repeat, the Dawgs were able to offset those big losses in the receiving corps by landing a pair of SEC wideouts in Dominic Lovett and RaRa Thomas. Lovett is an all-conference performer coming over from Missouri. Although Thomas has legal issues upon arrival, he did shine over at Mississippi State.

The reason this is so important is the Georgia passing game may become more vertical that it has even in recent years. Stetson Bennett IV’s mobility was a big part of his game. With former UGA offensive coordinator Todd Monken going back to the NFL, look for Mike Bobo’s offense to really take flight. Quarterbacks like Matthew Stafford and Aaron Murray flourished playing for Bobo.

Although Georgia has had excellent receiving talents in Athens, nobody has been able to surpass the combination of productivity and star power of the recently retired A.J. Green. George Pickens was arguably as talented, but nowhere near as productive. Ladd McConkey is a godsend in the slot, but he was only a three-star coming out. Lovett and Thomas need to make it count for UGA.

If you hear Smart raving about what these two transfer receivers are doing, then that is fantastic.