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A Sampling Of Early Reaction To The Schotten-Hire.

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In case you have been sequestered in a cave for the past two hours, allow me to be the first to let you know that the University of Georgia has named St. Louis Rams Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer its new OC.  Reaction to the hiring has been decidedly mixed, with some lauding Schottenheimer's NFL experience and others arguing simply "Mark Sanchez".  To be sure, this feels like a hire that we're just going to have to see on the field in order to evaluate intelligently.

But as you know, intelligent deliberation isn't social media's strong suit. That's why, as a prelude to the actual reasoned analysis* of the hire we'll post later, we now present a sampling of the reaction to the hiring of Brian Schottenheimer as the University of Georgia's new offensive coordinator.

Every day is a great day to be a Dawg

but some are even better than others.

Excited to welcome Brian Schottenheimer

to the Dawg Nation!

Same Offense my boy TAVON AUSTIN

was in really??? That's going to be

something dangerous

Like the new OC hire in Athens w/Brian

Schottenheimer brings gr8 exp w/qbs &

an NFL system that translates well in

SEC as well as next level

Brian Schottenheimer's NFL offenses

finished 20th or worse in total offense

in all but one season since 2009.

Sounds stupid, but everyone thought

Kiffin would be terrible too RT

@SethEmerson: UGA has named

Brian Schottenheimer as its off coordinator.

What the hell? Is Brian Schottenheimer running

the Alabama offense? Run the dang football.

Until later....

Run the dang ball, Schottenheimer!!!

* Spoiler: I personally worry about what I term the "Bill Callahan syndrome." This is what happens when you take an experienced NFL offensive mind and ask him to implement his system using college kids who have a limited number of hours in the day in which to learn it, and a limited football acumen with which to understand the system. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes you get 2013 Cam Cameron LSU with Zach Mettenberger  putting up big numbers. Sometimes you get 2014 Cam Cameron LSU with a succession of inexperienced quarterback's looking like lost puppies.