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Georgia Vs. South Carolina: Bulldogs using the 5-wideout set

The Georgia Bulldogs have begun using a five-receiver set on offense. Has this been used at Georgia before?

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The Georgia Bulldogs used a five-wideout set about half-a-dozen times in their victory against the Tennessee Volunteers. Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo surprised quarterback Aaron Murray with the formation during preparation for last Saturday's game.

When Murray was originally brought in, he thought Bobo had written the receiver depth chart on a board until he was told it was the newest formation. According to Marc Weiszer of Dog Bytes-Online, Murray doesn't think the formation has ever been used at Georgia before:

"I don't think anybody in Georgia history has ever seen that before," Murray said.

Bobo said he can't remember going with five wides dating back to his playing days in the 1990s. Murray said Georgia used it about a half dozen times Saturday.

Michael Bennett caught his second touchdown pass of Saturday's game out of the five-receiver set. He believes that this is a great way to get more playmaking wide receivers in on the action:

"We just have a lot of playmakers at receiver, and with Malcolm (Mitchell) coming over, we just want to get everyone on the field to help make plays," Bennett said. "It's just another dimension to our offense that defenses have to key in on."

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