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Georgia Southern hires Bryan Cook as Offensive Coordinator

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The Option is BACK.

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The Georgia Southern Eagles wasted little time hiring a new offensive coordinator, bringing in Bryan Cook five days after firing its previous OCs on Sunday.

Who is Bryan Cook? I had to look it up myself. He spent the last four seasons as Georgia Tech quarterbacks and B-backs coach and before that was OC at Cal Poly from 2009 to 2012.

You may have noticed something about Georgia Tech: They run the option.

To be honest I’m glad Option U is back but a little nervous about the situation. Tyson Summers clearly was hoping to turn the offense in a different direction and he’s now having to back into running this scheme after a 5-7 season.

Last year’s recruiting class was obviously geared toward quick passing, as the two highest-rated recruits were wide receivers.

Would I trade it for having the old offensive coordinators back? Um, no.

Cook will join the Eagles’ staff later as he’s expected to coach in Tech’s bowl game. You can learn more about him here:

Tech had a strong season in 2016, finishing 8-4 and beating Georgia, and the Yellow Jackets always are one of the nation’s leaders in rushing.

This move may mean we’ve seen the last of quarterback Seth Shuman, and you’re likely to see either LaBaron Anthony or Shai Werts taking snaps in 2017. The Georgia Southern roster is still mainly geared toward an option offense and Cook has a great chance to establish himself as a top coordinator in the system.

While this move would have looked even better 12 months ago, it’s a great day for Eagle Nation.