Yeah, the schedule looks like a bear from this vantage point. But Georgia’s got one big thing running in its favor going into the 2008 season.
The Southeastern Conference has a slew of new offensive and defensive coordinators this season – eleven of them.
There are open tryouts for starting quarterback, too. There are going to be at least six of those.
Here’s the school-by-school breakdown:
Alabama: New offensive coordinator, Jim McElwain.
Arkansas: New head coach, Bobby Petrino, new offensive coordinator, Paul Petrino and new defensive coordinator, Willy Robinson.
Auburn: New offensive coordinator, Tony Franklin, new defensive coordinator, Paul Rhoads, and a new quarterback in either Kodi Burns or Chris Todd.
Kentucky: New starting quarterback in Curtis Pulley or Mike Hartline.
LSU: New defensive co-coordinator in Doug Mallory and Bradley Dale Peveto and a new starting quarterback in Jarrett Lee or Andrew Hatch.
Ole Miss: New head coach in Houston Nutt, new offensive coordinator in Kent Austin, new defensive coordinator in Tyrone Nix and new starting quarterback, Jevan Snead, a transfer from Texas.
Mississippi State: New defensive coordinator Charlie Harbison.
South Carolina: New defensive coordinator in Ellis Johnson and new starting quarterback in Tommy Beecher.
Tennessee: New offensive coordinator, Dave Clawson, and new starting quarterback Jonathan Crompton.
There are only three SEC schools not on that list – Florida, Georgia and Vanderbilt.