I’ve seen a few upset comments in reaction to Andy Staples’ prediction that Georgia’s looking at a 6-6 (3-5) regular season. But the folks responding are missing his qualifier:
… In the SEC, schedule matters. Which is why if my prediction about Georgia’s record is wrong, it probably will be astoundingly wrong. The Bulldogs play only three true road games in conference play (Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt). Their other two games away from Sanford Stadium (Boise State and Georgia Tech) will be in Atlanta, 67 miles from Athens. If Richt does turn things around, the schedule could help the Bulldogs come back in a big way.
At this point, I’m convinced that you can make a reasonable argument for any total of regular season wins from six to eleven for this team. (Florida’s a loss until they prove otherwise to me.)
I’ve been through five preseasons with the blog now. This is the first one I’ve experienced when I honestly have no opinion about what Georgia should do in the regular season.
If nothing else, this year shouldn’t be boring.