CFN has its Preseason Lookahead for the SEC out. Currently, Georgia is listed as the fourth best squad in the conference, a projection I can’t really quibble with right now.
What’s of interest is the list of biggest (player) losses each school is looking at on offense and defense. If you look, you’ll see huge talents like Russell, Leak, Nelson, Olajubutu, Irons, Meachum and Rice gone for next season.
Based on CFN’s list, Georgia’s losses in that light don’t look so daunting. Here’s who CFN says are the biggest:
Biggest offensive loss: OT Daniel Inman
Biggest defensive loss: SS Tra Battle
Personally, I think Charles Johnson is a bigger loss than either Inman or Battle. Nonetheless, you can make a valid argument that several other conference rivals are taking much bigger hits in terms of their elite talent leaving than Georgia is for 2007.