The Quad’s got Georgia as its preseason #11.
Overall, it’s a good job, making up for the occasional error (Sturdivant backing up Boling at left tackle? I don’t think so.) with enthusiasm like this:
… I’m a firm believer in Georgia and Mark Richt; despite the stumble (the 10-win stumble), the Bulldogs aren’t going anywhere. No one really believes the program’s window has closed, but it seems to me that most are counting Georgia out of the hunt for the SEC crown and a B.C.S. bowl bid. Why? If Richt has shown anything, it’s that his teams will surprise, and will play its best when the underdog. Remember 2002? 2003? 2007? Playing without a bull’s-eye on their back, these Bulldogs played loose, free and with confidence, knowing that despite being discounted they had the talent and the coaching to play with anyone. I feel this year’s team will play in that same vein; despite the loss of talent – on paper – and the thought that Georgia will take a step backwards, I think this team can and will challenge Florida for the SEC East crown. Are the Bulldogs good enough to beat the Gators? No, I’m not sure if anyone is good enough to beat the Gators in 2009. But I think Georgia will be good, very good, perhaps the third-best team in the entire SEC. Even in what some are viewing as a rebuilding year for Richt and the Bulldogs, sleep on this team at your own risk. My prediction: 10-2, 6-2 in the SEC, second behind Florida in the East division.
But the big news in the piece is that Myerberg refers to you guys as “discerning”. Take a bow.