From Pat Forde’s column today:
… Here are 10 wild cards that could alter the predicted course of the season between now and January:
… Georgia turnover margin (27). Bulldogs were a putrid minus-16 in that department last year. They recovered exactly two fumbles, which is why Willie Martinez is now coordinating elsewhere, and Bulldogs QBs threw 17 interceptions. Some of the turnover margin is aggressiveness on defense and some of it is prudence on offense — and some of it is just luck. After never having a year anywhere near that bad in turnover margin, Mark Richt is due for some better bounces this time around. If Georgia gets back into plus-turnover margin on the season, it could well win the SEC East.
(By the way, make sure you catch Forde’s note about former Vanderbilt coach Woody Widenhofer – one of the weirder “where are they now?” stories you’ll see.)