… is made by ESPN’s Alex Scarborough, as follows.
I can’t believe I’m counting wins right now. This is the one thing you should never do. But here I am wondering whether Georgia can get to 9-10 wins. And I think, very tepidly, that it’s possible. With Jacob Eason, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, the offense should be in great shape. The defense should be better, too. But the real reason I like Georgia is the schedule. The East is ripe for the taking, and the nonconference schedule isn’t that bad. Appalachian State should be a relatively easy win, Georgia Tech isn’t unsurmountable because of its mediocre defense and Notre Dame is an utter mess right now with Brian Kelly on the hot seat. With Mississippi State and Auburn — which Georgia has owned for a decade now — out of the West, I think things set up nicely for coach Kirby Smart and Co.
I can’t argue with a single thing he says, including the fact that he’s tepid about going there. Which is kind of sad, when you think about it, but certainly justifiable, given what we’ve seen from the program over the past four seasons.