When in June…

Jason Butt serves up one of those ideal early-June football pieces, this one ranking Georgia’s 2018 opponents.

I can’t really quibble too much with the order he selects — in fact, I’m digging his ranking Georgia Tech ahead of Tennessee — but the article reinforces my overall impression I’ve had from the get-go that this is not the most demanding of schedules.  The bottom four are putrid, much of the middle is mediocre and Auburn, which is recognized generally as Georgia’s toughest foe this season, has to rebuild its offensive line and half the defense.

Your thoughts?

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29 responses to “When in June…

  1. Otto

    Auburn also has to rebuild/reload at RB.

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  2. Its a weak schedule, but the toughest games (minus Auburn) are all away from Athens.

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  3. PTC DAWG

    The SEC East is down for sure…that surely has a lot to do with it, and our one Power 5 OOC gets zero respect…

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  4. TXBaller

    Wisconsin – esque………

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  5. dawgtired

    I feel we could play ‘B-game’ ball in most games and even ‘sleep walk’ through some. If we are focused against SC, LSU and Auburn (which we should be), we have a real shot at going undefeated in the regular season and most certainly play in the SECC game. If we do get unset, I don’t expect it will be more than once.

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  6. mp

    Honestly, I worry more about going to USC and LSU than hosting Auburn given timing of the games.

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    • 1smartdude

      I worry about Austin Peay until I see the product on the field. I can’t help it, my expectations have been here so many times that it’s ingrained now. I went through the entire year last year humbled by the fear that if I allowed myself to show an Alabama type confidence, that I’d jinx the season. The one time Idid, because you can only take so much Roll Tyde, we lost. I guess I’ll get blamed,not to worry, I’m gonna wring my hands through all 15 games this year and let the chips fall where they may.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    Well, Tech is always putrid too.

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  8. Got Cowdog

    Yellowshoe scares me.

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  9. I have Mizzou No. 4 as it’s on the road and UF 5th as it’s neutral. I could see why one would have those flipped, though. The top-3 are the same for me as Butt’s.

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  10. Concerned about stopping the run. Really hope the defensive line can at least match their ability last year, or else a game like LSU might be stressful.

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  11. lakedawg

    Auburn, fla, and SC expecting/predicting big years, just do not see it. LSU not so much, worry more about them.

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  12. Lrgk9

    GATA – No Mercy

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  13. ASEF

    No top 10 opponents, maybe a couple of top 20 (and maybe none). A lot of < 50.

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  14. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Yes, it’s a little on the thin side. The evidence of that is folks who pick us to lose to uSC even though they also rate us higher: odds against running the table are historically low, and they have to scratch around to find a team on our schedule that we might lose to.

    That said, I’ll take it. Cupcakes aside, these schedules are made so far ahead of time it’s hard to know who will be good and who won’t be. Not too long ago, you’d have thought UF, UT, AU and LSU (not to mention Sackerlina) would have been a gauntlet.

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  15. UGA '97

    swap USC and Auburn

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  16. waterloodawg

    Our strength of schedule suffers because we don’t play the best team in the East.

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