I’ve been waiting for something to drop and it’s finally here — the reason to doubt Georgia wins the SEC East.
Blame it on no spring practice, kids. Here’s Barrett Sallee leading off.
Following him in the lineup is Pete Fiutak.
The Bulldog talent level isn’t a problem after years of phenomenal recruiting, but there’s still a whole lot of work to do with ten players showing off at the NFL Combine, and with at least 13 starters expected to be off the Sugar Bowl-winning team.
And that’s the problem everyone has to deal with – there’s no spring football to figure out all of the parts of the puzzle that have to fit.
Pete does a lot of “every other program would be jealous of Georgia’s talent level” offsetting, but then he gives the game away with this:
They miss LSU and Texas A&M from the West, but they have to face Auburn in their annual showdown and they get what should be improved Missouri, South Carolina and Kentucky teams on the road.
South Carolina’s revamped its offensive staff and Missouri’s breaking in an entirely new coaching staff (along with a new quarterback), but somehow both should be improved against the likes of a Georgia team with far better depth and talent? Sure, Pete.
I’m not minimizing the work Monken has ahead of him, but you know what every other program should be jealous of about Georgia? The defense. There isn’t a team in the division that returns as much experience and talent as the Dawgs do. You can cover a whole lot of figuring out what to do on offense with that.