“At the end of the day, it’s how you finish things off with something you started.”

David Paschall has a point.

Returning talent and incoming talent are the far greater barometers when it comes to offseason momentum for the Bulldogs, who are in the process of assembling a fifth straight top-three national recruiting class. Georgia established some momentum with a 31-23 topping of TCU in the 2016 Liberty Bowl, but the springboard to a Southeastern Conference championship several months later was more about the announcements that running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel and outside linebackers Davin Bellamy and Lorenzo Carter would be returning.

Georgia’s 2021 offense could give Bulldogs fans the desired attack that Alabama and Florida produced this season. Provided all of these components return, Georgia will have JT Daniels at quarterback, Darnell Washington at tight end, a running back contingent of Zamir White, James Cook, Kendall Milton, Kenny McIntosh and Daijun Edwards, and a receiver room headed by George Pickens, Kearis Jackson, Jermaine Burton and Dominic Blaylock, who missed this season with a torn ACL.

It also would be the second season under offensive coordinator Todd Monken, so while nobody in Athens would complain about a victory over the Bearcats, any significant springboard effect is highly unlikely.

Win, lose or draw, next year’s offense has a chance to be hell on wheels.  Still, winning would be nice…

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37 responses to ““At the end of the day, it’s how you finish things off with something you started.”

  1. spur21

    Something tells me this team will show up for the bowl game.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    It took Saban 9 years at Michigan State and LSU to get his first. It took The Gawdly Dabo 6 years, and stumbling on to DeShaun Watson, a couple of serviceable coordinators, and an illegal pick play they didn’t call, to get a national title out of a league with no competition.
    Must we really measure by comparison to the execrable Corch, who got his trophy and defiles everything he touches?
    I know we’re Georgia. We’re rightly frustrated. We’re The Curse of Herschel. We’re the New York Yankees of close but no cigar. But maybe we can cut Kirby a little slack. He seems to show the ability to change and replace ineffective subordinates.

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    • originaluglydawg

      If Tyler Simmons had not jumped off sides…it would have happened.

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    • Personally, I’ll believe Dabo is “great” when he wins a title without Venebles as his DC…

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      • originaluglydawg

        I’ve got a feeling that Dabo has a chip on his shoulder because he knows that everyone knows he plays in a junior highschool talent level conference.
        He mouths off about other teams in an attempt to deflect from that truth.
        I’ll believe Dabo is great when his team plays somebody during the regular season. He only has to play his starters for a couple of quarters (if even that) and then it’s practice time for the second and thirds. Injury factor for starters goes to nothing. The whole team stays healthy, rested and well practiced.
        He should keep his trap shut about other teams’ records.

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  3. Ran A

    If Monken stays another year and Daniels and most of that core group of receivers and backs return – Georgia is going to be pretty darn good.

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  4. It sure sounds like Zeus is almost assured to leave, so I wouldn’t count on him. Then Salyer and Hill will potentially go as well. I do think the offense is going to be nasty next year, but I suspect we’ll have some early entries to deal with.

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    • Russ

      Zamir would be crazy to leave. Where are you hearing that?

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      • Anthony Dasher said he’d be shocked if he returned. I agree with him, too. The dude has torn ACLs in both knees. Everything about being a RB is getting to the second contract. White can be a 4th round pick and play in the league for 5-8 years probably. I’m not saying I want him to leave, as I think he’s just getting back to his best self (as best he can be given his knees) but from a financial standpoint it seems like he might be maxed out. Would coming back for another year get him to the 2nd round or better? I doubt it would.

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      • Greg

        concur…..he is just now getting back in groove, needs another year.

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      • Down Island Way

        UGA football started this pursuit of titles with the timely hire of Kirby Smart, as long as UGA plays in the SEC, UGA will encounter the bammers yearly, if not more…once that hill is taken, it’s off to the next one (clempson/tosu)…the one thing that I don’t get is the belief that the UGA OC will depart at the first chance, he may leave for a HC position, the wonderful tools he has at his disposal would speak to “why should I go”..hell, the guy doesn’t have to recruit, he does that on Saturday afternoons…

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  5. TN Dawg

    Lol.

    Like Charlie Brown trying to kick a football, next time is the time!

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  6. TN Dawg

    Mock drafts have Daniels going mid first round.

    He may not be back.

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  7. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    that dude is a troll

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  8. uga97

    Can we stop with the “If JT Daniels returns” yet? So many QBs such as Trask & King already returning, clearly the 1st round QB inventory for the draft is overloaded. Now go beat Cincinatti & onto Clemson prep.

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  9. Daniels is not remotely a first rounder. Theres also very little film. Maybe should what for a statement from him, or a non statement bc ges not leaving.

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  10. I would love for JT to return for the program and for himself…but if he doesn’t, there will be the biggest glut of players in the portal in the off-season, so there’s that (JT and the Demon Deacon were portal gets for us this year)…we can’t sweat what ifs…Kirby has proven he can manage a roster better than anyone, and in that regard I have complete faith in his abilities to restock the shelves. Monken will have talent galore in 2021, hopefully all the pieces will come together…I do not remember depth like we have now from coaches that preceded CKS. Go Dawgs, let’s pound some Bearcats

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