Steelemas doesn’t come until next week, but if you hie thee over to his website, you can read Phil Steele’s Georgia preview today.
He ranks the Dawgs 23rd, well ahead of Florida, but likely to be at least as far behind Tennessee. He thinks the offense will improve from last season and the defense will hold its own, but notes that Georgia won four close games in 2015 and the coaching change as potential limitations. Overall, as the header to this post indicates, he’s pretty lukewarm about Georgia’s chances.
As far as the individual units go, it’s a mixed bag, but he does point to some concern about the loss of so much productivity at linebacker and, of course, special teams.
There are always a few fun stats tossed in. In this case, Georgia is riding a ten-game winning streak against Ole Miss, including five straight in Oxford. (Kirby isn’t, though.)
It’s also worth checking his seven years of offensive and defensive stats. Based on his yards per point metric, last season marked the most inefficient offense at Georgia since Stafford left, and by a pretty significant margin over 2014. Defensive efficiency was a different story, as the team turned in its best effort there since 2012, with a lot less NFL draft picks.
Dig through it. There’s plenty there, as you’d expect from Steele.