5 biggest questions the Georgia Bulldogs face heading into opening week

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Jul 17, 2014; Hoover, AL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt talks to the media during the SEC football media days at the Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Bulldogs have had a bit of a fruit-basket turnover this season, losing key players on both sides of the ball, but college football teams are faced with changes every season. Players graduate, players opt to leave for the NFL draft, players transfer and new players matriculate into the school.

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With just under two weeks left until the opening kickoff against the Clemson Tigers, there are still some questions facing the Bulldogs and their coaching staff.

Of course, some of these questions revolve around player’s injuries and health, and there isn’t much that the team can do other than manage without those players who are out with injuries, and hope that those who are recovering are back in time.

And there is never a certainty when it comes to incoming freshman, some of whom disappoint given the hype they receive, and others who perform far beyond what most would have imagined. It’s certain that Georgia will have their share of both this season.

But the Dawgs face a tough first two games, welcoming the Clemson Tigers into Sanford Stadium for a little revenge for last year’s heartbreaking loss, and then traveling to Columbia, S.C. (after a week off) for an always hotly-contested game with the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Given the gravity of those two games to open the season, here are the five biggest questions the Bulldogs face as they prepare.