Georgia Football: 4 Reasons the Bulldogs Can/Can’t Win the SEC in 2015

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Nov 15, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) reacts after a knee injury as training staff tends to him in the fourth quarter of their game against the Auburn Tigers at Sanford Stadium. Georgia won 34-7. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

No. 3: No They Can’t – Because injuries, and lack of depth at key positions…and Alabama

Injuries are already starting to creep into the roster. Sony Michel is pretty much done for the Spring with a shoulder injury. Keith Marshall has a tender hammy. Two defensive backs have been dinged already, and we can only hope that Malcolm Mitchell can get past week one without being hurt.

The injury situation for the Bulldogs has been practically untenable over the past few seasons. Between multiple key players going down with ACL injuries, and the depth in the secondary and defensive line being constantly challenged, Mark Richt and his staff were lucky to be able to field a complete team some weeks.

While Georgia recruits a lot of great players, they don’t have that depth at key positions (See: Ohio State, 2014) that is needed to really sustain success. If the Bulldogs lose wide receivers or linebackers this season, there will be young, untested players forced to fill in. That could be a flammable situation.

As for the final point. It’s Alabama’s conference until someone knocks them down. You want to win the SEC? You’re going to have to beat the Crimson Tide…and Georgia may actually get two shots at them this year. The first one is important, but not season-ending. The possible second one…that’s the one that matters.

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