College football preview magazines and analysts will have you believe that UGA football’s reign over the SEC Easters division is over.
UGA football is predicted to finish No. 2 in the SEC East this season by many analysts and preview magazines. Some in the media claim that Florida has finally caught Georgia, and believe the Gators will take the SEC East title from the Bulldogs this season. That’s an odd prediction for a team that hasn’t recruited very well and a coach that hasn’t ever won his division.
Georgia lost four very talented offensive linemen; one of the most successful quarterbacks in the school’s history; It returns just three starters on offense, and said offense has a new coordinator as well as a transfer quarterback. On top of all that, Georgia hasn’t been able to practice since March.
Last season Georgia had one of its worst offenses in recent memory. The Bulldogs were No. 49 in scoring per game, No. 41 in rushing yards per game, No. 72 in passing yards per game, and No. 61 in total yards per game. This offense, as inefficient as it was, managed to help Georgia finish on top of the SEC East for a third straight season.
As bad as the offense may or may not be, the defense is at an elite level. In 2019, Georgia’s ranked No. 1 in scoring defense and rushing defense, No. 31 in passing defense, and No. 3 in total defense. Georgia returns seven starters from that 2019 defense. The Bulldogs will be leaning primarily on their stingy defense to keep them in games this season.