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Key Question No. 8 - Can Georgia Reload?

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Posted Aug 25, 2013


Key Question No. 8 - Can the Georgia O make up for the concerns on D?


8. Can the Georgia O make up for the concerns on D?

Richard Cirminiello: Too long. Against a different schedule, the Bulldogs and coordinator Todd Grantham would have the time they need to adjust to eight new starters and a void of veteran leadership. It’s Georgia, so there’s certainly a base of raw materials surrounding all-star candidates Jordan Jenkins at linebacker and Damian Swann at corner. The concern in Athens is that the Dawgs will face Clemson, South Carolina and LSU in the first four games. Opening against Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins and Co. is an almost unfair test for such a young unit.

FOLLOW! @PeteFiutak: Let me try this a different way – does it matter? Even with Jarvis Jones, Alec Ogletree, Shawn Williams, John Jenkins and on and on and on, the Bulldog defense got steamrolled over late last year giving up 300 rushing yards or more in three straight games against Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech and Alabama. The D – especially Jones – turned things up a few notches against Missouri and Florida, and you don’t get better after losing so much NFL talent, but Georgia always reloads. Even so, defense, schmefence; who’s going to stop this offense? The line appears ready to come up with a strong year, Todd Gurley might be the best running back in America, and Aaron Murray is a fantastic quarterback and leader who’ll make everyone around him better. Clemson might go ballistic in the opener against the Dawg D, but the O should be able to pick up the slack.

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