Name a better duo than Georgia sports and breaking the hearts of their fans, I’ll wait.
The Bulldogs are set for another college football season where their season results will pale in comparison to their preseason hype. After a disappointing 2020 campaign in which they failed to win the SEC East, the expectations for Georgia are set too high for their own good once again.
WynnBET has released projected win totals for all of the top teams in the country, and they have Georgia’s set at 10.5. With the NCAA returning to its normal 12-game schedule, that means a 10-2 or 11-1 regular season will be expected from the Bulldogs.
While their offense will likely be strong with JT Daniels behind center, their defense will be vulnerable. The Bulldogs lost their top four defensive backs, which isn’t good news for a defense that allowed an average of 248.7 yards through the air. Georgia’s pass defense was its downfall against SEC East opponent Florida, who led the nation in passing in 2020.
If Georgia doesn’t get any breakout performances from their secondary this year, expect teams to torch them all season long.
To make matters worse, Georgia opens their season against Clemson, who has established themselves as a football powerhouse. If they drop games to both the Tigers and the Gators, the Bulldogs will end their season below their projected win total of 10.5 and likely won’t be in the SEC Championship Game.
On a positive note, Georgia will boast a powerful group of running backs between Zamir White, James Cook, Kenny McIntosh and Kendall Milton.
Vegas seems to have more faith in the Bulldogs than I do, as WynnBET has them second on the odds list to win the conference at +300 odds. To the surprise of no one, Alabama is the betting favorite at -112.