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Predicting the 2015 SEC Football Season: Georgia Bulldogs

With less than 35 days until the college football season begins, it's never too early to look at the 2015 football schedules and make wild blind predictions.

The next Next Herschel Walker! Nick Chubb.
The next Next Herschel Walker! Nick Chubb.
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Third installment in the series takes us to Athens, G-A:

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Coach: Mark Richt (136–48 in 14 season at UGA; 78-34 in SEC) [Losing control since 1982]
2014 record: 10-3 (6-2 in SEC, 2nd in East Division)
CB969 2014 Prediction: 10-2 - "Them Dawgs have a chance at going to Atlanta in early December but it's more likely to be Orlando in early January instead." [They went to Charlotte.]

Look back: After a big win against Clemson, Richt pulled a "Richt" and lost game #2 to a lame South Carolina team. They also lost to Florida and Georgia Tech. With no answer at QB and RB Todd Gurley on the sidelines (suspension, injuries), Richt ran poor Nick Chubb into the ground (he might regret that this year). This team should-coulda been 12-0.

Key losses: RB Todd Gurley (Rams, Round 1), WR Chris Conley (Chiefs, Round 3), LB Ramik Wilson (Chiefs, Round 4), CB Damian Swann (Saints, Round 5), ILB Amarlo Herrera (Colts, Round 6),
Returning starters: 6 on offense, 7 on defense, kicker, and punter.
Top returnees:
RB Nick Chubb, OG Greg Pyke, LB Jordan Jenkins, LB Leonard Floyd, OT John Theus, TE Jeb Blazevich, OG Brandon Kublanow, S Quincy Mauger.
Top newcomers:
DT Trent Thompson (Albany, GA), ATH Terry Godwin (Hogansville, GA), OLB Roquan Smith (Montezuma, GA), DE Jonathan Ledbetter (Tucker, GA), DE Natrez Patrick (Atlanta, GA).

Strengths: Schedule and limited traveling; Secondary.
Weaknesses: QB, center, WR, young D-Line.

Outlook: With the Bulldogs breaking in a new QB (starter TBD) and a bunch of new WRs, can you guess what the offensive philosophy will be? The most experienced returning receiver is senior Malcolm Mitchell who is attempting to come back from plethora of injuries... Who is going to play center? ... The schedule works out pretty well for the Dawgs with all their games in Georgia or neighboring states.

2015 Schedule
Sept. 5 Louisiana-Monroe - W
Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt - W (308 miles)
Sept. 19 South Carolina - W - This one will get ugly. Chubb goes for 200+.
Sept. 26 Southern University - W - Disgraceful scheduling.
Oct. 3 Alabama - L - I know what you're thinking: "GUMP!"
Oct. 10 at Tennessee - W - A big road test but I don't think the Vols are there yet. (273 miles)
Oct. 17 Missouri - W - I could SO see Richt screw the pooch on this one.
Oct. 24 bye
Oct. 31 vs. Florida* - W - This is typically the kind of game Richt screws up but he filled that order last year.
Nov. 5 at Kentucky - W
Nov. 14 at Auburn - L Unless UGA finds a QB by this point, this is an L all day. (181 miles)
Nov. 21 Georgia Southern - W - If the R
Nov. 28 at Georgia Tech - W - Location does not seem to matter in this 122-year old rivalry. Dawgs will be looking for revernge. (70 miles)
*Jacksonville, Fla.

Let's go Bowling! Yep, maybe Sugar. If they can win the East, they likely get a rematch in Atlanta on December 5th.

* Fun Fact: UGA will travel a combined 832 miles this season. Alabama = 1780 miles.


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