Georgia is projected to be a top five team in college football this coming season, and one former Bulldogs star had some interesting things to say this week about the team’s prospects. ESPN College GameDay’s David Pollack talked to Mike Griffith of DawgNation this week about both the team’s offense and defense.
In short, Pollack thinks that the offense will be elite and the defense could struggle. In fact, he’s worried about multiple position groups on the defensive side of the ball.
Pollack is worried about the front seven, the linebackers and the secondary. He wonders if the Bulldogs lost too much.
“Defensively, the linebacking corps was a place you looked at with them and you worried about,” Pollack said. “Losing Roquan Smith, obviously, you can’t just find that …. the defensive front seven and linebackers have question marks.”
“Deandre Baker was the best cornerback in college football for the last couple years, it was fun to watch him, he was unbelievable, and now you lose him,” Pollack said.
“You’ve got plenty of guys back there, but defensively, can they get back to dominating?” Pollack said. “Can they get back to being one of those teams that creates a lot of turnovers and you see those Savage pads out?
Georgia, a year ago, lost in the SEC title game to Alabama before falling to Texas in the Sugar Bowl.
We’ll see if Georgia can get over the hump and finally take down Alabama to gain control of the SEC this season.