Analyzing the Opponent: Georgia

Georgia will have a good idea about the success of its season after the first two weeks. The Bulldogs open with Boise State and host South Carolina in week two, setting up two of the hardest games on their schedule early. The momentum coming out of week two could run the Bulldogs to the SEC Championship game or find them fighting for third in the SEC East.

WHAT THEY RETURN: It starts at the quarterback position, where redshirt sophomore Aaron Murray gives the Bulldogs the top returning quarterback in the SEC. During his first year of play last season, Murray completed 61.1% (209-342) of his passes while throwing for 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also added 167 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

The offensive line will be anchored by senior center Ben Jones. Cordy Glenn will slide out to left tackle, and Justin Anderson will play right tackle.

The defensive line will feature DeAngelo Tyson and Abry Jones at defensive end, with Tyson sliding out to open up the nose tackle spot for JUCO transfer John Jenkins, who chose Georgia over Florida. There won't be a lack of size on the Georgia defensive line, as all three starting defensive linemen are listed over 300 pounds.

Cornerback Brandon Boykin returns for his senior year, but he also creates havoc as the punt and kick returner. Safety Bacarri Rambo also provides a playmaker in the secondary.

The Bulldogs should have the best special teams in the conference with kicker Blair Walsh and punter Drew Butler both returning.

WHAT THEY LOSE: Wide receiver A.J. Green left school after his junior season and was a first round pick in the NFL Draft. Kris Durham was second on the team in receiving yards and he graduated.

Two losses came at running back but neither was because of graduation. Washaun Ealey, the leading rusher last season for the Bulldogs, was suspended and then decided to transfer. Caleb King, the second leading rusher from last year, was ruled ineligible and won't return to Georgia. This puts the load on the shoulders of freshman running back Isaiah Crowell.

Linebacker Akeem Dent is gone after leading Georgia with 126 tackles, 44 more than any other Bulldog. Justin Houston left early for the NFL after recording ten sacks last season.

BREAKOUT PLAYER: It needs to be a skill player for the Georgia offense. Whether it's Crowell at running back or Tavarres King at wide receiver, Murray has to have steady playmakers around him that he can trust. Green stretched the opposing defense last season, which opened up the run game and underneath patterns. King turning into a deep threat would make the Georgia offense a tough one to stop, and it would keep the extra defender out of the box, giving Crowell extra room to run.

For the Bulldogs to take the next step on defense, the defensive breakout player needs to be John Jenkins. In the second year of the 3-4 defense implemented by defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, Jenkins provides a true nose tackle that the Bulldogs lacked last season. The Bulldogs ranked ninth in the SEC last year with 24 sacks, and even though they lost Houston from the 2010 team, Jenkins eating up blockers in the middle should help Georgia get a better pass rush off the edge.

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