The Bulldogs list 12 starters on defense - covering base and nickel situations - with newcomer Dominick Sanders starting over J.J. Green at the Star position. As expected, walk-on Aaron Davis is listed as a starter at free safety, Corey Moore is at strong safety and Damian Swann is starting at strong corner. Meanwhile, Devin Bowman is in front of Shattle Fenteng at the boundary corner.
Ray Drew, who started seven games in 2013, had been third string all fall, but is listed as a backup at tackle behind James Deloach. Mike Thornton and Sterling Bailey are listed as the other starters on the defensive line.
On offense everything is as expected, but there are a few notes. Chris Conley, Reggie Davis and Michael Bennett are all listed as the starters at receiver. Justin Scott-Wesley and Malcolm Mitchell are not listed on the depth chart.
Sophomore Brandon Kublanow seems to have held off freshman Isaiah Wynn at left guard. Brice Ramsey is now listed above Faton Bauta on the depth chart, but the two are still considered co-backups. Bauta had been listed above Ramsey coming into fall camp.
In all, the Bulldogs have eight upperclassmen starting on offense and 14 in the two-deep. Likewise, on defense there are eight upperclassmen starting with 14 in the two-deep. 16 of the Bulldogs 22 starters are juniors or seniors. Dominick Sanders (true) and Aaron Davis (redshirt) are the only two freshmen starters on the unit heading into the game. Last season the Bulldogs’ defense started three true freshmen and three sophomores against the Tigers. This fall, Georgia appears set to start eight upperclassmen on defense.