Oregon looks to be highest ranked team UGA faces (in regular season)
Canines vs. Quacks. Though Oregon finished behind the Utah Utes atop the Pac-12 last season, and Utah dropped the shootout Rose Bowl to Ohio State, Oregon/Utah/USC are all ranked and considered conference contenders in 2022. With Florida in rebuild the co-contender for the SEC East divisional crown has been pre-vanquished into longshot status, and Tennessee is going to be ranked and building but not ready. Georgia is going to be slotted at #3 (behind Bama and Ohio State) coming into game weekend in September. Expect the Dawgs to be a solid favorite – in-state in downtown Atlanta, where UGA needs another win after last year’s bad beatdown in the SEC championship game, on the way to the national championship. Defensive coordinator, then, Dan Lanning has left the confines of the Classic City, for Eugene, Oregon. Quack. Quack. Quack.
Kirby gets a former pupil in the opener in ATL, and it usually takes a full season at a football school to really get it going as a head coach. Oregon looks like a W for the Dawgs, that early (Saturday, 9/3, 3:30p). Then, as we continue to rebuild our very changed in personnel defense, the next three opponents are two cupcakes in Athens and an at South Carolina Border Bash, in which we will be so far talented compared to the Chickens.
Ergo Georgia will be 4-0 with Auburn heading to town for the now-always-mid-season Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. Early poll projections are showing Auburn ranked, barely, as is Tennessee, who have permanently replaced Auburn as the last SEC game for UGA, every year. I project Tennessee to have too many losses by that late to be still a division contender. Kentucky had one good year but rarely-to-never puts together two strong records in a row in football.
Georgia will repeat versus this slate, as far as winning the SEC East and even quite possibly going undefeated in the regular season. Then we’d probably see another matchup between the Tide and Dawgs, with Georgia taking the last meeting 33-18 in Indy, after yet another total failure in the SECCG.
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