The chatter has already begun.
On internet message boards and at coffee shop counters from the foothills of Appalachia to the blackwater swamps of the Suwannee, Georgia Bulldog fans have begun their ritual song of summer. It's an upbeat little ditty with lyrics that fall somewhere between eternal optimism and a painful, uncomfortable, unhealthy obsession.
For it is during these muggy months, with school out and a fresh football schedule tacked firmly to the wall, that Georgia fans convince themselves that this is the year.
It has been 32 fall seasons since the Dawgs brought their only national championship back to Athens. In the years since they have watched as Tennessee and Auburn won one national title apiece, while Florida and Alabama won three and LSU took home two. Even Georgia Tech has won a national championship since Georgia's lone title.
But this is the year. Yes, the returning defense is far too strong, the offensive backfield is filled with future NFL playmakers, the ...