Originally written on Crystal Ball Run  |  Last updated 11/15/14
CBR's "Way Too Early" Top 10 No. 7 Georgia Bulldogs After coming so close against Alabama in the SEC Championship, Georgia has to think 2013 is its year to be holding the crystal ball at the end of the season. Getting out of the SEC won’t be easy, but the Bulldogs should have the pieces in place to get past South Carolina and Florida in the East. Georgia is expecting 13 early enrollees and don’t be shocked if some of those guys have an impact next season. The Good: Aaron Murray’s decision to come back for his senior season is a huge boost for the Bulldogs. He is a Heisman-caliber quarterback and could have been the top QB drafted this season. If Murray had chosen to leave early, Georgia would have been just fine with Hutson Mason, who might be tiring of sitting the bench. Murray also likes the running game the Bulldogs get from Todd Gurley, who will be a sophomore in the fall. He finished the season with 125 yards on the ground in a Georgia’s win over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl. The Bad: It was expected, but still the losses of DT Kwame Geathers, LB Jarvis Jones and LB Alec Ogletree are going to be felt. Of course, Georgia has some depth on defense and Mark Richt will get a boost from a coaching standpoint with the addition of former defensive coordinator Chris Wilson taking over the line. The Bulldogs must also figure out a way to beat Steve Spurrier and South Carolina to ever be considered a legitimate national title contender. The Uncertain: With a tough SEC schedule and a season-opener against Clemson, the Bulldogs could lose two or three games and quickly be out of the SEC race. While the defense must rebuild, the Bulldogs have a great centerpiece to the defense and that’s LB Jordan Jenkins. He flew under the radar because of the other stars on defense, but it’s now time for Jenkins to be the leader. Verdict: Mark Richt is a much better coach than his critics like to admit, but he has not been able to get Georgia to the BCS Championship, and you start to wonder if he can actually do it. With the talent that returns for the Bulldogs and the confidence this team must have after nearly knocking off Alabama, I like Georgia’s chances of winning the SEC and getting a shot at the title. Be sure to check out the rest of CBR’s "Way Too Early" Top 10: 10. Florida Gators 9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 8. Clemson Tigers
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Head coaching candidates for the Denver Nuggets

Check out these leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

Aqib Talib’s aggravated assault investigation suspended by Dallas PD

Ohio State expects 80,000 at its spring game this Saturday

Bryant strikes out three times in debut; Cubs fans heckle him

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

NBA rookies who disappointed in 2014-15 season

Report: Urban Meyer reassured Belichick about Hernandez

Cuban: Harden is MVP, Rockets are not very good

J.R. Smith: 'I don’t think anyone can beat us'

SCOTUS asked to overturn baseball's antitrust exemption

Is Chip Kelly expecting too much from Josh Huff?

Ubaldo Jimenez hit Pablo Sandoval with pitch, was ejected

NBA to track and post referees’ calls beginning in playoffs

MLB payrolls continue to rise

NBA playoffs: Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs

Home runs ruined our ability to appreciate production

Why we love the NFL draft

There are only two contenders ... in the West?

Woman stripped of marathon win, didn't actually run in race

Matt Barnes' son betrays him for Steph Curry

WATCH: Padres fan saved from falling by alert cameraman

Kemp hosts Seattle party over OKC missing playoffs

Jim Harbaugh showed up at Ultimate Frisbee practice

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase preview

Home runs ruined our ability to appreciate production

Why we love the NFL draft

The "worst" player on each NBA playoff team

Jim Harbaugh showed up at Ultimate Frisbee practice

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and the burden of legacy

Kris Bryant and floor versus ceiling

Top 10 storylines of the NBA Playoffs

A-Rod being taken to court over unpaid legal fees

Could Wilson really be a two-sport star?

Five players who must step up in the NBA playoffs

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.