While Georgia must replace some key pieces, the Bulldogs return a number of contributors. Tight end Brock Bowers and defensive tackle Jalen Carter were two of the more talented members of last season’s team and will look to improve for Georgia. The Bulldogs also have 19 early enrollees, who will be making their Sanford Stadium debuts.
From a leadership standpoint, seniors Stetson Bennett and Nolan Smith will carry the load. Smith will be the vocal leader of a new-look defense, while Bennett will look to further elevate the Georgia offense. Many will also be intrigued by the back-up quarterback battle that develops between Carson Beck, Brock Vandagriff and Gunner Stockton.
The Bulldogs will also have some new coaches roaming the sidelines, as Bryan McClendon and Chidrea Uzo-Diribe were hired this offseason to replace Bryan McClendon and Dan Lanning on staff. Georgia is currently searching for a new defensive backs coach, as Jahmile Addae left on Monday to join Miami’s staff.