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The latest “Cover 4” question is:
What is the biggest off-season concern for Georgia football heading into spring practice?
Brandon Adams: Establishing the need for offensive firepower
DawgNation Daily is looking to see a lot more moments like this one in 2021. (Curtis Compton/AJC)
The “why” from “DawgNation Daily” here: “There’s reason to believe Georgia’s offense will continue to improve in 2021, but it needs to take a major stride to match the country’s best teams.”
Mike Griffith: Reloading the secondary
Latavious Brini had a breakout game for Georgia in the Peach Bowl. Does he make the next step to becoming a starter during the 2021 season? (Tony Walsh/UGAsports.com)
The “why” from “On the Beat” here: “Because it takes great talent on the back end to prevent the sort of explosive plays that doomed UGA last year against Alabama, even with veterans on the field. It also takes depth at the position to win a national title, and that’s what the Bulldogs are aiming for.“
Connor Riley: How does the offensive line sort itself out
Where do former starters Jamaree Salyer and Justin Shaffer wind up on the 2021 offensive line? That’s a good question. (SEC Media Portal)
The “why” from “Good Day UGA” here: “We feel pretty confident about the level of play we’ll see at quarterback, running back and wide receiver. The same can’t be said for the offensive line, especially at the left tackle spot. If Georgia is going to win a national title, it needs an elite offense. Having an elite offensive line should help Georgia to get to where it needs to be.”
Jeff Sentell: Getting better at the WR position
How good could this offense be if Arian Smith took the next big step and became a consisent big-play weapon in 2021? (Sean Rayford/AP)
The Intel here: “The secondary will be fine. The new faces are unproven on Saturdays but those Bulldogs are either very talented or have already shown great potential in practice. Or both. My big concern is the receivers. They are guys that need to get better and make the next leap at their craft in Jermaine Burton, George Pickens and Arian Smith. Then there are guys who literally need to get better and back to full speed in Dominick Blaylock and Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint for this offense to turn heads in 2021.”
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