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The Bulldogs draw Ole Miss and Auburn from the SEC West, along with the rest of their SEC East schedule. The SEC is expected to make future changes to the conference schedule as it debates going to an 8-game or 9-game schedule, but that is not expected to impact the 2023 season.
Georgia has had its 2023 schedule already impacted by conference expansion, as the Bulldogs were set to visit Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. But that was changed at the SEC’s behest, as the return game was set for 2031. That is well after the Sooners join the league, which will happen in 2025 at the latest.
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Without Oklahoma, Georgia’s non-conference schedule consists of UT-Martin, Ball State UAB, and Georgia Tech.
The Bulldogs will have seven home games next season, with UT-Martin, Ball State, South Carolina, Missouri, Kentucky and Ole Miss all coming to Athens. The road games will require visits to Georgia Tech, Auburn, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Georgia and Florida will meet in Jacksonville, Fla., next season.
The Ole Miss game figures to be potentially interesting given it will be the first time Smart will coach against Lane Kiffin. The two were both members of Alabama’s 2014 and 2015 coaching staff, with Smart serving as the defensive coordinator and Kiffin as the offensive coordinator. Ole Miss also went to the Sugar Bowl last season after winning 10 games and is currently ranked as the No. 16 team in the country in the 2022 season.
As for how the team looks, Georgia will have a new starting quarterback as Stetson Bennett will exhaust his eligibility. Players such as Nolan Smith, Jalen Carter, Broderick Jones and Kelee Ringo could all also depart for the NFL following the 2022 season.
Worry not though, as Georgia will once again bring in plenty of talent. Brock Bowers, Malaki Starks, Mykel Williams and Jamon Dumas-Johnson are some of the talented players with multiple years of eligibility left. You can bet Georgia is also likely to sign one of the top recruiting classes in the country next season, as the Bulldogs currently have the No. 3 ranked recruiting class.
Georgia is the No. 1 team at the moment in the 2022 season, after starting the season 3-0. The Bulldogs are outscoring foes 130-10
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