ATHENS — Georgia football opens the season with more questions than answers in several respects.
That’s particularly true for a team that’s ranked No. 3 in the nation entering its 7:30 p.m. opener at Vanderbilt.
Quarterback Jake Fromm and a massive offensive line are a given, but how the offense shakes out after that is fluid.
Fromm must identify his go-to receivers from among several fresh faces, the most talented of which may be freshman George Pickens.
But then there’s also junior Demetris Robertson, a 2018 transfer from Cal who’s still looking for his first catch as a Bulldog.
New offensive coordinator James Coley is sure to throw more to the backs this season, both James Cook and D’Andre Swift home run hitters that can score from anywhere on the field.
It’s also a sure thing that Kirby Smart will lean on the run game, but how UGA manages its backs in that capacity is anyone’s guess.
Swift has not had more than 17 carries in a game in his career, and his health has been closely managed this fall.
Senior Brian Herrien could carry a load, and big things are expected from Cook on the ground, as well.
Redshirt freshman Zamir White is also expected to improve and emerge as the season progresses.
Smart has kept the competition dialed up on the defense, meanwhile, leaving many guessing who might start in a deep secondary.
Mike Griffith and Connor Riley discusses how things could work out for the Bulldogs on Monday of Week One.
A look at some over/under concepts to consider provides deeper insight for Georgia fans.