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Georgia beat reporter Mike Griffith believes James Cook will be a breakout star for the Bulldogs this season.

WATCH: Upon further review, Georgia football 2019 season predictions and analysis

ATHENS — The opening kick is closing in, and Georgia football fans are ready to explode, eager to see what the 2019 version of the Bulldogs has to offer.

Coach Kirby Smart has been tight-lipped about his game plans. Players, meanwhile, have offered mixed reviews on just how different the offense will look under a new coordinator.

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Defensively, Smart hinted UGA may not unleash much of its “havoc” inducing pressure schemes out of the gate. But you can be sure new defensive coordinator Dan Lanning has some tricks up his sleeve for Vanderbilt.

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Georgia has operated with a “Do More” mantra throughout the offseason. Smart has sent a message that has resonated on his staff and roster, that nothing less than a national championship will satisfy.

It all starts when the No. 3-ranked Bulldogs open at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Vanderbilt in a game that falls smack dab in the middle of Georgia’s 2019 schedule difficulty.

More thoughts on the schedule, and what to expect from the Bulldogs this season.

DawgNation will present a special “On The Beat” podcast with Mike Griffith from The Ingles Market just outside Athens at 5 p.m. on Sept. 6, the day before Georgia’s home-opening game. The Ingles Market address is 9151 Highway 29 S, Hull, GA 30646

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