The Georgia Bulldogs are the reigning two-time defending national champions of college football. They beat the Alabama Crimson Tide 33-18 two years ago and romped the TCU Horned Frogs 65-7 in last year’s championship game. Now the question is: What do the Bulldogs need to do to three-peat?
A big reason Georgia won back-to-back championships was the play of quarterback Stetson Bennet. As a former walk-on, many thought Bennet wasn’t the answer to the quarterback position at the University of Georgia, but he proved everyone wrong. Not only did he manage and lead the Bulldogs to their first national championship since 1980, but he was also a finalist for the Heisman trophy. Benent was also recently drafted by the LA Rams in this year’s NFL draft.
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Without Bennet, the Bulldogs likely will turn to sophomore Carson Beck. Beck was on the team last year and was able to learn the system under head coach Kirby Smart and was able to follow and learn from Stetson Bennet. Beck was a highly recruited prospect coming out of high school and has the potential to be an NFL quarterback. Beck will need a stellar season if the Bulldogs want to three-peat as National Champs.
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Another key to success this year for Georgia will be future first-round pick tight end, Brock Bowers. Brock Bowers is easily the best tight end in college football and one of the best players overall. I fully expect Bowers to continue his stellar play for the University of Georgia. In his first season for the Bulldogs, Bowers had 56 receptions for 882 yards and 13 touchdowns. In his second season, he had 63 receptions for 942 yards and seven touchdowns. I fully expect Bowers to be around the 1000-yard receiving mark and be one of the best players in the country.
A concern to look out for this season for the Bulldogs is offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. Todd Monken was Georgia’s offensive coordinator the past few seasons when they won back-to-back championships and left for the NFL. Monken is a fantastic offensive mind and one of the best offensive coordinators you can find. It will be interesting to see how Mike Bobo follows.
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However, Bobo does have experience in the Georgia system as he was the offensive coordinator under previous Bulldog head coach Mark Richt. Bobo needs to find his rhythm with this team because, as we have seen, offense in college football is what wins you championships. Bobo also has experience as the quarterbacks coach and has been a long-time assistant coach for many years.
The Bulldogs have a pretty favorable schedule, and I expect them to make it to the SEC championship game undefeated. I expect them to go up against the Alabama Crimson Tide in that game, which is always a slugfest. Ultimately, the Bulldogs have what it takes to three-peat and win another national championship. The play of quarterback Carson Beck is
their key to success. I expect the All-American talent that the Bulldogs have will make him more comfortable on the field.