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Congrats to the Georgia Bulldogs football team. What a great win over the Big Ten's Michigan State (24-12) in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on New Years Day. Matt Stafford came through in the end with 3 touchdown passes in the last eighteen minutes of the game. Will Stafford return in 2009? Let's hope. If he and Moreno both return, UGA will be a legit contender to win it all in 2009.
2008 Georgia Bulldogs football will be (and is) great. There is little doubt of that. The only question is how great? Can they win it all? They have the talent for sure. But, it will take a bit of luck to get through a very tough schedule with only one loss. Sorry, it didn't happen. The loss to Florida ended Georgia's hopes for a BCS Championship. But, they still can have a good year; maybe even a New year's bowl game.
Great win over Auburn in the "South's Oldest Rivalry Game." The win sets UGA up well for a nice bowl bid. Maybe the Capital One Bowl on Jan 1?
Prior Update: Great win for UGA at Arizona State. Georgia dismantled the Pac-10's Sun Devils on their home field 27-10. It was a big statement for Georgia football and SEC football as well. Losing to Alabama was a big loss. But, maybe it was a wake-up call; as Georgia handily beat rival Tennessee, Vandy and then LSU in Death Valley. Next up: Florida!! What a brutal schedule!
UGA has come through their tough schedule intact and it all comes down to this weekend's "Greatest Outdoor Cocktail Party" football game against Florida. We picked Georgia to win the national championship this season and we will stick with that. We think Georgia beats Florida because of this week's "SEC Offensive Player of the Week" -- KNOWSHON MORENO. We think Morena gives the Bulldogs a true rushing attack that will be the difference against the Gators. Should be a great game. The winner could go all the way to the BCS Championship game.
Yup, the Alabama game was indeed "huge." Georgia was surprisingly dominated by the Tide overall, especially in the first half. Alabama won the game in the trenches (offensive and defensive lines). It was a big loss for the Bulldogs. However, I would not give up on them quite yet. Alabama is obviously turning out to be the class of the SEC West at least. So, a loss to them is not the end of the world. And, Georgia picked it up a lot in the second half of the game. Bottom lins is there's lots of football left and the SEC East (in particular) is wide open. Particularly after Florida's loss to Ole Miss. So, much more to come.
Georgia Bulldogs football fans savored a number of great highlights last year. They remember fondly the field swarming and tormenting the Gators after the first touchdown that gave the Bulldogs the lead in their 42-30 win over Florida. Then there is the "Georgia Dance" youngsters throughout the South now enjoy every so often -- started by now sophomore offensive-lineman Chris Little. And, of course there was the Bulldog's smack-down of Colt Brennan and his previously unbeaten Hawaii team 41-10 in the Sugar Bowl. Georgia ended up 2007 with an 11-2 record and ranked only behind LSU in most polls.
So, why do we think 2008 will be Georgia's year? Basically, that team that rolled in the 2008 Sugar Bowl was stacked and they are almost all back. QB Matt Stafford is back. Tailback Knowshon Moreno is back. Wide Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi is back. And that's just the offense. Georgia also has 9 (of 11) defensive starters returning. The Bulldogs are loaded; deeply loaded.
Knowshon Moreno is a pick for the 2008 SEC Preseason 1st Team. He could win the Heisman. Matt Stafford is 2d team All-SEC. As is Massaquoi. On defense, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is All-SEC. As is defensive lineman Geno Atkins. And, Jr. DB Asher Allen was named to the 2008 Jim Thorpe Award Watch List. Head coach Mark Richt is one of the best and he is due for more respect.
The problem (as with all SEC teams) is the schedule. But, Georgia's 2008 schedule (see below) is tough even by SEC standards. They have to go on the road to play LSU and Auburn (two of the toughest teams in the SEC). They also play at Arizona State which is clearly a Top 10 team. Then they have rival Tennessee at home, and Alabama, and then Florida at the Â¡Â§neutralÂ¡Â¨ Jacksonville, Florida site of the annual Â¡Â§Largest Outdoor Cocktail PartyÂ¡Â¨ game between Georgia and Florida. Then, in the last regular season game, the Dogs face Georgia Tech in another rivalry game (this time in-state).
If they get through all of that, they then will face the best of the SEC West in the SEC Championship game. Folks, that's a brutal schedule.
So, if UGA wins the national championship this year, they will most definitely have earned it. No sneaking in the back door with a weak schedule (as Ohio State routinely does º.
Our prediction, Georgia loses one game this year but still wins the SEC East; SEC Championship and naturally Â¡V the 2009 BCS Championship Game (which basically belongs to the SEC now Â¡V and for good reason.)
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2008 Georgia Bulldogs Football Schedule
30 Aug Georgia Southern
6 Sept Central Michigan
13 Sept at South Carolina
20 Sept at Arizona State
27 Sept Alabama
11 Oct Tennessee
18 Oct Vanderbilt (Homecoming)
25 Oct at LSU
1 Nov Florida (Jacksonville, Florida)
8 Nov at Kentucky
15 Nov at Auburn
29 Nov Georgia Tech
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Head Coach: Mark Richt (8th season as a head coach, all at Georgia) (72-19 .791)
Stadium: Sanford (92,746); 79 years old; 5th largest in the country.
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