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This past season, Georgia lost their first two games and their last two games. However, they were able to win the 10 in between. Next season should be better for the Bulldogs. Georgia could return nine starters on a defense that ranked third in the nation.
They will also have Aaron Murray at quarterback for the third straight season and every skill-position player back on offense as well.
The Bulldogs' schedule is perhaps their easiest in school history. It was the difficulty of their schedule that kept them out of the 2008 national championship game, but it could be the easiness of their schedule that gets them over the hump in 2012.
It will likely come down to Georgia and LSU in the SEC Championship Game once again. While I like Georgia’s chances, they still have not proven they can win the big game yet. As a result, I have them heading to the Sugar Bowl.
Florida State appears ready to take next step, but we have heard that before. The Seminoles have a terrific defense returning and should have a more experienced offensive line. There are some uncertainties that remain, but a trip to Virginia Tech might be all that is standing in the way of Florida State and a BCS bowl.
The offense will have to mature next season, or the Seminoles will lose three to four games once again. If they do, the sky could be the limit.
Way too early prediction: UGA over FSU