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The Bulldogs will bounce back.
2013 W-L Record: 8-5 (L Gator Bowl, 24-19 vs. Nebraska)
In a season that began with national title expectations, the Bulldogs fell flat on their faces in 2013.
However, injuries played a large role in that.
If losing to Clemson in the season opener wasn't bad enough, Georgia also lost top wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell for the rest of the season. But that was just the tip of the iceberg, as the team lost several other key contributors for significant amounts of time, including running back Todd Gurley and quarterback Aaron Murray.
Fortunately, 2014 will be a fresh start for the Bulldogs.
Sure, junior quarterback Hutson Mason is no Murray. However, the Marietta, Ga., native looked solid in starts over the team’s final two games last season.
Not to mention, a healthy Gurley can make any offense look potent, regardless of who's under center.
Defensively, there were questions. But with 10 returning starters and the addition of defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, the unit should take a leap in the right direction.
All in all, keep a close eye on Georgia in 2014.