It’s been a very interesting past couple of days for the Georgia Bulldogs. Head coach Mark Richt announced they have dismissed Tray Matthews from the team, which makes him the third defensive player to leave Athens this offseason.
Losing Matthews is a huge blow to the defense because he was the best safety on the team and he had the most experience. And the way the defense struggled last season, they can’t afford anymore losses of personnel.
That said, the defense is not a lost cause. 2014 marks a new beginning for the unit, and with a new coordinator as well as a talented set of players returning, they will be a much better group than what they were in 2013.
And here are five reasons why.