In some regards, an awful lot is known about the 2014 Georgia Bulldogs.
Hutson Mason, who started the final two games of last season at quarterback, is coming back to throw to a handful of familiar receivers. Meanwhile, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall will lead a host of talented running backs behind an offensive line that returns three starters.
Much is needed on the defensive side of the ball, but the majority of last year's key personnel will return in 2014.
Ramik Wilson and Amarlo Herrera will anchor the middle of the field, while talented pass-rushers Ray Drew, Jordan Jenkins and Leonard Floyd will chase quarterbacks.
Even the defensive backfield, which has been plagued by premature departures, returns Damian Swann, Corey Moore and Quincy Mauger—three players who started at least seven games last season.
Ultimately, however, the fate of this team will be decided by less-heralded players who rise to the occasion and establish themselves as household names among Bulldog fans.
Just in time for the holiday weekend, here are four Georgia players poised for breakout seasons in 2014.