There are many factors for a team to win a conference and a national title. The star players have to play at a high level consistently, the team has to remain relatively healthy, and luck has to be on their side.
But as good as the starters need to be, the backups have to be just as effective because they are only one play away from being part of the No. 1 group.
And that is no different for the Georgia Bulldogs. As much as they need players like Todd Gurley and Ramik Wilson to be at an all-star level, the reserve players will have to do their jobs and more to help the Bulldogs win the SEC.
Here are five backups critical to the Bulldogs' success in 2014.