2009 SEC Predictions: Georgia Bulldogs

Jesse MitchellCorrespondent IAugust 11, 2009

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 29:  Wide receiver A.J. Green #8 (L) and offensive lineman Cordy Glenn #71 (R) of the Georgia Bulldogs congratulate Mohamed Massaquoi #1 after one of his three first half touchdowns during the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Athens, Georgia.  The Yellow Jackets beat the Bulldogs 45-42.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Before we continue our SEC team predictions, lets go back and review what I have predicted so far:

Alabama: 11-1, SEC CS Game, Possible NCS if they win SEC

Arkansas: 6-6, Bowl Game

Auburn: 3-9 (Took a lot of heat for this one, but still stand by it)

Florida: 12-0, possible 11-1, SEC CS Game, NCS if they win the SEC

In an earlier article, I said Arkansas had the toughest schedule in the SEC, but in studying Georgia's schedule, especially their non-conference schedule, I have to say Georgia may have one just as hard.

Their SEC schedule is not quite as hard as Arkansas's, but in playing Oklahoma State, Arizona State, and Georgia Tech, they may have the toughest non-conference schedule in all of college football.

With all of that said, I believe that Georgia will be one of the dark horses in the conference and will have a much better season than a lot of pundits and magazines are predicting.

I have Georgia going 9-3 this year, but would not be surprised if they pull a shocker between the hedges and go 10-2. But, going with my gut I am going to stick with 9-3.

I have the Bulldogs losing at Oklahoma State, against Florida, and at Georgia Tech.

I know everyone is saying that the quarterback has no experience and they lost too many people this year, but come on, a fifth year senior?—Mark Richt will have them ready.

LSU, Arkansas and Kentucky look to be the hardest conference games outside of Florida.

People tend to look past Kentucky, but Rich Brooks will be fielding one of the best teams he ever has in Lexington, so I think this will be closer than most think, but Georgia will still pull out the win.

LSU will be a challenge, but since they have home field advantage, I will give the win to Georgia, but it will not come easy.

And there is always a chance that Georgia will beat Georgia Tech, but I don't see it this year, but I could be wrong. If Georgia can beat Florida and Tech, they will play in the SEC and possibly shock the world by playing in the NCS game.

But, I don't see it happening this year.

Georgia, 9-3, with a possible BCS bowl, but definitely a higher ranked bowl, nevertheless.