I know I will receive countless amount of flack for putting unproven Georgia, with a new defensive coordinator and a freshman quarterback as ahead of the SEC East, but Georgia has the least amount of distractions going into the 2010 season and gets Florida in a supposed "neutral" sight game in Jacksonville Florida.
Mark Richt experienced a down year last season, but this season the schedule breaks right for Richt and his offensive line is more experienced and talented than a year ago.
Washaun Ealey gained over 700 yards as a freshman a season ago and should carry the load in 2010.
Playmaker A.J. Green is the best Wide Receiver in the SEC East and one of the best in the nation as a junior and should be looking at a 1,000 yard season this fall.
It is the offense, which returns eight starters from a year ago that seems ready to make a big step and if Aaron Murray (RFr.) can play much like McElroy did a year ago without making big mistakes and keeping his team in games late.
Murray has had a year to learn the pro-style system and the former four star recruit from Tampa, Florida has a lot to prove to the Gators come 2010.
The real question mark is on a defense that was mediocre at best a year ago and as a result Richt cleaned house on the defensive side of the ball. Richt brought in Todd Grantham who brings a new system (3-4) and a new philosophy from the Dallas Cowboys.
Believe it or not Grantham has a lot of talent to work with on the defensive side of the ball, albeit, unproven and inexperienced talent. The two things that hampered the Bulldogs the most last year were penalties and turnovers, with more experience on offense and a breath of fresh air on defense. Georgia is more than ready to take on the wide open SEC East.
My take on the Bulldogs for 2010? 9-3 (6-2)