The past three seasons for Georgia football have been less than spectacular. The Bulldogs have gone from preseason No. 1 to a 6-7 record in those three seasons.
This season will be different for the Dawgs.
They are going into the 2011 campaign with a vigor unseen in several years in Athens.
Mark Richt knows he is on the hot seat, and he is trimming the fat. Washaun Ealey has already been made an example of this offseason for a lackadaisical work ethic, and every player on the depth chart has an opportunity to prove himself this spring.
The 2011 Bulldogs will be unlike the Georgia teams that have competed the past three seasons.
Here are five reasons why the Dawgs will win the SEC East in 2011.