With Georgia's season opener only hours away, Aaron Murray is ready to lead the Dawgs to a fast start in 2011.
He posted great numbers in 2010, though the team struggled through a 6-7 season.
With a full year of starting under his belt, look for Murray to post even better numbers in 2011.
Let's look at five reasons why, come December, Aaron Murray will be a Heisman Trophy finalist.
If someone wants to be a Heisman finalist, he'll have to post monster stats.
In 2010, Murray threw for more than 3,000 yards and completed better than 60 percent of his passes.
With questions abounding about Georgia's running game, look for Murray to cut loose in 2011 and build on his 2010 numbers.
Look for the Dawgs' quarterback to pass for 3,500 yards and complete upwards of 65 percent of his throws
Another key to a player's Heisman campaign is winning.
With the SEC East as weak as it is in 2011, the Dawgs have a favorable chance at making it to the Georgia Dome for the SEC Championship game.
With any good fortune, this could be Georgia's year to return to the fabled BCS bowls, and remind the nation not to ignore the the Bulldogs.
A trip to the Sugar Bowl will certainly help Murray's campaign.
In addition to his good work through the air last season, Murray was also impressive with his legs.
He scrambled for four touchdowns and a long rush of 35 yards in 2010, and while he may not post huge numbers with his feet, his athleticism is hard to match.
Mobility in the pocket is a big key for Murray and he has a knack for keeping plays alive.
Look out, Andrew Luck.
The SEC is definitely not quarterback-heavy in 2011, and Murray will be on the forefront of the league's players.
He won't have to compete for much regional love with regard with Heisman votes, and look for him to monopolize the Southeast.
Every quarterback needs his security blanket, and luckily for Aaron Murray, he won't have to work hard at building a new relationship with a big time play maker.
Bulldog tight end Orson Charles was Aaron Murray's high school teammate in Tampa, FL and they've already shown they have a good relationship.
Charles has caught nearly 50 passes from Murray over the past two seasons, and many are picking 2011 to be the tight end's breakout season.
Aaron and Orson will post huge numbers in 2011.