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Over the last four seasons, Georgia's win total has gone from 11 in 2007, to 10 in 2008, to eight in 2008 and then six in 2010.
That would be why Head Coach Mark Richt's seat is so hot in 2011. Many believe he needs nine or more wins to be sure of staying at Georgia.
The good news for Richt is that he has the best quarterback in the conference, in Sophomore Aaron Murray (3,049 passing yards as a freshman last season).
The bad news is because of attrition at the running back position, the Bulldogs must rely on highly touted true freshman Isaiah Crowell to carry the load (Crowell may turn that into good news, we shall see) and the loss of all-universe wide receiver A.J. Green looms large.
Who will step up to fill his shoes? Tavarres King is the most likely candidate (504 receiving yards in 2010) from a slew of unproven pass catchers.
The defense returns five starters and should hold its own with talent like big nose tackle John Jenkins, linebacker Christian Robinson and ball-hawking safety Bacarri Rambo roaming the field.
Nine or more wins is definitely possible if the injury news on offensive linemen subsides and young players step up on offense.
Area of Concern: Wide Receiver (Tight End Orsen Charles is the best pass-catching option, not usually a good sign for a passing game. There is potential in this receiver unit, but it must develop quickly as the first two games are against stiff competition)
Area of Strength: Quarterback (easily the best quarterback in the SEC, Aaron Murray is a leader and has an accurate arm)
Regular Season Record Projection: 9-3
Bowl Projection: Capital One Bowl (Georgia vs. Ohio State)