Georgia is part of the SEC's upper class. It's located in Athens, apparently one of the conference's better college towns. It's a popular spot for musicians, much like Austin. It's quite a party town.
Because of that, recruiting is easy. With few exceptions, the entire Georgia athletic department enjoys rousing success. It's football team is always one of the better programs in the country. Its roster is pretty much a whose who of southeast blue-chippers.
In his time at Georgia, Mark Richt has an 82-22 record. One thing he doesn't have is a BCS title. Every year, despite having some of the best talent in the country, Georgia falls short. Despite that, there have been no rumblings about Richt's job security.
Last season, however, there were rumblings about the play of the Georgia defense and its coordinator, Willie Martinez.
The Bulldogs lost three games last season, giving up 41 points to Alabama, 49 to Florida and 45 to Georgia Tech. They struggled to beat Kentucky 42-38.
Martinez is back, however, and more of the same is expected from Georgia. The Bulldogs open the season at explosive Oklahoma State. They play at Arkansas. They play host to LSU and have their annual meetings with Florida and Georgia Tech. All those teams will have offenses capable of lighting up the Georgia defense. Even Tennessee and Auburn, with new coaches, could present a problem
The Bulldogs will have to counter those teams without quarterback Matthew Stafford and running back Knowshon Moreno, who left early for the NFL.
It could be a rough season for the Bulldogs.