Spring questions: Can defense start fast? 

March, 6, 2013
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Editor’s note: Each day this week, we’ll ask a question that Georgia’s football team faces this spring as it moves toward the 2013 season. Today’s question: The Bulldogs face one of the most difficult September schedules of any team in the country. Will the rebuilding defense be ready for that challenge?

ATHENS, Ga. -- By the end of September, we should have a good idea whether Georgia, a likely preseason top-10 pick, will live up to its lofty expectations.

Nothing will be a bigger factor in the Bulldogs’ success or failure in the first month -- when the Bulldogs visit Clemson and host South Carolina, North Texas and LSU -- than how quickly the new starters on defense adapt to expanded roles.

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