Georgia's BCS title chances
A dominant D and favorable SEC schedule point to good days for the Dawgs
- Dale Zanine/US PresswireWith Isaiah Crowell leading the backfield pack, Georgia has the ability to grind out SEC victories.
ESPN Insider's "20 teams that can win it all" series is previewing each of the top 20 teams in Brian Fremeau's five-year program metric, with the help of ESPN's Stats & Information group (for a full explanation and links to all of the previews as they are published, click here). This is the entry for Georgia.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Every Georgia Bulldogs fan has heard about the most obvious factors that will affect the Bulldogs' national championship aspirations in 2012.
Will the offensive line, which must replace three valuable starters, be able to regroup? Will the Bulldogs continue to struggle on special teams, particularly after having to replace longtime kicker Blair Walsh and punter Drew Butler with true freshmen?
Or will a defense that made enormous strides last season further improve and help Georgia return to the SEC championship game -- a year after the Bulldogs won the SEC East for the first time in six years?
Each of those questions contains an issue that Georgia must solve to make it to Miami for a shot at the championship the Bulldogs desire, but these things are never so simple. Often there are subtle elements in the game that make a major difference in the course of a season.
Let's examine some of those factors and how they might influence the Bulldogs' title chase.
Why Georgia can win it all
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