As the Georgia Bulldogs’ season opener against Austin Peay rapidly approaches, Dawgs fans are left to wonder what this 2018-2019 season will hold. The previous season did not have the ending Georgia fans wanted, yet this new season holds promise. Last year Georgia was said to be “a year ahead” of where most analysts thought they would actually be. Based on that belief, this year should be Georgia’s year. They’ve gained experience from the biggest stage in college football, and the team is ready to compete.
The Georgia Bulldogs lost key players on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Offensive juggernauts at running back, Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, have moved on to play in the NFL for the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns, respectively. However, Georgia still has running backs capable of taking up the workload. D’Andre Swift is next in line to be a star running the football. Quarterback, Jake Fromm, will go into his sophomore year with more knowledge and an even greater amount of poise, if that’s even possible. On the defensive side of the ball, Georgia lost linebacker Roquan Smith to the Chicago Bears. Georgia fans and foes alike remember the electricity Smith displayed at the position. Georgia’s defense has learned from last year’s mistakes and will come back ready to fly to the ball.
The Bulldog coaching staff and team know the stakes are high this year. The fans have high expectations for a team that showed up and showed out last year. Georgia fans are still recovering from the heartbreaking National Championship game. With a new season on the horizon, Dawgs fans have hope that this year is our time to shine.
Alexis Edwards is sophomore at Monroe Area High School a Journalism Explorer with Your Local News. She is interested in a career in journalism with a focus on sports or politics.