Analysis: Well, spring practice started last Saturday and will culminate in a few weeks with the G-Day game which is basically a glorified scrimmage that the Bulldogs host for the fans. It obviously doesn't matter in reality, but it can serve several purposes. For one, it can be an indication of the breakout players and the talent level of the team. This is slightly misleading in many circumstances.
Spring games are usually low scoring and a chance for walk-ons or less heralded players to make a case for themselves. Georgia had several questions heading into spring ball last year. Would the O-line rebuild? Would UGA have a better rushing attack? They sure answered these questions in 2012 as the line bonded in the spring and really did a solid job. We also know what happened with the dynamic one-two punch of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall in the backfield. Aaron Murray struggled at times for the Dawgs, but really played awesome football in the later part of the season.
The big question this year is, "Will Georgia's Young Defense step up?" Georgia lost 10 defensive starters to either graduation or as underclassmen who decided to play on Sundays. Many think Georgia will take a huge step back with the loss of so much talent on D including All-American Jarvis Jones. I think Georgia will be just fine in the long run. UGA still has some very talented defenders still on campus including CB Damian Swann, DE Garrison Smith, LB/S Josh Harvey-Clemons, DE Ray Drew, LB Jordan Jenkins and Amarlo Herera, and many talented freshman and redshirt freshman. Look for the Georgia defense to get it all together and be a stingy group later on in the season. Georgia's dynamic offense led by Senior QB Aaron Murray will be even better and will have to carry this team. I think Georgia will truly have a great season which might end in Pasadena for the BCS Championship Game. It all starts in Spring Camp, Go Dawgs!