Georgia Bulldogs look for redemption in 2011
by Emanuel County Live | August 31, 2011 9:04 am
by CHRIS LEWIS
After a disappointing season that saw them go
6-7 and lose to Central Florida in the Liberty Bowl, the Georgia
Bulldogs and head coach Mark Richt have a lot to prove this season.
The losing season was the first since Jim Donnan guided Georgia to
a 5-6 record in 1995.
Departed from last year’s squad are A.J. Green (NFL), Washaun
Ealey (transfer) and Caleb King (academically ineligible). Highly
rated recruits now on campus include running back Isaiah Crowell,
defensive end Ray Drew and tight end Jay Rome. Crowell and Drew
especially will be called upon to immediately jump in and
contribute to this team.
The 2011 season will begin for the Bulldogs Saturday as they
face the Boise State Broncos in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic at
the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The following week they will host
South Carolina in Athens in both teams’ first SEC game. The first
two games will be pivotal for Georgia in setting the tone for the
season. After facing Boise and South Carolina, the Bulldogs have
what seems to be a manageable schedule all the way to the Florida
game on Oct. 29. Sandwiched between are games versus Coastal
Carolina, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee and
After Florida the Bulldogs will face New Mexico State, Auburn,
Kentucky and Georgia Tech. With Tennessee, Florida and Auburn
seemingly in rebuilding mode, Georgia’s first two games look to be
the toughest on paper. After consecutive mediocre seasons, Richt
and Georgia know they need to come out swinging in 2011. Saturday
in Atlanta they’ll have the chance to do just that. The telecast
will begin at 7:45 p.m. on ESPN.