2012 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE: Bruce Figgins-FB, Cordy Glenn-OT, Ben Jones-C, Justin Anderson-OT, Blair Walsh-K, Orson Charles-TE (NFL)
DEFENSE: DeAngelo Tyson-DE, Brandon Boykin-CB, Drew Butler-P
QB Aaron Murray
Defense / Quarterback / Receivers

Yikes, the nation's third ranked defense loses only two starters. Welcome back to the SEC race Coach Richt. Jarvis Jones is one of top three linebackers in the country. Quarterback Aaron Murray set a school single season record for touchdown passes in 2011 and all his wide receivers are back.

Offensive Line / Special Teams

Gone from this offensive line are three full time starters. The Dawgs need to locate a new center and two tackles before they can be seriously considered to be among the nation's elite. The departed Blair Walsh and Drew Butler have been long time stalwarts at both kicker and punter respectively.

LB Jarvis Jones
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2012 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
Returning Starters/
Key Players
QB Aaron Murray-Jr Hutson Mason-Jr
FB Alexander Ogletree-Jr ..
TB Isaiah Crowell-So Carlton Thomas-Sr / Brandon Harton-Jr
WR Malcolm Mitchell-So Marlon Brown-Sr / Michael Bennett-So
WR Tavarres King-Sr Chris Conley-So
TE Arthur Lynch-Jr ..
OT .. ..
OG Kenarious Gates-Jr Dallas Lee-Jr
C .. ..
OG Chris Burnette-Jr ..
OT .. ..
K .. ..
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DE Garrison Smith-Jr ..
NT John Jenkins-Sr Kwame Geathers-Jr
DE Abry Jones-Sr ..
OLB Jarvis Jones-Jr Ray Drew-So
ILB Michael Gilliard-Sr Kosta Vavlas-So
ILB Amarlo Herrera-So Alec Ogletree-Jr / Christian Robinson-Sr
OLB Cornelius Washington-Sr Chase Vasser-Jr
CB Sanders Commings-Sr Jordan Love-Jr
CB Branden Smith-Sr Damian Swann-So / Connor Norman-So
SS Shawn Williams-Sr Quintavius Harrow-So
FS Bacarri Rambo-Sr ..
P .. ..
  • Head coach Mark Richt went from sitting on the hottest coaching seat in all of college football after an 0-2 start to winning the next 10 games in a row before losing to LSU in the SEC Championship Game. Not only is he off the hot seat, he is the hottest coach in the SEC East.
  • Quarterback Aaron Murray has improved tremendously over the last couple of seasons and is poised to toss his name into the Heisman Race.
  • Aaron Murray has thrown touchdowns to 10 different Bulldogs this season. Every pass catcher is back in Athens.
  • This past season kicker Blair Walsh became the NCAA’s active career leader in total points and punter Drew Butler is a two-time Ray Guy Award finalist who took home the hardware in 2009. Replacing them is a must for these tight SEC defensive struggles.
  • Winning football in the SEC requires a stifling defense and Georgia is starting to get nasty. With so much senior talent dotting the defensive depth chart, it's reasonable for this squad to start talking about more than just getting back to the SEC Championship Game.
  • Due to injuries and suspensions, the Bulldogs have had an array of ball carriers get an opportunity. This is the deepest set of ball carriers in the SEC only behind LSU.
  • The nation's No. 1 rated five-star running back out of high school, Isaiah Crowell, has lived up to the billing being named SEC Freshman of The Year. With all of the attention being given to recruiting early enrollee Keith Marshall, who is rated by as the No. 1 all-purpose back, this backfield will play second fiddle to no one the next two to three years.
  • All eyes this spring will be on the Georgia offensive line trying to replace three full time starters. This is the key to everything for 2012.



Sept. 1 - Buffalo
Sept. 8 - at Missouri
Sept. 15 - Florida Atlantic
Sept. 22 - Vanderbilt
Sept. 29 - Tennessee
Oct. 6 - at South Carolina
Oct. 20 - at Kentucky
Oct. 27 - vs. Florida @Jacksonville, FL
Nov. 3 - Mississippi
Nov. 10 - at Auburn
Nov. 17 - Georgia Southern
Nov. 24 - Georgia Tech