The Georgia Bulldogs are coming off an 8-5 season that was the worst ever under head coach Mark Richt but they are expected to rebound this season and they are an interesting dark horse contender in NCAA football betting.
The Bulldogs are 35-1 to win the national title this season and may attract some attention from those making a college football bet.
NCAA football betting odds will favor Georgia a lot this season but they could be underdogs in the second week of the season as they go to South Carolina. That game may decide how the season goes for Georgia in 2010. The Bulldogs made a number of changes in the off-season and they will not have much time to get everything in synch before playing South Carolina.|
Georgia has new assistant coaches, a new defensive scheme and a new quarterback.
The biggest change for Georgia is going to come on defense as the team has brought in Todd Grantham from the Dallas Cowboys. The Bulldogs will be going to a 3&4 defense this season. The Georgia defense loses three defensive tackles from last season so they have their work cut out for them upfront. The linebackers are also a question although Justin Houston and Cornelius Washington could do well on the outside. The secondary is in even worse shape as they lose three of four starters from last season. One thing to note though is that Georgia’s secondary wasn’t that great a year ago anyway.
Georgia has to find a new starting quarterback and that is never easy. Joe Cox wasn’t that good though so perhaps getting a new starter is not a bad thing. Redshirt freshman Aaron Murray could end up as the starter. The Bulldogs do have a strong running game with Washaun Ealey and Caleb King. The Bulldogs have an excellent receiver in A.J. Green who is a major game breaker. When healthy he is among the best in all of college football.
The Bulldogs also return all five starters on the offensive line. What also helps Georgia is that they have the best kicking combination in the country in punter Drew Butler and kicker Blair Walsh.
Georgia plays in the SEC but the schedule is manageable and the Bulldogs could be undervalued this season.