The entire college football season comes down to two teams. Only one will be standing after Monday’s showdown between LSU and Clemson in the national championship…

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It’s hard to discount all the question marks the Georgia Bulldogs face next year. Running back D’Andre Swift has declared for the NFL draft, and offensive lineman Cade Mays decided to transfer to Tennessee, becoming the latest O-lineman to leave from this year’s elite group.
But the biggest concern is that Jake Fromm heads to the NFL a year early, leaving Kirby Smart with no proven signal-caller.
Now, if the Bulldogs can convince a difference-maker like D’Eriq King, Jamie Newman or even K.J. Costello to land in Athens, they’ll surge back into the Top Four.
Until then, UGA has some things it needs to fix.
Thanks to Smart’s recruiting acumen, this is easily one of the three or four most talented teams in the country. The defense is elite, stocked with playmakers and excited to be getting star safety Richard LeCounte back.
It’s going to be difficult for anybody to score on the Dawgs, and with the receiving corps and running backs a year older and better next season, UGA will have plenty of weapons at the skill positions on offense.
But the quarterback concern is legit. Without somebody who can distribute the ball, it’s hard to bump the Bulldogs into the playoff.
Backup Stetson Bennett isn’t an exciting option, though he may wind up with the gig. D’Wan Mathis is still trying to make his way back from emergency brain surgery in May, and his status next year is unknown. Carson Beck was a quality commitment in this year’s class, but will UGA turn over the reins to another true freshman?
Maybe the quarterback issue will take care of itself and the Dawgs will be back in the Top Four. But right now, they’re a signal-caller away.