July 28, 2012
RANKING THE OPPONENTS: No. 3 Georgia
Georgia emerged as an overpowering defensive team last fall before running into some major issues against LSU in Atlanta.
That late-season swoon hasn't deterred the Bulldogs' spirits. They enter 2012 with the makings of another outstanding defense and an offense guided by one of the nation's five best quarterbacks. Expectations are high in Athens, where coach Mark Richt moved from the hot seat to nearly absolute safety (thanks to a five-year contract extension) in a span of four months.
Several important defensive players will miss the first few games while serving suspensions. Those issues will be resolved by Nov. 10 when the Bulldogs arrive inside Jordan-Hare Stadium. Will Auburn have what it takes to reclaim bragging rights of the Deep South's oldest rivalry?
Let's take a look
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