In 2012, the Georgia Bulldogs were arguably one win away from a BCS Championship appearance. Then, prior to the start of last season the Dawgs were looked at once again as that team in the east that needs to break though. They needed just one more notch, just one more victory to represent the Southeastern Conference in the final game in January. But a shaky defense along with injuries forced the team to an 8-5 season.
It has to be frustrating to call yourself a Georgia fan. They haven’t raised the SEC title trophy since 2005, and haven’t been crowned the national champs in over 30 years. Georgia has been so close to breaking through the door recently making it to the SEC Championship game in 2011 and 2012, but fell short of a W both times. What in the world do the Bulldogs have to do break the chains?
Some have blamed Mark Richt (have you ever seen firemarkricht.com?), and even former quarterback Aaron Murray came under much scrutiny for always playing lousy against ranked opponents. Last season, Murray threw the football out of the gates ready to erase the big game troubles with good performances against South Carolina and Clemson, and he had decent games against LSU and Tennessee to help propel his team to a 4-1 record. Georgia would go 4-4 in the last eight games, and even lost to Nebraska in the Gator Bowl (Murray didn’t play due to injury).
Will the Georgia faithful once again be disappointed in 2014?