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ESPN Says Georgia Bulldogs Will Make a Run at 2022 National Title

January 11, 2022

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ATHENS - The Georgia Bulldogs will once more compete to win a national title in 2022. 

That’s according to Mark Schlabach at that outlet, who has the Dawgs as the No. 3 team in his Way-Too-Early college football Top 25. Much is left to be figured out about the 2022 season in terms of coaching changes as well as players transferring in and out of the program. 

But the Dawgs are again considered one of the teams to beat in college football next season. Alabama, the program the Dawgs defeated Monday night to secure the school’s first national title in 41 years, is ranked No. 1 by Schlabach. He follows with No. 2 Ohio State before the Dawgs, and with Texas A&M and Michigan closing out the top five. 

The No. 3 Bulldogs were considered 3-point favorites by FanDuel to beat No. 1 Alabama, and won their first national championship since 1980 with a 33-18 victory.

The Dawgs are set to open the season against No. 12 Oregon in Atlanta. 

Schlabach says of the Dawgs: 

The Bulldogs finally ended a 41-year national championship drought with a win over the Tide and will enter the 2022 season as the SEC East favorites. Georgia will undergo a massive facelift on defense, starting at the top with coordinator Dan Lanning leaving to become Oregon's new coach. Former Florida and South Carolina coach Will Muschamp and inside linebackers coach Glenn Schumann will work as co-coordinators in 2022. Georgia's losses on defense will be extensive, and younger players such as Tramel Walthour, Jalen Carter and Nazir Stackhouse will have big shoes to fill on the D-line. Quarterback Stetson Bennett is eligible to return for another season; he will probably battle JT Daniels and Brock Vandagriff for the starting job next season. Georgia's offense might have to do more heavy lifting in 2022.


The Georgia Bulldogs are national champions once more. 

Kirby Smart and his No. 1 Dawgs have run through the 2021 season - knocking out Nick Saban and Alabama in Indianapolis to win it all in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. 

Now you can own this commemorative keep-sake hardcover book to remember the season. DAWGSTRUCTION will print in late January when the season concludes. The cover is subject to change. 

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