OFFENSE: Joe Tereshinski-QB, Mario Raley-WR, Martrez Milner-TE, Ken Shackleford-OT, Nick Jones-C, Michael Turner-OG, Daniel Inman-OT
DEFENSE: Ray Gant-DT, Quentin Moses-DE, Danny Verdun Wheeler-SLB, Jarvis Jackson-MLB, Tony Taylor-WLB, Tra Battle-ROV, Gordon Ely-Kelso-P
Receiver/Defensive Back

If Massaquoi & Co. can get the ball delivered consistently, they are capable of big things. The secondary only loses Tra Battle, so that unit should again finish in the top 20 for pass defense (5th in ’06).

Offensive Line/Linebacker

Inman, Jones and three others vacate the OL, leaving a group of Green underclassmen who will have to learn quickly. Brandon Miller is the only LB left with starting experience, or much experience at all.

RB Kregg Lumpkin
DE Charles Johnson

* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). NationalChamps.net recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2007 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
Returning Starters/
Key Players
QB Matthew Stafford-So Joe Cox-So
FB Brannan Southerland-Jr ..
RB Kregg Lumpkin-Sr Thomas Brown-Sr / Danny Ware-Sr
WR Mohamed Massaquoi-Jr Demiko Goodman-Jr / Mickey Henderson-Sr
WR A.J. Bryant-Sr Kris Durham-So / Kenneth Harris-Jr
TE Tripp Chandler-Jr ..
OT .. ..
OG Fernando Velasco-Sr ..
C .. ..
OG Chester Adams-Sr ..
OT .. ..
K Brandon Coutu-Sr ..
DE Charles Johnson-Sr ..
DT Jeff Owens-Jr ..
DT Kade Weston-So ..
DE Marcus Howard-Sr ..
SLB Brandon Miller-Sr ..
MLB .. ..
WLB .. ..
CB Paul Oliver-Sr Asher Allen-So
CB Ramarcus Brown-Jr Bryan Evans-So
ROV .. ..
FS Kelin Johnson-Sr ..
P .. ..

Many saw the fall of this SEC East giant coming when they returned only 10 starters in ’06. But few thought that a Mark Richt offense could struggle like they did. We all know it starts up front, but Richt gets to rebuild again as five key upperclassmen depart (after three left last year). 2006’s marginal OL was a huge reason the Bulldogs struggled to achieve the nation’s 77th-rated total offense – last season’s incoming No.1 pro-style QB Mark Stafford was constantly harassed after being thrown into the fire right away, and the ball carriers barely earned four yards per try. Contrary to the popular notion that Stafford will again underachieve, we feel Richt will coach the Dallas-native up this offseason. This kid will learn from his mistakes – he is too good not to with Richt bringing him along. Really, all he has to do is not lose games with so much available at the talent positions. Mohamed Massaquoi, A.J. Bryant and Ken Harris can burn foes deep and also earn YAC galore. With Lumpkin and Brown pounding the rock inside, these WRs will continue to get open. But it all starts with replacing the OL, and the fresh faces there will dictate whether the Dawgs can get back into the SEC East race or not. The nation’s No.9 total defense looks to return seven starters, but they are mostly up front or in the secondary. Another way of looking at it is that they lose three of their top four tacklers as well as All-American end Moses Quentin. DEs Charles Johnson and Marcus Howard will be fine, as will Owens and Weston inside. But LB Brandon Miller needs help to secure the corps, so first it’s wide open competition in spring and then trial-by-fire for whoever earns the slots. The DBs, too, should be fine, even with the loss of All-SEC Battle. So should the entire D, which will again keep UGA in games when the offense sputters. All the Bulldogs need is to find some consistency on offense to again challenge for their division half and return to the nation’s top 10.



9-1 Oklahoma State
9-8 South Carolina
9-15 Western Carolina
9-22 @ Alabama
9-29 Mississippi
10-6 @ Tennessee
10-13 @ Vanderbilt
10-27 Florida @Jacksonville, FL
11-3 Troy
11-10 Auburn
11-17 Kentucky
11-24 @ Georgia Tech