Coach: Jim Donnan
32-15, 4 years
96-36, 10 years overall
1999 Record: 8-4
Sep 04 Utah State Won 38-7
Sep 11 South Carolina Won 24-9
Sep 25 Central Florida Won 24-23
Oct 02 Louisiana State Won 23-22
Oct 09 @Tennessee Lost 20-37
Oct 16 @Vanderbilt Won 27-17
Oct 23 Kentucky Won 49-34
Oct 30 @Florida Lost 14-30
Nov 13 Auburn Lost 21-38
Nov 20 @Mississippi Won 20-17
Nov 27 @Georgia Tech Lost 48-51
Jan 01 Purdue Won 28-25
1999 Final Rankings
AP-16,  BCS-NR,  Coaches-16
2000 Outlook

The new season has a smell of victory and success in Athens this spring and summer. Kick starting hopes was a record setting comeback against Purdue in the Outback Bowl last New Year's Day. That and the fact that counting the kickers, 19 out of 24 starters are back on this season's roster. All cameras will be on QB Quincy Carter as many feel he may be a legitimate favorite for the 2000 Heisman Trophy. An 8-4 record, not withstanding the Georgia Tech debacle, is nothing to frown about but the old fans accustomed to the Hershel Walker days clam for more. The key to the season lies on the other side of the ball. The defense will severely need to step up from last seasons disappointment and play to their potential. Should that happen look out. It will be another long haul facing the brutality of the conference which will be even better than recent seasons. The Cocktail Party in Jacksonville againt Florida will be the SEC-East version of the Conference Championship. Can anyone say 13 game season? The Dawgs are barkin'!
Projected record: 11-2

Georgia 2000 Schedule

QB - 5 DL - 4
RB - 2.5 LB - 4.5
WR - 4.5 DB - 2
OL - 3.5  




Strengths: Heisman Candidate Quincy Carter is back his junior season at quarterback to try and top a superb performance from 1999. In his first two years at Georgia, Carter passed for 5,197 yards, a SEC two year record. The Bulldog offense finished 1st in the SEC averaging 416 yards per game. The other half of Carter and Company will be the top five pass catchers that are back from last season. Leading the way will be wide receiver Terrance Edwards, possibly the most gifted athlete on the field setting UGA freshman records for receptions and touchdowns a year ago. By the way that was nine TD's. The team's leading rusher is back in Jasper Sanks. Blocking for him will be All-American Candidate Jonas Jennings, who did not allow a sack in '99 from his tackle spot. Also, last years SEC All-Freshman duo returns on the right side with Kevin Breedlove and Jon Stinchcomb. To place the cherry on top, the two best set of tight ends in the country reside in Athens. Jevaris Johnson and Randy McMichael were last years second and third leading receivers.
Weaknesses: Gone are two All-SEC lineman in guard Steve Herndon and center Miles Luckie creating a depth problem on the inside. Filling in on the interior of the line will be seniors Pate and Stargill, both of whom must be versatile enough to play any position. The Dawgs failed to produce a 1,000 yard rusher last year and so it would not hurt to see Sanks try and climb that mountain. Two freshman will be called upon to take over the other running back slot. Greatly missed will be four year starter Hap Hines at kicker. Replacement Brett Kirouac will need to become more consistent before league play gets under way.
QB Quincy Carter 6-3 223 Jr. Corey Phillips 6-0 200 So.
RB Jasper Sanks 6-0 216 Jr. Brett Millican 5-11 197 Sr.
RB Bruce Thornton 5-10 188 Fr.   Kenny Bailey 5-11 192 Fr.
WR Terrance Edwards 6-2 175 So.   LaBrone Mitchell 6-1 203 Jr.
WR Michael Greer 5-10 170 Sr.   Durell Robinson 6-2 200 So.
T Jonas Jennings 6-4 302 Sr.   Alex Jackson 6-4 318 So.
G Brady Pate 6-5 273 Sr.   Reggie Stargill 6-3 281 Sr.
C Curt McGill 6-3 273 Jr.   Brady Pate 6-5 273 Sr.
G Kevin Breedlove 6-4 310 So.   Reggie Stargill 6-3 281 Sr.
T Jon Stinchcomb 6-5 272 So.   George Foster 6-5 302 So.
TE Jevaris Johnson 6-6 258 Sr.   Randy McMichael 6-3 223 So.
K Brett Kirouac 6-1 191 So.          
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Patrick Pass-RB, Robert Arnaud-RB, Steve Herndon-OL, Miles Luckie-C, Hap Hines-K

Strengths: Ten starters are back. At the front wall is two of the best defensive tackles in the SEC, Marcus Stroud and Richard Seymour. Each of them come in at 6-6, 300 pounds. Fan favorite Charles Grant, who doubled time as a fullback, was having a sensational year at defensive end when he tore an ACL in November. He is said to be coming back 100% before the summer is over. The next line of defense is three linebackers, each of which have the talent to be Butkis Candidates. Boss Bailey, brother of Champ, teams up with Kendrell Bell and Will Witherspoon to form a steady middle. By the end of '99 coaches had found four steady starters at defensive back and they all return for 2000. Cornerbacks Jamie Henderson and Cory Robinson led the team with five interceptions each last season.
Weaknesses: There is alot of talent on the Georgia defense. But moving it from paper to the field remains to be seen as promising defensive superstars fell flat last year finishing 12th overall in the conference in total defense, passing defense, and scoring defense, giving up 25.9 points per game. In town is a new defensive coordinator, Gary Gibbs, from the Switzer days at Oklahoma. The most concern resides in the defensive backfield where nine players saw action last year in hopes of locating some leaders. Only one player does not return and that is departing senior and team leading tackler Orantes Grant who will be missed from his will linebacker spot.
DE Charles Grant 6-3 266 So. Demetric Evans 6-3 275 Sr.
DT Richard Seymour 6-6 295 Sr. Tyrone Robertson 6-4 287 So.
DT Marcus Stroud 6-6 300 Sr.   David Jacobs 6-4 258 So.
DE Bruce Adrine 6-4 258 Jr.   Terin Smith 6-3 234 Jr.
SLB Boss Bailey 6-3 220 Jr.   Jessie Miller 6-2 217 So.
MLB Kendrell Bell 6-2 240 Sr.   Adrian Hollingshed 6-2 234 Jr.
WLB Will Witherspoon 6-1 215 Jr.   Tony Gilbert 6-0 227 So.
CB Jamie Henderson 6-2 190 Sr.   Cory Robinson 5-11 191 Sr.
CB Tim Wansley 5-8 179 Jr.   Decory Bryant 5-11 179 Fr.
SS Terreal Bierria 6-3 215 So.   Jermaine Phillips 6-2 202 Sr.
FS Cap Burnett 6-1 202 So.   Kentrell Curry 6-1 188 Fr.
P Wynn Kopp 5-9 162 Jr.   Jonathan Kilgo 6-2 200 So.
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Orantes Grant-LB, Jeff Harris-DB, Dustin Luckie-DE, Larry Mann-DB