“And I think we’re prepared to handle that”, said receiver Malcolm Mitchell.

The fifth-year senior is fed up and not shying away from the big picture.

“It’s time”, Mitchell said.

Longtime coach Mark Richt’s recent rosters have been stacked with talent, but have had a knack for bumping into a glass ceiling.

“Every year our goal is to win the SEC East, win the SEC Championship and let everything else take care of itself”. It was the closest the school has come to its first SEC title since 2005.

In the balloting for the overall league champion, Auburn edged Alabama, with Georgia a distant third.

And in 2013, Jenkins said, they simply didn’t respect Missouri as much as they should have. “Right now, I don’t know who that is”. “This is the year it has to be done. He’s become a great leader for us, and he doesn’t really like the hype”. “Or a big game yet”, Mitchell said.

The Gators still can not believe it, either. “I didn’t expect it to look like that”. Y’all should go buy some. “I don’t know why it happened like that but it did”. He ran through player’s weights, height, and I think he even hit some measurables from the weight room. “We looked down the season instead of looking at the opponent we were playing that Saturday”.

Once again, the Bulldogs figure to have a loaded backfield.

The Bulldogs likely feature the SEC’s best backfield, led by Heisman candidate Nick Chubb; best offensive line and best linebacking corps. Over the past 10 seasons, Georgia has been picked first or second by the media nine times. That’s an eternity in football years, and Richt’s zero national championships continue to irk Georgia fans. He did rush for two touchdowns the Bulldogs win over Troy DATE!!!!!!!!!!

And the Bulldogs have other playmakers. Mitchell said he spent about $500 of his own money to publish the book.

It makes sense. Georgia just doesn’t have a lot of drama right now outside of the quarterback duel, and we were never going to get a resolution about that today because there simply isn’t one. They’re the little brothers of the SEC, we’re going to come in, dominate, clock in, clock out and leave.’. But first-year defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt’s unit gave up an average of 35.3 points in its three losses.

Quarterback play in the past few seasons has been pretty questionable but Miles said that position should be legitimately better this season.

The key will be finding a quarterback. Someone asked about new OC Brian Schottenheimer, but Richt of course expressed confidence in his new hire.

Lambert has to play catch-up in learning the offense since he only recently arrived on campus.

340: Weight, in pounds, of 6-foot-5 LSU offensive lineman Josh Boutte, who Miles said “may be the largest man that I’ve ever been around”.

With Thursday’s prediction, Richt knows those expectations will be as high.

So why did the media even vote Alabama to win the SEC West?

This isn’t one of those hot-seat years.

The Bulldogs have annually been among the division’s preseason favorites, only to fall short.

“I didn’t know I got criticism”, Richt joked. He said, ‘It’s just the nature of the beast in the profession. “You suspect that he will coach great defense at A&M”.