Heather Dinich explains why Georgia could withstand an early-season QB change in 2023
Heather Dinich wholeheartedly believes the Georgia Bulldogs will be among the nations top programs once again in 2023, with one caveat.
“Georgia, the question is, can they do it again? Can Georgia become the first team since the AP Poll was introduced in 1936 to win three straight national titles?” wondered Dinich, via ESPN’s Get Up. “They’ve got Brock Bowers coming back. They open the season with four straight home games. They’ve got four of their top five tacklers, but they need a QB.”
Evidently, the loss of Stetson Bennett is weighing heavy on Dinich’s mind as Georgia readies for an attempt at a three-peat. It’s looking like Carson Beck will be the man to replace Bennett, but Brock Vandagriff isn’t going away until he’s told he doesn’t have the job.
Despite the questions surrounding their signal-caller, Dinich believes Georgia’s schedule is lining up for another run at the College Football Playoff, at the least.
“They should be right back there, because Carson Beck came out of the spring, probably as the favorite, but he’s going to continue competing with Brock Vandagriff for that top spot, and as I mentioned, they have four straight home games. All of which they should win. So Kirby Smart is the kind of guy who’s not going to be afraid to make a quarterback change if he has to to get the best player on the field,” added Dinich. “They have an easier path to the College Football Playoff than Alabama does. Alabama’s going to play Texas in a non-conference game, so it could be interesting there.
“But I would expect to see Georgia back in the SEC Championship Game, and one of the top four teams.”
Regardless of their inexperience at quarterback at the moment, it’s tough to bet against the Georgia Bulldogs, and Dinich makes some salient points.
Their cake schedule to open the season should give whichever quarterback Smart rolls with plenty of time to get acclimated to the rigors of college football. By the time their biggest challengers come around, the Bulldogs may have worked out the kinks.
Additionally, their defense should be fantastic once again in 2023, and the college football world knows that’s how titles are won at the end of the day.
Georgia isn’t going anywhere, and another national title could be in store for Kirby Smart and company, Heather Dinich and many other media members certainly believe it’s the likeliest possibility.