Originally Posted by Ph/JDCock
We finished the 2013 season at #4, and we have lost starting QB, best DE to ever play here and the #1 overall pick in the draft (along with two other DL starters who may also play on Sundays), our most productive and reliable WR and all of our CBs who have meaningful game experience.
I see being ranked at #9 in the country and #2 in the SEC-E as a sign of respect and indicative of the belief by the national media that we're finally capable of reloading rather than rebuilding every time we lose top talent. If we actually win the division a couple of times, folks'll start believing we belong there as well.
Hate to say it but it's true. They will pick UGA over us to win the east until we prove them wrong.