Bulldogs defenders not worried about young defense

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Chances are, the Georgia football team will start the season as a top five club. Most of that is due to the faith people have in Aaron Murray and the Dawgs offense.

Murray's probably going to be a Heisman favorite, but there are plenty who think the defense could get lit up.

The numbers explain their case. Mark Richt's team loses eight of its top twelve tacklers from a year ago, but that doesn't tell the whole story.

Georgia had a serious depth issue, leaving them pretty vulnerable when the top guys were out. This time around that may not be the case.

"We can be as solid as Georgia has ever been on defense," cornerback Damian Swann said. "A lot of things we lacked last year was because we didn't have the depth. We didn't have the bodies. We had good guys, but we didn't have the bodies to get fresh guys in the game."

Georgia is under 11 weeks until the season opener in Death Valley against Clemson. That match up will definitely be a top ten, and maybe even a top five battle.

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