The change: From a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 set
The buzz: Raise your hand if you’re already tired of hearing about Georgia’s scheme change. Just as we thought — a lot of raised hands. Still, there’s no question that new coordinator Todd Grantham, who had been the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive line coach, will be in the spotlight this season. The Bulldogs were 10th in the SEC in scoring defense last season, when they didn’t force many turnovers. The hope is that putting four linebackers on the field makes this a faster and more productive unit. A big key is whether former E Justin Houston can adapt quickly to an outside linebacker role. Other concerns are whether there is enough quality depth at linebacker and whether there’s a legit nose tackle on the roster. If everything breaks right for the Bulldogs, they should challenge for the SEC East title. If it doesn’t, they could finish fourth in the division.