Dennis Dodd: 'Georgia’s going to be in the mix for a while'

Dukes & Bell
May 02, 2018 - 5:31 pm
Georgia Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart

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With the release of his post-spring Top 25 in college football, joining Dukes & Bell is national college football writer Dennis Dodd.  

“I think Tua [Tagovailoa] gets the job, but you may have to string Jalen Hurts along until Tua is well," said Dodd. "I do think Tua will eventually be the starter, but I think Nick (Saban) will try to convince Jalen to stay.”  

On UGA remaining at or near the top in 2018: 

“Absolutely," said the college football analyst. "Anyone of my first three teams (he has them ranked Alabama, Clemson and UGA right now) can be No. 1. You have a quarterback that led them to the national title game a year ago, and you bring in one of the top QB prospects this season.  They won’t miss much at running back and Kirby [Smart] is just getting started.  I was talking to someone during the spring meetings and we both agree, Georgia’s going to be in the mix for a while.”  

In addition to talking about the transfer rules, he said he doesn’t believe this will happen soon, because there’s no consensus to make it happen right now.  

“You want to give the players more freedom, but coaches are on board with that at this time,” Dodd said.