How Michigan football measures up with Georgia

Syndication: Detroit Free Press
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There’s only one team standing between Michigan football and the No. 1 ranking in college football and Georgia football is the modern-day dynasty.

The college football world has felt the wrath of the Georgia Bulldogs over the past two seasons. They’ve lost one game in two years and redeemed that loss with their first national championship in 40 years.

They had to go through Michigan football during that time too. Since then Jim Harbaugh and his Wolverines have added a “beat Georgia” period to their practices. So just how close are the maize and blue to dethroning the SEC’s latest reign of dominance?


At quarterback, Georgia is handing the keys to Carson Beck. He obviously doesn’t have the experience that J.J. McCarthy has, but was a consensus four-star prospect coming out of Florida, like McCarthy. He has to take over for Stetson Bennett who set the bar as high as it could possibly go.

If there was a Heisman trophy given out on looks alone, Brock Bowers would win it. The All-American is the clear-cut best tight end in the sport. He would be a shoo-in for Heisman, but historically it’s never been a tight-end award. Colston Loveland has been compared to Bowers by some but still has a ways to go to in those regards.

Their offensive line is headed by Sedrick Van Pran at center. He’s getting a lot of buzz from the NFL already. Michigan football’s offensive line may be better from top to bottom, but Georgia’s is nipping right on their heels.

Replacing Todd Monken with Mike Bobo may be problematic. That’s why giving the edge to Michigan football on offense is not as preposterous as it sounds mainly because of McCarthy, Blake Corum, and Donovan Edwards.