Georgia couldn't have picked a better time for a change at defensive line coach. While Chris Wilson doesn't have the benefit of experienced players, he will get to mold who he has in his style.
With Rodney Garner leaving for Auburn and several defensive linemen draft eligible, Georgia could be almost starting from scratch in 2013.
Georgia jumped on Auburn quickly with a scripted, six-play scoring drive and never looked back, winning 38-0 to claim the SEC East title.
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and D-backs coach Scott Lakatos have whipped Georgia's secondary into a precision shredder against top-tier receivers like MSU's B.J. Cunningham.
In times when fans might consider Kentucky a patsy, the Wildcats give the Dawgs the biggest fits. A look at the matchup's most recent history.
Aaron Murray put on another first half show as the Dawgs had a surprisingly easy time against Auburn, crushing the Tigers 45-7.
Georgia's defense overwhelmed Auburn's vaunted running game, while Georgia's running game ran roughshod.
Leading receiver Malcolm Mitchell is set to return against Auburn, and he's proud of the guys in his position group who stepped up in his absence.
Cam Newton plagued the Dawgs a year ago, but his departure, and that of 80 percent of his offensive line, has left the Tigers rather toothless.
While Mark Richt says his team's performance on both sides of the ball on third down is a big reason for the Dawgs' turnaround, Auburn coach Gene Chizik cites thrid down as a problem area for the Tigers.
Georgia native Philip Lutzenkirchen is a versatile weapon for Auburn whom the Bulldogs will have to account for, especially in the red zone.
The rivalry between Georgia and Auburn is the South's oldest and recent history shows one of the nastiest.
By the time the Bulldogs take the field Saturday, they'll have a pretty good idea of where the SEC East title race stands.
Mark Richt doesn't seem fond of the favorite role against Florida and is quick to point out the Gators' three-game losing streak came against LSU, Alabama and Auburn.