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Monday Morning 'Dawg Bites: Mark Richt's Outlook, Receiver Expectations, & A Look Behind The Coaching Curtain.

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I'm not sure if you've noticed, but your Georgia Bulldogs are a mere five days away from kicking off the 2015 football season. Oh, who am I kidding? You've been counting down the days since January. Still you probably have a lot to do before things get real between the hedges on Saturday. Before you head out the door though, let's take a look at what's making news in Bulldog Nation.

‘Keep believing’ — Mark Richt enters 15th UGA season with national title aspirations | DogBytes Online
Six SEC football programs have had at least four coaches since Mark Richt took over in Athens. That should make it seem like things are old and tired around Mark Richt. But in talking to him this summer I instead got the sense that Richt is as invigorated as he's been in a while. Will that lead to his first SEC title in a decade? The Dawgs' first national title in three and a half decades? No one knows.

7 coaches explain what goes into game week | College Football 2015 Season Preview
Seven high profile college football coaches take you through what it takes to get a team to kickoff in this excellent long form piece by Bill Connelly

Who are ULM’s potential breakout players in 2015?
The Monroe News-Star has a list of players for you to keep an eye on this Saturday. And for the rest of the year if you find yourself following UL-Monroe football after Saturday.

Bryan McClendon's receiver rotation number between six and eight | The Telegraph
Georgia receivers coach Bryan McClendon wants to use between six and eight receivers during games this season, which may require playing some freshmen, maybe a walk-on, your Aunt Phyllis, and avoiding injury. No problem! In all seriousness, if one or two of the freshmen step up in a big way, there should be good depth. But if that doesn't occur, or a certain oft-injured receiver from Valdosta goes down again, and things look really thin.

John Lilly: Tight ends have 'potential' to be as good as 2011 group | The Telegraph
Georgia tight ends coach John Lilly said his position group has plenty of potential to be as good some of the program's previous groups, but needs to prove it on the field. I agree. In fact, given the injuries and inexperience in the WR corps it hard to imagine Lilly's tight ends not being integral to the UGA passing game.

We'll be back shortly with the final Bulldog opponent preview and more leading up to kickoff. Until later...

Go 'Dawgs!!!