The Georgia Bulldogs are National Champs… again. And Georgia is here to stay looking forward to 2023. But what else is there to look forward to for the 2023 season. There is still the second National Signing Day, and the rest of the Transfer Portal needs to shake out. But there are some for sure things looking forward. And Georgia being at the top of the sport is one of those for sure things. After the National Championship, where the Dawgs used the 4th quarter as a scrimmage for their young players, Georgia is the new gold standard of the sport. They take that mantle from Alabama who has held it for the last decade plus.
There are some big named quarterbacks returning to school next season. Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams is back for the USC Trojans. Drake Maye returns to Chapel Hill after an impressive season with the Tar Heels. Bo Nix is back for the Oregon Duck after getting that program back to National Championship caliber. And Utah’s Cameron Rising is back for Utah after back-to-back Pac-12 Championships and Rose Bowl appearances. Those are some of the big named quarterbacks returning to school. Guys like D.J. Uiagalelei, Sam Hartman, and graham Mertz are all transferring out of their former schools for new locations. More on that to come.
We get a domino to fall the the conference realignment parade. BYU, Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF will all be going to the Big 12. But that’s not the only change that COULD be coming to the conference. In early December reports started to come out that Texas and Oklahoma are trying to work out a deal behind the scenes with FOX and ESPN, the conferences television partners, that could see the schools go to the SEC before the 2025 season. There are many details around this, but if the television partners are okay with it, then the conference can do little to get in the way.