Georgia should be the early SEC East — and, perhaps, playoff — favorite in 2021 because of how many key players are returning. Among them is quarterback JT Daniels, but the Bulldogs will also have a loaded backfield. The team's top two running backs, Zamir White and James Cook, have each tweeted over the past eight days that they will be returning to Athens for next season.
White, a redshirt sophomore, announced his intent on Wednesdaywhile Cook did the same back on Jan. 5 following the Bulldogs' win over Cincinnati in the Peach Bowl. White led the team in 2020 with 779 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. Cook, the younger brother of Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, had 303 yards rushing and three touchdowns.