Projecting the post-River War 2013 Georgia/Tennessee combined roster


Everything gets weird in the South during football offseason.

The state of Georgia is in the process of laying claim to a part of Tennessee, as it's done at least eight times since lines were drawn up in 1818. At stake are Tennessee's water rights. This has been going on forever. It will continue.

However, the state of Tennessee does afford other resources, such as its Tennessee Volunteers football program. With war drums beating just over the horizon, here's a look at what the combined Georgia-Tennessee roster could look like this fall, no matter which state ends up lording dominion over the other. It will lose to Alabama.

Quarterback Defensive end

Aaron Murray Senior Jacques Smith Senior

Justin Worley Junior Jordan Williams Junior

Hutson Mason Junior Ray Drew Junior

Running back Defensive tackle

Todd Gurley Sophomore Daniel McCullers Senior

Keith Marshall Sophomore Maurice Couch Senior

Raijon Neal Senior John Atkins JUCO

Wide receiver Inside linebacker

Tavarres King Senior A.J. Johnson Junior

Malcolm Mitchell Junior Amarlo Herrera Sophomore

Vincent Dallas Junior Jordan Jenkins Sophomore

Michael Bennett Junior Outside linebacker

Offensive tackle Curt Maggitt Junior

Antonio Richardson Junior Chase Vasser Senior

Kenarious Gates Senior Dontavis Sapp Senior

John Theus Sophomore Cornerback

Offensive guard Justin Coleman Junior

Zach Fulton Senior Daniel Gray Sophomore

Chris Burnette Senior Damian Swann Junior

Dallas Lee Junior Safety

Center Byron Moore Senior

David Andrews Junior Brian Randolph Junior

James Stone Senior Corey Moore Sophomore

Kicker Punter

Michael Palardy Senior Collin Barber Sophomore

Kick returner Punt returner

Malcolm Mitchell Junior Devrin Young Junior

I like its strength on offense, where Georgia's insane assortment of returning talent gets pushed along the offensive line, likely giving Aaron Murray the best protection in the country, and supplemented with a versatile skill player or two. On defense, we have kind of a mess, with the Dawgs sending just about everything to the NFL Draft. On that side of the ball is where the Vols really shine, and that's not often a good thing.

The goal for this team remains the same as the goal in last year's Georgia vs. Tennessee game: score lots and lots of points.

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