Finally, kickoff has arrived. The 2018 season — one full of promise and excitement for Georgia players and fans alike — is set to begin on Saturday at home against Austin Peay. And it’s going to be a lot of fun.

During fall camp, we’ve already made a few bold predictions. But here are 10, all nicely packaged. Some you’ve seen, but are worth reliving.

Here we go:

1. Georgia will win all of its regular season games

The Bulldogs have never gone 12-0 since schedules were expanded to 12 regular-season games. This is the year it happens. According to Vegas insiders, Georgia will be favored in every game it plays, unless a slew of injuries change that down the road. The toughest game (Auburn) is at home and that will make the difference.

2. Georgia’s running game will be even better this year

People shook their head when I wrote last week that Georgia’s running game could surpass last year’s numbers, but I believe it. There’s a ton of talent in the backfield, and the offensive line can definitely run block well. Look for huge numbers from the running game every Saturday.

3. Weak nonconference schedule impacts Playoff spot

Playing Austin Peay, Middle Tennessee and UMass all in the same year is a joke. Georgia Tech is the other, and we won’t slap at the rivalry, but the Yellow Jackets just aren’t that good to help with strength of schedule. If Georgia does not win the SEC, it might be difficult to argue that they deserve one of the three remaining Playoff spots with that soft schedule.

4. True freshmen will play a big role before it’s all over

Georgia had America’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class and several of the true freshmen have been impressive in camp. At least a dozen will play prominent roles before it’s all over. Freshman corner Tyson Campbell is probably going to start Saturday, he has been that good. Trusting a youngster at that position is rare, but he has all the tools.

5. Early road SEC games will be difficult challenges

Even though I’m predicting victories at South Carolina (Sept. 8) and Missouri (Sept. 22), these games will be tough. You have experienced quarterbacks in Jake Bentley and Drew Lock, and they won’t be intimidated in a big spot. Look for both to make some plays and make the Bulldogs sweat a bit.

6. Winning SEC East will be easy

Some games themselves will be close, but I see the Bulldogs running the table and the rest of the division eating each other up. South Carolina and Florida are probably the remaining best two teams, but you can be sure that Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee will all find a few upsets along the way. The second-place team easily could have three conference losses.

7. Success will trickle down to recruiting again

So far so good on the recruiting trail, as Georgia is ranked No. 1 again, with 19 commitments that include five 5-star recruits. Georgia’s coaches have done a great job of translating this success to future greatness to this 2019 batch of talented high school kids.

8. Jake Fromm still the starting QB at end of season

The biggest storyline coming into this season is at the quarterback position, which isn’t rare. Two years ago, it was Jacob Eason who made a big splash as a freshman and then Jake Fromm did it himself last year after Eason got hurt. Fromm won an SEC title and was one play from winning a national championship. He should be a star, but has been pushed by freshman Justin Fields. It’ll be interesting to see it all play out, but I see Fromm leading them all the way through the season.

9. But fans will still clamor for Justin Fields

And rightly so. Fields has all the tools and has impressed everyone since arriving on campus in January. He’ll get chances to play, and when he’s electric, people will clamor for him to be out there all the time. Maybe they aren’t wrong, but fans will be fans.

10. Georgia will be SEC champions … again

Yeah, I know Alabama is loaded again, just like it always is. But I see the Bulldogs finding a way this time and beating the Crimson Tide in an epic SEC Championship Game that could be a battle of No. 1 vs. No. 2 as 12-0 unbeatens. Yep, I’m calling it.