Heather Dinich believes Georgia has an easier path to the College Football Playoff this season than Alabama. Starting with Georgia having 4 home games to open the season, and Alabama playing host to Texas in Week 2, there should be an early glimpse at the outlook for the season.

During a segment on ESPN’s “Get Up,” Dinich said Carson Beck came out of the Georgia spring leading the quarterback competition, but that he would continue to compete with Brock Vandagriff for the role.

“Kirby Smart is the kind of guy who is not going to be afraid to make a quarterback change if he has to, to get the best player on the field,” Dinich said. “… I would expect to see Georgia back in the SEC Championship Game and among the top 4 teams.”

Georgia opens with UT-Martin, Ball State, South Carolina and UAB.

While Dinich didn’t address the game with the most at stake, many fans and media believe the test for Georgia this season will be at Tennessee on Nov. 18.