Georgia coach Kirby Smart helped Bulldog fans plan their spring schedule a bit with an announcement on Wednesday that G-Day would be held on April 17. Television and attendance plans are not yet announced.

Spring practice in Athens is expected to kick off what shapes up to be a season of high expectations in 2021 for Smart’s team. The start of spring workouts is expected to be about five weeks before that G-Day event.

The 2021 Georgia Bulldogs will replace a lot of talent, but are expected to return some 14 starters, including several All-SEC candidates. For context, Georgia returned 10 starters on its 2020 squad, eight of them on defense.

Some of the key players include QB JT Daniels, RB Zamir White and WR George Pickens on offense, while DT Jordan Davis is a big returnee in more ways than one on defense.

Georgia will have one of the marquee games of the season to begin the campaign on Sept. 4 with a game in Charlotte against Clemson.

The Bulldogs will host SEC contests with South Carolina, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Missouri along with league games on the road at Vanderbilt, Auburn, Tennessee, and Florida in Jacksonville. Also on the schedule is UAB and Charleston Southern in non-conference games and the Bulldogs will resume their rivalry with Georgia Tech to close out the regular season on Nov. 27.