The hype surrounding the Georgia program has only just begun this offseason.

Expect the Bulldogs to be the preseason pick to win the SEC East — with some likely to pick Kirby Smart’s latest team to win the entire SEC — by the time SEC Media Days arrives.

Last season’s disappointing campaign was salvaged thanks to JT Daniels finally being moved into the starting lineup following Georgia’s loss to Florida. That move resulted in the Bulldogs finishing out the season with a 4-0 record, which included a win over previously unbeaten Cincinnati in the Peach Bowl.

Now with expectations sky-high once again in Athens, Smart was asked to share his biggest goal of spring camp this season.

“Well, the biggest thing is who we are as a team, trying to create that identity,” Smart said on the SEC Network during Georgia’s Pro Day event. “We got a lot of guys back on offense, a lot of new faces on defense. So for us, it’s about creating that identity.

“The best thing is, you know, where we’re young on defense, we get to go against a lot of experience on offense. We will be well tested by the time spring ends.”

Smart didn’t clarify which spots he was referring to there but he was talking about Georgia’s talented but inexperienced defensive backs matching up with a loaded receiving corps that now has Daniels firing passes to them.

The Bulldog defensive backs are set to be tested immediately in the season opener against Clemson but there may not be a better way to prepare for the ACC’s best program than facing the talented group of receivers Georgia currently has on its roster.