ATHENS, Ga. -- The championship mandate for new Georgia coach Kirby Smart could not be clearer.Mark Richts firing despite a school-record .740 winning percentage left no question about Georgias goal of glory. Averaging almost 10 wins per season was not sufficient when his era ended with a 10-year title drought.Richt closed his 15-year run trailing only Vince Dooley on the list of most wins at the school. Richt took Georgia to the Southeastern Conference title game in one-third of those 15 seasons, but he won only two -- none since 2005. Richt, now Miamis coach, never claimed a national title.Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity chose Smart, the former Alabama defensive coordinator and former Georgia player and assistant, as the man who can bring the Bulldogs their first national championship since 1980.Smart must pick a quarterback to lead the way.Freshman Jacob Eason, the biggest prize in Smarts first recruiting class, should eventually take over at quarterback. Eason (6-foot-5, 211 pounds) has size, a powerful throwing arm and an impressive list of national high school player or back of the year awards.Eason enrolled early for spring practice but couldnt immediately win the job over returning starter Greyson Lambert, the Virginia transfer, or junior Brice Ramsey. That three-way race continued through the start of preseason practice.Smart has kept a close eye on top tailbacks Nick Chubb and Sony Michel as they recover from left knee and left forearm injuries, respectively. Chubb has practiced with no limitations and could be cleared for the opener against North Carolina.Here are some things to watch:CHUBB WATCH: Chubb had 747 yards rushing with seven TDs when he tore all the ligaments except the ACL in his left knee on the first play of the sixth game against Tennessee last season. Chubb was the 2014 SEC freshman of the year, when he ran for 1,546 yards and 14 TDs.Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney said Chubb looks strong in his comeback.I see Nick Chubb as being the player he has been before and hope he can continue to do so, Chaney said. I mean, hes a downhill running son of a gun, so lets hand him the ball and see what he can get done.SMART ON DEFENSE: Smart is working closely with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.Its not Mels defense. Its not Kirbys defense, Smart said. Its UGAs defense. ... We wont be taking credit as coordinator. We wont be taking credit as head coach. Nor will we be getting blamed should things not go well one game. But Ill be spending the majority of my time on the defense, because thats where I feel like I can be the biggest asset.SEASON OPENER: There will be a big-game atmosphere when Georgia opens in the Georgia Dome against North Carolina, which is coming off an 11-win season. It will be Georgias first opener in Atlanta since 2011.KEY GAMES: Tennessee, the choice at SEC media days to win the SEC East, visits on Oct. 1. The Bulldogs play at South Carolina the following week and face Florida in another division matchup on Oct. 29 in Jacksonville.Georgia will face Auburn on Nov. 12 in the first of three straight home games to close the regular season, including a visit from Georgia Tech on Nov. 26.PREDICTION: Georgia will fall short of winning the East in Smarts first season, especially with the uncertainty at quarterback, but should finish in the top three of the division at 9-3 overall.---AP college football website: http://collegefootball.ap.orgTroy Tulowitzki Jersey . After dropping their final six games of December, the Wild opened the new calendar year with four consecutive wins. Following a loss to Colorado on Saturday, Minnesota rebounded the following night to blank Nashville 4-0, but then had the tables turned on them Tuesday. Russell Martin Jersey . 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