Can Georgia (anybody) touch Florida in the SEC East?

 

Last week we broke down how five preseason magazines predicted the ACC’s Atlantic and Coastal Divisions. For the next couple of days we’re going to look at the SEC as we prepare for next week’s media days in Birmingham.

Let’s start with the SEC East, where it looks like the Mighty Gators (that’s what Steve Spurrier used to call them when he was mad) of Florida are untouchable. Here are the magazine’s picks followed by my picks.

 

SEC EAST

Athlon: Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Kentucky

Lindy’s: Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Kentucky

Phil Steele: Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Vanderbilt (tied for 5th), Kentucky (tied for fifth)

Sporting News: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Vanderbilt

The Kickoff: Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Kentucky

What we learned: As expected, Florida was a unanimous pick to win the division. In fact, four of the five magazines had the same top three: Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. The Sporting News had South Carolina finishing third ahead of Tennessee. It looks like the real competition in this division is going to be for third place behind Florida and Georgia. Tennessee appears to be the logical pick with an infusion of young talent, but South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Kentucky could all make that difficult for the Volunteers.

 

TONY’S PICKS

Florida: Complacency is the only thing standing in the way of Florida and another run at the national championship. Tim Tebow is not going to let anybody get complacent. The one thing Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, has not achieved in his remarkable career is leading a team to an undefeated season. He has made it clear to teammates and coaches that he will accept nothing less in 2009. LB Brandon Spikes returns as the leader on the other side of the ball. Yes, WR Percy Harvin is gone but this offense will be much more diverse and will finally feature a power running game with somebody other than Tebow carrying the ball. Let’s just say it: If Florida can win at LSU on Oct. 10, the Gators will go 12-0 and return to Atlanta with a chance to win its third SEC title and then play for its third national title in four seasons.

 

Georgia:  Relax, Dawg fans. Georgia is going to be fine. Yes, beating Florida in Jacksonville on Oct. 31 is probably not in the cards. But in every other game Georgia will have equal or better talent than the opponent. Barring another rash of injuries (OL Tanner Strickland is already out for the season), another 10-win season appears to be very realistic.  Joe Cox will be very solid at quarterback and the rest of the offense will follow his lead. If it stays healthy, this will be the best offensive line since the SEC championship season of 2002. Sophomore A.J. Green may be the best wide receiver in college football. The coaches keep waiting for one of those running backs to step up and be a star. It hasn’t happened yet. The big issue is whether or not the defense is going to grow up and play like an SEC defense should. If it doesn’t, then the Bulldog Nation will get restless and the heat will be turned up on DC Willie Martinez. We’ll learn a lot on Sept. 5 at Oklahoma State.

 

Tennessee: The Volunteers’ 5-7 record in 2008 plus the exit of Phillip Fulmer as head coach makes some people think the talent cupboard is bare. It’s not. But it’s not full, either. Tennessee has talent, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Tennessee finished tied for first (with Alabama) in total defense last season and Monte Kiffin, one of the best defensive coaches in the history of the game, will take six returning starters and build it into something pretty good. One of those starters is safety Eric Berry, who is one of the best football players I’ve ever seen. I don’t know why I feel this way but I believe QB Jonathan Crompton is tired of getting beat on by the fans and will play better. If that happens, and if the offensive line finally grows up, the Vols will be fairly decent on offense. There are four opponents on the schedule that I believe have Tennessee outgunned (Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Ole Miss) in terms of talent. The Vols match up well with everybody else.

 

South Carolina: The Gamecocks could challenge for the No. 3 spot if a couple of things fall into place. QB Stephen Garcia has made it through a complete spring and summer should be ready to finally  play like an SEC quarterback. I’m still concerned about the offensive line, which has been a weak spot since Spurrier got to South Carolina. If all Garcia is doing is running around and trying to survive, it is not going to be pretty. While the defense looks to be good again the Gamecocks lost a lot of big plays with the departures of cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, safety Emmanuel Cook, and linebacker Jasper Brinkley.  The opener at N.C. State on Sept. 3 is a very dangerous game for South Carolina. Then the Gamecocks have to go to Georgia on Sept. 12. How will the South Carolina fan base react if the Gamecocks start 0-2?

Vanderbilt:  The Commodores accomplished a lot in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year in 2008. They started 5-0 and were ranked as high as No. 13. They finished tied for third (at 4-4) in the SEC East. They played in their first bowl game since 1982 and won their first bowl game since 1955. A total of 19 starters (9 offense, 9 defense, 1 kicker) are back from that team. Vanderbilt has two proven quarterbacks (Larry Smith, Mackenzie Adams) and will probably need both of them before the season is over. Somebody has to step up and take the place of big-play guy D.J. Moore, who played both ways for the Commodores. Vanderbilt should be competitive in every game it plays because of another solid defense, which has been a staple since Bobby Johnson took over as head coach. The concern I have for Vanderbilt is that the defense gets left on the field for too many plays and gets worn down over the course of the season. That is why the offense, which finished dead last in the SEC (256.2 ypg ) last season, must be more productive.

 

Kentucky:  The Wildcats, who have been to three straight bowl games, suffered a heartbreaking loss in May when DE Jeremy Jarmon, who passed on the NFL to play his final season of college football, was suspended for testing positive for banned substance. Jarmon was going to join CB Trevard Lindley and LB Micah Johnson to anchor a pretty good Kentucky defense. How Kentucky will react to the loss of Jarmon is anybody’s guess. But the real concern for Kentucky is finding some offensive firepower. After fielding one of the nation’s best offenses in 2007, the Wildcats dropped to 22.6 points per game last season. There is reason to think this group will be better. Mike Hartline looks like the starter at quarterback but WR Randall Cobb will line up and run the ball out of the “Wildcat” formation. Kentucky also has freshman quarterback Morgan Newton, the Indiana high school player of the year, joining the mix. Track star Derrick Locke, who injured his knee at the mid-point of last season, says he’ll be back when practice starts in August. If Locke can contribute, the Wildcats have a chance to go to their fourth straight bowl game, which would be a first in school history.

 

Okay. Give me your picks and tell me where I’m wrong.

 

Programming note: Tonight I will be doing a guest shot on “SportsNite” on CSS (6 p.m.-7 p.m.) to talk about the SEC race and other related topics. Please tune in if you get a chance.

 

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325 comments Add your comment

Atlanta Gator

July 13th, 2009
8:33 am

Tony—-The better question is not whether any other team can beat out Florida for the SEC East Division title, but whether the Gators will finish undefeated.

Assuming Urban Meyer has his boys ready on each and every game day, and further assuming no injuries of critical players, Georgia is the only SEC East team that has a good chance of beating the Gators. One SEC loss will not likely cost the Gators the SEC East title. Those assumptions, however, are key.

The 2008 Ole Miss is instructive. Ole Miss was a better team than anyone realized, but it was only because they caught Florida in complacency mode were the able to pull of the upset at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Replay that game 10 times, and the Gators win at least 8 of them. But the Rebs were the better team on the one and only day that mattered. The Rebs won.

So, the question is, can Urban Meyer get them ready to play for 12 consecutive games, game-plan every game well, and avoid the one SEC upset that is more likely than not?

Given that perfection is damn hard in a 12-game Division I schedule, let alone in the SEC, I would not bet the house on the Gators being undefeated . . . but I would not bet against them, either.

Atlanta Gator

July 13th, 2009
8:37 am

In response to Tony, SEC East Division predicted 2009 order of finish:

(1) Florida (8-0)

(2) Georgia (5-3)

(3) South Carolina (5-3)

(4) Tennessee (3-5)

(5) Vanderbilt (3-5)

(6) Kentucky (1-7)

Fan of Atlanta Gator

July 13th, 2009
8:39 am

“The 2008 Ole Miss is instructive” LOL

Stick to your gator videos.

coachdawg 2000

July 13th, 2009
8:47 am

Here is a little insight that will spoil the aparent nationwide man-crush all of the media has on Tebow. The defense is what won the National championship in 2006 and 2008. Yes tebow put up numbers but without an excellent defense the gators were pretty average, with tebow and harvin. So why does verybody assume that Tebow’s lame guarantee had anything to do with the defense. Unless he starts playing defense, then the key will be are they hungry and focused enough on defense to win it. I sure hope not, but the real measure will be once Tennyshoes comes to town.

John

July 13th, 2009
8:49 am

O.K., I don’t understand why so many people have Florida the clear cut winner this coming year. Yeah Tebow is there and yeah the defense should be good. I get that , but where are the plays coming from this year and who is coaching up the QB? Not Dan Mullen! The guy who has been with Meyer since Meyer has been a head coach at Bowling Green. We will see this year who was the real mastermind behind that offense won’t we? Also they have no proven WR’s and no proven RB’s. I don’t see a MNC in Florida’s future this year. Plus, it’s just way to difficult to repeat as National champs.

Go DAWGS!

Atlanta Gator

July 13th, 2009
8:51 am

Fan of Atlanta Gator—-Happy to re-post the growling gator video clips, if you like.

On an unrelated subject, might I suggest “Atlanta Gator Fan” for a screen name? “Fan of Atlanta Gator” has an unfortunate acronym.

Atticus

July 13th, 2009
8:51 am

Without Harvin they are not going to be as explosive. Rainey, Demps ec…are not Harvin. But with Tebow moving the chains it’s hard to see anyone beating them. I wouldn’t just overlook LSU and even more Georgia. They have a week off before playing Florida and the offensive line is loaded. If the defense comes back, they could give the Gators a game.

John

July 13th, 2009
8:55 am

Plus Florida starts their season out with Charleston Southern then Troy! They won’t be has focused going into the season starting out like that. History proves that.

Mikey

July 13th, 2009
8:56 am

Complacency alert…

The Gators better watch out for Charleston Southern on September 5th.

Swampster

July 13th, 2009
8:57 am

John, you don’t understand why so many people have Florida “the clear cut winner this coming year?” Are you freaking serious???

coachdawg 2000

July 13th, 2009
8:58 am

As far as the standings:

#1 Unfortunately Florida-too easy of a schedule(relative to some others in the SEC)
#2-6 Who cares because as Ricky Bobby once said “if you’re not first, you’re last” only the columbia chickens would get excited about being #2 and playing in the outback bowl.

joe

July 13th, 2009
9:00 am

Hey Tony…tell me which team beat UF each of the following seasons after they won a NC???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? get out of bed with Fla and start writing an unbiased column that includes things like this.

Bull Gator

July 13th, 2009
9:00 am

coachdawg hit the nail on the head when he said the defense won us both championships (although it’s debatable whether the 41 points UF put up on O-H-N-O in ‘06 weren’t at least as important as the defensive perfomance). I’m predicting that UF’s defense in ‘09 will go down as one of the best ever in college football history. We are absolutely stacked, our secondary has an embarrassment of riches, and both Dunlap and Cunningham are poised for monstrous seasons. Charlie Strong does not get enough love from the media or from Gator Nation, and I want everyone to know how important his efforts are to our success. He is the unsung hero of the coaching staff. Coach Strong and Brandon Spikes’ leadership will have the Gators ready every single week. There will be no letdown. The only real question is just how dominant they will be. Go Gators.

Atlanta Gator

July 13th, 2009
9:03 am

coachdawg2000—-Someone, far wiser than me, said “offense puts buts in the seats, bur defense wins championships.” Only one team scored more than 21 points against the Gators in 2008; you could say their defense might have had something to do with it.

That having been said, to call the 2008 Gators’ offense “pretty average” is a bit of stretch. We’re talking about a team that scored 611 points in 14 games (including the SEC and BCS championships), averaging more than 43 points per game in the toughest defensive conference in the country. If that’s “pretty average,” your football team must live in Lake Woebegone, where all the kids are above average. LOL

BTW, who or what, exactly, is “Tennyshoes?”

alabamadawg

July 13th, 2009
9:04 am

I honestly believe the dawgs will beat Florida this year…I think we’ll lose to somebody, maybe Auburn or Vandy, but not Florida.

Miles

July 13th, 2009
9:04 am

Pretty simple…Florida is the obvious choice to win the SEC East…

DawginLex

July 13th, 2009
9:17 am

The picks are fine except for SC. They will be horrible. I have them fighting it out for last place with Vandy

Fla
UGA
UT
KY
Vandy
SC

spurrier loses to NCSU and UGA in the 1st 2 weeks and he starts looking for tee times. couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

VanDSIRROM

July 13th, 2009
9:18 am

Florida is loaded…Charlie Strong is ‘under appreciated’…they will go 12-0 reg. season, win the SEC Championship game and then another National Championship…

[p.s.Tony, the SEC says Vanderbilt was #3 in the SEC East with Ole Miss #4 because Vandy beat Ole Miss...in Oxford, no less.]

Tide4u2c

July 13th, 2009
9:21 am

I tend to agree with your picks Tony,however going undefeated is hard to do in the SEC. I do think the Gators will have a good chance to win the east again and maybe even compete for the NC again,they just seem to be loaded with talent plus Tebow is back and their defense should be good.They put up alot of points on teams in 08 so even if they decline alittle they should still be tough to beat.I’d love to see a rematch of Bama vs Florida in the SEC champ game again and I think Bama could beat them next time they came close to beating Florida last season except Tebow I think played the best game of his career in that game and made the difference.13 points is a win but not domination. Roll Tide!

Otto

July 13th, 2009
9:22 am

I don’t understand why Tenn is so high. Crompton has never looked good and Lane has only proved how much of idiot he really is.

Ohio State fan

July 13th, 2009
9:23 am

I can understand why Georgia fans hate Florida, I hate Michigan too! But open up your eyes, they’re going to be darn good and likely make another national run. If you don’t see that then you’re just not looking – or at least looking with an open mind.

They return every player on defense – and their back up! They were great last season, you mean to tell me that they’re not going to be that good this year? Why?

The offense is going to be fine, Tebow in his senior year and enough speed to challenge for an Olympic medal and some of you are questioning whether or not they’re going to be explosive on offense? Nuts!

They may not win it all, history proves that is difficult to do, but not many teams have ever returned this much talent from a championship team either.

John

July 13th, 2009
9:25 am

Swampster

July 13th, 2009
8:57 am
John, you don’t understand why so many people have Florida “the clear cut winner this coming year?” Are you freaking serious???

Yes, take off the gator goggles a sec.

1. Schedule is too light.
2. No proven WO’s and RB’s
3. Who was really coaching those offenses and QB’s throughout the years? Mullen or Meyer? We will find out.
4. Schedule, schedule, schedule, You don’t play a REAL game until Sept 19th. That will hurt Florida more than you’ll know.
5. History is against them.
6. UGA has the week off before the Florida/Georgia game and we know what happens after a bye week.
7. We also know what happens the year after Florida wins the MNC too, don’t we?
8. And why screw with Tebows delivery and take snaps from center? Yeah his delivery sux, but don’t mess with something if it works. Doing this will come into play and a point in the season, for the worse.
9. Too difficult to repeat.

m

July 13th, 2009
9:28 am

Tony….the sec is floriduh and the 11 dwarfs…no surprise there.

The winner of the sec will be…..Georgia Tech…that’s right. Tech is the only team in the country with the guts to play THREE of the sec dwarfs…and will beat all three giving TECH not only the ACC championship but also the sec championship.

In 2008 the oh so powerful sec went 6-6 with the acc (the only conference in history to send 10 teams to bowl games in one year). This year there are 7 games between the two conferences. The acc will easily win the battle of the conferences.

The sec will get their arses handed to them again in their non conference games…just like last year.

Tech will easily beat ugag AGAIN…and the dawgs will be crying like babies.

45-42….glad it still hurts so bad….and it is only the beginning.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t THANK GOD AND GREYHOUND for getting rid of Chan Gailey, the worst coach in the history of the world, and making all this possible.

There is a new sheriff in town…and his name is Paul Johnson.

Jake Adams

July 13th, 2009
9:33 am

Ole Miss was definitely instructive in 2008. Glad the Rebels could be of service.

http://www.theolemissblog.com

Cuz

July 13th, 2009
9:33 am

So long as Florida does not take a nap in a game, they definitely have a shot at an undefeated season.

As much as it pains me to say it. And yeah I still think the Dawgs can win in JAX but all the stars have to be in alignment, we get a voodoo queen and a live chicken for the pre-game and the Florida buses are caught in traffic and we get to play the first quarter by ourselves.

secondguesser

July 13th, 2009
9:35 am

Some of you people are out of your freaking gourd!!! That, or either so blinded by team loyalty that it has a retardation effect!!!! The Gator’s defense is outstanding. Percy Harvin is a one heck of a talent. There’s eleven on both sides of the ball. People, the difference is having the greatest college football player of all time at QB. That is the real difference in the gators and everybody else. No man crush here, just an observation with unabated honesty. No doubt he is surrounded by a great team, but you could plug Tebow in at QB for the top thiry teams coming back this year and automatically make them a contender. That can’t be said for anybody else. This year should set the bar for greatest player ever in college ball to an unattainable height for a long time. Does this mean that they will go undefeated and have a cakewalk to the NC. No, but I sure wouldn’t bet against it! IT’S GREAT TO BE A FLORIDA GATOR!!!!!!!!!!

Ramble On!!

July 13th, 2009
9:39 am

Georgia may sneak up on those Gators.

coachdawg 2000

July 13th, 2009
9:40 am

To my fellow DAWGS-
Please stop denying reality! Florida is the best team in the SEC this year. I hate ‘em,but the facts are the facts the only thing that will trip them up is a lack of interest/complacency by their defense. Urban is trying to get his quarterback drafted so he will put him under center(mistake!!!) so i think tebow will come down to earth but the defense is the key. Are they still hungry? Do they care enough to be great on every play? Or will they think that it is enough to roll their helmet out there and assume that the other team will assume the dead coachroach position? I sure hope so! I think that the lack of poise of Brandon Spikes and the rest of the crew may prevent them from being in the national title hunt this year but not winning the east would be a collaspe of epic proportions. A life long Gator-hater, but also a realist!

Atlanta Gator

July 13th, 2009
9:40 am

Jake Adams—-The Rebels were of great service to themselves and, strangely enough, to the Gators. Without motivation that came from the 30-31 loss to Ole Miss, I believe the Gators would have been upset later in the season by Georgia or Alabama. The loss was pivotal to the Gators’ MNC.

Not ragging on your boys, but I also believe that if Ole Miss and Florida played ten times in 2008, the Gators win at least 7 of them. But that’s why they play the games. It’s not about who’s the better team on paper; it only matters who’s the better team on the day the game is played.

Hope your boys make it to Atlanta this December. It’s time to make some new history in the SEC.

GatorBait

July 13th, 2009
9:41 am

McHammer said it best…”Can’t Touch This..” Complacency with the Gators will NOT be an issue…Period!

Tide4u2c

July 13th, 2009
9:44 am

second guesser,

Florida’s defense is good but it is not nor was as good as Bama’s defense.

Atlanta Gator

July 13th, 2009
9:45 am

Cuz—-You would do better to pick up a 15-piece box of the already cooked stuff at Popeye’s, and a case of Bud longnecks at the Quikie Mart. At least you would have something to eat and drink while you watch the game. (On the other hand, a voodoo blessing couldn’t hurt.)

Is the Jacksonville Convention still in effect? You and the other old-time blog Dawgs have been awfully quiet . . . .

coachdawg 2000

July 13th, 2009
9:45 am

Some where in early January you will hear the Steve miller band in moving truck in Gainesville playing “go on, take the money and run”. Meyer to South Bend for the highest contract ever paid. Book it! In late April 2010 Mel kiper Jr. says Tebow projects as an H-back or fullback and maybe situational player in wildcat-type play. Book that too!

Pi$$onaDawg

July 13th, 2009
9:45 am

An unbeaten UGA comes to The Flats and gets beat by the Jackets. UGA wins the Sec Title in Atlanta and gets killed by Texas in the BCS game.

Red Elephant

July 13th, 2009
9:45 am

I expect Georgia to step up the D play this year. The burning question is how in the world is Georgia going to be able to score points?

No way Georgia gets within 17 points of Tebow and Co. Expect them to upset LSU and drop either Oklahoma State, Arkansas or Auburn. Put an definite L to Florida and GT.

Still, They get to 9-4/10-3 and a bowl game in in Tampa or something similar.

Gen Neyland

July 13th, 2009
9:52 am

This group of seniors at Tennessee will have played for 3 different OC’s and 2 different DC’s and HC’s. Stability hasn’t been a forte for this group, especially the O side. We’uns Atop Rocky were pretty disgusted with Clawson circa 2008. The offense has nowhere to go but up and OC Chaney is pretty much an unknown to me…The defense will show similar returns from 2008. Beware McCoy…

Atlanta Gator

July 13th, 2009
9:53 am

Tide4u2c—-Which defenses are you comparing: the 2008 Tide vs the 2008 Gators; the 2008 Tide vs the 2009 Gators; or the 2009 Tide vs the 2009 Gators? In 2008, the Alabama defense may have been marginally better, but in 2009, the Gators return their entire 2-deep defensive team. Unless something goes horribly wrong, the Gators will have the best SEC defense in 2009, and easily one of the best defenses in the country.

JB

July 13th, 2009
9:59 am

Florida can be had, but Meyer would rather beat UGA other than ANYBODY they play. Yes, more than FSU or Miami…………….He has them jacked, especially since the old end zone dance and the beat down that day…I think this will be it….They lose a lot a Talent and Chemistry off this years team, and we are kinda reloading. This year may be a given, but the future looks pretty bright for beating them in the future. I think Charlie Strong get’s hired after this as a head coach also, well deserved by the way….Before gator fans attack, yes, it’s a fine program and and a fine team, but you gotta tee it up and do it 12 weeks straight, and these are college boys….more than football on their minds…….

Mike the Tiger

July 13th, 2009
10:02 am

Every year Georgia has equal or better talent than every team they play. Bad sportsmanship and poor coaching has been the deciding factor.

Ohio State fan

July 13th, 2009
10:06 am

Florida’s defense was so bad that it held Oklahoma to nearly 200 yards and 32 points below their season’s average. How dumb do you have to be to continue saying things like ‘Florida’s defense wasn’t that good?’

Otto

July 13th, 2009
10:06 am

Ohio St fan. No doubt about it UF looks to be the team to beat in the SEC and country. However history is on UGA’s side against UF. UGA has a much better chance this year than last of beating UF. Will it be the hardest game on the schedule no doubt. I am not predicting an outcome on the game other than expect it to be much closer than last year.

Red Elephant with an inproved OL and a QB that is far more accurate I expect they’ll score points jsut fine with a ball control game much like you Tide last year.

Coachdawg, Urban turns down the ND job after he gets more money from Florida and see how bad off ND really is from the facilities of the other national powers. If he stays at UF he may become greater than SOS. What better way to feed the ego and bank account?

Anonymous

July 13th, 2009
10:07 am

Mike the Tiger,

Care to give an example of Georgia’s “bad sportsmanship?”

Tide4u2c

July 13th, 2009
10:08 am

Atlanta Gator,

I was saying that Bama’s defense was better last season and will be better this season too over Florida’s defense.But this does’nt mean I think the Gators won’t or did’nt have a good defense,just not as good.Bama’s defense will be even better this season barring injuries,etc.We’ll see.

Gatorzone

July 13th, 2009
10:08 am

FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS!!!

I do not think it will be a problem this year, but felt the same way last year until Ole Miss peed in my corn flakes! We can’t afford another upset like that with our schedule!

JB

July 13th, 2009
10:10 am

Mike the Tiger…..You won’t get a lot of Dawg fans to agree, but not many could win that argument. We have some issues…..and lot’s of Talent…… We have the third most money in Div 1 football, but most of our staff would be mid grade………Tough to say, but it’s true…

dawggirl

July 13th, 2009
10:11 am

Yes, Florida is the pick to win the SEC East. This doesn’t surprise me at all. I do think that they might be in a position of Auburn’s undefeated season – even if they have an undefeated season, they’re no lock for the national title due to their pathetic joke of a non-conference schedule.

The way I see it, Florida is so hyped this year that they should be winning all games by an average of 50+ points, and not allowing any teams to score any points. We’ll see if they can actually live up to this incredible over-the-top hype.

And personally, I’d love to see them on the cover of SI to get the inevitable jinx.

Atlanta Gator

July 13th, 2009
10:11 am

Tide4u2c—-Bold statement, my red pachyderm friend. You’re certainly entitled to your opinion, but let’s compare notes again after 12 games.

Sanford Drive

July 13th, 2009
10:11 am

The only way we can beat UF is if the stars align and miracles happen.

quaildawg

July 13th, 2009
10:11 am

Being that our nation is in the midst of an economic crisis, the likes of which we have not seen since that wacky prankster Jimmy Carter was in office, I say we save the taxpayers and fans a whole lot of dough and formaly crown the “Mighty GAtors” the BCS Economic Downturn National Champions.

pvbeachdog

July 13th, 2009
10:17 am

Gator fan seems to be getting a little defensive when anyone challenges the prognostications. Could a little anxiety be settling in???