Finally, somebody calls the preseason bluff on Florida’s defense.
Members of the media, if last week’s voting in the SEC preseason poll is any indication, scoff at the idea of defense winning championships.
The media overwhelmingly picked Florida — a program with just enough safeties to field a team — to win the SEC East and not, surprisingly, national favorite Georgia. The dynamic trio of quarterback Tim Tebow, receiver Percy Harvin and tight end Cornelius Ingram, it seems, outweighs the problems in Florida’s secondary.
That secondary sure sounds up in the air right now.
… Meyer moved Cade Holliday from receiver to free safety and said more changes are coming. The depth behind Joe Haden and Wondy Pierre-Louis at cornerback is also troublesome.
“We already met with a player, I don’t want to release it yet, but we’ll probably bump another good freshman player over from offense to defense and let him compete for one of those spots as well,” Meyer said.
And Will Hill. Just curious – how many teams have won an SEC championship with a true freshman at strong safety?