If you want something a little more detailed than today’s “Not your regular preseason picks” post – okay, a lot more detailed – David Wunderlich has taken it upon himself to game out the wins and losses for every SEC team’s regular season. Whew.
You’ll love his conclusion, which has Georgia losing to Alabama in the regular season on its way to a CFP appearance, but that’s not the part of his post I want to applaud. This is:
As I said in my Auburn preview post, though, Muschamp struggles against Georgia.
If there’s one thing I haven’t gotten from what many pundits in the preseason expect, it’s chalking up the Auburn game as an almost given loss for Georgia. For one thing, over the past ten years, the Dawgs have been competitive at the least on the Plains. For another, as David states, Muschamp’s had his ups and down defending Georgia’s offenses. And it’s not as if Auburn is going to roll out Florida-like talent on the defensive side of the ball this season.
I’m not saying this to prove a win’s in the bank for the Dawgs. I just don’t understand the confidence so many have in the possibility that it’s an automatic loss.