What’s better, the possibility of upside or the carry over of elite?
“The first thing I want to know is how many elite units are there over here? In this case the here is the SEC East,” Pate said. “There’s one. In this entire division right now, there’s one I know I can count on. I think Florida’s offense is going to be really good. Do I know they’re going to be elite? I don’t know that. I’ve heard some people suggest they could make this, now until the end of someone’s going to suggest, someone’s going to do this, this LSU-type leap. This year-two, got the same quarterback in the same system, got things figured out now, this Joe Burrow, LSU-type leap. I think that’s very unreasonable. It’s unreasonable to expect from any team in any given year. Guess it’s not impossible, but unreasonable. So I cannot count on Florida’s offense to be elite. They may be. Maybe that’s their ceiling. But Georgia’s defense will be and that’s the only one I see over there right now.”
I’m going with the latter, if only because Georgia beat Florida last season with an offense that’s likely to be worse than it will be this season.