Welp, I don’t consider this particularly bold, but anyway…
Florida unseats Georgia in the SEC East
Does Dan Mullen beat Georgia before Kirby Smart wins his first national title as the Bulldogs coach? Yes.
And I bet Mullen wins a national title before Smart, too.
Count me among the Mullen believers. He is the best quarterback developer in the SEC, and with Kyle Trask leading the offense for a second season I expect the Gators to make a big jump as a top-5 contender nationally. The defense will be a top-of-the-line unit once again after ranking seventh nationally last season (15.5 points per game).
When Halloween arrives in Jacksonville, the better quarterback will win the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Trask will be that quarterback. Not Jamie Newman, who was impressive at Wake Forest but was average against winning teams last season: 15 touchdowns, 10 interceptions on a 54.8 completion percentage.
Florida snaps Georgia’s three-game winning streak in the series and marches to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game as Mullen guides the Gators to double-digit wins for a third straight year for the first time since Steve Spurrier’s six-year streak ended in 1998.
And here I thought Gus Malzahn was the best preseason quarterback developer in the SEC.