The emerging Florida narrative, that is.
SEC Network host Paul Finebaum joined Brandon Marcello as the latest guest in the 247Sports Social Distance Series and was asked if Mullen would pull it off this year.
“That is the game of the year right now, in terms of not really knowing,” Finebaum said. “I would still give Georgia an edge. I know a lot of people are ready to sell Georgia out, I am not. If you follow recruiting, they have been unbelievable. It never ends.
“And I still think Florida is behind them in recruiting. Dan Mullen is exactly who we think he is – a great offensive mind. And that team is complete for the first time in awhile. But I would still give Georgia a very slight edge.”
For that matter, neither is Pete Fiutak.
This isn’t a perfect team. It needs several receivers to step up, the offensive line has to be stronger, and the defensive line could use the young parts to be great, but it’s as rock-solid in every way as any team in the country.
There’s no Alabama on the schedule like Georgia has to deal with – and that’s on the road – and not playing Auburn and Texas A&M this year could be a big deal.
There’s the annual date against LSU, but at least that’s in Gainesville. The SEC road games? At Tennessee, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt. All things considered, that’s as manageable as it gets in the SEC.
Assume a split against LSU and Georgia, and assume a misfire somewhere – like the Missouri loss in 2018 – with South Carolina a possible sandwich date between Tennessee and LSU, and that date in Knoxville a potential concern.
Even so, expect a third straight season of at least ten wins.
But Corch is!