“I’m not sure about Georgia yet. I’m still in a wait-and-see deal,” he said. Nessler also isn’t sold on the Bulldogs running game. “They don’t have a dominant guy there I don’t think. I think their receivers are still learning. I think their defense is as good as anybody’s in the country, maybe better than all of them, I don’t know. To answer your question, Florida impressed me. I thought it was just going to be hands down all right, Georgia’s going to win the East. Last year I thought Florida would win the East and they did. … I’m more impressed with Florida. I think Florida can hang with Georgia and be a threat. More than I did when I was heading to Gainesville last week.”
Nessler isn’t exactly impressed with quarterback JT Daniels either. Even though Daniels came in at the end of last season and won all of the games he started, Nessler said, “Who did he beat?”
For what it’s worth, Cincinnati finished last season ranked higher in the AP and Coaches Polls than Florida did. But perhaps I digress.