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Dan Mullen doesn’t know it, but Georgia will keep Florida from winning SEC East for long time
Florida coach Dan Mullen paid Georgia a huge compliment by telling DawgNation’s Mike Griffith this week that the SEC’s power appears to be shifting to the East.
Here’s a newsflash for all those swamp people: the Gators won’t be the division’s largest power broker for a long time.
Be thankful you aren’t aren’t blue (and orange), Bulldogs fans. Last year was gruesome for Florida. It’s hard to see an about-face coming for the Gators soon.
Yes, Jim McElwain was shipped from the Sunshine State faster than a Big Mac leaves a McDonald’s drive-thru. But even with Mullen as coach, all that chomp from Gainesville won’t produce much pomp as long as Georgia boasts Kirby Smart on the sideline and either Jake Fromm or Justin Fields at quarterback.
Gator bait? Please. Florida must wait.
Frankly, there would be no talk about the SEC’s power shifting East without Georgia’s strong run in 2017. South Carolina is a flavor of the month for some pundits, but the Gamecocks aren’t a true threat to Smart’s team this year. The Bulldogs have left Florida in the dust. Tennessee has collected more championships of life than conference victories in recent seasons. And Missouri, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt are the SEC’s version of flyover country.
It’s nice of Mullen to give the SEC East a little offseason love. But I’m not buying what he’s selling. The SEC West is better and should remain superior in future years, especially when considering Jimbo Fisher’s arrival at Texas A&M.
Other than Georgia, there’s not much of a pulse within the SEC East as far as the national conversation is concerned.
Recently, I wrote that Bulldogs fans should dream about national titles with the window the program enjoys within its division. Mullen needs his vision checked, because his perspective on the SEC East’s strength is way off.
Georgia assistant Dell McGee receives new title
DawgNation’s Corey Knapp has all the details about Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee receiving a larger title. There also were notable roster observations after the team released the 2018 Georgia Football Media Guide on Tuesday.
It’s great to see McGee recognized for his work. Of course, the Bulldogs’ running backs were a large part of Georgia’s sprint to an SEC title, a Rose Bowl victory, and an appearance in the National Championship Game last season. More big things are expected from the group this fall as Georgia tries to continue its momentum.
Remember, McGee played a big role in bringing Fields and running back Zamir White to Athens. The Bulldogs are in fine shape for the future, in large part thanks to the assistant’s work on and off the field.
Georgia receives love from Las Vegas