The last three times Georgia and Florida have met, the Bulldogs have come away with a win. Those same three seasons have seen Georgia represent the SEC East in SEC championship game.
Prior to Georgia accomplishing the feat last year, it had only happened three times in the history of the SEC. Steve Spurrier and the Florida Gators ripped off five straight division titles in the early 90’s, as did Gene Stallings at Alabama. Smart served as the defensive coordinator for Alabama when the Crimson Tide did it again from 2014 to 2016 under Nick Saban.
But neither of those Alabama teams were able to win for a fourth straight season. That’s what Georgia will be trying to do this season.
To do that, Georgia is probably going to have to beat the Gators for a fourth straight season. That hasn’t happened for Georgia since the first term of the Reagen presidency.
So clearly history isn’t on Georgia side going into the 2020 season.
And it’s not like this Florida team is going to be a pushover either. The Gators figure to be ranked in the top 10 to start the 2020 season and do bring back Kyle Trask and signed a top-10 recruiting class.
There are even some in the national media who think the Gators should be ranked ahead of Georgia to start the 2020 season and possibly be even the favorites in the SEC East for 2020.
But in the video below, we push back on the idea that Florida should be seen as the team that is going to topple and takedown Smart and Georgia. The Bulldogs still figure to have an elite defense and for as much as the offense struggled last season, it still had a successful day against Todd Grantham’s defense.