The media as a whole may believe this is Georgia’s year to break through and win the SEC East, but don’t count Greg McElroy among those who share that opinion.
On Friday, the SEC Network analyst explained why Florida will win the division for a third straight season while sitting alongside Paul Finebaum. He foresees an edge in one particular position making the difference.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) July 14, 2017
McElroy thinks Florida’s offensive line, a much-maligned group the last several seasons, has experience and will finally be a team strength. On the other side of the ball, he doesn’t see much of a drop-off from the Gators’ defensive line or secondary.
The Bulldogs haven’t reached Atlanta since 2012, when Georgia lost in heartbreaking fashion to Alabama, 32-28.
If Florida is to win the division title again, it would mark just the second time an SEC East team has won at least three straight since the conference split in 1992. The Gators won five straight from 1992-96.
The two teams meet in Jacksonville, Fla., on Oct. 28. Florida has won three straight in the series by an average margin of 18.7 points per game.