Kirk Herbstreit was back with more SEC thoughts.
On Saturday, the ESPN analyst had opinions about the conference on College GameDay. As always, he delivered a few revealing takes.
Here are some of the highlights from the morning:
— Herbstreit said Jim McElwain’s offense needs to have a big day for the Gators to beat Tennessee. He said Florida’s defense also must come up big for the Gators to earn a victory at home. He said he doesn’t know if Florida can recover from a 0-2 start.
— Herbstreit said he wants to see how McElwain will handle the quarterback situation. He wonders which quarterback in the Florida-Tennessee game will avoid a major mistake late. He doesn’t imagine many points will be scored in the game. “First one to 21 points might win.”
— Herbstreit is big on Mississippi State, saying the Bulldogs can beat LSU on Saturday night in Starkville.
— Herbstreit said Gamecocks wide receiver Deebo Samuel returning kicks is “dangerous” for Kentucky. Still, he said the Wildcats’ defense is athletic and experienced and will be a big key to knocking off South Carolina.
— Herbstreit said the LSU-Mississippi State game is a test for the Tigers. He said Nick Fitzgerald is ready “to explode” this season and that we’ll learn more about LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada in this game in Starkville.
— Herbstreit said Purdue will beat Missouri on the road.
— Herbstreit picked Kentucky to beat South Carolina.