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:
— He said Vandy’s defense played great last week against Kansas State, but this will be a big challenge for the Commodores against Alabama on Saturday. He said look for Alabama to try to get Calvin Ridley in one-on-one situations to exploit Vanderbilt’s defense.
— He said Mark Stoops’ Kentucky team is “playing serious defense” this season. He added that Florida would struggle running the ball against the Wildcats. He pointed out that Stoops has changed the mentality of Kentucky’s program after strong recruiting. He said Kentucky at home will be hard to beat.
— He said he was shocked to see LSU get shut down against Mississippi State. He was stunned to see the Tigers “shut down the operation” against the Bulldogs like they did.
— He said Vanderbilt “has a pulse” on offense. He said Vandy will compete against Alabama, and it will be a low-scoring game. He’s curious to see how the Commodores will handle the hype.
— He said Dan Mullen is showing “staying power” in Starkville. He said Mullen deserves a lot of credit for building a competitive program at Mississippi State.
— He said Kentucky will beat Florida.
— He said Alabama will beat Vandy, despite a strong effort from the Commodores.
— He picked Georgia to beat Mississippi State.