Kirk Herbstreit was back with more SEC thoughts.
On Saturday, the ESPN analyst had opinions about the league on College GameDay. As always, he delivered a few revealing takes.
Here are some of the highlights from the morning:
— Herbstreit said there’s lots to gain for LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron against Alabama on Saturday night. The Tigers have shown new life under Orgeron this season, and a victory over Alabama would show a bunch about the Tigers under Orgeron’s leadership.
— Herbstreit predicted that Alabama will place quarterback Jalen Hurts in high-percentage situations early. He expects LSU’s defense to be aggressive and limit the Crimson Tide’s ability to work on the perimeter.
— Herbstreit said Dan Mullen’s offense is dangerous when playing in Starkville. Herbstreit said Texas A&M better be ready to play, because Mississippi State will show life against the Aggies at home.
— Herbstreit had interesting things to say about Kentucky’s chances of winning the SEC East. He said the Wildcats haven’t beaten anyone that makes you jump up and down. He thinks Florida will lose to Arkansas and LSU, so Kentucky has a “legitimate chance” to reach the SEC Championship Game.
— Herbstreit addressed Tennessee’s recent problems, saying the Vols were not mature enough to handle the bull’s-eye on back. He said the Volunteers have a chemistry issue.
— Herbstreit offered a bold opinion in saying Clemson is the best team in the country, not Alabama.
— Herbstreit said Hurts will be key against LSU. He doesn’t expect Alabama to be able to work the outside of the field as easily as normal.
— Herbstreit said Auburn’s defense is playing with attitude and that has become a large part of the Tigers’ rise.
— Herbstreit said it will all come down to what happens in the trenches in Alabama-LSU. He picked the Crimson Tide.