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Georgia Writers Split Over Dawgs’ Chances

Florida’s three-game losing streak and Georgia’s three-game winning streak give the appearance that UGA is primed to kick a little Gator tail when they face UF tomorrow in Jacksonville.

But the big question is this: Do you believe Florida’s open date and all that went with it (tweaks to the offense, Chris Rainey’s return, healing time for Jeff Demps and crew) will fix what has ailed Urban Meyer’s team?

If you do, then you scoff at the Vegas bookmakers who made Georgia a favorite.

Count The AJC’s Jeff Schultz among the scoffers. 

“Not seeing is not believing,” he writes of Georgia 3-17 record against Florida over the last two decades.  “Until then: Give me the 2.5 points.  But I won’t need them.  Gators, Gators, Gators.”

If you believe Florida’s offense is too messed up to fix in a single bye week, then you tab the Dawgs.  The AJC’s Tony Barnhart is among the Dawg-tabbers. 

“Georgia has better players at quarterback (Aaron Murray), wide receiver (AJ Green), running back (Washaun Ealey) and the offensive line is way better.”

Our take?  Florida has the better defense and defense usually trumps offense in the SEC.  While we really like Murray — the kid’s a future All-American — and Green, Ealey and Caleb King have a tendency to fumble at bad times.  And at some point, Meyer will finally adjust his offense to fit John Brantley’s skills.  Won’t he?

We’ll roll the dice that Meyer has made the proper fixes this week.  Take Florida.


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