College football is almost back. Don’t believe us? Florida head coach Dan Mullen trash-talked Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs at SEC media days on Monday.
Georgia is, once again, receiving plenty of hype ahead of the 2021-22 season. There’s plenty of reason to believe the Bulldogs can finally live up to it. Mullen is skeptical.
During SEC Media Days on Monday, Mullen was asked what he thought about Georgia being the “team to beat” in the SEC East this upcoming season. Let’s just say he doesn’t expect much from the Bulldogs.
“Didn’t they say that last year?” Mullen said after getting asked about Georgia being the favorite in the SEC East.
Dan Mullen at SEC Media Days on Georgia being the team to beat in the SEC East: ‘Didn’t they say that last year?’
— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) July 19, 2021
Let’s be honest here. Dan Mullen isn’t necessarily wrong. Of all the teams in college football, Georgia might be the biggest underachiever. Perhaps this will be the year the Bulldogs finally get over the hump.
Georgia has one of the best quarterback situations in college football this upcoming season. Other contenders, like Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State, are each ushering in new starting quarterbacks.
JT Daniels has plenty of experience and played like a potential Heisman candidate down the stretch of the 2020 regular season. As long as Georgia’s defense lives up to the hype and Daniels continues playing well, the Bulldogs will be a championship contender.
Florida, meanwhile, is expected to take a step back with Kyle Trask and Kyle Pitts off to the NFL. Don’t tell Mullen, though. He’s clearly confident the Gators can win the SEC East.