We’re just seven weeks from the kick off of college football as we know it. Can you believe it? You better get your mind right.
Last month, 5Dimes released the over/under for the SEC, and let’s speculate on the SEC East, shall we?
Looking into the crystal ball, go!
Buzz: Too many questions surround the offense entering the season, and several top talents are gone on defense. The margin of error will be so slim once again. Nine wins is a safe bet.
Buzz: Yeah, I know this defense lost a ton of talent, but the offense can hang 50 on 90 percent of its opponents if necessary. And count me in the minority thinking this defense will be much better than advertised. There’s something to be said about a bunch of hungry youngsters.
South Carolina: 9.5
Buzz: The Gamecocks have the easiest schedule of the East powers, and I think they slice right through it. Also, they could lose one to either Florida or Georgia and still win the East. This could be Steve Spurrier’s best team yet.
Buzz: The Commodores play a weak non-conference and favorable conference schedule, but getting past Ole Miss will be tougher than most think. If they beat Ole Miss, they will win at least eight games and hit the over. I guess you already know my pick for week one. Whoops.
Buzz: Last year wasn’t an anomaly, but they are healthier this year and in a better state on offense. Sure, they’re not even close to being able to compete for the East, but I think they make a bowl game in 2013 for several different reasons. But will six wins be enough to keep Gary Pinkel employed?
Buzz: Butch Jones has a huge task of rebuilding a once-dominant program, and he has to do it with one of the toughest schedules in college football. Butch is the right man for the job, but it’s going to take time to get back to competing with Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The Vandy game could be the deciding bout of whether or not the Vols make a bowl game.
Buzz: I feel some good vibrations coming from Lexington this year, but it’s still not going to be pretty. However, with an offense that should score points and a defensive-minded coach, I like the Cats to pull the over. I’ve bought into Blue – hook, line and sinker.
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