ESPN analyst explains why he thinks Florida is the most overrated team in the AP Poll
The Florida Gators finished the 2018 season with an impressive 10-3 record in Dan Mullen’s first year at the helm of the program.
This year, though, there are some question marks, starting with the offensive line. Still, the Gators enter the year No. 8 in the preseason AP Poll.
On ESPN’s “College Football Live” on Monday night, analyst Dusty Dvoracek said he thinks the Gators are the most overrated team in the poll:
“I just look at this: They lost a lot on their offensive line,” he said. “Their offensive line was so good. They had a good running game and they kept Feleipe Franks protected. They’re not going to be able to do that this year. When I look at this schedule, you have to go to LSU — I’m not even talking about Miami. I’m going to give them a win (against Miami). You have to go to LSU. You have to play Georgia, who I think is a better team than you. You have to go to Missouri at the end of the season. I just think that’s going to be too tall of an order. I have 3, if not 4, losses for the Gators. I just think, in year No. 2 for Dan Mullen, they’re going to take a step back.”
Can Mullen get to 10 wins again in 2019? Dvoracek doesn’t think so, but this is still a talented team.
We’ll see how they fare in a Week 0 matchup against Miami on Saturday night.