Paul Finebaum evaluates whether Florida changed the balance of power in the SEC East
For years, there have been questions about Florida regaining the SEC East from Georgia, and whether coach Dan Mullen has the recruiting to pull ahead of the Bulldogs. With the Gators’ win over Georgia, some believe the balance of power has shifted.
Speaking on a regular segment on “The Roundtable” on WJOX in Birmingham, Alabama, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum shared his thoughts.
“Possibly and I say that because Dan Mullen has done everything really but two things. He hasn’t recruited on the same level as Georgia. Nor has he beaten Georgia, and now that he’s beaten Georgia, the other part of it will probably get a little bit easier, even though he is recruiting well,” Finebaum said. “For all the difficulties he’s had in the last four weeks, he just kicked that door down with a beat down in the second half, or really late in the second quarter into the second half. It’s one thing to win a game, it’s another thing to be dominant … It’s always a little bit difficult to make that proclamation that the power has shifted because Georgia still has tremendous recruiting going on and they had some series disadvantages in that game especially on defense. You start looking around and there’s no way to come to any other conclusion, but for now the baton has passed.”