Paul Finebaum says he's cautious about Georgia as SEC West powers loom
It was just one game, but there is certainly a lot of hand-wringing around the SEC in regards to the balance of power in the SEC East. Georgia’s lackluster start against Arkansas, and corresponding quarterback play, left many to wonder if the Bulldogs could defend their East title and challenge Alabama for the league crown.
ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum said Florida overtaking Georgia may be the story that features the most overreaction as we enter a new week. In his regular Monday appearance on The Roundtable on WJOX-FM in Birmingham, Alabama, Finebaum was asked about Georgia.
“It’s hard to explain Georgia, and considering Auburn is next, I think it would be wise to hold your powder from an oddsmakers standpoint,” Finebaum said. “They probably were not into that game and their quarterback play was pretty dismal. It’s hard to look at that Georgia team that we saw, especially in the first half and think of them, what, two and a half to three weeks from now, coming into Tuscaloosa and challenging. I think if Auburn goes into there and wins, and suddenly the Game of the Year is looking like another bad experience for the Dawgs.”
As Georgia struggled on offense, Florida, meanwhile, put up an SEC record-setting performance against Ole Miss.
“Kyle Trask was expected to be great, maybe not that great,” Finebaum said. “But Florida looks, defensively Lane Kiffin created some issues, but they look like the team to beat. Of course a week ago, the media made them the team to beat.”