John Crist and Connor O’Gara discuss Florida’s depleted roster heading into the Michigan game and the important non-conference games for SEC teams not named Alabama this weekend. Plus both John and Connor make their picks for the College Football Playoff in 2017.
SDS Podcast | Episode 28
Florida Suspensions, SEC Non-Conference Games, CFP Picks
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