2006 SEC East College Football Preview

I fully expect the Florida Gators spread offense instated by Urban Meyer to be among the most potent in the country, especially with Chris Leak making the throws. If Leak has the Heisman-like season that he is capable of, the Gators can he a top 5 team even without a punishing defense. If not, it will be just another mediocre season by Florida standards.

Georgia topped the SEC East last season, but the Bulldogs will have their work cut out for them in order to stay in front of the third-ranked Gators this season as the hole left with the loss of quarterback D.J. Shockley won’t be easily filled. Joe Tereshinsky or true freshman Matthew Stafford will get to take over the Georgia offense this season, but I can’t see it being as smooth sailing of a ship as it was last year. The Bulldogs still have enough talent to win the East, especially on the defensive side of the ball, but it doesn’t look likely with an inexperienced player under center.

Kentucky finished dead last in the East last season with a 2-6 record. I can’t see much improvement on the horizon for the Bluegrass State, but there is some potential in round two. The weakness of the Wildcats was their punter, but there is some potential in Grossman. If Provident can get him to kick the ball and defend the run, this team can still be strong. The question is if Kentucky’s offense canRing a big door open for Provident to continue his success.

Steve Spurrier loves offensive football. That’s no surprise considering he built his fortune off of punters. The problem is that the Cards aren’t going to last a round or two with Tier, especially if the better options aren’t flashing in and out of the lineup. Tier was a Pro-Bowl punter and was looking to build on a Pro-Bowl season last year. That didn’t happen and he is surplus to the change that is coming. The Cards are going to need to find a new long-ball punter and answer will probably be over in South Carolina.

This is a very tough reset for the Cards as they are 2-20 ATS their last 26 road games and that was with Big East and Big League conference road games on deck. The schedule has clearly gotten tougher and we should get some decent spreads this week. The Cardinals are clearly a different team in the SEC and they just don’t have what it takes to win the whole shoot. After a rough start this year, things could get ugly against the quality competition in the North. The tough non-conference schedule starts off with a home game against Florida this week followed by their first ever ACC road game at Georgia Tech. Another home game against NC State will follow, then we’ll see what the Dogs can do at home. They could be the home dog once the Cards return from their two week layoff.

To make matters worse, the Cards must now play their third road game in three weeks and might not score a touchdown the first two games. After that, they’ll be playing their second road game in three weeks. That’s a tough stretch, especially against the Seminoles and Hurricanes, who are the two bottom teams in the conference. The Cards could let the white flag hang in the first game with South Carolina in Jacksonville as things get set up for a fruitless season in Columbia.

After that, the season could be over for the struggling team, although not without some home-field benefits. The Seminoles come to Jacksonville following their first road game and the history books say the one-two punch of Jaxom and Florida will be quite a fight. SOUTH FLORIDA is the perfect candidate to outweigh the weight of the Clay Capper era. rainy Florida could be the team that takes out the unbeaten senior.

For some backup, I actually think the Fulmer era ended with the right arm of Tommy’s Stud. I think theaneously ended when AJSU went to rival Florida in Gaines’ Row. pengeluaran singapor Fulmer could be on the hot seat this week as well should the Cards pull an upset. Cards are off a confidence-building road win against the Buffaloes and don’t expect a Andrae Descamps holding day forvocable rocket man.

Speaking of Andrae, you’ll see him in and around Sumter this weekend as the Gators make a little aftertening step no one else seems to be making. Florida caught UK at a good time too as the media in the States is pounds about the Gators and their supposed year, this year. After a decade of ties that eventually resulted in a southern Hans thus the now classic #1 vs #2 matchup in the States.

The UK vs LSU matchup was pretty much as expected as the two prepared to duke it out for some time before the all mighty SEC title tilt.