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ESPN’s David Pollack predicts Florida as favorite to win SEC East

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ESPN college football analyst David Pollack believes Florida has an excellent chance to return to the SEC Championship for the third consecutive year.

Pollack discussed the Gators’ upcoming season during an appearance on “Midday Chalk” with Joe Cowart and Anthony Wiggins on 1010XL Jax Sports Radio this week. He believes Florida will field its most talented roster in several years.

“When I look at Florida, I see Florida’s speed is back for the first time in a long time,” Pollack said. “I see guys that can go. I see an offensive line that’s the best that it’s been in years. I see a running back spot that’s solidified. Defensively, I don’t care how many starters that you can tell me have left and aren’t there. One thing I’ve seen from Florida for the last six, eight, 10, 12, 35, 55, 1,000 years is they find freaks on defense and they just absolutely reload over and over and over and over again. I think they’ll be just fine on that side of the football as well.

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“I think Florida and Georgia are the two to look at for the SEC East and in my eyes I think Florida is the favorite because I think they have the components on both sides of the football except for the quarterback spot that give them a good chance to get back to Atlanta with a favorable schedule. Look at who Florida plays at home. Georgia has to go on the road for a lot of their competition.”

You can hear Pollack’s full interview below:

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