CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli says Florida should rebound back into the SEC East Race in 2018. The Gators went 4-7 last season and lost their head coach in the process.
However, with Dan Mullen in Gainesville, there is hope for the future. Fornelli feels the ingredients are there for a sizable rebound.
The Gators also have a rather comfortable home slate in 2018. Georgia and LSU aren’t pushovers, but you have to believe the Gators will be favored against Charleston Southern, Kentucky, Colorado State, Missouri, South Carolina and Idaho. That could be six wins right there.
The road schedule isn’t daunting either, as the Gators will take on Tennessee and Mississippi State (both of which have new coaching staffs of their own) as well as Vanderbilt and the season finale against Florida State. I’d expect Florida to go 3-1 on the road, with 4-0 being in play as well.
Florida’s going to win at least six games in 2018, and probably a couple more.