In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2019, Athlon Sports asked coaches in the SEC to talk anonymously about their opponents.
Their comments did not disappoint!
"Maybe the best thing for this year's team was losing that national title game the way they did. They were outplayed, outcoached and got whipped on the lines. Now they're going to reload with the best roster in the league, but Nick Saban has all the motivation he needs."
"I think they’ll miss Josh Gattis, he did a really great job with those receivers. What they return is probably the best in the SEC."
"This is another national championship team, and they have the benefit of building off of last year's loss. They'll come out angry and focused."
"Dan Mullen did a really nice job with his Year 1. He got the culture back and got the locker room back."
"They're not nearly what they used to be, but you saw Florida football at times, especially down the stretch. But they're losing a lot this year."
"The good news is they get their corners back. They lost Marco Wilson on the first drive vs. Kentucky, and CJ Henderson was banged up all year. Henderson had a great year, but he'll be even better if they're both playing. They could be one of the best 1-2's at that position."
"The state of the program is that they're ahead of schedule but still not comparable to Georgia or Alabama or LSU. You can't get that far in one year."
"I think it's fair to say Kirby got Georgia to that Alabama level faster than Nick Saban got Alabama there. They're ready to roll."
"The two young backs, James Cook and Zamir White, they look exactly like what you expect in a Georgia backfield. They might not miss a beat."
"I think with Jake Fromm coming back and Jim Chaney leaving they're going to throw the ball a little bit more, I think they'll spread it out a little bit more in their base stuff."
"This is the best roster, both talent and depth, in the division and the best or second best in the league with Alabama. They'll develop that defense just fine. It comes down to play-calling and that SEC title game."
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