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2019 SEC Pick of the Week – Week Eight

We’re finally back.

Back to even that is. With Alabama beating Texas A&M 47-28, thus covering the 17-point spread, we are now 5-5 on the year and have won three picks in a row.

We’ll see if we can keep this momentum going.

Week eight…

SEC Pick of the Week: No. 9 Florida (-5) at South Carolina, 12:00pm ET on ESPN.

Here’s the thing: Dan Mullen is 1,000 times the coach that Will Muschamp is and despite me being a die-hard Gators fan I truly believe in my heart of hearts that Mullen is a better coach than Kirby Smart of Georgia.

Carolina, who went down to Athens last weekend and upset the Bulldogs, come home for a noon kickoff against the Gators in an attempt to have the two biggest wins of this college football season.

The Gators will be rolling with Kyle Trask who is the backup and with a hobbled knee going up against the Gamecocks who might be on their third-string quarterback because their bqckup, Ryan Hilinski has a bum knee as well.

In a matchup of defenses, the Gators have the far superior offense. Carolina would love for this game to be low scoring. Florida on the other hand could easily race out to a two touchdown lead and from that point cruise to a victory.

Plus, the Gators are angry.

Gators win big.

Upset alert: Tennessee at No. 1 Alabama (-35), 9:00pm ET on ESPN.

The Crimson Tide and the Volunteers, the third Saturday in October. What a glorious time.

Florida beat Tennessee by 31 points and Georgia beat them by 29. The spread seems about right considering that even though the Vols have struggled big this year it appears as if they’ve found some confidence.

I think Alabama rolls, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Vols barely cover the spread.

Keep an eye on: Kentucky at No. 10 Georgia (-25), 6:00pm ET on ESPN.

It’s not that I think Kentucky is going to cover or worst case for Georgia win, but I get the feeling that Bulldog fans are nervous.

Why?

Trending up: LSU.

Despite my better judgement, gut or whatever you want to call it, LSU might just be the real deal.

We all have been fooled too many times by the Tigers in the last decade-plus, so I just don’t know.

I guess I’m just waiting for that other shoe to drop. But for now they should celebrate. And be amongst the top four in the country.

Trending down: Georgia.

What was that? I was only able to catch the second half, but it appeared to me at least that the Bulldogs were lucky to even be in the game. Jake Fromm didn’t look like himself, the wideouts dropped passes left and right, the defense let the Gamecocks get an easy touchdown and their “Heisman” kicker missed a 42-yard field goal to end things after he had a kick blocked earlier in the game.

A loss in double overtime hardly eliminates this team from playoff contention, even if said loss is to a team like Carolina, but the Bulldogs margin for error is now probably around zero.

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