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Word. I hate to reiterate what others have alread said, but even in 2009 when we were so thin we won more than that. I just don't see that kind of drop. It will be tough, but I just don't see that kind of misfourtune.
I don't think Alabama is as good as they say.
I don't think LSU's QB is as good as they say.
I don't think UF or Auburn are going to be as bad as they say. The biggest game in Auburn this year: AU vs. FL. Be there or miss the best football game of the year.
I think it's all about our injuries. We get lucky...we compete for the SECW. We don't get lucky with injuries...it could be a long year.
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That will change, as more people will take the over than will take the under.
So Vegas will move it accordingly. My guess is it'll land at anywhere from 6.5 to 7. I just don't see even money on 5 wins and 7 wins. I bet it moves to at least 6.5 (even money on 6 wins and 7 wins), possibly to 7.
But it won't go over that, and it shouldn't. We all HOPE for more than 7 wins, but it's a very emotionally driven hope. We have what, 5, 6, maybe 7 players that we really know anything about for sure (out of a 2-deep of 22 players)?
We trust our staff, and the talent they've brought in, but sooooo many players will be playing meaningful minutes for the first time ever, and age 18 and 19. Will they be Nick Fairley, or will they be Raven Gray? Will they be Zach Clayton (originally a 2-star), or will they be Greg Smith (a 5-star that played as much as I did).
We simply don't know. So it's not surprising that odds makers enter the year somewhere down the middle on us (6 wins) until they know more.
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