Mark Bradley

Mark Bradley is a sports columnist and blogger for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ICYMI: I'm picking the 'over' on both Tech and UGA


Sunday's AJC brought the annual Memorial Day college fooball look-ahead . In case you missed it, lowlights include:

-- Georgia Tech to go 9-3 and win the ACC Coastal.

-- Georgia to go 9-3 and not win the SEC East.

-- Florida State to beat Alabama twice and win the national championship.

-- Yours truly to be wrong about something if not everything.

About Tech and Georgia: The over/under win totals on those two were set at 6.5 and 8.0, respectively. I pick the over on both, and I'm WAY over on Tech. One reason: I don't believe either has an especially difficult schedule. (If Georgia loses three home games again this season, Kirby Smart will be coordinating Lane Kiffin's defense at Florida Atlantic next year.)

Another: Both teams are more talented across the board than they were last year, which the Yellow Jackets won nine regular-season games and the Bulldogs won, er, seven.

Full disclosure: I came close to picking both to win their divisions, but the memory of Georgia's wild mood swings on offense gave me pause. (As mentioned a time or two, I haven't been impressed by Jim Chaney. Maybe you haven't, either.) So I picked Florida, which has, to be fair, gotten pretty good at winning the East.

But enough. Avail yourself of the below polls to tell me how stupid I am.

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Mark Bradley is a sports columnist and blogger for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has been with the AJC since 1984.