2015 Record: 10-3
Apparently winning 10 games was not enough to save the last head coach's job at UGA, despite his diving prowess. A new first-year head coach and the possibility of relying on a freshman quarterback makes our team very cautious to expect greatness. We predict the Bulldogs will go 7-5 in the regular season with the chance to win a bowl game.
South Carolina Gamecocks
2015 Record: 3-9
South Carolina’s 2015 season was a heartbreaker with The Old Ball Coach leaving mid-season and a loss to the Citadel. The only way to go is up so this year, we predict a decent 6-6 season with a chance for a bowl win.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
2015 Record: 3-9
The 2015 roster was plagued with injuries as the ramblin’ wreck spit and sputtered its way to only 3 wins. However, many key role players for the triple option will return, including a 385 pound offensive guard. Better offensive line play and less competition from their conference gives us the feeling that Tech will be much improved. We predict a 7-5 record with a bowl game for the Yellow Jackets.
2015 Record: 14-1
Clemson will return with some major role players and the momentum of a championship run that came up one game short. Couple that with a cupcake schedule out of the ACC and we think the Tigers will win most of their regular season games. However, they will slip up on one team and go 11-1 but still win the ACC.
2015 Record: 8-8 (missed playoffs)
2015 was an emotional roller coaster for dirty bird fans. It proved that if the Falcons are anything, they are streaky. They also carry a history of mediocrity into the 2016 season, which should be better than usual thanks to some defensive acquisitions and more offensive line experience. We predict a 9-7 regular season with a chance to sneak into the playoffs as a wild card.
2015 record: 15-1 (NFC Champions)
The Panthers are coming into 2016 fresh off a Super Bowl loss which was attributed to a very stiff Denver defense. Although the Panthers almost went undefeated in the regular season, many of those victories appeared to be eked out. Our experts are hesitant to think they will be that lucky this year. We predict a 10-6 regular season with an NFC South title and a playoff berth.