Gators CB Jalen Tabor makes fun of ESPN for projecting Tennessee to win SEC East

Jalen Tabor finds it amusing that Tennessee is emerging as the preseason favorite to win the SEC East.

 Teammates Jalen Tabor #31 and Vernon Hargreaves III #1 of the Florida Gators wait to go onto the field before their game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Teammates Jalen Tabor #31 and Vernon Hargreaves III #1 of the Florida Gators wait to go onto the field before their game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Gators cornerback made his feelings known through Twitter on Tuesday night. It all began with a SEC Network tweet that pointed out ESPN’s Preseason Football Power Index predicts the Volunteers to win the SEC East in 2016 with the Gators having the third-best chance of winning the division.

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Tabor has a point — preseason predictions can be way off the mark. Florida won the SEC East last season after the media picked it to finish fifth in the division in the annual media voting at SEC Media Days.

Florida will bring an 11-game winning streak over Tennessee to their Sept. 24 matchup in Knoxville this upcoming season.

Tabor even brought former Tennessee quarterback Peyton “The Sheriff” Manning’s name into the conversation. Manning never beat the Gators in his four years with the Volunteers, finishing 0-4 against Florida.

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