I'm similarly incredulous. Guess it doesn't matter since it won't affect any of the official rankings, but it's hard to argue Auburn is a better team with three losses, including one to Florida.
This article is pretty accurate; I'm expecting and looking forward to watching the Gators beat the Noles by some wide margin, but at the same time I'm still dreading the possibility of an embarrassing inexplicable loss after so many years of disappointments. I really don't have much respect for FSU because many of the people I know who went there are people I don't like, and the fact it doesn't even have an engineering college makes it seem like half of a university in my mind. My backup school, had I not gotten into UF, was UCF, even when FSU offered me a $10,000 scholarship.
I guess he feels Florida doesn't deserve it? 9 wins (hopefully 10 by the end of the month) is hard to argue with though, especially with such a tough schedule.
Oof, that's going to sting for a while. Georgia was no doubt the better team for the first three quarters of the game, so they deserved to win. Still, the sour grape in me is frustrated that a single bad call by the refs was likely enough to deny us a chance to finagle an OT win. What's important now more than anything is that the Gators shrug this one off and prepare for the remainder of their schedule as if everything was still on the line. Because almost everything still is, including a chance to go 11-2 and secure some serious talent for next year, which will make the difference in games like this.
Interesting how Florida is the new favorite yet is also simultaneously on the honor roll, in detention, and earning an A-. I predict, if the Gators win against LSU and Georgia (not that I'm counting on it), most articles will still be criticizing Trask and the offense. If the Gators lose either game, they'll be saying Florida never had a chance and was only pretending to be an elite team this whole time, despite a 3-1 record against top ten teams under Dan Mullen.
Thank God I was wrong. Well, technically I was right when I said we'd get to see just how good the team is, but I was wrong about the outcome of the game. Auburn played like a top ten team today, which makes this win by Florida all the more impressive. I'm still skeptical we'll make it through the LSU and Georgia games undefeated, but it sure feels good having people talking about the Gators and the playoffs in the same sentence.
To be brutally honest, I think this is going to be an ugly one for Florida... I've just got that feeling. Sure, we managed to beat #5 LSU and #8 Michigan last year, but it seemed like that was mostly because everyone wrote us off and the opposing teams didn't seriously prepare for a fight. That element of 'surprise' is mostly gone now, and three top ten teams are lining up to prove we're not worthy of our rankings. Regardless, I think this game will give a better idea of how good the Gators (and Trask) are this season.
Never thought I'd be congratulating LSU, but they did what needed to be done, even with half of their defense absent. I think this should clear any lingering uncertainty about the best team in Florida now.
If I hadn't been there myself I wouldn't have ever believed it. It's as surreal as the wins over LSU and FSU. Congrats to the team on an amazing season!
His statement would carry a little more weight if FSU's team and fans weren't some of the biggest and most offensive braggarts in college football. I honestly cannot name one FSU fan that doesn't make a point of sneering about their football team's most recent victory over the Gators whenever I see them. Or how about the graffiti left on various UF facilities... I guess that's fine? Disrespectful is when you continue to mock a Native American tribe in the name of 'school spirit', even after its leadership makes statements like "I am nauseated that the NCAA is allowing this 'minstrel show' to carry on this form of racism in the 21st century."
Well, call me surprised. I just went posting comments on other articles about how terrible the Gators have been, and how they were going to lose this game (in all fairness, it was looking pretty bad). Seems whenever I post negative comments I'm pleasantly surprised, so maybe I'll keep doing that.
The problem is largely the QB; Franks just isn't consistent enough to be any good. Mullen has tried to cover that up with offensive trickery, but that only works for so long before the other teams figure out how to expose the weaknesses that are still there, namely, Franks's inability to make plays under pressure. Of course, the rest of the team appears more out to lunch with every loss, but if there were just an okay but consistent starting QB then the rest of the team wouldn't have to prop him up and there wouldn't be this downward spiral of morale.
When the Gators are being beaten miserably by yet another unranked team, it's hard not to boo. They should be ahead by a double-digit margin right now, and instead they're in the process of turning in another unwatchable, inexplicable loss. At this rate, they're going to end the season struggling to win the Cure Bowl.
Don't you post something like this almost every week? The footage from the game shows a nearly full stadium.
Not really. Maybe for this season, but long-term no way. Under Dan Mullen, effectively the same team that went 4-7 last year has beaten LSU and five other teams already this season. If there's one thing everyone will agree on, it's that Florida has nowhere to go but up.
And so begins the annual losing streak for the Gators. Normally there's some sort of reason why we suddenly get so bad, like losing the entire starting lineup to injuries or not having a coach, but not this year. How does a team go from beating LSU one week to losing to an unranked team another week? Nothing's changed in that time! Clearly the talent exists but just isn't being used, for reasons that are beyond me.
Not seen in this picture are the thousands of fans inside the concourse, avoiding their actual seats because it was just too damn hot... Believe me, I was one of them. When the heat index starts to climb into the 105-degree range, there's not a cloud in the sky, and the sun is beating down on the stadium like a heat lamp over a metal bowl, you start to care less about football and more about not dying of heat stroke and sun poisoning/skin cancer.