So one of the determining factors were how the schools are positioned for the future but yet they have Ole Miss at #8 while under NCAA investigation? Seems like they should be ranked a little lower than #8.
Ha..Tennessee is a joke as well. Florida will win it again.
Georgia won't be 1st in the division simply because they have Jim Chaney as their OC.
Muschamp will definitely put a great defense on the field. I'm just curious as to how the offense develops under him at a different program. You all have a good QB but watching him play against a top 10 defense (Florida and Clemson) he didn't perform very well.
Report: Heated argument between coach may have led to Brandon McIlwain’s transfer from South Carolina
I think he was already looking for a reason to leave South Carolina and this argument was just justification for him to leave.
There is no excuse for the lack of recruiting by this staff. Florida is sitting at #20 according to 247 sports, #21 according to Rivals and #18 according to ESPN. Maybe they pull in some recruits on signing day but there should be no reason why Florida is not near the top 10 in recruiting. Muschamp & his staff recruited better than the current staff.
I agree with you. I think the recruiting part is the biggest problem. There should be no reason why Florida is outside of the top 10 in recruiting. When you recruit poorly, you get mediocre results on the field.
Coach Mac will be on the hot seat really soon. Muschamp's recruits are leaving and he's proving he nor his staff are great recruiters.
Florida should not be ranked that low at this point in the year. Coach Mac needs to step it up and hire better recruiters. Only a top 10 recruiting class is acceptable.
Man recruiting sucks..coach Mac needs better recruiters on staff..no reason Florida shouldn't be in the top with the kind of talent in the state of Florida.
Right but they just proved they can beat the top team in the SEC. That goes to recruiting.Both Florida and FSU have won national championships. I'm just wondering why SC hasn't shot up the football ladder. If Clemson can do it so can SC. Just need the resources, coaches, and great recruiting.
You're a SC fan and just wondering, if Clemson can have that kind of success in a small state, why hasn't SC had the level of success of Clemson? Just a curious question.
South Carolina fans better hope Alabama wins the national championship. If Clemson wins a national championship, South Carolina can say goodbye to taking over the state or having any relevance in that state. It would definitely hurt when it comes to recruiting efforts as well, having a team fresh off of a national championship right in your backyard. Dabo has definitely built Clemson into a national program.
Have to admit, I was wrong about South Carolina not going to a bowl game. Hopefully, they'll provide an upset next weekend so my Clemson friends can shut up.
Yeah I'm with you on that.
Hey Tennessee fans, how does it feel to lose to a team with a QB that's supposed to be playing his senior year in high school? Hahaha thank you South Carolina for shutting up those Vol fanse.
Yeah, FL played them at the beginning of the season and usually some teams start out slow. Unlike SC, your team is halfway through the season, in which teams usually improve as they get deep into their season and you still only beat UMass by 6 points. So you have no room to be taking shots at another team when Vandy and Kentucky have a better record than your team.
But I hope SC pulls out the win. haha
I don't usually agree with Tennessee fans, but I agree with your statement. South Carolina played a team that was ranked 119th in the country in pass defense and barely beat them by 6 points.
Good job, Kentucky. Good to see Kentucky and Vandy rise in the east. I think KY has a chance at a bowl. Now South Carolina and Missouri are the bottom two teams in the east.
AuburnKev, I agree. From what I've heard Muschamp say is, he's running an offense similar to Auburn. I don't think SC has those type of players to run that style of offense. I would have thought Muschamp would have learned his lesson from Florida, that changing an offensive scheme and not having the players to run that style of offense, is a recipe for disaster.
Coach Mac is doing a fine job and any reasonable Gator fan will say the same. I would be more embarrassed if Florida lost to a Tennessee team that couldn't get 6 wins in one season. Something SC fans should completely know about. The streak was eventually going to come to an end. Florida still holds the all time win record against Tennessee. So he "stain" the program as you claimed. There is plenty of football left this season and Tennessee is not out of the woods just yet. Also, I'm not sure why you're even worried about recruiting at this point. It's September. As anyone who follows recruiting knows, these players flip or hold out until signing day to make a decision. Trust me, FL will definitely have a better recruiting class than SC. You should be worried about those commits flipping to another program after they watch SC barely win 4 games this season. So Florida fans have nothing to worry about unlike SC fans.
If South Carolina could not score more than 10 points on a Kentucky team that has one of the worst defenses in the country, they sure aren't going to put up enough points to win against teams like GA, TN, FL and even Mizzou who have much better defenses than Kentucky. While the east is not spectacular, I just don't see SC making a bowl game this season. If I'm wrong, I'll eat crow.
It's not a small group of Gators fans. The majority of Gators plus any sports expert in the country will say the same. History is a pretty good indicator of the future. I clearly remember South Carolina fans bashing Florida for it's struggles under Muschamp. Now all of sudden he's your savior. I'm not saying he won't be successful at SC and I guess success at SC would be 6 wins per season and a bowl game. Florida has much higher standards than a program like SC. Muschamp had plenty of time to correct his mistakes. It's not like Meyer left the Florida roster in shambles
From hearing all of the complaints from SC fans, he's more than likely going to get hurt due to an offensive line that can't block. Life Vols4Lyfe stated, SC hasn't played some of the teams in the SEC with top defenses just yet. Sorry to be a spoiler, but SC is not making it to a bowl game this year. Maybe beat UMass and Western Carolina but I'm not sure where the other two wins will come from on your schedule.
SC has now fallen below Kentucky and just above Vandy. Pretty bad situation. Muschamp is a good recruiter, so it shouldn't take too long for SC to get above 6 wins per season. Next few years are going to be rough for SC fans.
I think the argument is being made about the east being down is because Florida and Tennessee were not playing at the usual levels that had been historically a norm for them. I'm not really sure about Georgia. They were averaging at least 9 wins per season. So I guess you can say it was their coach that could never get them over the hump of truly taking advantage of being in the east. But my main point is, teams like South Carolina and Mizzou did take advantage of a weaken eastern division. Neither team beat Florida or Tennessee when they were at their strongest. It took for those teams to have a bad drop off in order for South Carolina and Mizzou to emerge as favorites in the east. None of you can say, your team beat Florida and Tennessee when they were at an elite status. If South Carolina and Mizzou can knock of Florida, Tennessee and Georgia (South Carolina did beat UGA often at their best) consistently when those teams are at their best, then I'll give them the respect. Until then, stop whining.As for Florida, Muschamp was our problem. Which he caused Florida to have its worse stretch of football in Florida history. Now South Carolina has him. So good luck with that.
Poor Vandy. They better win those first 3 games.
Brandon Harris is terrible! The hot seat for Les Miles just turned up a notch. The SEC isn't looking good so far. Florida, Bama and Georgia need to win their games. As I type this A&M blew a huge lead and not sure if they'll win.