Florida basketball fans call for coaching change after worst home loss of Mike White era
Florida basketball had a rough outing on Saturday with a lopsided loss to Kentucky in Gainesville, 76-58.
The Gators trailed by six points at halftime, but the Wildcats outscored them by 12 points in the second half to pull away. After a historically slow start to the season, Kentucky improved to 3-0 in the SEC with its best win of the season, while Florida fell to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the league.
Kentucky shot 55.8 percent from the field, while Florida was just 37.5 percent. At one point, Kentucky’s lead was 25 points.
The most alarming aspect is it matched the worst home loss during the Mike White era at Florida.
Here is a sampling of the White criticism:
— T (@tdgator9) January 10, 2021
Final in Gainesville: Kentucky 76, Florida 58.
The 18-point margin matches the worst home loss in the coach Mike White era (or error, as some would say).
— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) January 10, 2021
Not only have the #Gators lost five straight to Kentucky, they have been unable to top 60 points in four of those games.
Mike White is now 3-14 all-time against Kentucky (3-8) and Florida State (0-6).
Fastbreak takeaways: https://t.co/GoQUpdwxGi
— OnlyGators.com Florida Gators news (@onlygators) January 10, 2021
Error about right. Assume fate bought himself another year but ♂️…
— Jeffrey Lau (@j_lau326) January 10, 2021
This is the worst loss of the Mike White era. It’s obvious this program isn’t heading in the right direction. I don’t know what else you need to see
— J (@UFPJR) January 10, 2021
I’ve seen enough, it is time for the Mike White era to end
— Michael Remeikis (@reMIKEis) January 9, 2021
Been saying Mike White needs to go before Florida basketball can be dominate again
— Ben J (@BEN__JAMMIN__) January 10, 2021
Florida now 3-8 vs. Kentucky under Mike White and have lost their last 5 since sweeping the 2017-2018 set
— Michael Remeikis (@reMIKEis) January 10, 2021
No idea. I haven’t watched a Florida basketball game since like 2019, or maybe 2018. I’ve been out until they fire Mike White for a minute.
— (@SultanOfShame) January 10, 2021
Florida basketball is just bad. Mike White is just awful. Are we sure that Jeremy Foley still isn’t calling the shots behind the scenes? He’s on the UAA at Florida.
— God Fearing Gator (PEWDIEPIE STAN ACCOUNT) (@GFgatorgamer) January 10, 2021
No need to have a paragraph post about Florida b-ball and missing Key it’s simple MIKE WHITE CANT COACH
— YEAR 2 JA (@EJ2k19) January 10, 2021