Florida has had a disappointing 2021 season at 5-5. The Gator defense has turned in 2 of its worst performances in the month of November. UF fell to 4-5 on the year in Week 10 with a 40-17 blowout loss at South Carolina. In Week 11, Dan Mullen’s squad had to use its starters all 4 quarters to beat Samford, an FCS team with a losing record, 70-52 in The Swamp.

On Saturday’s “SEC Nation,” former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow identified the most disappointing thing he’s seen from the Gators.

“You’ve seen the last two weeks a Florida team show up and honestly not play with a lot of heart,” the SEC Network analyst said, per 247Sports. “I think it’s probably the most disappointing thing. Some of those losses could’ve gone both ways, especially early on in the season. That’s still a very talented team. I was talking to some of the top coaches in the SEC and they were saying that’s something that a lot of people don’t get. They’re one of the most-talented teams.

“But when they show up and don’t play with heart, don’t show character and don’t play with leadership … they don’t have a good why … you can lose to anybody, like they almost lost to Sanford.”

We’ll see how Florida shows up Saturday at Missouri. The Gators and Tigers are set to kick off at 4 p.m. ET.