As I wrote in one of my Power Poll ballots, meet the new offensive coordinator, same as the old offensive coordinator.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. On Tuesday, Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper said he and Will Muschamp are on the same page. Despite looking horrendous offensively against Alabama two weeks ago, Roper and Muschamp are standing arm in arm. As a matter of historical context, I’d refer you to this story from late last season where Brent Pease said essentially the same thing. A week later he was fired. Now I’m not saying Roper is going to suffer the same fate, nor should he. But isn’t this too early for votes of confidence and closing of the ranks? Much like the product on the field, it’s not a good look for the Gators.
Boom can’t do offense. That’s not a good characteristic for a Florida head coach.
Lots of weirdness in the buffet today.
I’m wondering which of these is the more egregiously stupid – Brady Hoke’s management of his quarterback in the Minnesota game, or the Florida coaching staff’s decision to pick Driskel over Brissett.
It’s probably Hoke, but I bet Boom has more regrets.
UPDATE: Hoo, boy.
Damn, son. I don’t think I would have tweeted that.
‘Cause Jeremy Foley says he intends to review your entire body of work this season in evaluating your job performance.
“You never judge or evaluate a program based on one game or one season,” Foley said. “That’s just not how we do things here. We’re going to evaluate where we’re headed – where the players are, how is recruiting going, what type of staff we have — are we a better (program)? That’s going to be plain for all of us to see, but it’s also going to be played out over the course of 11 games and we’ll see where we are when we get to the end of the season.”
That explains why he fired the Zooker mid-season.
Boom ponders the unpossible.
Everyone it seems is ready for a new face at quarterback after three-plus seasons of Driskel at the controls. Even Driskel’s most important supporter, coach Will Muschamp, admitted he thought about turning to true freshman backup Treon Harris during Saturday’s rout.
“I did [consider a change], but Jeff gives us the best opportunity right now,” Muschamp said after the game.
Sounds like the sphincters are tightening in Gainesville.
How can a loser ever win?
Florida’s players sound like they are starting to think about last year’s collapse. That needs to change, immediately. They talked about last season being “buried” but it sounds like the ghost is coming out of the grave.
Linebacker Jarrad Davis in the locker room after the loss walked around to talk to teammates and remind them the season’s just started, that Florida can still do great things.
“I tried to go around and tell guys to keep their heads up, this is only one game,” Davis said. “we have more opportunities this season. So we don’t need to take this as detrimental to the Florida Gators’ success this year. I feel like a lot of guys were down and it kind of reminded me a little bit of last year.”
Last year, Florida never adjusted and injuries piled up along with seven straight losses. If the Gators don’t adjust this time, Muschamp won’t keep his job and the intense heat will escalate each week.
Asked how Florida’s players can keep from getting down and feeling sorry for themselves like they did last year, Davis started to respond then stopped.
“That’s a tough question,” he said.
You get the feeling these Gators are one loss to Tennessee away from the wheels coming off the wagon.
When they’re writing stuff like this about you, Agent Muschamp.
For Florida, it was a 42-21 loss to Alabama on Saturday. For Gators Coach Will Muschamp, it was a missed opportunity to dig himself out of the Zook Zone.
That’s not a comparison you want to be hearing.