is not this one…
Should safety Jamar Hornsby be dismissed from the Florida Gators football team for using a dead woman’s credit card?
but this one:
I’ll skip the “anything’s possible” response and move on to Vince’s checklist.
A. A year under his belt to provide the contingent with some name recognition.
B. Victories against Charleston Southern, Troy, and FIU (2009 non-conference opponents)
C A record of 11-1 or better heading into the postseason
D. 1700 yards rushing on the season, averaging about 131 a game including the SEC championship.
Of those, I’d say A is accomplished, B is a lock to happen, C is a decent possibility and D is a pipedream. Last season, the Gators averaged 200 yards on the ground. And that’s a good number – 23rd nationally and 3rd in the SEC. Assuming a similar number this year, does anyone think that Florida is going to give almost 2/3 of its rushing yards to Moody?
Look at it this way: the Gators’ leading rushers in ’07 were Percy Harvin and Tim Tebow, neither of whom averaged 70 yards per game. How many rushing attempts does Meyer take away from these two, assuming they stay healthy, to give to Moody? Keep in mind that Kestahn Moore, who was the closest thing on last year’s roster to a traditional tailback, averaged less than 45 rushing yards per game.
And don’t forget that Meyer has to make room not just for Moody, but also for Chris Rainey.
Barring injuries or a rash of overtime games I don’t see where the carries and the yardage will come from.