Or at least Andrea Adelson.
4. Teryl Austin, defensive coordinator, Florida: Coaches are copycats by nature, and if something is successful, all the more reason to try. The 50 base defense (a 3-4 alignment) is growing in popularity, and the Gators could use the system as much as 50 percent of the time under Austin. [Emphasis added.] Florida is chasing Alabama, and no one runs the 50 like the Tide.
So let’s see: new defensive coordinator running a new defensive scheme with a significant turnover of personnel, along with a new quarterback. Sound familiar?
Hey, I don’t expect her to drop the Gators as far as the Dawgs – they won a lot more games last year. But still, that sure sounds like a recipe for a shocking ranking from Ms. 64, if you ask me. How ’bout we split the difference and rank Florida at #32?