Damn, I’m a Georgia fan, but reading Pete Fiutak’s rosy assessment of Will Muschamp’s situation this year, even I have to cringe a little for the Gators.
… The coaches are in place, the infrastructure of Florida athletics is peerless, and the cupboard is fully stocked with one of the five best talent bases in the country, if not No. 1. Everything is set up perfectly for a good coach to step in, turn the key, and win very, very big right away, meaning there’s more pressure on Muschamp than just about any other recent new coach has had to deal with.
Yeesh. Of course, the best part is how Fiutak winds up hedging his bet before he even finishes his article.
… The season will be a success if … the Gators win the SEC East. Things might not be back to national title form quite yet, but it shouldn’t take much to be the best team in the division. The problem is the schedule with the three brutal road games against LSU, Auburn, and South Carolina, to go along with the home date with Alabama, which will make just winning the division and getting back to the title game a major achievement.
I wonder how many Gator fans think John Brantley is the eighth-best player on the team.