Reading Year2’s early assessment of this year’s Florida team, I’m struck by how similar the problems he sees the Gators facing to what we’re fretting over in Athens. Take this passage, for example:
… Chris Rainey earned rave reviews at running back in the spring, but every other guy at the position was either hurt or running track. The offensive line is talented but not deep, and it only has two guys with any real starting experience. Perhaps the biggest reclamation project is at receiver, where there are just nine scholarship guys for the fall. Of them one has a bad case of the drops (Deonte Thompson), one can’t stay healthy (Andre Debose), one is a true freshman (Ja’Juan Story), and most of the rest have played sparingly.
Sound familiar, Dawg fans? There’s more where that came from. Basically, you can swap a few weaknesses around here and there, but the song remains pretty much the same for both teams. Except for one thing: Aaron Murray vs. John Brantley. What a difference a year makes, eh?