One of ESPN’s primary college football analysts sees big things in store for Florida this year. It’s because of all that talent some guy bequeathed to Will Muschamp.
“I think Florida’s going to be one of the most underrated teams,” said former coach Urban Meyer on an ESPN teleconference. “I think they’re loaded.”
Of course, that’s easy for Meyer to say after leaving the program following an 8-5 season last year. While he kicks off his broadcasting career with Chris Spielman at the Akron vs. Ohio State game on Sept. 3, the Gators start the Will Muschamp era with Florida Atlantic coming to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
“If John Brantley gets some help at receiver and their running backs stay healthy, I think they’ll be good,” he said. “The defense will be outstanding with those young defensive linemen.”
Okay, so the Corch-gets-credit-if-they-win, Muschamp-gets-blame-if-they-lose meme is nicely set up there (of course, that begs the question of how you explain last year’s record… wait a minute… Addazio!). How many of his fellow talking heads do you think Meyer will have singing the same tune by season’s end?