Florida’s players sound like they are starting to think about last year’s collapse. That needs to change, immediately. They talked about last season being “buried” but it sounds like the ghost is coming out of the grave.
Linebacker Jarrad Davis in the locker room after the loss walked around to talk to teammates and remind them the season’s just started, that Florida can still do great things.
“I tried to go around and tell guys to keep their heads up, this is only one game,” Davis said. “we have more opportunities this season. So we don’t need to take this as detrimental to the Florida Gators’ success this year. I feel like a lot of guys were down and it kind of reminded me a little bit of last year.”
Last year, Florida never adjusted and injuries piled up along with seven straight losses. If the Gators don’t adjust this time, Muschamp won’t keep his job and the intense heat will escalate each week.
Asked how Florida’s players can keep from getting down and feeling sorry for themselves like they did last year, Davis started to respond then stopped.
“That’s a tough question,” he said.
You get the feeling these Gators are one loss to Tennessee away from the wheels coming off the wagon.