Among national pundits, USA Today’s Paul Myerberg was relatively unimpressed with Florida this preseason, placing them fifteenth in his initial team rankings.
Now, with their epic win over Miami in hand, Myerberg has seen the light,
ranking the Gators in his top ten dropping the Gators all the way down to 28th in his post-Week 0 list.
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I think he’s in the ball-park. QB that has the maturity of a 16 year old is a problem. Add to it, a line that could not push Miami off the ball all night and a rather undisciplined defensive group – save a fumbled punt and the Gators lose out right. Took a look at his top 10 – I would switch Oregon for Texas and really believe he is about right there (with only two games played).
That was an epic shit show all around.
Neither of those teams would have stood a chance against any well prepared FBS team, regardless of how untalented it might be. ANY FBS TEAM. Pure entitlement all around; “we’re here so we deserve to win.” Florida played worse than it did when it lost to Georgia Southern.
And Mullen and Franks were celebrating like they had won something after the game. Franks even said he got “in the zone”. Everyone else on the planet saw that it was pure garbage, but they’re thrilled with the effort. Fine by me, but if they don’t see that win as a gift and a lesson in how much work is still to be done, they’re going to be struggling for bowl eligibility this year.
Until proven otherwise, UF would be badly overrated even at 28th, much less top ten. I can’t tell you which teams deserve to be moved ahead of them at 9-27 or why, but if that’s what an 8th ranked team looks like in the year 2019, we’re in for one excruciatingly boring season.
Agreed. If that is truly what No. 8 looks like, I’m worried about the future of the sport. There shouldn’t be that much parity between 8 and “unranked ACC.”
To be honest, I can’t see any positives from the UF’s perspective in that game. Some people have pointed to DL play as a strength, but considering the horrific deficiencies on Miami’s OL, I don’t know how you can make any real conclusions.
Bottom line… both teams looked awful. One of them was required to win. When the 24 thrown flags settled and time ran out, Florida happened to have 4 more points.
It reminded me of those mid-2000s FSU-Miami games early in the season before people realized that Miami and FSU had fallen off pretty hard. They were treated as epic defensive clashes, when in reality it was two mules fighting over a turnip. Granted, only extreme Gator homers are treating this like some kind of epic showdown of two great defenses.
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I went Thurs. to watch my great grandson play a middle school game. On Fri. night I went to watch one of my grandsons play a high school game. All four teams I saw looked better prepared that that mess I watched Sat. night.
Brandon Adams compared and contrasted how thrilled Mullen was with his “win” post game with Kirby’s perpetual grouchiness and lack of satisfaction even after the majority of wins. He even referred to Mullen as “goofy” which is always the first word that comes to mind when I think of Mullen.
Dopey or Goofy works … which reminds me of this epic fail
He’s the only “pundit” with any sense apparently.
Well boys, we got NUMBER ONE vs number 88 Thursday. As a special feature they’ll show The Lovely and Talented Trevor Lawrence style his hair.