Brian Edwards runs a tout service and is also a loyal Florida fan. His column on Todd Grantham’s departure is… well, if you’re a Georgia fan, a sheer pleasure to read.
That pathetic effort from UF’s run defense came less than a month after LSU gashed the Gators for 321 rushing yards. On that afternoon in Redstick, the Tigers won a 49-42 decision despite the efforts of Florida backup quarterback Anthony Richardson, who led four consecutive touchdown drives in the second half.
LSU averaged 7.1 YPC against the Gators. To give you an idea of the utter ineptitude of Grantham’s scheme against the Tigers, consider that they had averaged 1.9, 3.5, 3.5, 2.3, 1.3 and 4.2 YPC in their six previous games. Furthermore, they have averaged 2.2 and 2.7 YPC in their two games since then.
LSU has produced more than 100 rushing yards in only three of its eight games played against opponents not named Florida. The second-highest output on the ground was 147 rushing yards at Kentucky.
How Grantham was even allowed on the airplane home from Baton Rouge was baffling. The fact that he wasn’t pink slipped by Monday at noon Eastern on Oct. 18 was a defiant act from Mullen that wreaked havoc on the sanity of Gator Nation.
This isn’t the only time Mullen has tested the patience of the orange and blue faithful.
The rehashing from there is delicious, topped by the finale.
Less than 48 hours removed from UF’s putrid effort at South Carolina, you’d be hard pressed to find many Gators who remain in Mullen’s corner. I exchanged texts with a prominent Florida player who was a starter for three seasons under Spurrier in the ’90s. In response to me saying that it’s time to cut the cord on Mullen’s tenure, he replied, “100 percent agree. That was embarrassing. I’m so pissed I can’t even think straight.”
Imagine how he’s gonna feel when Mullen returns for the 2022 season.