Four letter word!!!!
Four letter word!!! Four letter word!!! Four letter word!!!
Hats off to the team from Clarke County. That was the most fire I’ve seen in a Richt-coached team. Ever. Richt is a guy who exudes milktoast. While I liked the idea of taking the 15-yard team celebration after the first TD, I thought that it might create a situation that the players could not handle and all of the subsequent penalties seemed to confirm that. What I saw tonight was what I saw when I was in Gainesville in early September to watch the Troy game. UF’s secondary can’t cover. And UF’s safeties can’t tackle. I’ve seen 9-year-olds take better angles.
I’m not going to make excuses about injured Gators costing us this game because on offense, I still think we have enough weapons to win just about any game. And I think we had enough to win this game. I knew the game was lost after 2 plays. A drop by Cornelius Ingram in the second half (on the first ball thrown to him) and a catch by a Georgia TE on a key 4th quarter drive. Over the last 18 years — especially in the 2000s — this game has been epitomized by Georgia WRs and TEs dropping the easiest of passes. Not tonight. They even caught somewhat difficult passes.
And yet again, I witnessed UF’s in ability to run a hurry up offense. In this game, I got the opportunity to watch it twice — at the end of both halves. Lucky me! I don’t like it when the check at the line occurs at the sideline. I cannot tell you how many times I have screamed at the TV or into a throw pillow when Tebow and Co. turn — in unison — to look at the sideline for the new play. You can’t run a hurry up offense when the team looks to the sideline for the audible.
And what coach, not named Mumme, thinks an inside reverse is the best play for a 4th and 2 call late in the game? The answer to that question is Mullen — Dan Mullen, UF’s offensive coordinator. Brain fart is too kind.
15 of 18 is no relief on this evening — even if it is true. If there is anything good that could come from this result — and that’s a big IF — it’s that it may quiet all the chatter from the Bulldogs about how this game shouldn’t be played in Jacksonville. Fairly certain that’s not the topic of conversation as the red and black fans celebrate at The Landing tonight.