Have you kicked your Bulldog today?
Atlanta is 331 miles from Gainesville, but it’s looking awfully close right about now.
Kelvin Taylor rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns, Antonio Callaway caught a 66-yard scoring pass and the Florida defense swarmed all over Georgia and its first-time starting quarterback, forcing five turnovers in a 27-3 smashing Saturday at EverBank Field that placed the 11th-ranked Gators in total command of the Southeastern Conference East Division.
In winning a second straight in the storied 95-game rivalry for the first time in five years, Florida (7-1, 5-1) needs only to defeat Vanderbilt next week or South Carolina a week later to clinch its first SEC Championship Game berth since 2009.
With the victory, the Gators matched their win total of last season on Halloween night — with at least four games remaining — and has been eliminated from nothing relative to the big picture of the 2015 college football season.
Happy with the results as of now. Of course the real quality of this class will not be known until 2013 or 2014 but, ESPN ranks the Gators class at #2 Rivals has us #3, so that is great coming off an 11 win season. As I have said before, Will Muschamp’s legacy will begin to be defined by how his players, in his system perform. And entering his third year, we will start to see how good his recruiting and coaching styles meld. We Gator fans know we always have talent, and we know what a great coach (Spurrier, Meyer) can do with that. We also know what mediocre coaches can do, (Zook). So, soon we will be able to see where Muschamp can take the Gators
ESPN, ranks the top ten classes like this
#3 Ohio State
#4 Notre Dame
#5 the shocker Ole Miss
#8 Texas A&M
Rivals top ten goes this way
#2 Ohio State
#4 Notre Dame
#7 Ole Miss
#8 Texas A & M
Man I miss football already!
Yes! GENIUS! Mr. McCain, as fierce an Alabama fan as I am a Gator fan suggests that he and I, and Carol at No Sheeples, who also screams “ROLL TIDE” , keep up our SEC style smack talking all week leading up to the Bama/Gator clash in Atlanta next Saturday.
Those two powers will play for the most coveted championship in America, the SEC championship, and also for the right to make steers out of the Teaxs Longhorns in the National Championship Game. You doubt, the dominance of the SEC? Well, ask Ohio State, or FSU, or Oklahoma, or Miami, they have all been crushed by SEC teams in past national title contests.
McCain points out the obvious reasons for this proposed smackfest. First it will get HITS! Second, it will agitate the Hell out of Auburn fans, who get sick when they think of Alabama playing in Atlanta. McCain hates Auburn, and who can blame him? I might add that it also irritates Volunteer and Bulldog fans, and LSU fans, and that is a huge bonus!
So, the lines are drawn, Let the smack talking start! And let the BIG GATOR EAT!