I guess I'm living in the past. However, let's look at history. Steve Spurrier arrived at Florida and the world as we knew it changed. Imagine one of these alleged powers could win four SEC titles consecutively. That ain't ever gonna happen. Lord Spurrier did it with ease. The Gators won, but they also put on a show. They became the Lakers, winning plus a show was simply a treasure of us Gators. Lord Spurrier was right when he said as he retired from coaching in Gainesville that 12 years at a major institution in the Southeastern Conference is enough essentially for all parties. He was right(Mark Richt, I'm looking at you, your winning streak is a fraud, you beat one good team, and as a Gator I am a bit humiliated that that one good team you beat was Vandy. Fuck my life.
Anyway, Ron Zook arrived, and as a Gator was quite familiar with his ineptness. When you know the name of the special teams coach/secondary coach, he is either an all time great, or an all time clown. I admit I didn't give Zook one game in my judgment of him. We were smart enough to know what we lost when Coach Spurrier left for Washington, we didn't expect we could ever replace him, but we at least required competence. Thankfully Zook was Zook, even after the accusations that seem to hold today of being left an empty cupboard, how that was accepted i have no idea, returning the Heisman runner up and assorted other future pros. Fuck Ron Zook, what an asshat.
Then somehow Steve Spurrier returned in Urban Meyer, and gave us glory. I admit I still consider Spurrier's 7 SEC crowns trumping 2 Nationals as not even being a close. We had greatness with Meyer, it was the Lakers again, winning with a show, all any college football fan could ever ask for. Except for not letting Percy smoke, I am a grateful Gator for the Meyer years.
2010 was a disaster and I didn't care. It was obvious from the get go it was a disaster, so I gave myself a year to enjoy the greater landscape of college football, and admittedly instinctively committing treason when I found myself rooting for the South Carolina Gamecocks with the Head Ball Coach when they came to the Swamp with the Division Title on the line.
2011 the hangover continued. I have been indifferent to Gator Football. I was turned off by the hiring of Muschamp,simply because he was a Georgia Bulldog in my eyes. Add to that the fact that I do not want the Head Football Coach at the University of Florida to like the Tennessee Coach, be a clear lesser to the Alabama Coach, and I am absolutely puking already to the piece this Saturday about Jimbo's and Muschamp's sharing of a beach house. Fuck that shit, he's the coach at florida state of all places, a wretched, clearly lesser place to all the world that can see. I do not want that. Let's be honest. While it would be great to put up half a hundred against georgia every year, we don't expect it. But we expect the Head Football Coach to spend his days of dreaming of doing such. And to rub it in their faces when we do beat them by 30 as we are wont to do a few times a decade. Will Muschamp is never going to outwardly relish in such moments and for that he's got a bit of a burden.
Now, with those thoughts, I gave the Gators a fair chance this year. I didn't expect them to compete for the Division title. They were not going to be good, and I thought South Carolina was gonna be awesome, so I was happy watching South Carolina play, and for about 7 games got my hopes up for the mighty Gators. But it was evident early on that this Gator team was putrid. I don't know how to call a play, but I expect the coaches at the University of Florida would be able to do more than this no matter the talent level whether spectacular or average for what a Florida team looks like. This has been a putrid product. The fucking Clippers. Gimme one impressive win and I'm a happy Gator. Should the Gators beat Florida State, I will be a happy Gator, and Will Muschamp is my Coach. If not, which I admit is doubtful, who exactly is he gonna beat on the schedule next year. Do something. Anything, entertain us, we Gator fans are tough but the facts are Urban Meyer won 2 SEC titles in 6 years, and that ain't close to Steve Spurrier levels, but boy, they were glorious years. I think winning 1 SEC title every 4, 5 years is adequate, not unrealistic. Beat someone.
For I am starting to get delusional from what i've seen on Florida Field. Not good stuff. So my advice to Urban Meyer, is to wait another year. Penn State, Ohio State ain't for you. Take another year off, and if Muschamp is Muschamp without a signature win, come back to Hogtown, give us another 5, 6 years. You'll have your 12 years at a major institution in the nation's premiere athletic conference. Yeah, you'll only win 1 more NC, but that's just fine by us. Do you really want to coast year in and year out to big ten title after big ten title with a spot in the NC game each year. Gainesville is home. Or for selfish reasons as I live in Southern California now, come to UCLA and make UCLA what UCLA should be. You did it in Gainesville once, and you're welcome to do it once again. Quick flight from Gainesville to Atlanta to watch some volleyball.