Oh blustery. You are but one change of letter order away from my name exactly. You came to Florida to do something. What that was, we can only guess. I suppose the only way I can think of it is through pictures.
Urban Meyer retires after a dismal season. His expression sums up our feelings regarding it:
Meh. Thanks for all the fish, but you probably should've left last season.
Coaching search begins. Cautiously optimistic. We're a big program with a lot of money. Good recruiting apparently happened. We should be good, right?
Jeremy Foley announces Will Muschamp has taken the job as his first choice. Gator fans were a bit conflicted. Ties to the SEC. Pretty good defensive coordinator where he's been. But successful defensive coordinator with no head coaching experience? We've seen this play out before. My expression was summed up by [REDACTED]:
Well, we're going to need a very good offensive coordinator at the very least right? Charlie Weis? Oh. Well, I remember Notre Dame's offense struggling substantially at times. It also was good at times. He helped turned around a NFL team, so clearly there is good coaching potential in there. Honestly, I was under the impression, hey, this could work. Go get 'em.
And then the season began. It looked way better than the beginning of last year. John Brantley looked comfortable. The offensive line was doing pretty well. We might be able to do OK this season beyond losing to LSU and Alabama, but hey, that's not that bad. We could still win the east. Charlie Weis also coached us to a win over a rival in Tennessee. Brantley certainly looked happier than he did running the god damn option.
Yeah, buddy. We all felt that way after the Kentucky game.
Than the Alabama game happened. It started out OK. We thought Charlie Weis would be alright. And then, a summation of what happened to our season in one picture:
Uh oh. What's that? Two true freshmen behind him? Well, they were highly recruited. But...oh...they're still true freshman. That's not Charlie Weis's fault, and we were going to lose to Alabama anyway. Let him rest for LSU, since we're going to lose that game anyway. Hopefully he can come back healthy for Auburn. So whatever. I ain't even mad.
OK so that LSU game was worse than it was supposed to be. Brad Wing totally posterized a couple of special team players. The defense couldn't stop the interior run...again. We were passed all over. We still have a young team. John Brantley is still injured for Auburn. What's this. Ted fucking Roof shut us down. Granted, muffed punts everywhere. True freshmen at QB. But still. Ted Roof.
OK. John Brantley is back. He's clearly still injured. He's playing OK at best for this first half. Oh...what's this? He's in way too much pain to clearly do anything for this second half? Well...why is he still playing? Granted, the True Freshmen aren't any better, but at the very least you won't permanently damage the only QB who has played well and sacrifice the rest of the season. Weis has direct control over this. Seriously starting to feel apprehensive.
Well. We beat Vandy. Barely. We won with a semblance of offense as well. It seems like we have nobody on our fucking team though. Why do we have like 15 scholarship spots available? What the fuck was Urban Meyer doing? This South Carolina game is endemic of this entire season. The anger...it rises.
So that Furman game was terrible, but that was on the defense for basically not knowing how to defend against a triple option. Whatever. Offense looked OK, but it was against a FCS team so it really doesn't count. Maybe it'll be some momentum into FSU. John Brantley does look injured still. Maybe he'll. What's that. Quadruple coverage? Wow. Has he just full on regressed to last year? What the hell happened? The offense is unable to move the ball at all? Like...at all? Fuck it. Fuck the end of this shitty season. It's like Zook again except he beat FSU.
Urban Meyer is apparently a douche. No big surprise. This offseason blows. Even this rumor of Weis going to Kansas isn't that big a deal. Why on earth would they hire this guy. He's here only because he wants to be with his kid. He knows he belongs in the NFL.
TURN THAT FROWN UPSIDE DOWN BAGHEAD. DANCE PARTY!