My friend, fellow Naval Officer and NROTC classmate at UF, Wayne “Kila” Watts, went on an epic rant last weekend on Facebook. While it follows none of the rules I usually employ in my posts, it was worth re-printing and adding some of my own thoughts. It probably is more representative of the feelings of the Gator Nation right now than anything I can come up with and is definitely entertaining. Note: I did edit to ensure it was family friendly. So without any adieu at all….let “Kila” talk some football…
Kila’s college football update….if you’re interested.
Well, well, well…….
Gator predictions so far all coming true and they suck even worse than I thought, if that’s possible. Thanks coach Muschamp! You suck! 153 total yards on offense yesterday. The Gator Nation is going to suffer miserably for years now until UF eventually fires him (will happen), hires the right coach, then another few years to actually recruit players we are used to having (where’s our QB and receivers???), and the coach utilizing them in a better offensive scheme, with discipline and good play calling.
Every year, at least 1 or 2 teams gets (expletive deleted) in the BCS, the biggest joke in all of sports. And this year will be no exception, but even worse. I predict at least 4 teams will be undefeated, possibly 5 but the 5th one would be poor Fresno State, who under those circumstances could only hope to get into a BCS bowl game. Pretty sure at this point that Alabama, Oregon and FSU will be undefeated, with OSU and/or either Texas Tech or Baylor (Baylor? LOL!) in the mix. I don’t think those 2 Big 12 teams can remain undefeated, but with a little luck, they might. That leaves OSU as the 4th undefeated…..assuming they can win against Michigan, their only test that remains. And honestly, while I predicted Oregon and OSU in the national championship game, I really hope I’m wrong about OSU and I hope they lose to Michigan. I hate them LOL!
And at this point, even if OSU wins out, I still may be wrong…..here’s why. I predicted OSU, foreseeing how the season would go, because of the human voters which is 1/3 of the BCS rankings. Strength of schedule aside, sympathy would reign supreme for poor OSU who was undefeated last year but ineligible to play in the BCS for NCAA violations and will have been undefeated 2 years in a row, even though Alabama and FSU are better teams and have much tougher schedules. And the SEC has won the last SEVEN national championships (so don’t give them another opportunity!). But the computer rankings might just prevail after seeing what FSU did to Clemson yesterday.
Oregon is the best team in the country. Alabama and FSU are tied for second in my opinion. With OSU, Missouri, Baylor, Texas Tech rounding out a DISTANT 4th-7th. Yeah, Miami is undefeated but overrated and will lose to FSU later.
No matter who wins the SEC championship game (will be Alabama vs Missouri and Alabama will win), the voters, with 3 other undefeated teams will not allow them the chance to play for the national championship. If OSU loses to Michigan, then FSU will play Oregon. If OSU wins against Michigan, could be either OSU or FSU but FSU will deserve it over OSU due to strength of schedule. Will the voters care? LOL!
And no matter what, schools, players and supporting alumni, who played great, went undefeated for the year and EARNED the right to have a chance to win a national championship will not be given that opportunity. Again. Totally (expletive deleted) sucks and isn’t fair at all. The BCS ruins the sport that I love.
Kudos to Jimbo Fisher who has turned the FSU program around and back into a national championship caliber team. They have the ability to give Oregon a run for their money if they just stay focused and keep playing hard. I bet they can’t WAIT to play Florida this year hahahahahaha!
Oh, and did I mention the Gators SUCK this year? LOL!
Ok, first things first, OSU won’t lose to Michigan. Michigan isn’t that good and OSU doesn’t have any competition the rest of the way. Urban Meyer is getting exactly what he wants….winning seasons without much effort. That’s why he left the SEC because he isn’t coaching against, Spurrier, Saban, Miles, etc. Actually, OSU’s toughest game for the rest of the season looks to be Indiana. Go figure.
Muschamp isn’t getting fired this year. He went 11-2 last season and can get away with explaining this season due to all the injuries. It would probably help if he took a deep look at what he could do to prevent all the injuries, but that doesn’t seem likely.
Next season, though, if it continues a trend like this season, forget it. He’s gone.
He’s right. No top tier QB or Receivers. When has that happened for such a long stretch in Florida (recent) history? Note: From the Spurrier era until now.
Yes, BCS is flawed, but somehow works out each year. This year will be interesting.
Oregon still has UCLA, Stanford, Utah, and Oregon State of which three of them are ranked right now. If Oregon goes undefeated through this gauntlet then they will definitely be battle-tested and ready for the BCS Championship game. Make no mistake, either, the Pac-12 might not be tougher than the SEC, but they are closer than anyone else and probably have two of the better defenses in the nation in Stanford and UCLA.
I’ll address FSU later in the year, but yeah, have to admit they are real good. I’m not totally sold on their defense even with last week’s domination of Clemson.
I’m going to address the Gators offensive woes in this weekend’s post, but in short, we should be far, far better than this.
So….final thoughts? Is this how you feel this season? What were your expectations for the season? What would you do if you were Muschamp? The Gator Nation wants to know.
Special thanks to “Kila” Watts for his rant and allowing me to re-print. Always interested in your feedback. ‘Nuff said???
Kila rants like a pro and speaks big truth…..
It was so over the top and so on the mark it had to be made public to the Gator Nation at large.
Injuries happen. Everyone knows that. Still, it seems Muschamp and his coaches did nothing for this eventuality, and that is NOT the earmarks of a good team management. Murphy has demonstrated talent and ability, yet with each week there is little evidence of improvement. Why is that? Isn’t anyone working with him to ratchet up his strengths and downgrade his weaknesses? Ultimately, this Gator team suffers from a universal, systematic lack of discipline and continuity. Leadership is non-existent. How I long for the Tebow, Wurfel days. And I don’t care what anyone says, Steve Spurrier was still the best, most dedicated coach the Florida Gators have ever known. Meyer was an opportunist and rode Tebow’s talent coattails to glory. He had no stomach for facing SEC teams sans Timmy, so he bailed and made up a dozen lame excuses to slip away. I loathe the man and give him NO credit for the Gators success during his tenure. It was all Tebow and a great Gator defense. Finally, Muschamp just isn’t good enough, nor do I think he will ever be. I sincerely hope a search is already on for his successor.
Thanks for sharing my rant Patrick! Hope everyone enjoys it. And yeah, I always get straight to the point, don’t beat around the bush, and tell it like it is. Political correctness be damned. Thanks Scott! Ron, I agree with what you said except I think Meyer is actually a very good coach….as much as I now loathe him as well. Cheers everyone! Go Gators!
Meyer is a great coach, but he did leave for easier pastures to a National Championship and his arrogance that he did nothing to devastate our program is enlightening to those paying attention.