I have a hard time understanding how someone can say Florida doesn't have talent when they consistently have very highly-rated recruiting classes. I'm not saying he's wrong, but would like for someone who might have some insight shed some light on this.
Mired in a four-game losing streak — the program’s longest since 1988 — folks in Florida are wondering who to blame. On Halloween, Mike Bianchi of The Orlando Sentinel — a provocateur on par with Woody Woodpecker — asked Gator fans to blame Urban Meyer, Will Muschamp or Charlie Weis for UF’s many offensive woes. (The fans who voted saddled the ex-Gator head coach with the blame.)
In Weis’ case, the offensive coordinator was realistic about his team’s chances against Alabama and LSU… it’s the last two games against Auburn and Georgia that have bothered him most:
“I thought the rest of that Alabama game (without an injured John Brantley in the second half) was going to be a bit of a struggle. And going into LSU I thought that would be a bit of a struggle, especially when young Jacoby (Brissett) was dialed up after he hadn’t had a snap, I thought that would have been a bit of a struggle. … I’m probably most disappointed that in the last two weeks, we didn’t make enough plays on offense to win the last two games.
I think that’s probably my biggest disappointment. They were two games that you can’t say were mismatched opponents. That’s the thing I’m discouraged about the most.”
Should he be disappointed? It doesn’t sound like Gary Danielson believes so. The CBS analyst just doesn’t think the Florida’s staff or its head coach has a whole heckuva lot of talent at their disposal:
“I believe Will Muschamp is doing about as good as he can. To me, I really think Will Muschamp has a butter knife, basically a dull butter knife of talent in a league that everybody else has steak and you need a steak knife to win in this league. He has no chance. He does not have a team put together to compete at the highest level at this league, especially with an injured quarterback.”
Somewhere, Meyer is muttering, “But they’re loaded, I tells ya.”