3. Florida’s defense isn’t a total mess
People would look at how many points the Gators have allowed in each game this season and would immediately call it a mess, but that isn’t the case — yet.
Florida’s defense isn’t a world-beater, and it is pretty obvious, but it isn’t a complete mess either.
They held a decent Tennessee offense to just 14 points and a very explosive Alabama offense to 31 points, with 21 coming in the first half.
Now they let up 49 points to an LSU offense that has been obsolete by almost every opponent they have faced this year, but you can’t just look at the score and stats. You have to watch the game to see that the Gators have some game.
It isn’t like this defense got outmatched by anyone they’ve played, excluding Alabama.
When you turn on the tape, it’s busted coverages and missed assignments all over the field.
This kind of stuff is fixable, but that falls mainly on the coaches to correct it. They have 4-stars and 5-stars out on the field, so it’s not like they aren’t talented. It is just missing assignments and not being disciplined when it matters most.
On Saturday, Georgia has a chance to expose them and run up the score against a Gator defense that just looks confused right now.
Whoever is at quarterback for the Dawgs on Saturday, frankly, it won’t matter. They will exploit that Florida defense and put up a lot of yards and points come Saturday.
Georgia and Flordia have waited two weeks for this game, but in reality, the Dawgs have waited 365 days to seek revenge after last year’s letdown. This game has been circled since last season ended, and now Georgia has the opportunity to make a statement and show the world just how good they are.