Turnovers? Penalties? Pocket problems? Piss-poor pass coverage? Those are all signs of undisciplined players. And the fact that those same players take the field week after week, making the same bone-headed mistakes proves just how thin Florida is.
Will Muschamp can’t effectively punish players for making mistakes because he doesn’t have a choice. The Gators only have 61 players left from their last four signing classes. On average, the four teams that beat Florida last month had 72 players remaining from those classes.
Looking at the 2008-11 signing classes, the Gators have lost 23 players before they exhausted all four years of eligibility. If that number seems high, it’s not. Those four teams that beat Florida in October, (those deeper teams) lost more athletes in the last four years than the Gators did.
Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Georgia have lost an average of 30.5 players early.
They oversigned, stockpiling recruits knowing full well those wild and crazy kids wouldn’t all cut it. Some transferred when they wanted more playing time. Some suffered career-ending injuries. Some decided to skip class or play baseball or simply quit.
Mr. Jett (firstname.lastname@example.org) for some reason decides to throw Georgia under the bus here despite his own chart showing that Georgia was far closer to Florida's numbers than to Alabama, LSU, or Auburn's. I guess he just had to make it fit for his excuse since those are the four teams that beat Florida in October. He just averages us in with the other schools to make our numbers seem equally high. This is lazy journalism at its finest.