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Gator nation has reasons for optimism

Posted By thesportingmouth On Oct 14 2011 @ 3:03 pm In Florida | No Comments

With a 4-2 record and 2 thumping losses in consecutive weeks it would be easy to write the Gators out of BCS championship contention, in fact it’s the logical & obvious thing to do. They were stifled by the Crimson Tide in Gainsville 2 weeks ago and dominated by LSU last week, but despite not even being ranked they’re not out of it yet and here’s why.

At 2-2 in the SEC East they’re only a game behind SC who they play in Columbia in 3 weeks time, next week they face Georgia at the swamp and if they can get W’s in both those games then, assuming a win in-between at home against Vanderbilt, there’s every probability that they win the SEC East.

Sounds like a tall order? Sure. Fancy taking that on with a rookie freshman QB? Not really. But here’s how I think it will go down.

First they face an Auburn team tomorrow who have flattered to deceive so far and they squeeze out an ugly win, all of a sudden their confidence is high & rookie QB Jackoby Brissett returns to The Swamp against Georgia October 29 and shows why he was so highly ranked in High School recruiting reports. All of a sudden the Gators are off to the races and after disposing of SC they’re heading to an SEC championship game in Atlanta against LSU or Alabama, the winner of that game goes to, and wins, the BCS championship game in New Orleans on Jan 9.

So really the Gators season comes down to 2 games, this week at Auburn and a big one against one of the current top 2 ranked teams in Atlanta in December for the SEC title.

So what’s the magic ingredient that will unlock this Gator turnaround? Simple. His name is Will Muschamp and he falls strictly into my favourite category of competitors who hate to lose, right now the Gators need a bit of grit and he’s the right man in the right place at the right time to give that to them.

I’m British & I’m probably wrong but Gator nation shouldn’t write off a trip to the Superdome just yet, and if they do make it?  Well you heard it here first.

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