Will Muschamp finally got his first win in the Florida-Georgia rivalry. He went 0-4 against the Gators as a safety for UGA. Before Saturday, he was 0-3 as UF’s head coach. The thought was Muschamp would have been fired earlier this week if the Gators lost to the Bulldogs again, but they didn’t.
Florida embarrassed Georgia. The players truly rallied around their embattled head coach and gave him the much-needed win. There’s no secret that this team loves playing for Muschamp. You can see It in every player’s face after the game how genuinely happy they were for not only their teammates but for their head coach.
However, he still needs to beat Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Eastern Kentucky. But the main key is an upset victory over Florida State or a close and hard-fought loss to the Seminoles. In my opinion, if the last point doesn’t happen, he hasn’t done enough to warrant being the bead coach for a top football program.
And his path to remaining head coach begins Saturday night in Nashville. Vanderbilt came into Gainesville last season and destroyed Florida, ending a 22-game winning streak the Gators had over the Commodores.
This team is fired up and is looking for redemption. Look for the Gators to give Vanderbilt the same disappointment the Gators felt last season in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Florida and Vanderbilt kickoff at 7:30 p.m. You’ll be able to watch the game on the SEC Network.