Being in attendance at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, I was a first-hand witness of the atrocities from the Gators defense. I quickly realized that this isn’t the Gators defense of old.
Florida gave up 645 yards of total offense — the most in school history. For a defensive-minded head coach, the Gators sure looked lost on defense.
The opening offensive play for the Tide saw linebacker Antonio Morrison lined up outside as a cornerback, covering Kenyan Drake. Eighty-seven yards later, Alabama was up 7-0 and Morrison was left in the dust. He never had a chance. Muschamp blamed himself for the error.
In total, the Gators missed 30 tackles, according to Pro Football Focus. An incredibly high and awful number for any team in any league — and that includes pee-wee football. Muschamp said his number was less than the 30 originally reported, but it’s still awful.
The secondary also looked terrible on Saturday. Muschamp said that every job is up for grabs, except for Hargreaves and Neal.
The Gators head coach commended two true freshmen for their play and said they need to see more game action moving forward.
But at the end of the day, Muschamp was extremely disappointed in his defense.
That about sums up everyone thoughts.
Florida has the weekend off, but will travel to Tennessee on Oct. 4.