The Sunday Blog comes at you very early Sunday morning after another Florida win in Lexington, Ky. And there have been a few.
* That’s the thing, when Kentucky is lining up for what could have been the game-winning field goal, there was something in your head that told you the Wildcats would miss. It’s as if there is an Indian burial ground under the stadium. Dan Mullen made some bad coaching decisions in this game and players did some terrible things for Florida, but somehow it always works out for the Gators in Lexington. And once again, they forgot to cover Freddie Swain. It’s like he is Invisible Man.
* I have to admit I didn’t think of it at the time, but Josh Hammond would have been smart to slide to the ground at the 2-yard line at the end of his 76-yard run for the final score. It was reminiscent of that Malik Davis TD against Vandy a couple of years ago. “It’s really hard to get guys to do that,” Mullen said. “But it’s poor coaching.” Mullen also said ESPN’s report of a scuffle on the sidelines when Feleipe Franks got hurt was among the receivers because routes weren’t run properly. “They’re pretty competitive,” Mullen said. “You should see them at the pregame meal.”
* You can call it coaching or you can call it karma or you can just call your bookie, but for Florida to win the way the Gators did and FSU to lose the way it did at about the same time certainly says something. And for Willie Taggart to throw offensive coordinator Kendal Briles under the bus after the game says something as well. And I will just leave this here.
* Not a lot of movement in my AP poll vote except at the bottom where I dumped North Carolina, USC and Maryland. The bottom five is the most volatile area of the poll. I also bumped UCF up a tad and put Florida ahead of Michigan to satisfy message board trolls. I have plane to catch.