Florida may appear to be playing and coaching tight these days, but Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer were relaxed and smiling through their Monday press conferences.
When Tebow was asked if UF’s recent struggles (and close games) have taken some of the fun out of the season, the All-America quarterback said, “I don’t think so. I’ve had a lot of fun this season. Beating Arkansas in the last minute was a lot of fun. Beating Tennessee was fun. I’m having fun.”
Meyer admitted after Saturday’s narrow win at Mississippi State that he was feeling some pressure, and that there is a lot of pressure on this Florida team. He talked to the players after the game, stressing to them he wants to make sure they are still having fun and enjoying being undefeated.
Meyer said Monday he’s having fun.
“Do you really care?” he said. “I’m having a ball.”
Obviously, the Gators would like to play better, and they plan to. But they’re going to be happy as long as they keep winning.
The only Gators who apparently are not having fun are some of the fans. Some of them, expecting more from this team, seem downright miserable. They need to relax and enjoy this (winning) ride for as long as it lasts.
Like Tebow said Monday, all of UF’s goals are still out there, and still very attainable. There’s no gloom and doom feeling among the players. That’s for sure.