Those Florida fans who started booing the play-calling in the second half of the loss to LSU apparently didn’t have much of an impact on the Gator players.
“I had no idea what (the boos) were for,” senior center Mike Pouncey said.
There was even booing on Florida’s late 80-yard touchdown drive that gave the Gators a 29-26 lead with 3:21 left in the game.
“We were going to win the game. I don’t know what they were booing for,” Pouncey said.
When Pouncey was told it was for the offensive play-calling, he quickly came to the defense of offensive coordinator Steve Addazio.
“The play-calling has been good,” Pouncey said. “Coach Addazio is a great coach. He’s calling all the right plays. We’re just not making the plays that are there to be made. Obviously, it looks bad on him, but he’s calling the best plays he can.”
Pouncey said the offense is close to being very good, and once that happens there will be no reason for booing in The Swamp.
“We’re moving the ball. We’re just not making the plays when they’re there to be made,” he said. “Obviously, everyone has to get better. We have to stay together and keep fighting because it’s not over yet. We have to keep working hard.
“You never want to point the finger at any position group or coach. I love this team so much. It’s hard to see us struggling right now. We look on film, and it’s inches away from making a big run, inches away from getting a great pass off. We’ve just got to make the plays that are there to be made.”
Quarterback John Brantley also came to Addazio’s defense Monday, saying he trusted Addazio and his play-calling.