The Sunday Blog after another UF win over Tennessee:
* Please don’t take this the wrong way, but being on the field after the game and watching the Tennessee Volunteers trudging slowly off the field, I almost felt bad for them. That’s not a good team and that’s not a good quarterback. And I don’t think that’s a very good coach. I know for a fact, that’s a bad song and I appreciate the Gators handling their business so that we only heard it 15 times. Just remember, these are actual lyrics to Rocky Top:
Once I had a girl on Rocky Top
Half bear, other half cat.
What’s going on up there?
* I’m convinced the really big news will be a Saturday without news for Pac-12 officials. You know, like, a headline that reads, “Pac-12 officials don’t blow any calls.” Ole Miss is the latest to complain after a last-second touchdown was spotted at the one-foot line. Was the receiver in? Well, different body parts were but I don’t think the ball was. That’s not the point. The point is that the play should have been stopped and reviewed. Maybe the replay guy was trying to beat traffic.
* I was ready for a great night of football Saturday, but this old man couldn’t make it the Pac-12 After Dark. Sounds like I missed some doozies, especially UCLA scoring half-a-hundred in the second half to rally from 32 down. Mike Leach knows how to score points and his QB threw for nine TDs, but this is the kind of thing that scares big schools away. Except Tennessee for an hour. And the Vols would be doing much better with Leach than they are now.
* But I did enjoy the Georgia-Notre Dame game and the end of UCF-Pitt. Notre Dame is better than I thought and I loved the way they attacked on defense. Florida should watch the way those guys tackle. I didn’t drop the Irish too far on my AP ballot, just to No. 12 behind Texas. Florida is eighth and I may have Wisconsin too low at 10, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.