Perfect Football Day in Gainesville!
Yes it was only Vanderbilt, but Florida's impressive win Saturday revealed plenty about the Gators. If you buy Dan Mullen's theory about the real character of his team showing itself in the these last four games, then the good news is that the complete doination of the hapless Commodores indicates they have fire in their bellies and they are motivated to finish the year strong, go to a New Year's Six Bowl and have a shot at double-digit wins again. It was confirmed that the Gator offense has offensive firepower in quarterback Kyle Trask (three touchdown passes and a career high in passing yardage), big playability and a woken up defense (Jon Greenard's 80-yard scooop and score) and an emerging backup quarterback in Emory Jones (three touchdowns rushing).
On top of the 56-0 win, there was the side-by-side comparision of LSU's defeat of Alabama -- and although comparing things like this is not advisable -- it's clear that the Gators looked better in their loss to LSU than Alabama did. Encouraging? A little somethin'-somethin'. Still not likely to factor in post-season though, probably.
KYLE TRASK: This guy just keeps rolling up good numbers, far beyond what anybody could have expected. One day we'll probably look back and ask: "How come he didn't play sooner?" Maybe, just maybe, it wasn't his moment yet. Be interesting to see where his numbers stack up after 10 games this year. Among the best, I predict.