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Quick Takes: Trying to figure out Florida

February 6, 2020 Leave a comment

Dave2015If you can figure out Florida, pass along your special sauce.  The Gators were down 22 points – at home! – Wednesday night to Georgia.  Then, in the blink of an eye – about seven minutes of clock time – those same Gators erased the deficit and ultimately survived the Bulldogs to avoid what could have been a troubling loss to a team hovering just above the bubble cutline.

In the end, it’s about wins and losses.  But it’s fair to say this year’s Florida team has been an enigma.  Looking ahead: Xavier’s current resurgence helps the Gators’ profile a bit, but there are three resume landmines around the corner: at Ole Miss, at Texas AM, and Vanderbilt (home).  Florida’s closing stretch includes two games with Kentucky, road trips to Tennessee and Georgia, and home dates with Arkansas and LSU.  How the Gators handle that stretch is anyone’s guess.  But it will determine where the Gators stand heading into the SEC tournament. Read more…