It has been a very difficult year for Florida football fans as they saw its team sink to unexpected lows that resulted in the dismissal of Dan Mullen and two of his coaching staff. Sure, many foresaw a rebuilding year but nobody expected this dumpster fire of a season.
I feel like I have said this before. Because I have… several times already.
The last item on the regular-season schedule is the annual rivalry game with the Florida State Seminoles, which takes place on the hallowed grounds of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium this year. Once upon a time, this game was the gateway to a national championship but times have certainly changed. The two schools have fallen far, now in 2021 playing a game that decides who gets to even appear in a bowl game and who stays home.
So how will things pan out against the Gators’ perennial rivals? Here is what the Gators Wire staff predicts to go down this weekend. Spoiler alert: we are completely split on the issue.
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It has been practically impossible to make any legitimate predictions for this team in 2021 and the final matchup of the regular season schedule does not get any easier. There have been Jekyll and Hyde moments for this team where you can see a talented squad that can run with the best in the country (see: Alabama game). But most of the time, we get the villainous Mr. Hyde who completely bungles any chances of earning wins.
This Saturday, there will be one fewer face on the sidelines with Dan Mullen’s departure as Greg Knox takes over as the interim head coach. If anything, there is the possibility of addition by subtraction with the absence of the former skipper, who himself was reported to have said that he did not want to be a distraction to the team.
So with the Gators returning home to play its final game in the…