Defense is what separates the elite teams from the wannabes. UGA and Clemson are two examples. My Florida friends have nicknamed Grantham "3rd and " One receiver for Texas A&M repeatedly shreded the Gator man to man defense for about 200 yards receiving. Many of them are saying this is the worst Florida defense in 50 years. Trask played an almost perfect game for the Gators but one turnover on a fumble by a running back and it went down the tubes.Here I was thinking we were one of the worst defensive teams playing out there but the more I watch the more I see that we are not alone. What the hell has happened to defensive football? You know we could really distinguish ourselves if we could just improve a little bit. We seem to be pretty inept, especially when it comes to stopping someone on third and or fourth down. In fact, it seems that whatever our opponent needs to gain to advance toward scoring, we figure out a way to give it to them. It makes me wonder when our coaches and players will get feed up and do something about it.
Clemson appears to be one of the few teams that actually has a pretty good defense. It is shaping up to be a long day next Saturday. I am thinking about driving up to the mountains to watch the leaves turn.