I would absolutely LOVE to be a fly on the wall inside Steve Addazio’s head. Sure I’d have to contend with a bunch of other flies buzzing around, but I really need to know his thought process while preparing for Alabama last week.
First there was the ill-fated jump pass on 4th down. Let’s see, first UF unveils Trey Burton against Kentucky. Seeing as how ESPN Gameday now has about 6 hours of airtime to fill on Saturday morning, they run the obligatory vignette on Trey Burton, calling him “Tebow Lite” and whatnot. Surely the Alabama coaches wouldn’t be ready for the jump pass, or anything else Tebow-like for that matter. Not only were they ready for it, but Bama’s defensive coordinator Kirby Smart got the play call into our offense before Addazio did. Smart was jumping around on the sideline like Wisconsin’s student section after the third quarter.
Then throughout the night you attempt to confuse and befuddle…that’s a synonym for confuse Steve…the nation’s best defense by having your pocket QB run the option, to the short side of the field, with your slowest tailback. Oh, before I forget Steve, the term “synonym” is used to describe two words that have the same meaning. As in “Addazio” is a synonym for “functioning retard”.
It’s not as though UF would have won if the play calling was better. Saturday night wasn’t exactly the finest hour for UF’s defense either. The truth is Alabama’s just the best team in the country, and nothing short of a perfect game by an opponent combined with Alabama making all kinds of mistakes will change that. The problem is Bama rarely makes mistakes. Say what you want about Nick Saban, dude can flat out coach, and he’s quickly making Florida his bottom bitch.
What’s more telling and uncertain is the future of UF football under Urban Meyer. Addazio isn’t going anywhere…he’s a made man as far as Urban Meyer is concerned. UF has enough talent to “out athlete” the Kentuckys and Vanderbilts, but when there’s equal talent, expect UF to get outcoached. It’s that simple.
Lucky for the Gators Les Miles will be on the opposite sideline in Gainesville this weekend.