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Meyer: Gators 'haven't given everything yet'

Posted on: October 11, 2010 4:03 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

The Florida Gators find themselves in an unusual position, as they've lost two straight games and find themselves looking up at South Carolina in the SEC East.  Quite frustrating for a team that has grown accustomed to winning, and winning often, under Urban Meyer.   Of course, the Gators head coach is frustrated as well, saying during his press conference on Monday that his team hasn't "given everything yet."

"I told the team it was that far [from winning]," Meyer told reporters while holding his thumb and index finger a few inches apart. "Who in this room right now who is devastated could give that much more to find a way to win that game? Obviously there's a bunch of guys who gave everything they had, but there's still a bunch of guys that haven't given everything yet. That's kind of what we have to identify and address and get better.  We've got to find a way to get that."

There's no question that Florida has a lot more talent on its roster than it has displayed so far this season, but Meyer's perceived lack of effort along with injuries have proved problematic.  Not to mention the off the field issues.  There's also the fact that the Gators don't exactly have a quarterback who fits the system they're trying to run in John Brantley.

Which is just my way of saying that while effort might be a problem, I think there's a lot more at work here, starting with the coaching.  As I said last week, until the Gators coaches adjust to what they have instead of trying to force the players to adjust to them, there are going to be problems in Gainesville this season.

Maybe Meyer needs to give a little more.

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2010 8:05 pm

Meyer: Gators 'haven't given everything yet'

It finally caught up to the Arrogant asshole.

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2010 6:00 pm

Meyer: Gators 'haven't given everything yet'

Actually, he is.  Addazio is a direct reflection of Urban Meyer as far as how he wants the offense run.  Both are trying to put that square peg in that round hole and it is not working. 

Since: Feb 8, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2010 5:30 pm

Meyer: Gators 'haven't given everything yet'

Why? Is Steve Addazio somewhere in that mirror? 

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2010 4:50 pm

Meyer: Gators 'haven't given everything yet'

That's great, let's blame the players for a lack of effort.  I do think that injuries definitely played a factor that worked against UF, but to say the players are not giving their all is not cool.  Especially when you have a coaching staff trying to put square pegs in round holes.  Maybe, just maybe, Urban ought to check the mirror to see where the actual blame lies.

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