My Two Bits on the Game
Would it surprise you to know that Demarcus Robinson has led the team in receptions in each of their four games this season? It surprised me. Part of that is because although he leads the team in receptions, he ranks third in yards, his long is only 17 and he has just one TD. Against Tennessee, he again led the team in receptions (six), but five of those came in the second half, including four in the TD drive that brought the Gators to within six. He also had a really, really bad drop on the gamewinning drive, setting up the eventual fourth and 14. The Gators need him to be a dominant receiver throughout the game, not just in one drive. He can be more than a series-changing receiver; he can be a game-changing receiver.
That said, it was nice to see the Gators win thanks to a passing offense and not just defense and run the ball enough to run out the clock. The final two drives showed what this offense could be, and hopefully the team can build off of that and start putting those types of drives together throughout the game. The 17-play, 86-yard drive that brought UF to within six was really a thing of beauty.
In terms of Will Grier's development, it was probably good that Treon Harris was suspended, because it meant that Grier was staying in the game no matter what. I think anyone watching that game had the sense that Grier was floundering, and probably would have been pulled had Harris been available. But Grier stayed in and finally found his rhythm in those final two drives - hopefully that is a sign of things to come.
I get why Coach McElwain called timeout right as Tennessee kicker Aaron Medley attempted the possible gamewinning field goal. But as I