The 2016 college football season has officially concluded. How did the Florida Gators perform? We break it down position by position.
It was an up and down year for the Florida Gators football team.
The good includes winning for the 30th straight time against Kentucky. It also includes their goal line stand for the ages against LSU, which clinched their second straight SEC East division title, as well as ending their season with a bowl win over Iowa.
The bad was blowing a 21-3 halftime lead against the Volunteers, thus losing to Tennessee for the first time in 11 years. It was also losing to a weak Arkansas team and getting dominated on both sides of the ball from the opening kickoff.
Florida was also embarrassed by in-state rival Florida State and Alabama in the SEC Championship
Nevertheless, I will go by each position and grade them on their performance this year and give a preview of what to expect next year. Quarterback: D-
Quarterback was a position that a lot of people had questions about in the beginning of the year. The primary question was whether or not they could perform better than last year’s group.
They did, but not by much.
With the exception of the Kentucky game, Luke Del Rio and Austin Appleby failed to eclipse 300 passing yards in a single game and was extremely poor throwing the football. While they had some solid performances during the year, it was not what Florida fans had hoped for.
The experiment for transfer quarterbacks has failed, and will more than likely lead to an in-house starter for Florida next year.
With the bright, and young quarterbacks Florida have, the offense should improve. The problem is, we have said the same thing about the quarterbacks this year.