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Unfortunately, I am good and noble and the internet is forever. So, instead of acting like it didn't happen, I figure it's best to recap our epic failure in this week's edition of WYWT.
Florida State Is Not Good
Deondre Francois or not, the Seminoles just aren't themselves this year. Whether they will be again soon remains to be seen, but the losses of Dalvin Cook and the team's top four wide receivers from last season were obviously understated.
Florida State had two seniors on the two-deep depth chart in Friday night's 35-3 loss at Boston College -- and that inexperience is showing up way more than most of us expected. The offensive line isn't blocking anybody and rumors of James Blackman's readiness to assume the role of starting quarterback were greatly exaggerated.
Florida Needs A New CoachThree weeks ago, Jim McElwain was in good shape at Florida. Today, he's no longer employed.
Back on Oct. 7, a missed extra point cost the Gators in a 17-16 homecoming loss to LSU. And then seemed like a cool idea to wear these early Halloween costumes:
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And then Florida lost to Texas A&M while looking ridiculous.
Oh, and then McElwain said he'd received death threats… but then Florida didn't really seem to corroborate that claim... and then Florida officials seemed to be looking for a reason to fire him for cause… and then Georgia slammed the door on the McElwain-era at Florida with a 42-7 beatdown in Jacksonville, FL, on Saturday.
So Does Tennessee
Butch Jones is till the head coach at Tennessee, but there's no saving that sinking ship.
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Kentucky dispatched the Vols 26-23 on Saturday, all but ensuring that there will be a new head coach in Knoxville, TN, next fall. You are now returned your regularly scheduled stalking of John Gruden, Vol Nation.
So Does Texas A&M
The Texas A&M-Kevin Sumlin marriage wasn't going to extend beyond the end of this season with anything short of six straight wins to close out the regular season. On Saturday, Mississippi State dominated the Aggies 35-14 in College Station, Texas, to remove all doubt.
Christian Kirk -- arguably the SEC's best skill player -- was held completely in check, the Bulldogs ran for 228 yards, and the game was never in doubt.
Khalil Tate Though…
I'll stop talking about Khalil Tate when he stops being the most awesome (and still somehow under-the-radar player in college football).
Arizona was all the Cover 4 had going for it over the weekend, smacking Washington State by three touchdowns as a three-point underdog. The 58-37 win was the Wildcats' most impressive to date.
Tate totaled 421 yards and three touchdowns in the victory -- pushing his season total to approximately a million yards… ish.
JJ Taylor actually led the Wildcats in rushing with 152 yards on 13 carries, and, if we're being honest, this is the first time since Pat White and Steve Slaton that we've seen a Rich Rodriguez offense look like we were used to seeing before that whole Michigan thing.
Arizona now has a huge road trip to Southern Cal before it, with the winner likely to represent the South Division in the Pac-12 Championship.