Ok, here is my first thread start in a long time. Thanks for letting me back in here.
Having a first game with the University of Utah certainly gets ones attention. I hope that is the same for our coaches and players. What is sure to be a top ten team and the defending Pac 12 Champions coming to Gainesville is exciting, and, well, puts the new coaching staff to the test straight away.
The coincidence here is that the first Gator game I attened was against Utah, in 1977. We won, but it was close.
In brief, I think our 1’s are going to be ok. Because of past issues in recruiting there is not a lot of quality depth. We still have questions at QB, although Anthony Richardson is freakish athletically, but has to to prove he can be a quality QB in the SEC, and has had health issues. The OL should be improved but again, improved from rock bottom is not hard.
Full stable of Rb’s but the WR position is a question.
Early prediction…Utah wins. I wish I could predict an upset, but I just don’t see it. You have too much coming back and solid coaching.
That was in the days of radio only for a lot of road games, but we had a FR CB named Jeff Griffin who went on to play for the Cards in St. Louis. I followed Chandler with the Saints, based on that game.