SEC blogger Edward Aschoff checks in with a season wrap for 2011, also known as the year of the SEC West and the year of the Tiger. Gator fans may be trying to avoid any analysis or recap of such a dismal season, one which Aschoff notes, saw the Gators sink further into mediocrity. Here is the lone category occupied by UF:
Biggest Disappointment: Florida
The Gators are in this category for the second straight year because of the offensive nightmare Florida endured. Florida went through a coaching transition in 2011, but with it came offensive guru Charlie Weis and a pro-style offense. Senior quarterback John Brantley was supposed to fit much better into Weis’ system, and after the first four weeks it looked like he did. However, after suffering a severe ankle injury in the Alabama game, Brantley and Florida’s season went south. Even after Brantley returned, Florida’s offense never fully recovered and all the highly-rated recruits Florida was stocked with struggled to stay consistent. Will Muschamp’s first regular season as head coach ended with a 6-6 record and the Gators had a losing record in SEC play for the first time since 1986.
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