Fortunately for Florida, its subsequent game against the blue-blooded Kentucky Wildcats Saturday is an uncharacteristically easy matchup.
With several 2020 starters unsure to return, Florida shored up the defensive interior with a graduate transfer from the Big Ten.
The second level of Florida’s defense suffered a blow Wednesday when James Houston, who has amassed more than 100 tackles in his career, announced he’s entering the transfer portal.
In one of the least contentious decisions of the night, Pitts was awarded the Mackey following a 770 yard, 12 touchdown campaign in 2020.
The Gators struggled and were ultimately overwhelmed by the size and physicality of the Crimson Tide, losing 86-71 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
And as the scoreboard’s digits changed, the Aggies’ lead grew from 11 to 20 to 30, eventually ending at 25.
Florida is 2-0 after returning to the court following star junior forward Keyontae Johnson’s collapse during an 83-71 loss against FSU Dec. 12.
Florida dropped its first SEC contest despite a second-half flourish.
UF ends its season with an 8-4 record after dropping its last three games in a row.
UF shouldn’t have been so shy about campaigning for their star quarterback.
Pitts is in the running against Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore and Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith.
Mullen admitted fault for the first violation and agreed that he failed to comply with the investigation.
Always dreaming of going to school in Florida, King left her hometown of DeSoto for UF in 2016.