BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Gators won the SEC East in 2020, but that accomplishment was long forgotten by the time the season ended in January. Why is that? Just look at Florida’s last three games, all losses.
After starting the year 8-1, A shoe-throwing incident cost Dan Mullen’s team against a subpar LSU squad in the Swamp. The next week in the SEC Championship Game, Florida fought hard against Alabama, but came up 6 points short in the 52-46 loss. Finally, the Gators essentially gave up in their blowout loss to Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl, a 55-20 drubbing.
Fast-forward to 2021, Heisman finalist Kyle Trask and star tight end Kyle Pitts are in the NFL; and the Gators still have major issues on the defensive end. Georgia is already being projected to win the SEC East for the 4th time in five seasons.
Florida’s 2021 football schedule:
|September 4||7:30 p.m.||Florida Atlantic||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium|
|September 11||12:00 p.m.||at South Florida||Raymond James Stadium|
|September 18||3:30 p.m.||Alabama||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium|
|September 25||Tennessee||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium|
|October 2||at Kentucky||Kroger Field|
|October 9||Vanderbilt||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium|
|October 16||at LSU||Tiger Stadium|
|October 30||3:30 p.m.||vs. Georgia||TIAA Bank Field|
|November 6||at South Carolina||Williams–Brice Stadium|
|November 13||Samford||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium|
|November 20||at Missouri||Faurot Field|
|November 27||Florida State||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium|