They’re called the Minutemen.
Roughly speaking, that’s about how long UMass should be in Saturday’s game against the University of Florida.
Oh, it’s still opening day for the Gators, what with a new quarterback (Luke Del Rio) and an old friend (Steve Spurrier, playing the role of Mr. Two Bits). And, like most football fans, Florida’s faithful don’t mind winning 52-7.
What does it say about the season to come? Probably nothing. The SEC Country website predicts an 8-4 record with losses to LSU, Georgia, Arkansas and Tennessee (but a win over FSU).
For now, Gator fans will get accustomed to linebacker Jarrad Davis and transfer running back Mark Thompson. They have hope for an offense that finished 2015 poorly. The defense should be good again.
Besides, after UMass, it gets tougher. Florida plays Kentucky on Sept. 10 and Tennessee on Sept. 24. By the time October arrives, we should know about the Gators.