Yeah, that loss to USF must stick in their crawl after being able to beat the real Florida away and lose to USF at home? Is it possible that USF is better than the Gators this year? Time will tell as the season wears on. It will be interesting to find out if Jim Leavitt is just a better coach than Urban Meyers because, from what I can tell, UF has been cleaning house recruiting for the last two years. It's hard for me to believe that USF has better talent. Not to mention, Florida didn't have to contend with Quentin Groves in most of the second half. The guy that replaced Groves was pretty damn good too!
With regard to JPW and after listening to Saban's post game presser, I think everyone should back off and let the coaches that make the BIG bucks figure out if it was him or his teammates. Saban was obviously not happy with the performance of JPW but he, as the game went along, didn't see it as just his problem and wants to watch film to re-evaluate. I think Saban does not play to favorites and is starting our best 11, as he sees it, on both sides of the ball. If he didn't want JPW there, he wouldn't be there. JPW has to earn that with Saban.
(Yes, I have chilled out since right after the game. Watching 7 out of the top 13 lose games this weekend, for some reason, made me feel better! )