Put me in the camp that I love seeing the olinemen come to bat for their qb. They knew they'd miss a game for it. Says alot about their relationship with Mertz
Napier addressed this fact in his press conference today. He even mentioned that some of his staff might have consequences as well. We are definitely fortunate this did not occur before we play and SEC opponent. It wasn't a good look for sure, but at least Napier did not show up to the post-game presser dressed as Darth Vader.
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Right on! It was not thuggery. That was their house. Proud Gators.I’m in the camp that whether you like it, hate it, agree with it or don’t, this very scene would unfold the exact same way 100% of the time with 100% of teams. These are the guys you’ve been battling all night, being scratched and bruised in close combat, and now they finish the game by taking a shot at your conceding QB? I’d rather not see the game end on that note(Barber had a little note balanced response), but it obviously starts with a handful of bad ut players. Players reacting in defense is completely understandable.
He burned 2 TOs on their first possession in the 2nd half and saved his 3rd for that moment.