Florida fell to 0-2 under interim coach Randy Shannon, dropping a 28-20 decision to South Carolina during Week 11 action in Columbia.
Malik Zaire left the game with an injury after throwing for 49 yards. Feleipe Franks replaced Zaire and orchestrated somewhat of comeback, but fell short after throwing for 174 yards of his own.
Lamical Perine and Mark Thompson found the end zone for the Gators. But it wasn’t enough as South Carolina picked off Franks late in the final quarter to quash any comeback attempt.
Florida (3-6) closes out its SEC slate with a 3-5 record. It will close out its season against Alabama-Birmingham and Florida State.
It’s safe to say Gators fans can’t wait for a new coach to arrive after losing to one of their former coaches.
Check out what Florida fans are saying about the performance and join the conversation here.
Note: Comments are taken verbatim from Florida Gators — SEC Country and only edited for spelling.
Jeff Foster: Atta Boy Randy… How about starting a 4th string offensive lineman next week… It’s crystal clear why Shannon isn’t a head coach and his defensive coaching skills are highly questionable as well…
Cindy Stroup: Didn’t go our way but I’m SO PROUD of our guys for their effort and heart today!! They showed up and fought for 4 quarters!! See you all in the Swamp next Saturday!! GO GATORS
Joe Kornecki: The effort was better, today. The Gators still can get bowl eligible with wins in the final two games at home.
Kendon McMurray: Zaire gets mad b/c he’s out the game but we score with franks! I’m ready for him to get drafted by the browns already and sit on the bench behind the other trash on their roster
Danita Mantz: The score says it all……no words. Still support the Gators….Let’s go Gators!
Wes Mercer: We should at least be proud we put up 20 points. That doesn’t happen very often nowadays.
Scott Perry: At least we don’t have to worry about Shannon being the coach next year.
Douglas Smith: At least it wasn’t 45 points…again.
Robert Siemens: Where’s the new coach, let’s go!
Theron Ray Crouch: Name the head coach already.
Jackie Wirick III: At least it wasn’t a blowout.
Jim Lawlor: 1st time in 30+ years I’m embarrassed to be a fan…how sad is that!
Wayne Seals: Put Franks in and do not take him out he will be ready for next year its a no brainer
Rita-Tony Steff: Pit of doom…Dilly, dilly.