Sound off: Florida’s goals are still intact, even after the loss to LSU

The Florida Gators are hoping to rebound from a home loss to LSU last weekend while they still have their goals in front of them. Despite being 3-1 in SEC play and still having to face No. 4 Georgia, the Gators can theoretically still win the SEC East if it runs through its final four conference games — a home game against Texas A&M, the Georgia game in Jacksonville and road games against Missouri and South Carolina. SEC Country’s Zach Abolverdi and Jordan McPherson discuss this and more in our latest Zaxby’s  Sound  Off.

  • The Florida Gators dropped their first conference game of the season on Saturday with a 17-16 loss to the LSU Tigers on homecoming. LSU jumped out to a 17-3 lead early in the third quarter before Florida rallied to within one point only to see Eddy Pineiro miss the game-tying extra-point attempt. Florida is now 3-2 on the season and 3-1 in SEC play.
  • While coach Jim McElwain won’t make excuses for the Gators’ performance — both the slow start defensively and the slow finish offensively — the fact that he’s missing a large chunk of his roster has played a factor. Florida could be without up to 17 players due to injuries and suspensions when it plays Texas A&M on Saturday — including its top-two wide receivers, its top running back heading into the season, its most veteran quarterback and its two senior safeties. That’s a lot of talent to replace on an already young roster.
  • Florida announced Monday that it will be wearing alternate “swamp” uniforms to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium being nicknamed “The Swamp.” Abolverdi and McPherson share their thoughts on the uniforms.

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