Florida coach Dan Mullen said that depending on the player’s condition, his team may choose not to participate in the “Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic” on Wednesday night, but still chose because the players want to participate.
After a 55-20 blowout loss for No. 6 in Oklahoma, Mullen said his exhausted roster will allow No. 7 Alligators to skip the game.
“As the number of people participating in the game increases, we are actually under the number,” Mullen said. “We have numbers that don’t play games.
Mullen added: “I want to honor our players…. Our young people want to participate in that game, they want that experience, and they want to enter that stage.”
Mullen estimated on Tuesday that he will have 60 scholarship recipients. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has set a minimum threshold of 53 scholarship participants for the competition this season, but even if they do not reach this number, the team can choose to participate in the competition. There are also minimum requirements in three key positions: quarterback (one), defensive forward (four) and offensive forward (seven).
Mullen did not specify whether the crocodile was below the minimum requirement in a particular location.
“I seem to think-I don’t know, maybe it’s wrong-that’s not the 2020 football team you saw,” Mullen said of the Alligators. “Tonight, 25 people are missing from the 2020 football team. This is the beginning of the future for us, an opportunity for young people to play football.”
Mullen added: “The last game of the team in 2020 was 11 days ago [in the SEC championship]. “
There are multiple starters in the missing crocodiles. Their top three recipients-Kadarius Toney, Trevon Grimes and Jacob Copeland, all missed the game, while the star guards Kyle Pitts (Kyle Pitts) is the same. While preparing for the NFL draft, Grimes, Pitts and Toney withdrew from the game, while Copeland withdrew from the game because he tested positive for COVID-19. The Gators also didn’t have four defensive starters.
The lost receiver had a major impact on Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Kyle Trask. After entering the game with 43 points, he pitched a season-high three interceptions and did not score a touchdown. His completion rate (57.1%) is also a season low. Big quarterback quarterback Emory Jones also showed considerable playing time in the game. He tried 16 passes and scored 10 times from 60 yards and scored.
Oklahoma dominated Florida, ending the game with 684 yards, including 435 rushes. Soon, coach Lincoln Riley said that they decided “we will be a team that performs tasks” and “we want to make a statement the way we play.”
Humphrey of the Central Oklahoma Creed said: “We saw [Gators’] opt out. We really don’t care who chooses to quit and who stays in this game. No matter who it is, we are all ready to get out there and play with them. We are very happy that they showed up and gave us a chance to play. “
The Shunzhi also stated that they are aware of comments made by Florida State guard James Houston last week, calling Oklahoma a “good matchup” but “not on our level.” Oklahoma State freshman recipient Marvin Mims said: “This will definitely fuel the fire,” post-game quarterback Spencer Ratler tweeted: “It was a game. Nice game.”
Ratler later said: “If I say we don’t understand what the opponent is saying, I will lie.” “We go there and just do our work, execute, focus on what we do as a team, and perform outstanding.”