Florida Gators' Five Biggest Lessons Learned from the Week 5 Blowout at Alabama

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Florida Gators' Five Biggest Lessons Learned from the Week 5 Blowout at Alabama
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For a loss that was supposed to happen, that sure felt bad, didn't it? 

A host of mistakes by the coaches, the players, and possibly the fans' expectations left a very bad taste in the collective mouths of the Gator Nation.  In a game that Alabama didn't need help winning, Florida made it easy by coughing up the ball and blowing assignments.

The panic button doesn't have to be hit; Florida is not on fire like Georgia is right now. 

The Gators are probably still favored to win the SEC East and rematch Alabama/play Cam Newton for a chance at a BCS bowl.  The Gators are very, very long shots to make the national championship at this point, though.

If this year was "Championship or bust!" for you, you might want to switch teams right now to avoid disappointment.  If you understood that the Gators weren't great this year, then everything should be fine. 

If you are looking at the offense and wondering how the hell any of those guys are supposed to grow into title contenders, then you're like me, and alarms may be going off in your head.

In destroying Florida, Alabama exposed Florida as a team just barely above LSU on the "wow we're lucky we have this record" scale.  Unlike LSU, who lucked into their record through voodoo or some other black magic, the Gators lucked into it with weak scheduling. 

I'm not sure which way is scarier to be a fan of, either.

Florida fans can take at least five things from the Alabama gam,e though.  Unfortunately, only one is something you want to hear.

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