No. IMHO, it had the MAKINGS of "a good game".As frustrating as this loss will be, this is a good game with over 1,000 yards of offense between both teams.
But when I find myself turning off the TENNESSEE game in pain at the start of the 4th quarter, that BY DEFINITION is NOT "a good game"...It is my idea of gross DISAPPOINTMENT, when "promising play" falls SHORT of what was and is "within reach", it is NOT enough to simply cough, shake our heads and say, "Nice try. Good job."
Ok--gotta give you that much...The Gators showed flashes of brilliance in this rebuilding year. Losing sucks, but this game had over a thousand yards of offense and great quarterbacking from both teams. Officiating was horrible. Penalties were annoying. Otherwise this was the best Florida-Tennessee game I have seen since the Spurrier era, despite the loss.
I refuse to even TRY to find "positives" in what amounted to a TERMINALLY FRUSTRATING AND DISAPPOINTING game and loss.
I mean, for ALL of the admitted "flashes of brilliance" it just KEPT on repeatedly bumming us--giving hope, then falling SHORT.
I ask the burning questions:
How good ARE we?
Where IS the "turning point"?
When does it all pay OFF, finally?