College football failure leads to lack of Mustang interest

Felicia Jenkins – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Dec. 3, the College Football (CFB) playoff bracket was released, with the top four teams being No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 Alabama.

The state of Florida has five times more professional athletes than the average state; however, this year their college football teams seem to have some of the worst records. This year the Florida State University Seminoles had a 6-6 record and the University of Florida Gators were 4-7.

Meanwhile, the Seminoles handed the Gators their fifth consecutive loss with a score of 38-22 on Nov. 25.

Now that the major Florida teams are out of the title picture, many Mustangs have lost interest in college football.

“Honestly, I don’t really care about the playoffs. I might watch the championship, but now that Indiana is out and Florida State also didn’t make it, I don’t really see a point in watching,” said senior Matthew Dugan.

Senior Payton Adams said, “Florida State wasn’t really good this year, so I’m not really interested in watching any of the playoffs.”

However, senior Morgan Mcguigan said, “Clemson is my favorite college, now that they are in the playoff bracket, I will be watching in hopes of a repeat of the 2016 national championship.”

At the season’s end, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher officially accepted a 10-year, $75 million deal to be the new head coach of Texas A&M University.

Fisher said he never intended to leave Florida State, but after researching the school in College Station, Texas, said it was basically a “no brainer.”

Florida State then introduced University of Oregon’s Willie Taggart as their new head coach on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Coming back to Florida has been easy on Taggart since he previously spent four seasons as the coach of the University of South Florida.  Taggart went to high school in Manatee County.

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