Former Florida tailback Fred Taylor joined “XL Primetime” on 1010XL Radio in Jacksonville this week. What does he think of the Gators through their first six games?
“You know, I like what I have seen,” Taylor told 1010XL. “Everybody said, ‘oh you guys lost to Kentucky.’ Look, Kentucky is an improved team all the way across the board. They showed signs of improvement a year ago and they came down and took it to us and beat us.
“After that, I think the coaches went back and they are still learning their players and learning the new guys that came in and they are finding out those guy’s strengths.”
Taylor was asked about the team’s offense.
“I like what Feleipe Franks is doing,” Taylor said. “He has a cannon back there and he is going to get better each week. I also like (Dameon) Pierce as a young running back. I would like to see more of him out there.”
Taylor says he is a much bigger fan of the Gator offense now then he was in the last couple of years.
“I really believe that the offense has been more dynamic as opposed to gimmicky like it was under (Jim) McElwain,” Taylor said. “I never liked his system, coming from whatever division Colorado State was in.
“I did not like that offense because that was not SEC football and it showed. There are a million other things I could say about that.”
Taylor is also high on Dan Mullen and likes the familiarity Mullen has to recruiting in the SEC.
“Coach Mullen is familiar with the demographics and the whole entire layout of recruiting and you have to be familiar with that in the Southeast,” Taylor said. “That’s where you are going to get your players from.
“I just didn’t think the other group recruited well, but we will get back on track because we will be able to recruit better having Mullen at the helm. We will get back on track and we will dominate again.”
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