2013 may have been quite rough for Gator fans, but 2014 is starting out with a strong ray of hope.
Four different Gators- QB Jeff Driskel, OL Max Garcia, DE Dante Fowler and CB Vernon Hargreaves III- were each named to a preseason watch list today. Granted, each award names dozens of players to their watch list, and preseason award watch lists do not have any bearing on who actually wins the award, but still, it’s something to feel good about.
Driskel was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List (for best overall player). He joins 33 other QB’s, including his former teammate Jacoby Brissett, as watch list members. Garcia was named to the Rimington Watch List (best lineman) and Fowler and Hargreaves were named to the Bednarik Award Watch List (defensive player of the year).
Like I said, watch lists mean nothing, but they are fun, so let’s enjoy the one bit of glory we can possibly get in the long offseason.