To say that the Florida Gators football team is no longer the powerhouse it used to be is something of an understatement, but four-star defensive back commit Chauncey Gardner doesn’t care.
Some people must be telling him that he’s making a mistake taking his talents there, and he’s not having any of it. Naturally, he took to Twitter to vent his frustration.
All I Hear Is "You going to a losing program" I Respond With A Smile And Keep It Moving, Because They Forgot Who's Committed To Florida ME❗️
— C.J. (@CGJXXIII) June 3, 2015
It’s hard not to admire Gardner’s maturity, considering how he doesn’t graduate high school for another year. He obviously believes in what new head coach Jim McElwain can do with the program, and is clearly excited to start playing in Gainesville given how strong McElwain’s recruiting classes so far are looking. Come 2016, with Gardner set to debut, the team should look even stronger.
Florida went 28-21 (17-15 SEC) in four seasons under former head coach Will Muschamp, who stepped down at the end of last season and is now the defensive coordinator for the Auburn Tigers. Previously, the Gators were 65-15 (36-12 SEC) in six seasons under Urban Meyer, winning two national championships over that stretch.
The McElwain Era in Gainesville begins on September 5, when New Mexico State comes to visit Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.