Florida Gators Jul 20, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Florida Gators helmet on the stage during SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida Gators had a somewhat disappointing season last year, finishing with just a 6-7 record. And prominent college football analyst Greg McElroy doesn’t think it’s going to get any better this year.

During his appearance on Always College Football this week, Greg McElroy pointed out that the Gators struggled to even become bowl eligible with a quarterback that’s about to be selected as a top-10 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. That does not make him very confident about the team’s upcoming season.

“The record last year was 6-7,” Greg McElroy said according to On3. “6-7 and you have a quarterback that’s likely going to be picked in the top 10 of the NFL Draft.”

The team’s performance in their bowl game did not inspire a lot of confidence, either.

“Like, to me, the bowl games, you can use them to your advantage, use them when you want to, ignore them when you want to, doesn’t really matter. But, Florida showed up with two arms tied behind their back and tried to go in and fist fight against an Oregon State team that was hungry and anxious to prove that they belonged against a, I guess, a traditional, powerful team, and Oregon State wiped the floor with them. It wasn’t even remotely competitive,” McElroy said. “So, I think Florida this year is in for a tough, tough season.”

All that led to quite a brutal prediction for the Gators this season.

“Your roster this year is not yet at a level where I expect them to be competitive week in and week out in the SEC. 6-6 would be an achievement, to be completely honest with you,” McElroy said.

We’ll have to see if he’s correct.