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Vanderbilt and Florida are two teams headed in the opposite directions in our latest NCAA Top 25.
Dave Serrano offered up his perspective on both programs through the lens of a former coach.
“I walked away equally as impressed with Vanderbilt as when I saw them earlier in the year. Their offense is something to be reckoned with. And for the first time, I believe, they got three great starts out of their starting pitchers.”
“My concern is more with Florida. They’re in uncharted territory right now. They’re 1-5 right now, they came in 1-2 and now they’ve been swept by Vanderbilt. There are some concerns, I believe. I think the world of Kevin O’Sullivan. He’s a great coach. Their success is second to none. But I feel they have some issues in their starting rotation, their bullpen — unless they can get to their closer — has some question marks. But my biggest question mark is offensively. Over the three-game series they had 16 hits. They left a lot of guys on base. I know it’s a young team that’s going to get better. Sully is known for that, getting their teams better. But it’s going to be tough to do. They’re looking up in the standings now and they’re in territory they’ve never been before. They’re going to have to fight and claw to continue to move up the rankings in a very balanced, tough SEC conference.”