Our UAA should be ashamed and embarrassed. Hell, I was. Our fan showing was absolutely pathetic... perhaps the lowest of the entire field. How and why this happens is a complex answer, and not all of it falls on the uaa. But the uaa is certainly not helping the equation. To the contrary, the uaa, its polices and apparent apathy is making it worse. And this year’s was among the worst crowds I’ve seen in 17 years attending. This year... like every year past... I called to buy tickets. It’s always an exercise in fultilty, but the apparent new policy is even worse than past... when uaa would open remaining tickets to public sale without effort to sell to OUR fans instead of Cats fans. Now, very early in the season Florida apparently takes orders .... ONLY FROM SEASON TICKET HOLDERS.... for sec ticket books. It then orders only the amount requested from those season ticket holders, even if that doesn’t fulfill its available allotment. This is a disgrace, as it leaves fans like me unable to procure tickets. And this year... like most... it yielded an embarrassingly bad gators crowd. Though I got into the game- it certainly wasn’t thru the aid of my alma mater or the program I have supported for decades. Nope... bought em off the streets. And two members of our group got shutout. Yup... flew to Nashville to watch the game on television. This is one of the most glaring examples of the uaa giving absolutely zero consideration to the “average fan”, while also showing no discernible interest in building fan support for the event. Something needs to change. I hope it will. I have tried to speak with Scott Stricklin, and to his credit... he did reach out and call me, but not at a time I was available. We were supposed to speak again, but it hasn’t happened. I hope it does, as he seems to care. But he has a lot to unravel ... most of which preceded his arrival. I am not a big money booster, but I am a fan. And the uaa should prioritize fans a bit more than it does. I hope this is read and considered.