Believe me, I'm as surprised as anybody; you can go back to my first posts and impressions about our team at the beginning of the season, and see I was pretty pessimistic and hard on us.
But they've come on strong. It's kind of like what UK did in basketball, with all the freshmen, but the UF players just didn't wait until the tourney to start playing big-boy ball.
As for Sully, I've always been a little critical of his micro-managing games; and sometimes think he outsmarts himself.
At the same time, I have literally seen him win some 1-run games this year with some brilliant strategies and that same micro-managing... so it's hard to be too critical. I personally think we're 14-6 in 1-run games largely because of his decisions in tight games.
He'll have our fans scratching their heads sometimes, asking, "WTF is he doing?"; only to eventually see what he was doing all along later in the inning or later innings... like chess, he thinks several moves ahead.