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  • #44079

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    This became my “go to” Gator news and forum site when Spurrier coached at UF. I’ve always gone out of my way to support Sun advertisers when visiting Gainesville and attending UF events.

    I’m sure it wasn’t a local decision, like five years ago when corporate all but abandoned the forums. They had a huge following on here before that “tweak” to the site. They still don’t seem to get it, so many years and other competing Gator news and forum sites later.

    That left local reporters and Gator news at no charge. I think the reporters are worth it – but not on my budget when the news is available from so many other sources – without a subscription fee.

  • #44071

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    Agreed that someone else should drive if they can’t get the Gator offensive machine to perform to its full potential.

    Not unusual to see this site do dumb things to the run the loyal away.

  • #44061

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    That was a major slugfest with hitting hard enough for a late season rivalry game. I’m quite happy to come out of Orlando with the win. Defense played to my high level of expectation.

    One thing I did see that was encouraging for our offense was the play of the line throughout the game. Overall, the 4th quarter play of the entire offense was very good for execution and timing. If we pick up there next week we will be fine.

    Miami has a good team, especially the defense, and will wreak havoc in the ACC this season.

  • #43983

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    Toney is a threat to score with every touch. He’s even more effective as a change up, when everybody else is getting touches and yards.

    I believe Coach Mullen when he expresses optimism about the offense and especially the starting line. We all know how key that is to a great year for the Gators.

  • #43956

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    My hope is that UF crushes Miami in this game and any enthusiasm for revitalizing this series.

    We are just getting back into South Florida and drawing some of the region’s best recruits. Why legitimize the UM program by letting them play us and SEC competition?

  • #43794

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    That’s a less about for me with Franks. He’s one of the proven assets coming into the huddle. In year two we look for more consistency and better execution from Franks and the offense. Nothing fancy, especially early in the season, but they’ll deliver.

    I’d like to know more about Miami and what we can expect. There was a good article in the Herald last week that I should have linked.

  • #43777

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    Talk about a highly anticipated season!

    Some of this is new territory for the Gators with Coach White still sorting out the players, leaders and forging a team.

    The Florida-Kentucky rivalry will be especially interesting with the Gators taking a player personnel approach that is very familiar to the Wildcats. The Cats usually have starting talent falling off the bench. They get to the tourney- but are beat by a better team.

    I think we can do better because of the position/player personalities and dynamics at UF this season.

  • #43776

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    Andy Katz is a believer.

    Final Four 19/20

  • #43761

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    I believe Franks and Jones will both take significant “steps” forward this season. I see a running QB as a key and strategic position of strength for UF going into this season. That takes pressure off an offensive line, versus protecting a pocket passer.

    The trick will be for our QB to have the patience and vision to work with a line in progress. That’s why I expect to see more leadership out of the QB position this season for the Gators.

    We are also certain to lean on a deep stable of running backs. It makes sense to just go out and see if the Miami and other defenses can stop the run. From there, we have the receivers and flankers to exploit a defense.

    We may have a bit of a rag tag offensive line to start the season. As players, they don’t have to be great, just consistent, and we can put some yards and points on this Cane defense.

    So yes, run to open the passing game. We have the receiving corp and flankers to test every dimension of the Miami defense.

  • #43717

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    The Xs and Os are what determines the outcome of a game. With so much uncertainty around all teams going into a season it will be a couple weeks of discovery. There’s some relevancy to last year’s stats, but not much. Especially for Franks who is expected to make the normal leap into a second year of improved signal calling in the SEC.

    I think we will discover that the Florida Gators will continue improving consistency and play execution under Mullen in year two. Franks and the offense is poised to be the biggest beneficiary of the continuity of coaching.

    That’s also true with defense. Grantham, staff and most key players are back. Kicking and special teams are poised to contribute their fair share to a winning formula. I’m not sure we’ll win the SEC East, but beating Miami in game one is expected for this team.

  • #43686

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    I will not concede any game or season to Georgia. Certainly not this one.

    As a program, we’re definitely on the right track and gaining momentum. The recruiting rankings are just one of many indicators. When a top recruit like Justin Fields later leaves your class, it is not reflected in a ranking.

    It comes down to familiarity and confidence in the system and coaches, offense or defense. We have the personnel and talent to compete. Top recruits know there’s stability in the coaching situation at Florida and a higher probability they can be successful.

    I expect another step forward for UF this season, if not for only having most of the coaching staff intact. That always helps recruiting.

  • #43685

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    I’m still looking for payback on that ’84 Tampa game. It wasn’t enough to beat them in Miami in ’85. Gators will win big in Orlando to open the 2019-20 season.

  • #43560

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    What team could loose so many good experienced players and actually get better? Florida. We hit the lottery jackpot when it comes to gaining personnel – great personnel.

    Just how quickly they can mesh and play together at a high level is the question. The pieces are here for this season.

  • #43503

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    I’m with you here Corey. Feel for Billy on building something and watching it get taken away for money. Just goes to show there’s plus and minus aspect to every job, no matter how much you are or aren’t paid.

  • #43491

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    On a cursive glance, there’s potential for this game to get out of hand for Miami. I’m thinking conservatively, 24-10 Gators.

    The offensive game plan for Florida is obvious. Run effectively, go deep into the play clock before snaps and mix in low-risk passing to keep the Miami defense honest. Initially Miami will stuff the box and take it’s chances on pushing around a newly formed Gator offensive line. Franks and our stable of running backs are more than capable of making a defense pay for that strategy.

    It’s not that hard for Mullen through the game plan and play-calling to minimize reliance on the line.

    On the other side of the ball, I see Florida at a clear advantage. The Florida defense came back largely intact (especially with the same coordinator and scheme) and will make it a very tough day for a Miami offense led by sophomore Martel, or freshmen Williams to generate points.

    Just how desperate Miami gets in the course of the game will determine defensive points, a factor I have not completely accounted for in a score prediction.

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