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    • #47610
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      Nembhard found a better fit for his style of play. Can’t wait to see how UF fills his role. It’s a key position for any team.

      We’re Gators, so worrying about the 5 is what we do most seasons. I think Payne will make noticeable progress as he plays more minutes. A lot of questions about depth and ability to contribute in the paint beyond Payne.

    • #47529
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      It’s far from certain there will be a 2020 season.

      What if campus education doesn’t return? As cases rise sharply in the state you have to wonder. We know what everyone wants. The reality of a public health pandemic may dictate otherwise.

      The preliminary thought was to put a bubble around teams. As the Covid-19 cases rise it will be harder to do that without complete isolation from university life. That’s problematic with the NCAA. Then there’s potential collateral liability for the league and schools if they hold events with a known risk of contracting Covid-19 for anyone who attends, even if no one is in the seats of the stadium.

      Let’s start with just the team. There’s bi-weekly testing being proposed, but considering the contagiousness of the virus and close quarters shared by a team, many players could be infected in any incident and out for extended weeks. That risk doubles every week with the intimate contact of playing a game against another entire team.

      Right now, there’s more questions than answers about any sport season. College will be less aggressive than pro sports in making the call. The failure or success of pro sports in the interim may be indicative of what we can expect – even if it’s nothing.

    • #47423
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      Got to agree guys. He represented many minutes of game experience at point. We have other point players, its just another factor in the team getting to a high level of play.

    • #47422
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      …and knowing more about other teams. It’s definitely up for Gator grabs.

    • #47421
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      Without spring training it’s been hard to access where the team is right now.

    • #47416
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      Had to love hearing Dan Mullen’s optimism in winning every game. This will be a year to compete. Go Gators!

      I’m like an old weed coming up between the cracks. I’ll be popping in for as long as they have the site and I can get to it. Been on here since SOS.

    • #47028
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      Hopefully there’s a lot of individuals working on their bodies and fundamentals.

      I’m very curious how the NCAA is going to rule on player eligibility. This is certain to be a couple of unusual years in sports.

    • #47027
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      The season is far enough into the future to have some hope. Recovery could be slow in some areas where business infrastructure may be lost. Some businesses and most sports can come back quickly. Live crowds aren’t required to have games.

      The pandemic will be brought under control. America is often slow to start in responding to a crisis. Once it gets moving, things can happen quickly. There a number of different technological solutions out there, especially in testing, that can be quite effective if deployed widely.

      GREAT NEWS!!!!
      I came by today to shout out to Scottie Lewis for sticking around another season. Thanks Scottie! We can build on so many things from this shipwrecked season.

      We were so talented but very young last season. Experience will be a significant asset for the Gators this season!

    • #47026
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      The parallels to the 1918 pandemic are striking. We learned many lessons the hard way back then. Making so many of them again seems stupid and especially tragic in this modern age.

      Our rugged individualism and personal independence is a huge detriment in facing what is a public health crisis. This is about humankind. Politics should have nothing to do with our response.

      This would all be behind us if we would have had an immediate national 14-21 day lock down. That’s the most effective and least damaging strategy. A pandemic is like a brush fire that just won’t go out and keeps popping up until you wipe it out or build immunity.

      Stay safe fellow Gators. This too shall pass.

    • #46710
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      Shout out for Scottie Lewis in the Georgia game. In a battle of 5 star recruits, great defense on Anthony Edwards and plenty of offense on the other end. He’s ready for some tourney play.

    • #46703
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      I’m going with Emory Jones. Everybody thinks that KT is going for a little Spring jog for the starting position. You might be in for a surprise.

      Young Rascals, Feeling Groovy?

    • #46702
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      I like where we are as a young team going into March. There isn’t a lot of expectation on the Gators.

      We’re playing good defense and have enough scoring from every position to keep teams adjusting to compete. Our roster is balanced in speed, size and finesse. A young Gator bench gained valuable game minutes this roller coaster season.

      Now the stakes go up another level and so should the play.

    • #46475
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      Inconsistency is typical for young guys and we have a lot. This is a team of the future that can get hot and play well in the tourney this season.

    • #46468
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      That’s it Graham, it’s time for these Gators to get up and go – together. I think many have forgotten how little was left when the season started.

      I think the Gators can play a lot better than what we saw at A&M, especially with improvements in players after the starting five. Tre Mann is an excellent example. If he returns to 70 or 80 percent of his potential there will be an immediate impact for this team.

      This program is on the rise again. The talent is here for the next few years. The question this season is how quickly they can get to and maintain a consistent championship level of play.

    • #46461
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      That was a good road win against Texas A&M. It will continue to challenge this young team to be consistent in their performance. They’re learning how to work together a little better with every game.

      Being a bit dramatic with NIT talk. There’s another month of basketball before the tourney. Our freshmen phenoms are getting a lot of quality minutes in league play.

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