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  • #45899

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    Clean slate in the SEC. We have many tough games between here and a tourney invite. Our team will respond positively to a regular schedule and league play.

  • #45898

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    Don’t take a moment for granted. We will miss Ed. His star burned brief and bright. He was one of us.

  • #45749

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    If he’s smart, start pitchin’.

  • #45695

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    It’s reasonable to expect a continued progression with Trask and the Gator offense with each successive season. Both have a lot of upside. Just being in the same offensive system for a couple of years helps carry knowledge and momentum from season to season.

    Trask has been very good, but Emory Jones could beat Trask out for the #1 position in the spring. We do not utilize the full running QB dimension of the spread offense with Trask. Either way, I think Jones will see more playing time next season to create more problems for defenses preparing for Florida. That could have an impact on Trask’s minutes and statistics.

  • #45655

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    I hate to see Franks go. Nothing but the best for him. He was just coming into his own, along with the Gator offense, before his injury.

    It’s always bad to lose an athlete of Frank’s caliber from a roster. He represents a significant investment in minutes as our starting quarterback.

  • #45619

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    That’s how to close play in the Swamp this season, by devouring the Noles! This team is big-time bowl ready! Go Gators!

  • #45521

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    There’s still a lot of kinks to work out in the coming weeks. It was great to see this team beginning to gel in the romp of the Charleston Classic.

  • #45457

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    Mullen’s view is perhaps a better way to look at it. Why would he want to coach in the NFL? I don’t think he’s so ego driven that he wants to prove himself in the pros. He makes a lot of money at UF (only 4 coaches make more) and is raising a family in Gainesville.

    There’s so many differences in coaching college and the NFL. Spurrier, Saban and so many other college legends didn’t fare so well in the pros. Dan Mullen seems content at UF.

    Again, I think this is Jimmy Sexton, his agent talking to further salary or contract negotiations.

  • #45450

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    There’s always something to appreciate in the journey. That doesn’t happen in a single season.

  • #45449

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    At the same time StL, Mullen has as good or better of a resume than many NFL coaches. He’s proven to be steady, consistent winner in the SEC for more than a decade. Just look at the list of QBs he’s whispered into the NFL.

    Those are all attributes that would make Mullen attractive to NFL team owners. He’s still young enough to get a good decade of coaching out of him. Not sure two of your three have that left in them considering the money and hardware they’ve banked.

  • #45433

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    If it’s a coaching hire rumor, you can bet an agent is behind it. Usually it’s to get a raise in the current job. That’s the only “reliable” source for that information other than first person.

    It’s highly unlikely that Coach Dan Mullen is going to the Steelers for many reasons.

  • #45432

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    It’s entertaining to hear all of the different candidate names being tossed out there to the media by agents trying to add value to their head coach clients or get a little leverage in negotiating a raise. They are the source of many of the “tips” leaked to media during the hiring period.

    FSU fans are truly delusional. The top-tier candidates they’re promoting are unlikely to leave their current schools for the job in Tallahassee. Its more likely FSU will hire a top assistant from one of these schools when the season ends for their current team.

  • #45426

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    That’s the Achilles heel for this team early in the season, size in the front court. Adding experience only amplifies the disparity. It’s not that much different for UK in recent seasons with young teams.

    Fans need to relax. It’s how the season ends that matters. There’s a lot of role development and team building going on right now – if the Gators are play at a championship level.

    There’s more to it than just putting five guys on the court, no matter how talented. I Like Coach Mike.

  • #45361

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    Mark Stoops would be a great hire. I don’t know if FSU is that smart. They will figure out the money no matter who ends up with the job.

    The pressure is sky high to get it right this time, so wild cards like Kiffin are at a disadvantage if not out of the question. If FSU takes any chances, I would expect it on a coach associated with the program and school.

    I know from our own experience at Florida that coaching instability plays havoc with recruiting. It’s the continuity of coaching (the same system) and recruiting over a period of time that stocks the cupboard and builds a program.

    Now the situation is reversed. The coaching instability in Tallahasse will benefit Coach Dan Mullen and our boys in Gainesville, just like it has for them the past decade.

  • #45343

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    These guys are still learning each other names, much less their game. Give them a little time to play and learn together and they will be fine.

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