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August 9, 2019 at 2:48 pm #43874
coach rumph, who was here for a while now runs their defensive backs. he said their young unit is one of the best pass defenses in the country already, and they have the height to go against our tall receivers and do well. i say this only to give our readers a taste of what i hear, i dont totally believe anyone right now.
August 7, 2019 at 12:48 am #43840
been up and down the east coast this week, and gator fans, the ones i talked to cant wait. they want to play miami, and as the hbc said in his first press conference as head coach, if we lose 50 to nothin they want to play em again. thats what a rival is. younger gator just has to see one, they will then know without thinking, but now all they have is the newspaper that just cant seem to get the feel of the event imo.
August 6, 2019 at 11:00 pm #43839
the deal with franks, is just that qb has a ton of things that can go wrong, so for him to look perfect its going to be hard. the great ones play to win first, stats are useful but bad ones can be overcome in time. i think a package for jones in most games is going to be a good idea, and then in time everyone will know where things stand.
August 6, 2019 at 10:53 pm #43838
i hear different things about miami, my argument is that expect miami to dig deep to play their best. we are a true rival. if they beat virginia tech, its not that big to them, even in the down years, because they really arent rivals, so they dont get that extra something something when they play. now in spite of the newspaper and the athletic dept, the players and the fans know this is a big rivalry, one of the most important game in years for both teams and its going to be far more than the pregame coverage of the game will have you believe imo.
August 6, 2019 at 10:43 pm #43837
sorry sly but im too old to listen to a game on the computer while driving, which is why radio still matters. every new technology supplements and adds to the old one, but there is usually always a need for the original on occasion.
what sucks about this is that the hedge fund that is making this mistake doesnt get quality. sure the gators only have a number of x, which may be twice a minor uninversity like usf, and we charge 3 times what usf does, so the algorithm the hedge fund uses says go with usf. but gator fans are good for five times what a minor university might bring in, and they have no way to measure it except when the following year they lose advertisers due to no results and cant figure out what happened.
July 30, 2019 at 12:24 pm #43771
at this point lets hope that franks can work through his limitations. these games must be won by staying at a high level. if you miss one a little, dont let it destroy you. we as fans have not been fun since champ sort of took our fun away, but it can be fun, lets not forget thats why we watch the games!
July 26, 2019 at 11:18 am #43726
to be more precise, its offensive tackle/pass blocking that i am most looking for info about. I think we are going to run the ball well, which will also help the passing game. i think the missouri game hurt franks stats last year, and some of that was giving away the georgia game with self inflicted things the week before which caused a letdown.
anyway, we have the athletes at tackle, just a matter of coaching them up, may take time, and our strengths can hopefully be stronger to help win the day
July 25, 2019 at 5:44 pm #43714
im not trying to be debbie downer about our guys. it may be that with running, or more check downs, or improvement by him or the entire unit, franks is not going to be as bad as that stat looks. its only a stat, games are won on the field, not in the newspaper. inversely, miami doesnt even know who they will start at qb on aug 24, and worse for them, they dont truly know who will start at db either. i think their coach is very impressive, but of course until they play you dont know if he is as good as he sounds. i just want to know more about our offensive line.
May 7, 2019 at 9:23 pm #42924
trask reminds me of a former tennessee vols qb and gainesville kid darryl dickey. no one thought he would do much, just taking a slot since his dad was a big name, and the other qbs in the program were heisman types. but one day towards the end of his time at tennessee he took over after an injury for the starter and beat the daylights out of everyone , especially miami in their hot shot days. he went on to coach a little bit, and i know the vols came to really love him before he left.
February 6, 2019 at 8:37 pm #41707
Nashville Gator makes a great point about average recruit rating / # of elite recruits. When you consider CDM seems to land very well needed transfers and top assistants, the guy has proven Foley wrong ten times over for mistakenly chosing champ and then mac over CDM. foley told everyone CDM couldnt recruit! in a way, its a “boy named sue” favor, as it gives CDM etc fuel to keep em coming!
Remember, too, that UF is a little more academically than most of these schools we compete with, so sometimes a player might not want to come here for fear he may not be up to the challenge in the classroom even if he can make it on the field. so a guy picking auburn or georgia or several others, dont “covet” those guys, be thankful for our guys!
February 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm #41667
I pretty much agree with shulman, except auburn i see us winning, but im not sure we will beat missouri, they seem to be owning us this entire decade. i see tennessee, fsu and miami as much closer games as well. The OL just doesnt seem like they are championship ready yet, but when they are, look out.
December 4, 2018 at 11:03 am #40762
Mexigator, you have hit on the all time #1 post/discussion in the history of gatorsports. great work. incredible. now for the bad news.
ive tried a couple of arguments, but i confess they are missing something. i stumbled on a new term from the bible, that was explained to me in a way that captures what i believed happened. and it happens over and over again in life.
im no biblical scholar, so i must defer to some on gatorsports that have studied the bible in more detail than i have. in thessalions, (chapter 2 verses 6 and 7), there is a term called katechon. now at this point i will remove religion from the discussion, its just that the term is universal. katechon effectively is a counter force, so to speak, that after any great accomplishment, era, positive event, and the like, there is a tendency to go backwards. thats probably imprecise, but useful for this discussion, and common to declines all over the place. no one is immune.
No question tim tebow was incredible. he sure had an impact here, and it went all over college football, and the professional game now. as he was leaving, katechon paid us a visit. Carlos Dunlap and the Alabama unmotivated performance, urban quitting, mullen moving on, cam newton, 25 arrests, champ, mac, will grief, credit card fraud, etc. you simply cant have something as great as tebow without eventually going backwards. who is to blame? we all are. maybe we could have postponed it, maybe not. but it came. it will happen to bama, happened to georgia tech, nebraska, and it happens in politics, all over the place. it will happen again, somewhere, and soon.
i think we will be better and soon, but there is not another tebow out there, maybe one day, but it wasnt just him as a considerable man, it was the whirlwind he took over for us all to ride. if he were a recruit today it wouldnt be the same.
i saw him preach and he spent a lot of time on something thatsomewhat troubled him, the lack of a clear answer from god – in this case the choice to come here over bama. i have no standing to comment on behalf of the almighty, except to say im glad it was here. i do think florida was a better choice, a better platform, and better for the rest of tim’s life, without any disrespect to alabama in saying so.
so i gripe about things since he left, but deep down i know, this is a force of nature we are talking about, and i still think we are going to be good soon, but there is no big lesson or takeaway i can see from the lost decade, a few smaller things like leadership, etc.. it just was part of life
November 15, 2018 at 11:55 am #40272
I agree my economics argument is more correlation than than causation. So some of it needs further work.
I’m totally about captains who have emotional control and other traits. We’ve had talent but I’ve yet to see enough of those players. Ole Nick seems to develop them…I’m not sure it’s scheme for him. Same with dabo. I think Mullen can since he did it with Dak. Kirby smart maybe. Leaders are disproportionately important I’m.
November 14, 2018 at 8:48 pm #40255
weve had ten wins two of those years and nine two others if you count this as 9. 2009 we won 12 i think. too lazy to look it up. other than the two 4-7 years, weve been as good as almost everyone save bama.
but we arent as good as we were, so lets get to the spirit of the question if not the wording. one idea, probably wrong, is that the economics of florida have declined relative to places like clemson with bmw, alabama with mercedes, lsu, tcu with the permian basin, the marcellus shale with ohio state, penn state, and even syracuse, and the economic success of atlanta for georgia. those economic successes added a positive layer to their schools, our subprime problems weakened all of our programs. just a thought
October 29, 2018 at 7:36 pm #36683
you get 4 games and can still redshirt, why waste carries on scarlett in the idaho and south carolina games etc.