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So I have Florida going 10-2 this season. I think the Gators lose at Alabama and one other game somewhere.

But after today, I’m not so sure.

I’ve covered a lot of Media Days at UF and my memory is glazed over by time. But I cannot ever remember seeing a Florida team as big and strong as this one.

Today was our first chance to see all the Gators (except those who are injured including, of course, the player who was to be the subject of my column) and in shorts and jerseys that is an All-Airport team.

Even Jeff Demps looks huge — if you can be 5-9 and huge. He’s a ball of muscles.

Now, I still don’t know if John Brantley can throw a third down pass into tight coverage in Tuscaloosa or whether Florida can find a second corner or whether the Gators can stay relatively healthy.

But that is one good-looking football team.

5 COMMENTS

  1. I hope that don’t just look good getting off the bus! You know, looks like Adam, plays like Eve.

    Johnny B. is the real deal and our coaches are smart enough to change the O up for him. At least will not be as predictable on 4th and short. We may not convert as many, but I’ll bet we do not get into as many, either!

    Go Gators!

  2. I’ll tell you what, if Mickey Marotti isn’t as big a piece of this coaching staff’s success or bigger….I think he is definetly one of the elite conditioning coaches in the country. I agree with the 10-2 prediction but that is why they play the game!

  3. I DISAGREE WITH YOU BOTH, THIS IS A VERY TALENTED TEAM AND I THINK MANY PEOPLE THINK THIS IS AN OFF YEAR FOR THE GATORS AND WE WON’T BE AS GOOD AS PREVIOUS YEARS. i HAVE FRIENDS TELL ME “LOOKS LIKE YOUR REIGN OF TERROR IS OVER FOR A WHILE”. THERE ARE A FEW OBSTACLES TO HURDLE; HAVING THE FRESHMEN TO MATURE BEFORE THE “BAMA” GAME ( I THINK THIS IS THE BIGGEST), I DON’T REALLY HAVE DOUBTS ABOUT BRANTLEY, I THINK HE GETS THE JOB DONE. I HAVE NO DOUBT ABOUT THE RB’S. MY OTHER TWO CONCERNS ARE THE SCHEME AND THE INJURY BUG AND IT’S TIMING. WERE GOING TO HAVE INJURIES, WHERE AND AT WHAT TIME WILL BE KEY TO AN UNDEFEATED NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON. I KNOW YOU ALL JUST THINK, THIS GUY IS CRAZY, WE COULDN’T DO IT WITH TEBOW AND THAT VERY TALENTED TEAM HOW DO YOU THINK WE GET IT DONE WITH THIS JUST TALENTED TEAM THAT HASN’T HAD A CHANCE TO GEL? WELL, THE SCHEME IS DIFFERENT AND THE REST OF THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WORD REALLY DOESN’T EXPECT US TO BE THAT # 3 RANKED TEAM THATS ON THE BOARD RIGHT NOW. BY THE WAY I DON’T THINK “BAMA’ IS A BETTER TEAM THAN WE ARE.

  4. I think we will actually be better this year.

    AS much as I love Tebow, he really didn’t play especially well last year. It looked to me like he ws always pressing. I saw lots of open receivers and a QB who was hesitating because he wanted the “perfect” play. Too much pressure, not a lot of fun. It sorta reminded me of some of the teams from the 80’s.

    Brantly’s gonna go in and sling it around. I think we’ll see a lot more of the feshmen that we expect now, and I suspect we’ll see Brantly run a little. Not like Leak ran (scared of contact), and not like Tebow (lookin’ for contact), but smart get up field and get down knida running.

    I think we’ll loose at AL, but we win the east and then win in Atlanta, because Urb’s not going to get outcoached again like he was last year.

    Go GAtors only 3 more weeks!!