1st Indication

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    Saturdays scrimmage will answer a few questions. If we see a repeat of last years practice debacle, its going to be a looooooong season. However if there is an actual scrimmage, there is hope. Who will be right:

    Muschamp: We're going to have a good team next year

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    "Florida linemen struggling on both sides of scrimmage" from the Alligator.
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    Will be interesting to say the least.
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    Just a word of advice... don't put too much into what you see at this scrimmage Saturday. We're still installing an offense and getting guys up to speed on it. It could be ok and fun to watch, it could be messy. We'll see how well it's going to come together in the Fall after the players have worked out and studied their playbooks all summer.
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    It would be quite a feat if both sides of the line of scrimmage struggled. How would you even gauge that? A sack would be indicative that the o-line struggled, but also perhaps indicative of a stout defense.

    In other words - and I know the Alligator is a student paper - I wouldn't bet on both lines simultaneously struggling being the headline. ;)
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    I predict the offense will be set up for success. Which is to say I think we'll play a scrimmage with very, very safe, soft defense. This will be to both protect the QBs and also make our offense look demonstrably better.

    I'm guessing we play, final score is something like 38-24 or so and after people spend their 5 minutes glowing about Roper this place will be filled with "anyone worried about our terrible defense?" threads.
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    Correct that it is difficult to gauge. But both sides could struggle if that's how you choose to see it. For example, we rip off a nice run on one play, therefore our front seven on defense sucks. Then a tackle for loss on the next play means our OL sucks.

    The reverse of the sunshine pumpers.

    There's a storm lurking behind every silver lining. Class 5 Hurricane for some folks.

    As Gray noted, it's likely too soon to tell much from Saturday's exhibition.
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    I'm just glad that they are having an orange & blue scrimmage to begin with! What I want to see is if the cleaned up all the bone-headed penalties that were a plenty last year..couldnt establish any kind of rythm, with respect to stupid penalties!!
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    I'm excited to see the tempo change. Garcia had some interesting quotes about how the new tempo makes it hard for the defense to line up properly before the ball is snapped, and Driskel said that Roper has a goal of getting rid of the ball quickly. Call and haul. Let's go.
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    Hopefully we can at least celebrate zero bad snaps and teammate blocking.
    Herndon will probably have another "break-out" day, as usual, only to never be seen again.
    Keep your "eye control" on Muschamp' s growing "midline".
    Should be a beautiful spring day in Hogtown regardless.
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    will also be interesing to see how the receivers and running backs block and get off their blocks.
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    I think after a summer of works and the players practicing by themselves that they'll figure out the bad snaps situation.
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    Herndon is out with an ankle injury otherwise your scenario would almost certainly happen.
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    Not much will get answered in the scrimmage. All it is is just another practice.
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    I just hope the kicking game isn't a horror show!
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    For sure. Even if we improve a lot on offense, with this schedule the kicking game could cost us two or three games we would have a shot at.
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    Normally I would agree with you.... but....
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    Well unless we also had the defense out there I'm not sure what that means.
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    If we can block our own guys (and hold the block) I think we could screw up a scrimmage on both lines, however unlikely that may seem.

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