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David Parker article

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by studegator, Oct 15, 2013.

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    The article certainly does lend perspective. I just don't find the perspective terribly encouraging.
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    Dont disagree or PD will put you "on the list!!!!" LOL

    Some of the long in the tooth GC members can remember that Im sure. He and Ox. HAHA
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    Exactly the point I tried making earlier that went bye bye. Sometimes it's better to not print the big picture.
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    You dont see Olinemen of quality committing to the program because I do?
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    Not a "bad" article, but a lot of it is "fluff" too.

    But all-in-all, it sounds like a bail-out article for Muschamp, who I just think hurts himself with his own stubbornness about offense.

    His job is to win games, not lose them, and Parker has a long way in going to convince me that Muschamp doesn't have the talent on this team right now to win 9 - 10 games a year until he finally gets everything in place. I personally believe coaching is the primary problem on the OL. You're not going to convince me all those 4 and 5 star players on the OL are all busts, each and every last one of them.

    I like Muschamp, I support him, and even I have said 2014 is our year to be really, really good, but it's Year #3 and it's time he started getting this ball rolling in the right direction on offense IMO.

    Go Gators.
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    In what way is Muschamp stubborn about the offense? Who are all these 4 and 5 star players o the Oline? Who do you think is bust and who do you think are elite and not getting the right coaching?
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    My previous post was quite self-explanatory IMO. :wink:
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    what?

    If you use ESPN ranking we start a 5 star tackle who is 280lbs a 3 star right guard the 111th best guard at center the 110 best guard at right guard and a 3 star tackle

    Where are these 4 and 5 star players on the Oline?
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    Shouldn't the staff/nutritionist be partly responsible for Humphries weight?
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    He put on like 20lbs last year they knew when they signed him it was going to take 2 years. He was the number 1 tackle prospect in the country but everybody knew he needed to add 50lbs in college.
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    Good article but I think he's missing a big point. No reasonable Gator fan thought we'd be an elite team, win the SEC, and play in the NC in 2011 or 2012. While we did think we had a shot at going to Atlanta this year, we still weren't thinking of #1 rankings, NCs, etc. IOWS, most reasonable fans just wanted to see consistent improvement, mainly on offense.

    Instead we see essentially the same plodding offense we've seen since 2010. Yes, injuries have been a factor especially on the OL and losing Debose (Jeff too but with Murphy playing well that's a wash or maybe even an improvement and there were no guarantees with Debose). But a program like ours still should be able to put an offense on the field that can do better than two FGs against LSU. We also shouldn't be putting an offense on the field that's still plagued with penalties.
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    In addition to the extra weight helping him compete, here's hoping it will also keep him set thru the snap.

    Sorry ... couldn't help it.
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    Made me laugh; nice.
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    Valis points in the article, but I agree w/ Gray. This is year 3 and the excuses are growing tired. I've said several times that the jury is still out on Muschamp....but the jurors are starting to file back into the jury box and the verdict is about 18 games away (meaning the end of next season). And so far, it's very unimpressive.

    I pointed out yesterday that even Meyer had a "come to Jesus" moment in 2005 (the LSU game, when he cried tears at the post-game presser). He came back from a bye week and implemented a few changes to the offense (adding a fullback was one of the biggest additions) and we beat UGA as underdogs. It's not rocket science. It's football. I'm not sold that it takes 3 years to implement an offense.

    When "paying" members are posting like crazy over here it tells you how exciting things are in "their" forum.
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    Maybe it will help him with assignments too. Bottom like is our OL sucks, and has been that way since day 1 with Muschamp. Outside Bama, no school signs a bunch of 4 and 5 OLs. OL more than any unit is all about coaching and development. We should be better by now. We are not. The rest are just excuses.
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    Right. Who's offensive line is more talented on paper, ours or Missouri? Who's is better on the field?
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    I have heard it said recently that our OL ought to have agents to sign them up for Cialis commercials. Have each OL sitting in a tub looking at a mountain. It's a commercial about NON-PERFORMANCE and that describes our OL to a T. It's time to replace our OL coach and give someone else a shot.
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    RAZ, I like you man, but sometimes you get way too excitable and sort beat a dead horse. Don't turn into an OBOB.

    That said, I'm sticking to my previous post.
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    I like Parker's articles for the most part but I think he can the same point across in about 2/3 less space. He's VERY wordy.
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    you can but the numbers say you are wrong

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