ESPN Position Rankings Complied and Thoughts

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    Minus the plethora of injuries and missed games that have plagued him from the migraines to the sprained ankles to his coddled off field issues, other than those things, absolutely.
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    I would take those in a heartbeat for the production that was given. I mean defenses were litereally scared to death of PH. Hell, they are still scared of him. Did you watch the Superbowl? That one game was worth every penny the Seahawks spent.
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    Don't get me wrong. Talent wise he's off the charts. But last year he came back 1 game after hip injury and got a concussion first game back. Then in the super bowl he has a good kick return and a catch but you could see he was physically winded. Sea hawks win that game with or with out percy.

    Percy has been continuously named by former players as one of the main "entitled" players in Urban's "circle of trust" that caused major rifts with this team.

    I'm not sure regardless how good he is, that I would want any player thinking he is bigger than the program, and no player should ever choke out a coach, ever. That diva act he had I wouldnt miss, just his skill set.
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    These preseason rankings are worthless to me because it's not where you start it's how you end that matters.
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    Well damn where you been? Your Internet get shut off? Got pinched and sent up the road till you posted bail? :D I was starting to wonder if you got pitchforked and left in a nearby swamp.
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    Nah, just been crazy busy! Good to hear from you fellas again! Did I miss anything?
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    Just @Tebowism0823 getting bullied by @cistern as usual. He really should learn to stick up for himself sometimes. Sheeesh! :)
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    Nah.....I look at it as therapy work. I help her vent ;)
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    If the OL can finish top 5 or 6 those other offensive rankings will improve. If they perform like thy have the last 4 years there will be a lot of painful football again in Gainesville.

    Glad to see Fowler get ranked that high. Hopefully Bullard will be a top 5 DL by the end of the season.
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    I pretty much agree except I don't think t is so important to be top five or ix in the onference, as it is to be consstently effective. If there are ten consistently effective OL units in the SEC, we could be number ten and still be fine. If there are only three of those units we need to be in the top three.

    These rankings would be much better if they were numerical ratings... nn points out of 100. Then you get a clearer picture of expected performance.
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    The roster has enough size, speed and athleticism. Hopefully, this staff can get the best prepared 11 on the field to give 100% of their ability. Proper preparation and better game day adjustments will make a difference.

    Back in the day, the Bear used to say he'd take his 90%'ers who played to 100% and beat your 100%'ers who played to 90%. Of course the Bear also had his 90%'ers on tennis, golf and track scholarships so they could line his entire sideline when not on the field of play.
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    I was just gonna say...:D
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    Preseason rankings like this are mostly pointless - it's just interesting to post them to see what people's perceptions are regarding the program relative to other SEC schools.

    Given that, preseason, UF is viewed by those that follow the SEC at ESPN as being, perhaps, the 8th best team in the SEC, and that 4 teams on their schedule are viewed as being a better team.

    Now, these perceptions can be easily proven wrong once the season starts, obviously, just like in 2012, when UF was also not viewed very favorably.

    But in the society in which we live, perception is extremely important. UF has a lot of work to do to fix the perception that they are more than just a middle of the road SEC team.
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    The thing is, since Tebow left (basically), Florida IS a middle-of-the-pack SEC team.

    2010: 8-5
    2011: 7-6
    2012: 11-2
    2013: 4-8

    Total: 30-21 (.588)

    That's ninth in the conference.

    Alabama, LSU, USCe, Georgia, Auburn, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Mizzou all have better four year records than Florida. And we can't say that the Aggies or Mizzou's numbers are inflated by playing in the weaker Big XII.

    Arkansas (28 wins) and Vandy (26 wins) aren't that far behind.
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    That's not good...
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