"Florida Gators a forgotten team"

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  1. gatorady
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    ...said Chris Fowler on College Gameday this morning, after no one even mentioned Florida when debating the East and SEC champion.
    I think we are due for a reminder :)
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    I love the fact that everyone is dismissing us. Will make it that much sweeter when we win the East!
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    It's all just jibber jabber, bro.
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    I want to be optimistic about this team and then I remember I'm a troll and my optimism stops there
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    Yeah, Bama, LSU, USC and even Georgia with their no defense defense were all talked about for contenders.
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    Yeah, amazing how we won 11 games, only the 7th time in school history, with no offense.
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    We'll know they're taking us seriously if they start saying Jeff Driskel will never make it in the NFL.
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    We're gonna shock the world!!!

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    Proves the talking heads don't do their homework
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    Yep, we won 11 games but could have lost half of them if you're honest. Several games was much closer than they should have been.

    Because of our predictable, low efficient offense, the margin of error for us was very small. We were always teetering on the edge. We rarely just beat teams, we basically squeaked by them. We won 11 games but it didn't really feel like we were in control.

    Our offensive production the past few years have been the worst I've ever seen at UF. It is beyond frustrating to watch. The difference in our defense to our offense is glaring. Why hasn't the offense caught up to the defense? Why does the offense often times go in reverse? I dread watching our offense. It is flat out boring for any football fan.

    I am very optimistic we will improve but it's hard to forget the past.

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    I loved watching the team last year. It was one of my favorite Gator teams. They fought for everything.
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    There is this thing called talent. When you evaluate and recruit better on one side of the ball that tends to happen
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    True, but then again just about any of our seasons we played games way to close or should have lost....sometimes did lose. We could have just as easy went undefeated. Would of, could of, should of.....we still won 11 games.
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    Agreed. Yes our O was lacking depth on the Oline and playmakers on the outside but they were tough as nails and a pleasure to watch.

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    I am still confident that Pease can get it done. We have the top QB in the country in that class. Our Oline is going to be better, and we have some stud receivers coming in.

    The main thing though is Pease is in the second year, so hopefully the handcuffs will come off, or at least loosened significantly.
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    The 2006 national championship team just squeezed by in their wins too.
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    I have been watching UF football for 34 years and I have never, ever had such a low expectation for an offense. The past 3 years, I don't even expect us to move the ball. I have very little faith that if we needed a score to win a game that we could sustain a long drive and put up points. Watching our offense is like watching the Keystone Cops at times.

    We have always had good offenses, even when we were bad. I don't buy it that we've somehow recruited better players on defense. If that's the case then move some guys over. I think it's a philosophy. Teams with much less talent can move the ball, why can't we? I know we've had changes every year on offense and that is probably the biggest reason but we have to be better. I miss the fun n gun.


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    You might have had little faith but last year when we needed to score we found a way to do it in the 2nd half.

    You dont buy that we have recruited better players on D? Just look at the recruiting rating of our DB's vs the WR's that were on the roster last year.

    Teams with less talent on offense also have less talent on D and take more risk because they have to. Muschamps main priority is to win football games.

    It seems some fans would rather go 8-4 and score a bunch of points than go 11-1

    The bold is what is really the problem for you. But the fun and gun is not coming back. SOS team have relied on D the past 5 years. The league is also differnt
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    By my count, there were four games we could have lost--two came against top ten teams and two came in November when our roster was emaciated due to injuries and lack of depth--and one game we could have easily won that would have put us into the SECCG for a national title.

    The problem was our lack of playmakers. The offense wasn't inefficient. It ended up with the second fewest turnovers in league play, third best completion %, and sixth in third down %, the last of which is actually pretty remarkable given the fact that we were thirteenth in sacks against and fourteenth in penalties and therefore we were behind the sticks a ton. The problem is that it wasn't explosive--twelfth in yards per play and yards per pass attempt--and that has everything to do with the weak receiver play.

    The difference between offense and defense is that the latter was still reaping the benefits of the 2010 recruiting bonanza and had far more experience and talent across the board. The offense is still "catching up" in recruiting before it can ever "catch up" on the field. The offense "goes in reverse" because we had a first time starter at quarterback whose weakness was blitz recognition, a weak pass protecting line and backfield, a lack of speed or playmaking ability at receiver, and our third offensive system in as many seasons with yet another set of protections, hot reads, and checkdowns. All of those areas either have been improved or are in the process of being improved and it should begin showing this year, but especially next when we stand to return eight starters and the 2013 receiver class is in position to contribute at a higher level.

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