Interesting take on Florida / Miami

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  1. gator_chomp
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    sick of hearing the whole "If we played them 10 more times, we'd win 9 of them"

    Newsflash: We're not playing them 10 more times. In fact, we're not even playing them one more time. At least not anytime soon.

    When and if we do play them again, who knows what the circumstances will be. They might be a national championship caliber team and we might be in a rebuilding season.

    We had a wonderful opportunity to beat them, cut into the series lead, win South Florida recruits, bragging rights etc. We had the better, more talented team and SEC athletes and we blew it.
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    I think he meant more along the lines of play loose take chances, your not going to mount long drives vs Florida but its not like their offense can make you pay if you throw a pick on a deep ball so why not take some shots.
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    Not every game, only the biggest games played on the road (an exaggeration but not a very big one).

    Starting with the UGa game through the UM game, we've had 6, 5, and 3 TOs in 3 of the four biggest games during that time - UGa, Louisville, UM. Only in the FSU game did we keep TOs at a minimum (1) while playing away from the Swamp.

    As a matter of interest, we've had 17 TOs from the UGa game forward, 11 by fumble, 6 by INTs. Of those 17, 14 came in just 3 games - UGa, Louisville, and Miami - all played against pretty good teams and away from the Swamp. Hopefully we've learned something that will be useful against USC and LSU.
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    I thought anyone would understand that the phrase "we'd beat them 9 out of 10 times" isn't meant to be taken literally. Clearly nobody knows what we'd do if we played 10 more times and we'll likely never know since we aren't scheduled to play them 10 times (or any times).

    Rather than being a literal prediction, the phrase is commonly used by fans of a losing team to express the idea that their team was the better team but that the better team doesn't always win a particular game.

    Sorry if it's making you sick. Have you tried Pepto-Bismol?
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    They were the better team that day. The sooner we acknowledge that, the sooner we move on and look forward to the rest of the year, and the less likely we will lash out at Mushchamp, Pease, Driskel and anyone else so that we, eager to assauge our pain by throwing them under the bus, can feel better about what happened.

    Was FSU the better team the year they beat us at Doak prior to the MNC beatdown? Were we better than FSU the following year? That's why they play the game, and no points are given for yards gained and yards allowed.

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