Of Driskel's 22 pass attempts...

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    How many were targeted to WR's?

    I ask because not only did we only pass on 22 of our 70 plays, but I'd bet we actually threw to a WR less than 50% of the pass attempts (do we count Burton as a WR?).

    Makes it hard to recruit top notch WR's when we aren't even giving them attempts. 3-4 for Dunbar, 2 for Fulwood, 2-3 for Patton, Robinson 0.
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    Burton starts as a slot WR.

    2013 UF got Demarcus Robinson Ahmah Fulwood and Alvin Bailey 3 top 20 WR recruits
    2014 Ermon Lane top 2 WR recruit committed
    2015 Devante Phillps top 2 WR committed

    TRY AGAIN
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    One was to d rob, it got batted down. (I believe)
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    Ever heard of Will Grier? He will be throwing it a lot to WRs.
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    Sounds good to me. I sure hope so. But we we pass, on average, 20 times a game and many of those passes are to our RB's, FB's and TE's, then our WR's end up AS A UNIT getting 10, maybe 15 balls thrown to them per game.

    I'm tickled we have the above receivers mentioned. But I would suggest that it is probably easy to recruit against us at this position (and will continue to be easy) unless we start throwing the ball to our dang WR's more often.

    Now, on the other hand, I suspect us to recruit like Bama at the RB position in the year's ahead (and we seem to be).
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    We were saying the same about jeff
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    If we had phenomenal receivers and they were only getting 2-3 balls thrown to them a game and were going undrafted, I think you would have an argument. But that's not the case. The talent level at receiver has lagged far behind that at other positions in recent years, especially for a program so accustomed to talent there the last 20 years--a fact that numerous outside commentators have noted. We won't ever have a high volume passing attack under Muschamp because we want to run the ball with authority, control the clock, wear down defenses, and keep our defense off the field, but much of our reticence in throwing to receivers the last few years is that they've had a hard time getting open, catching the ball, and doing something with it when they do. The fact that Trey Burton--a converted quarterback/running back/fullback--was our best downfield receiver yesterday should tell you something.
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    Are you assuming Boom will be gone? Because with Muschamp as head coach it's hard to imagine us ever having a top 75 passing game.
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    Them GA bulldog boys can really sling it around!
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    Jeff was a dual threat QB recruited to run Meyer's spread system. Grier is Champ's recruit.
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    Ah yes, no more dual threat QBs now that we have the #2 dual threat QB recruit ...

    wait, what
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    Ermon Lane - "I think they [UF] could have played better than they did. They didn't play a top team. I think we could have done better. I think they will pick it up as the season goes on."

    Sounds like he is as skeptical of our offensive game plan as the others. I'm sure that last part is the glimmer of hope he has that he will see a deep ball thrown eventually, or even just a pass to a WR, and not watch blocking WR's all year... That will probably make him go elsewhere.
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    I can understand last year why we threw to the RBs and TEs--they were the best playmakers. We only have one game to base this year's assumptions on, and I am convinced that the Gators purposely stayed on pages 1 and 2 of the playbook for the "preseason game" against Toledo. I bet that against Miami we will not see the kitchen sink, but we will see pages 3 and above of the playbook with more passes to the WRs.
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    If they keep two safeties deep we will run it down their throats. If they are aggressive on D and put some people in the box we will throw it
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    I assume you guys heard that Ermon Lane, who attended the boring game, was very disappointed to see how few were thrown toward the WRs.

    I think it just goes to show what good recruiters they are that they can recruit any decent WRs given Muschamp's running back/TE offensive orientation.
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    Now you're depressing me.:shhh:
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    Burton,T. 5 69
    Dunbar,Q. 2 22
    Ajagbe,G. 2 16
    Patton,S. 1 21
    Fulwood,A. 1
    Westbrook,T. 1
    Brown,M. 1 -4
    Totals... 17 153

    Depends upon who is called a wide receiver. Burton was in the slot so one has to say he is a utility guy to NOT call him a WR. Showers was used as the "Omarius Hines guy." Is he or isn't he a WR?

    One can say some WR we recruited have been underwhelming. No kidding.

    But one can also say the coaches know it and have made suitable adjustments by making Showers and Burton WR's in this offense. I have no problem with the results. Demarcus Robinson and Fulwood will clearly make a difference as the year goes on. Add Patton and Dunbar and there is no problem here.

    Complain at will, but it looks to me like t he coaches have this.
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    Are most of you guys not gator fans? Boom is a blooming super star in the coaching ranks and he is ours, boy message boards are frustrating at times.
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    go proof of Ermon lane being upset?
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    Not sure I'd go that far- he's an above average coach- possibly even in the top half of the SEC but thus far nothing all that special in terms of a HC, he's a top 5 DC though and a great recruiter.

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