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    Are there any advantages in not going to a bowl?

    I believe (very much hope) that Muschamp and his coaches need this time to review, reflect, re-evaluate. I think we'll gain more from the down-time than we would from additional practice time.

    Yes, no?
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    Nobody gets hurt for a change.
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    No advantages at all, there are 35 bowl games, not being in one is an embarrassing accomplishment.
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    The only way there could be any advantage would be if the NCAA punished success the same way the NFL does, with some sort of recruiting advantage given to the worst teams.
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    The program will probably save some money. And since the SEC shares revenue, Vandy will finally be funding us for a change.
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    It's the NCAA version of "sit in the corner and during your timeout think about the consequences of your actions." Normally I'd say it's bad because it's less exposure for recruiting purposes, but it may in fact help us in the sense it's one less time recruits have to see the product that is 2013 gator football season. Also, more time to find a good OC, OL coach, and special teams coach as well as damage control with commits and recruits.
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    Yes, the young guys who don't play much, missing out on an extra month of practice is the best thing that can happen for the program.

    The product on the field showed the college football world, we don't need any extra work.
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    First round draft pick ?
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    We won't lose money going to a bowl no one goes to this year. Universities pay for the privilege to play in the lesser bowls. We would get more practices but we fired our OC and are in the middle of a search but you never wanna lose reps, just look at Solomon Patton's growth
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    No. Muschamp hasn't shown any signs of reviewing, reflecting, nor re-evaluating. More like derailing, deflecting, and devaluating.
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    Agree w/ this sentiment. There's no need for these players to continue being coached under the previous OC/OL coaches only to go out and lay another egg.

    It's also given us an early look at who is transferring, instead of having to wait until after the bowl game to find out.

    The loss of additional PT/practice time for the younger players is of concern, but as previously mentioned, why have them coached by lame-duck/out-going coaches?

    Can't wait for spring ball...
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    Hope he's learned how to choose offensive coaches. So far that seems to be a tremendous, almost unforgivable deficiency. I think he lacks the ability to interview effectively.
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    So far he's 0 for 2. One more strike and???
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    What use is there having any practice with all the injuries, not to mention practicing with an OC that you know won't be there? Why keep learning plays that are going to be scrapped after a bowl game if were in one? Concentrate on a productive OC and OL coach and recruit like a boss!
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    It is embarrassing not to be going to a bowl game, however, in the programs current state it may be the lesser of two evils.
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    Rich Rod said on XM today that the extra bowl practices are very overrated when it comes to preparing your team for next season.
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    Are we talking about the guy who had losing seasons in his first two attempts at Michigan, and then got fired after a miserable third, following a beat-down by Mississippi State? Oh, yeah. There's a guy who knows how to prep a team for the next season.
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    I think we should have an android with suitable apps and devices available to play popular teams like the gators. What is college football without muschamp?

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