SEC fatigue - and Florida pays the price

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by mulegator, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. mulegator
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    The Florida Gators fell from #10 to #12 in the AP poll this week. Right after beating a good Toledo team 24-6. Why? Because the Gators aren't sexy enough. They get no style points for a grind it out, ball-control offense. Florida's smothering defense is not very exciting. There's no compelling story line like Johnny Football, Oh-so-close Georgia, "The Freak" Jadeveon Clowney or Can-Bama-do-it-again? And how bout that Jameis Winston?

    Florida runs the ball too much. Florida doesn't score enough points. Florida is boring. The AP voters voted the Gators third in the SEC East so dammit .. that's just where they should be! And besides .. we're just tired of all those SEC teams being in the top 10 every week.
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    We were sexy enough to move up in the poll that counts for the bcs standings. The AP is a distraction.
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    That's the point I was making in another thread. The Gators dropping two places in the AP poll, despite winning the game, may be related to the offensive philosophy. Sometimes just winning the game may not be enough.
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    If we take care of business every week, we'll be just fine.
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    LOL! I doubt that.
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    You doubt that we moved up in the coach's poll or that we were sexy? I guess the sexiness factor only works in the AP, got it. I saw some real sexy defense in the Swamp on Sat!
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    Like I posted before, it is silly to have polls before about week 5. Too many unknowns.
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    Wow we completely dominated on offense and defense. The ap is a joke.
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    Good Lord! Winning handily is no longer enough? We have to be SEXY?!? Ahh, the Spurrier legacy runs deep...
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    You're darn right the Spurrier legacy runs deep. SOS made UF football great.
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    We had great teams before SOS and great teams AFTER Spurrier. Some great teams were run and defense dominant. Florida doesn't HAVE to have a high-powered passing offense to win big. Alabama doesn't.
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    Who cares where we are ranked on Sept. 3?
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    What relevance, in getting anywhere of importance, is the AP poll?
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    Here, here!
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    Who cares about the AP poll? Completely worthless.

    Ah, and it is the same poll that had pOSU ranked all season long last year even though they had sanctions further proving that it is useless.
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    These idiot writers can't make up their minds what they want to hammer us for. During the Spurrier days we were trash talked because we "ran up the score."

    Now we aren't getting any love because we simply dominated the clock and imposed our will on a good but lesser opponent. Gotta love the writers!

    The good news is as others have mentioned, none of this matters as long as we keep winning.
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    Luckily we have the opportunity as a team to "shut everyone's mouth" because the two teams that jumped us in the AP still have to play us. Win on the field ( in dominant fashion...and I am not talking about the final score, more about us imposing our will on other teams if it is a grinding style doing it fine) and things will sort themselves out.

    The best way to keep a team's offense from scoring is to keep their offense OFF the field! I think our coaches have a formula to do just that. I would like to see our offense in a "hurry up" situation where we can move the ball down the field and score in the red zone more!
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    I doubt many AP voters watch many games, most are lazy IMO. College football is a Charlie Foxtrot in regards to crowning a champion. IMO the press is biased and so are voters of college football.
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    The AP poll is meaningless. It doesn't count anymore.

    We DID move up in the one that counts.
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    No it's not. It's related to the stupidity of the average AP voter.

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