The problem is NOT our O-line......and it's NOT a lack offensive skill players

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  1. swg8trgr8
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    Our problem is not recruiting, or lack thereof.
    Our problem is not injuries either.
    Our problem is not our linebackers.
    Our problem is not our players, or their talent, or their skills.


    Our problem is coaching. Plain & Simple.


    You can have all the talent in the world (which we do), but if the coaches are subpar, then the team will perform subpar. No one will argue Vandy has better players than us. Even our back-up players filling in for the injured are bigger, faster, stronger, and better than their guys. They had a true freshman playing in his second game ever come into the swamp and dominate us.

    This is all about coaching, and our coaches have our players unprepared and undisciplined. It is embarrassing.
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    Motivation and peak performance is one of the more complicated challenges of any staff as there are cultural and institutional factors that transcend the present regime. But I think it's clear that the staff is responsible for finding the answers. So far it hasn't happened.
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    swg8trgr8....

    Uhhhhhh.... No.
    Let repeat.... No.

    So, according to your logic... our offensive line has had nothing to do with our losses?
    So, according to your logic... all of our injuries have had nothing to do with our losses?
    So, according to your logic... players that have tanked it in... have nothing to do with our losses?

    Yet, you're saying that out of the 117 coaching staffs that are found throughout the nation that the current Florida staff is that bad? And that is the SOLE reason that our team is so bad?
    Uh.... No.
    Even though I am utterly embarrassed and detest what has happened this year... looking at our coaching staff... we got a lot of coaches that have had upper college division and NFL college experience under their belts.
    Foley hired these coaches for a reason. All of them had great resumes.

    Granted, there needs to be some definitive changes made with our coaches... I agree.
    But I do not agree with your logic that our losses have nothing to do with EVERYTHING else that has happened this year.
    This year puts the term, "Perfect Storm" to shame....
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    The problem is the O-line...and the coaching staff is responsible for that. We whiffed on a bunch of OL recruits and the lack of depth is showing.
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    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

    Our single biggest problem is offensive line.
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    We have multiple problems. Coaching is one of them. But to dismiss everything else as if coaching happens in a vacuum is foolhardy.
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    When one well-regarded prospect fails to develop, you call it a bust.

    When all your well-regarded prospects fail to develop, you purge the coaching staff.
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    Exactly!!


    All of our o-line guys were highly recruited. There's a reason why none of them can block anybody.......COACHING

    How talented and deep is Vandy's o-line? How about Missouri's? Not nearly as good as ours. How come our 5* defensive studs weren't able to sack their back-up Quarterbacks at will? How were their lowly o-lines able to keep all of our blue chip beasts at bay?


    COACHING
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    I totally agree 100%!!
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    Agreed. Coaching is the problem. Coaching is also responsible for unwise recruiting and poor development.
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    So last was our perfect storm one way and this year the opposite way which brings me to my next point. Muschamp is an 8-5 guy. That's all he'll ever been consistently. He needs way too much to go his way to win anything. You are what your record says and average his out? He's just a mediocre head coach and probably all he'll ever be.

    I am stealing a quote from somewhere else but changing assistant coaches would be like moving around deck chairs on the Titanic.

    Time to move in another direction. Muschamp is not the answer.
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    Piling on, piling on, come on boys they're piling on; don't be late.

    Could be a country music song.

    "A'hm going to the piling on. Gonna whipe the cowsh!t off my boots and go to the pilin' on. Life's a bitch. Gal done left, took my stash; dog done died: boss done kicked mah ass. Champs to blame. Gonna get mah licks in, going to the pilin' on."
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    Our line is an absolute disaster.

    That may not be our only problem, but it's a very big one.
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    I know why three (60 %) of our starting Olinemen - including both starting tackles - couldn't block anybody yesterday.......they were on the sideline in street clothes. I'm sorry to bring that up since I know that doesn't fit into your blame the coach for everything including global warming take on this.
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    Absolutely!
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    Obviously you have been watching a different game than I have. Our O-line is just about the worst I have ever seen in an SEC game. These same coaches taught a different group how to pile drive teams last year. This years O-line players constantly whiff on blocks and get buried by defensive linemen. Losing Green and Humphreys has been a major blow since both are extremely talented tackles who gave the QB an extra second or two against the outside rush.

    We don't have all the talent in the world.....many of our very best players are standing on the sidelines pointing with their crutches! Not many teams can survive a tough SEC schedule with their 2nd and 3rd string players. I'm pretty frustrated but as far as the coaches go....the only one I want to see sent packing is Pease!
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    Tell me about how much healthy talent we have at tackle. I'll wait.
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    We don't. We are a skeleton of what we started off with.
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    Of course our biggest problem is our OL; being dead last in the SEC in every category that is dependant on a competent OL confirms that.

    Anyone who doesn't think the OL is the single most important group for offensive success needs to watch our last game again, and then watch the LSU and Bama game immediately afterward.

    Huge difference between having 2 seconds or 7 seconds in the pocket; and blowing open holes for RB's rather than having them get whatever yardage they can all on their own through their own abilities.
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    Ridiculous. Take five or six starters off of any team and they won't be anywhere near as good. Georgia could have beat Alabama this year, but if you take five of their starters off the team they're getting beat by Missouri by two touchdowns.

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