Things I like and don't like (football edition)

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  1. Gatorologist
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    In this thread I am going to give one thing I like and one thing I don't like about four different components of UF Football (O, D, ST, C). And I invite you to do the same. Basic guidelines:
    1) Nothing negative about an individual player
    2) must be balanced in quantity ( 1 for 1) and quality/degree.

    Offense:
    I like the decisiveness of TM; I dislike lack of OL technique

    Defense:
    Our aggressiveness: Our lack of discipline, both behavior and assignments (sides of same coin I know)

    ST:
    We hit like Mack trucks: We kick like a Prius

    Coaching:
    On D we take chances on players/plays: On O we do neither

    What do you have to say?
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    Can't disagree with anything you wrote.

    I like TM's pocket presence and awareness.

    I don't like that RBs never seem to survive first contact with the enemy. Our yards after contact in the ground game are lamentable. It's almost as if they're coached to go straight down if there's not a nice wide hole for them to run through.
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    Offense:
    I like the different types of plays that Pease as designed for our team. Lot's of very creative formations and motion/s. I wish we weren't so damned predictable and boring in our play-calling, although most of the time we're okay in that department.

    Defense: I love our intensity and nastiness. But I wish we played in a more controlled and well disciplined way - we commit too many personal fouls.

    Special Teams:On kickoffs we seem to do okay getting to the runner. We need to fix our kickers' psyche... I know they're both (punter & kicker) good it's just mental, which is fixable, IMHO.

    Coaching:
    I like our designed sets on both sides of the ball. I just wish we could execute these plays better. Containing the runner around the end should never break-down, that is coaching. Middle of the defensive line runs need to be coached up... too many runs right up the middle. Has to be coaching because we can man-up with any team in college football physically. More coaching I despise is the white rags that all our defensive players seem to need hanging off of their hip. That makes our team look bush-league, rag-tag. I Wish our coaches made them wear gloves if they need them instead of the rags that look like crap, and that very few other teams' players seem to need. Fix the discipline problems on penalties.
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    Think almost everything was covered, but I would get more specific about defensive discipline. We weren't wrapping up, especially in the first half. Sometimes we were missing tackles completely, not even getting a hand on a ball carrier when we had him cut off. That said, we held the SEC's leading rushing to 54 yards, most of which he got on one carry. If Collins can't gash us, who can?
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    We also had (gave away) four first downs due to penalties, personal fouls as I recall. Some were ticky-tacky I thought, but need to be addressed.
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    Offense: I like that we finally throw down the field more. I dislike that we still only do it like 2-3 times a game

    Defense: I like how we are creating turnovers and sacks. I dislike all the penalties.

    Special teams: I like our kick coverage. I dislike that we cant seem to generate yards on punt returns

    Coaching: I like that Muschamp is a defensive guy. I dislike that he won't let Pease call games the way he wants.
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    I dislike how we play our starters for the entire game when we really should have our backup qb/rb out late in the 4th.
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    I like that some of you get the idea of this thread; I don't like that some of you can only be negative.
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    O: Like TM @ QB & the receivers beginning to be more aggressive (I credit Joker here) Not Like never throwing from the Wildcat

    D: Like Overall performance Not Like seems like they take a while to focus and that gets us in a hole on points or field position

    ST: Like the punt coverage Not Like the punt/kick game

    C: Like gradually opening the playbook to meet experience/capability Not Like I want open practices at least for the media (even with strict restrictions)
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    Off the top of my head, any team with half-way decent running backs whose offensive lineman are allowed to hold with impunity. But we don't have any teams like that scheduled this year.
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    Like the Qbs decision making under pressure, don't like the pressure.

    Like the WRs YAC, don't like the RBs YAC.

    Like the kick coverage, don't like some of the kicks.

    Like the most of the fourth quarters, don't like most of the first quarters.
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    I like when we score and win.

    I don't like when we play poorly and lose.
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    Dislike: How we still have a QB that voluntarily runs out of bounds 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage when he had plenty of time to throw it out of bounds.

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