To me, it is somewhat simple

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  1. Coach1987
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    Going back to last season and this, 15 games, we are 12-3. Two the losses have a combined, what ten turnovers, while the third was a legitimate ass whipping with a team that seemed to have its focus elsewhere.

    While watching the Miami game, I was torn between saying, we are going to pull this thing out any minute, and the feeling, "here we go with another one of these." Burton makes a big play, called back on a penalty. Actually on the play where his brother "de-cleaths" the opponent, I think if Trey does not go out of bounds, it is a good block. Later Jones breaks a decent run and holding is called.

    You go on the road, double the offense, shut the opponent down basically for three quarters, have 400+ yards of offense, and lose the one stat that counts.

    Thus I feel we have an SEC defense and an offense that is evolving but is not good enough to make the mistakes we make and survive.
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    So, stay focused and don't turn it over?
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    What worries me is a simple question-- is this an anomaly or trend?

    While we're 12-3 in our last 15 games, we're also 2-3 in our last 5 games against teams from BCS conferences, our offense has been good in one of those games while being varying degrees of acceptable in all the others. I worry that against teams with anything approaching equal talent on defense, Pease has been figured out, that the gimmicks that worked for the first half of 2012, the motions, the formations etc have been exposed as little more than window dressing (on another note, one of the reasons multiple formations usually works is that it induces confusion and hesitation in a defense, our "slow huddle" approach hurts the efficacy of this approach). People have been saying JD regressed after last season's UT game but what if that's not it, what if its just that our offense was figured out and we have no real counter punch?
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    people are just wrong about Jeff regressing soc. Only thing I have seen is more TO's
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    That's basically the only question that matters.

    Anomaly and were fine. Trend and were screwed.
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    Also for all the crowing about improved the offense is we're last of second to last in the SEC in a lot of offensive categories.
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    Neither.

    It's just typical over-reaction while making something out of nothing on your part. That's all. Nothing more and nothing less.
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    A lot of SEC teams have played two cupcakes. We will know more about how we compare to everyone else another game or two into the schedule.
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    Great post, coach. Rep
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    my biggest concerns about UF going forward

    O-line---banged up again, not sure about the talent
    Driskel---hopefully he gets his problems worked out soon
    Receivers---supposed to be big time this year, but they haven't done much in 2 games
    RB---matt jones looked rough against miami---hopefully it was due to his injury
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    Disagree about the WRs.

    Dunbar and Patton had a productive game vs a decent Miami secondary. I feel like Showers should get more touches and can be productive as well.
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    Before the season, everyone said that the Toledo and Miami defenses were cupcakes. I guess they were good, or our offense is bad.
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    I say they shit the bed because of our offensive philosophy, which requires near perfection. Mistakes happen and you have to have the offense to over come them. We don't play offense to overcome any mistakes. We play offense with the idea that the defense will score 14 points per game. It doesn't work like that.
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    ROTFLMAO!!
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    Miami would probably beat Toledo worse than we did.
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    More TO's = progress :huh:
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    Jeff seemed to regress to me. He is marginally better throwing the ball (ie everything involved in throwing, reads, decision, etc) and significantly worse running the ball.

    I don't think forcing him to be something he isn't will help us. I like the improved passing, but running shouldn't take a back seat to running.
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    So are the moles trolling the trolls or is it the other way around? :huh:
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    Yeah but you can just shut off turnovers like a light switch. Thats oversimplifying it. There are many root causes that lead us to turnovers: Poor blocking, poor decision making, poor route-running, poor ball security. Those are a lot of things that must be fixed in order to stop turning the ball over.

    In short, we turn the ball over because we aren't very good fundamentally on offense. And that's a problem that can't be corrected overnight.

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