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Alabama @ Florida 9-18-21....What Say You All?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by CadGator, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. CadGator

    CadGator All American

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    My gut tells me we had no Spring Game because we have Bama the 3rd week of the season. My gut doesn't mean it's correct.

    I'd like to know your thoughts on the game and and how we will compete.

    Personally, I think if we keep hauling in recruiting classes not in the top 10 it's gonna be hard to compete with them on a consistent level. Does Dan make up for that in the transfer portal? Again, that is just my thought!

    Wanna know what you all think?

    Go Gators!!!
     
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  2. GratorGator

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    I think our O under a dual threat QB might give Bama fits. Our D well let's see what the new year brings. It's an exciting opportunity for us to pull an upset.
     
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  3. fda92045

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    If our defense is better than last years I think we have a good shot.
     
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  4. trump4life

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    I will defer to see how we look in first 2 games. If we look like we can tackle and cover on defense, and get pressure on QB, in other words, not look like we did last year, I will give us a chance.

    if EJ can run the spread like we hope he can, and throw ball with reasonable consistency, I will give us a chance.

    Put both together and I will give us a CHANCE.
     
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  5. believer

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    I don’t think we can beat Alabama twice in one year. So if we plan on playing them twice, I’d rather lose the first match. Imo
     
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  6. mkfgator

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    Given this is July and neither team has played a game, I will act like a Georgia fan in May and say we pull out a big ole can of whup ass. The first step in any upset is to stop deifying the other team. Alabama has kids on their team who eat , sleep and poop like the rest of us. They are human. We should have beat them last year in the SECCG with the worst defense in Florida history. Like Grator said, dual threat QB's --good ones--have given Bama fits over the years. In the last several years, Bama's secondary has not stood out to me, especially against the dual threat species of QB. So the key is we give EJ some time in the pocket and put pressure on that secondary , as well as have him be productive running. We have to stop or slow down their run on D. If we do that and our RB's can rush for just 100 yards, I think we will pull off the upset. I reserve the right to change my opinion after the second week of the season.
     
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  7. thale410

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    If the defense is decent, it will be a game in the 4th quarter. Pretty much all one could ask at this point.
     
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  8. CadGator

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    I agree with most that with a good or great defense the sky is the limit for us.
     
  9. beteez

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    But we have 3rd & Grantham, that isn’t good or great.
     
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  10. Skink

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    I’ll be there and we win a lot more than we lose when I’m at The Swamp
     
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  11. Skink

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    Try coming up with something original
     
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  12. fda92045

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    I sometimes wonder if you are Todd Grantham himself or if he pays you to defend him on this message board.
     
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  13. Gatorrick22

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    PACK THE SWAMP...
     
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  14. Wanne15

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    No one has competed with them successfully in over a decade. They’ve won more than all other teams combined. I’ll be there and we might pull an upset.
     
  15. Wanne15

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    Really no sense in whining. Positive attitude helps.
     
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  16. crl

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    Gumps by a couple of TD's. If we play well and don't turn it over.
     
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  17. fda92045

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    I don't think pointing out "3rd and Grantham" being a major concern is necessarily whining. Things like that usually don't magically disappear.

    Anyway, I don't think our attitude on a message board really impacts the outcome of this game. I still think the Gators will be good despite being concerned about our defense.
     
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  18. Wanne15

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    Everyone is concerned about our defense but it’s the same coach that had a d that helped beat auburn and LSU two years ago.
     
  19. Wanne15

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    That may be a reasonable prediction but if a player said that and I was the coach, I’d send him on his way. We gonna win man.
     
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  20. shelbygt350

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    My uninformed opinion.

    Gumpers have a new qb and who knows if he is Mac Jones or Sarah Jessica Parker. No Najee. No Smith. But they are still loaded as a team.

    Gators dont have Trask or Pitts or Toney but our qb is in yr 4 of being under Mullen. Our def has to have improved with the new DTs as well as trading Marco to NFL for Marshall (good move).

    I'll call it UF 31 Bama 27.
     
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