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Austin A is our DC much like Toney

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gator34654, Sep 17, 2023.

  1. tegator80

    tegator80 GC Hall of Fame

    May 29, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    Plagiarism? On a Gator Board? I am SHOCKED!!!

    I prefer to just say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

    Well, I WOULD be flattered...if I were ever plagiarized.:(
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  2. Gatorrick22

    Gatorrick22 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Yeah, next time I will read all the responses before I post my thoughts on your thread...

    I can't help it if someone else came up with common knowledge before me.

    Sheesh, tough crowd here. :oops::D
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  3. Gatorrick22

    Gatorrick22 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
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  4. Skink

    Skink GC Hall of Fame

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  5. Wanne15

    Wanne15 GC Hall of Fame

    Jan 18, 2015
    I heard he wants a spanking.
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  6. shane4three

    shane4three GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 24, 2014
    He’s brought fire, energy, and the emotion needed.
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  7. fox

    fox GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Florida Beachland
    Perhaps we need some of that on the O side. Or at least from a player or 2. A fiery leader at QB or RB would make a big difference. Always need one on the Oline.
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  8. UF76JMH

    UF76JMH Sophomore

    Sep 27, 2008
    Charleston SC
    I’m hoping the Gators sack Rattler on the first series (on 3rd down, preferably!). Fuel the D and set the tone for the game!
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  9. GornGator

    GornGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    Winter Park, FL.
    Yes, GET TO THE QUARTERBACK!...........
    The late Al Davis of the Raiders: "Get to the Quarterback."
    GO GATORS!!!!
    Totally love the energy A.A.'s D is feeding off of this year. Stay hungry.
  10. shane4three

    shane4three GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 24, 2014
    I feel like there’s one there and maybe 2. Tomorrow will show us as that’s a tough place to play.
    I think at least one there.
  11. gbranton

    gbranton GC Legend

    Sep 3, 2023
    Huntsville, AL
    I am going to have to disagree. I think Napier’s best hire was the agent that got him a $7,000,000.00 annual salary and a buyout that looks like the GDP of a South American nation in exchange for 11-11.
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  12. gator34654

    gator34654 GC Hall of Fame

    Jun 5, 2007
    Hey, I can be wrong once in a while. As time went on has showed his lack of experience. He may be better suited as a lb coach. I don't know of any hires BN has made that I'd consider great. PS I changed the title.
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  13. MarineG8R

    MarineG8R GC Hall of Fame

    Nov 19, 2014
    Bringing back the dead.

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  14. antny1

    antny1 GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 3, 2019
    Injuries to an already thin and struggling defense are what they are. The program just continues its curse as we go into the toughest stretch of opponents offenses. That's not to make excuses. People have somewhat ignored the lack of sacks, turnovers or pass breakups this season. Sure it's been noted but not to the degree of an issue it has been. What have we done well? Rush 3 drop 8 and receivers are still running free EARLY in their routes.
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  15. bullish

    bullish GC Hall of Fame

    Nov 14, 2010
    Interceptions are not allowed in this defense. no one has responsibility for any receiver, Just keep them in front of you. Never mind the thirty yard short pass right up the middle with no one within twenty yards. We need to man up the receivers, yes we will get beat but we would have more people to get to the qb.
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  16. Armstrong is a much better coordinator than Toney. With that being said and the talent vacancies the defense just boils down to the question of if the defense can get pressure.
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  17. MaceoP

    MaceoP GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    I see may blunders on D. I don't know if it's AA's scheme or some of the players out of position, but it's probably a little of both. Our LB's being out of position has been killing us all year. (and last year). James being hurt really put us behind the eight ball.
    I was watching Hopper play against the Dawgs. I'm sure if we were able to keep him our D would look much much better at this time.
  18. gatorwalrus

    gatorwalrus GC Hall of Fame

    Sep 24, 2022
    The fundamentals that we did so well early in the year like setting the edge, run fit, tackle, etc have gone the way of the Dodo. I have no idea what happened or who is to blame, it probably is a mix of many things. I still hold out hope for AA as I have seen what his D is capable of, hopefully he can get back to that standard.
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  19. MaceoP

    MaceoP GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    I remain optimistic on the long term rebuild that CBN can get it done. CBN is going to be here at least another 2-3 years and I will support him until the end. Not because i thought he was the correct hire (or not), but he needs to succeed. The positive's to all this are that AA and (even CBN) hopefully can learn from this year and in the off season make much needed changes. AA is not an old goat like TG was (TG refused or couldn't change) and CBN has already demonstrated he has to ability to change.
    Kirby had the foresight and luxury of handing over the D to Chump who happened to be floating around, allowing him to become a true CEO and Coach. CBN hopefully will find someone like that for the O in the offseason. AA, being so young, will have to grow and learn from this year.
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  20. g8trjax

    g8trjax GC Hall of Fame

    Jun 1, 2007
    D has zero killer instinct, too many guys just standing around watching and super hard to believe so many kids right out of high school are the best players we've got.

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