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Bits of Tid Post Vandy 11/11/19

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by candymanfromgc, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. ruralgator18

    ruralgator18 All American

    Apr 21, 2007
    Please try and discuss active players on the main board. I love talking about the Gators, but when I click on a recruiting thread I want to read about recruiting.
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  2. JaxGator75

    JaxGator75 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Visitor list is getting interesting for 12/6

    Morven Joseph
    Jaylan Knighton
    Derek Wingo
    Richard Leonard
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  3. atlantagator86

    atlantagator86 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Alpharetta, GA
    I don't think anyone is trying to disrespect Perine and I don't think there's a single person here who isn't rooting for the kid. But after the way he finished last season, and with no other established competition coming into this season, I think most of us thought Perine was in the position to have a big season and get drafted into the NFL.

    That hasn't happened. The offensive line's run blocking hasn't helped him, but there's clearly something more to it. I don't think it's lack of effort but his pass blocking hasn't been very good this year either. Other than the huge run against Auburn, Perine has looked like a pretty average college RB.

    But in the last 2 games, Perine's touches have been cut by over 50% from his average over the first 8 games. Part of that appears to be that the coaches seem to have pretty much given up on the traditional running game. Even in the 56-0 Vandy win, in a game you'd think the coaches would give Perine a lot of carries, he had 4 carries for 13 yards. The other RBs didn't fare much better. But the QBs and WRs combined for 16 carries for 116 rushing yards.
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  4. ShadowCat

    ShadowCat Senior

    Jan 6, 2015
    Until we have an Oline worth anything, what RB with his head screwed on right would come here and be fighting for 1 yard gains... When they see Perine, a pre-season pick, having no chance to run what hope does a freshman have to gain yards?
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  5. bobbybaker86

    bobbybaker86 GC Hall of Fame

    Sep 4, 2017
    FSU has a worse OL than us and had 2 solid RB commits. But then again, until ink hits paper, you never know where they're going to sign. I do think we'll land an RB though, I just hate that we don't already have one in the fold.
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  6. Bongogator

    Bongogator Senior

    Aug 21, 2007
    You beat me to it, by a minute!
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  7. crl

    crl GC Hall of Fame

    Nov 8, 2008
    Certain kids want to play at certain schools based on the culture they're from. We can't always change their minds. Plus many other factor$ in play wrt recruiting. Hard to judge when we don't know all the facts.
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  8. gatorlaxn

    gatorlaxn All American

    Aug 28, 2014
    Atlanta Ga
    Oui oui
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  9. DieAGator

    DieAGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    First, credit to the staff for adapting and moving the ball with WRs. Whatever it takes.

    But the question is, will our OL learn to run block better with practice and strength training? Is anyone concerned we have a group of guys that inexplicably will not be able to open up run lanes eventually?
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  10. Wanne15

    Wanne15 GC Hall of Fame

    Jan 18, 2015
    I think the verdict is out on the upper classmen . The young guys hopefully take over and improve next year.
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  11. nodakgator

    nodakgator Freshman

    Oct 14, 2019
    I am worried for next year somewhat, but I'm confident in the younger guys we having coming in and on our roster. (Walker, Harod, Gouriage, White, etc.) three being four star guys. Keep in mind our starting offensive line recruiting ranking average is a 5.7. That's with Gouriage being our highest rated at a 5.9 as a freshman.
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  12. dontpanic

    dontpanic VIP Member

    Oct 28, 2019
    Temple Terrace
    The Oline is almost entirely new this year, and is gradually improving, but still gets little push, however, a year of working together will help a lot next year losing only Buchanon, meaning that Heggie will move to Center next year, and White graded out very highly in his first start replacing Bleich, and Couriage looked good replacing the injured Heggie at left guard.

    Next year should be considerably better and all of the most likely new RB prospects, look good if you've watched their HS film.
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  13. candymanfromgc

    candymanfromgc Moderator

    Apr 3, 2007
    UF's O-line should be better next year and very good the year after. Any RB recruit will be told this and should know this if they are paying attention.
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  14. spike718

    spike718 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 11, 2007

    Well, technically FSU probably has the worst o line in the nation. Lol

    Coaches can sell their vision and it doesn’t matter who is on the o line and how they performed this year. For example, UF coaches may tell a RB prospect that we aren’t running our normal o this year. With Franks out and less QB runs due to trasks different skill set we are not able to open up the running lanes like last year and at MSU. Kids can see Jones and Richardson are next QBs up and we sell that the traditional offense we run with those QBs (running threats) opens up the running lane for the rbs.

    See, I’m not even a coach/recruiter but I am sure I have you convinced UF is now the place to be for RBs.
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  15. justinwitt07

    justinwitt07 GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 7, 2018
    Atlanta , GA
    I could be wrong but I’ve felt having him share more of the load with pierce could’ve benefitted him in games , much like Scarlett did
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  16. tmape01

    tmape01 Sophomore

    Apr 18, 2007
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  17. mdfgator

    mdfgator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    San Francisco
    How did you get a come on man for this post!
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  18. thekentuckygator

    thekentuckygator GC Hall of Fame

    Oct 8, 2018
    Once again, Mullen knows.
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  19. TrueGator

    TrueGator GC Hall of Fame

    Nov 11, 2014
    From a guy that has posted once in twelve years, no less.
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  20. candymanfromgc

    candymanfromgc Moderator

    Apr 3, 2007
    NFL looks at things much different than fans. Perine has actually helped himself as the league wants guys who can catch the ball. That catch for a td yesterday earned him some dough.
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