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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by ArtVandelay, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay GC Hall of Fame

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    I work with the mother of an ex-Gator and he told her Sully has told a bunch of the Freshmen to "find another place to play". Any truth to this?
     
  2. jhfxof

    jhfxof GC Hall of Fame

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    Cant comment on Sully, but fairly common in general I think, especially on teams with a lot returning.

    AU for example, after draft, etc had 31 of 35 returning.. Yesterday 3 rarely used players entered the portal. So 7 now empty spots, but still 11 incoming FR..
     
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  3. gatorjjh

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    most kids at the collegiate level can read the depth chart and make decisions based on anticipated playing time, every one of them was a star someplace before they got to UF, the really smart ones don't need to be encouraged to leave, elsewhere look at the MBK roster
     
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  4. MatsideObserver

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    Other than the ones who have already departed, I am stumped as to who would be the bunch of Freshmen discarded. Can't imagine you'd want to run off Fabian, Young, Callilao, Specht, Luethje, Scott, Pogue, Crisp, or Acton.
     
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  5. gtj31

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    Sully has never shied away from using FR. If you were a FR this year and didn’t get to play, the odds of playing next year aren’t great. It is what it is.

    I can’t think of anyone off the top of my head that didn’t play as a FR and all of a sudden played a bunch as a Soph. Maybe Byrne?? There might be a couple more relievers in there. Any position players?
     
  6. GatorLurker

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    I would have to think that the freshmen that played this year are OK.

    I am kind of sad to see Ruth leave. He was still in recovery from Tommy John and I thought that Sully did a good job letting him pitch some in prep for next season. I suspect he will be a star wherever he goes.

    Does Sully have a problem with too many incoming players and needs to open up some spots or is this just some negative crap?
     
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  7. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    Agree with you Lurk on Ruth—I’ll always pull for our “TJ” guys—I wish him the best for his future.

    As to your second point/question, I think the dog’s tail might be caught under the tire....
     
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  8. GatorLurker

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    I like boxers.
     
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  9. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    Lol, I was just referring to the negative noise you questioned.;)
     
  10. GatorLurker

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    OK.

    When I was a kid we had a wonderful dog that was a boxer. So he had to have a clipped tail.
     
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  11. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    ^^^^

    Boxers are great dogs!
     
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  12. GatorLurker

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    And wonderful with children.
     
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  13. GatorLurker

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    I haven't had a dog for a number of years. My last dog was an American Foxhound that my family wanted from a humane society adoption. I was wary because hunting dogs are not usually good house pets, but I was talked into it.

    Good thing.

    Beau was wonderful. I loved that dog. I was really sad when we had to put him down due to cancer. I have had smarter dogs. I had an incredibly smart Dalmatian. And I had an incredibly devoted dog that was a black lab/keshound hybrid but she was a head case. But Beau was the best dog. I miss him.

    Now I walk my MIL's dog (Poodle/Caviler King Spaniel cross) on occasion. We spoil him like a grandchild. He is allowed on our coach and on our bed. I would never allow that with one of my own dogs.
     
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  14. kgator27

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    Confusing us with FSU? Hearing “Meat” (that’d be the ridiculous nickname for Mike Martin Jr, if someone didn’t know) has cut 7 Freshman.

    Guess the new HC didn't like the last recruiting coordinator’s evaluations. Wait... wasn’t he the recruiting coordinator last year??
     
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  15. Matherly87

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    I'm confused. From the OP title Cleaning House, are you talking about cleaning house because of the dog???
    Just kidding. I'd love to start a thread about dogs but I won't add to this one about some of mine like Landry the German Shepherd (RIP)or Duke the Belgium Malinois (RIP) or Daisy the Boxer or Hershey the Chocolate Lab.
    I will say one rule I have about dogs. Its not a dog unless he/she can knock you over. I don't mean getting tripped by these little yipe yipe things. If you have ever tried to tackle a German Shepherd running at full speed toward you, you will know what I mean.
     
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  16. WESGATORS

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    That's awesome. I'm with you. I'm not taking my dog for a walk in a baby stroller (no offense to those of you that do).

    Go GATORS!
    ,WESGATORS
     
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  17. stingbb

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    Great post.

    It happens everywhere though. Some kids leave on their own and others are encouraged to leave but as long as the tight scholarship limits remain in effect, there will be always be a large number of kids transferring each season.
     
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  18. melrose12

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    How is that even fair, to have like 15 ships for 25 kids.
    Pro ball has 53-55 players on team for more games then college Football and they get 85 ships.
    No more then 60-65 play a year. Why not cut to 70 or 75 and give baseball at least 22 ships. Is their a rule how many baseball can have.
     
  19. MatsideObserver

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    It's actually worse than that. . . 11.7 and more kids (I think up to 35 on roster/ 27 on postseason /travel roster). I am sure someone will correct me if the roster numbers are off.
     
  20. KidProQuo

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    You will soon hear from a football fan who is in favor of totally eliminating the baseball program and increasing football scholarships to 95.
     
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