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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by MyakkaGator, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. SJB612

    SJB612 GC Hall of Fame

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    Or Maryland in 2001. We like us some Orange Bowl.
     
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  2. shane4three

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    I hope it is like Maryland but to overlook them would be absolutely silly. Very solid and disciplined team that moved the ball on Clemson at will early on. If not for an interception in the end zone first quarter at least would’ve been very ended with tie score.

    this is a game in which we need to be very very careful because unless we beat them by two or three touchdowns it ends up looking really bad. Granted, we are much better but I’m glad our coach will not take this one lightly and just assume we will be them by 20 or 30. A ten win for an Institution like Virginia That plays in a bad conference is huge. The pundits are already playing this as acc versus SEC. gotta win by 14 or more. CJ sitting doesn’t hurt us but any other guys sitting good cause issues.
     
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  3. fox

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    Gotta win by 1 or more.
     
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  4. G8rNkoko

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    They faced 3 of the top 50 defenses in the country this year and lost all 3. We faced 7 of them and won 5 and our defense is better than 2 of the 3.
     
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  5. shane4three

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    That’s true fox but you know as well as I do a 2827 win isn’t what the whole world is expecting or looking for. You and I just want that W but again can’t come in expecting to play kids that have barely played and win this game. It’s about expectations, accountability and the brand and the brand ain’t going to allow beating a team that should not even be ranked in the top 25 by one point.
    You may not be disappointed with the one point win but I will be. What I know about Dan is that he is like SOS in that he wants to beat teams and beat them by quite a bit
     
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  6. beemerthegator

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    90% of their fans are unaware of whether they even made a bowl. Thanksgiving to them means their actual sports season is starting to hit full swing (basketball of course).
     
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  7. GratefulGator

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    I don't care if we win by 1 or 50, just as long as we win.
    Can we host recruits at the bowl game?
     
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  8. The_Graygator

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    Only they're not that good.

    They got beat 62 - 17 by a top 5 team but our two losses were by 7 and 14 to top 5 teams, and against LSU, we got robbed out of a TD.

    Then, if they're going to do comparisons, then lets talk about their last play win over fsu, a team we had beat at halftime.
     
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  9. spincycle81

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    Can't blame them for being excited, but they have no idea what they're walking in to.
     
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  10. tilly

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    What am I missing? I read the whole thread. I didn't see anyone claim an easy win. I barely even see anyone claim a win period? I just saw a bunch of comments about airfare.
     
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  11. diehardgator15

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    How the hell can fans of a team that just gave up 62 points be so high on life?

    Predicting a win after that performance is incredible to me.

    What fantasy land do they live in?

    Oh no no no.... they’re going be so upset when they get stomped by Dan RUTS Mullen.
     
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  12. diehardgator15

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    Queue trailer for “1917”

     
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  13. Gatorrick22

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    Last year they skunked USCe 28-0... just saying. Plus Bronco Mendenhall will have that team ready to play.
     
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  14. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Did you read the thread? Who is predicting that?
     
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  15. WESGATORS

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    *If* I'm a Virginia fan, I look at these points:

    - FLORIDA has the potential to overlook UVa as an opponent
    - Fans are generally disappointed in the matchup (will we sell out of our allotment? nevermind the ridiculous price the OB charges for this matchup)
    - FLORIDA's best wins away from home are (based on Massey compare):
    - #41 Kentucky (7-5) by 8 pts
    - #59 Miami (6-6) by 4 pts
    - #60 Missouri (6-6) by 17 pts
    - #67 South Carolina (4-8) by 11 pts

    The only edge we truly have over Virginia revolves around that Auburn home game. If I'm a Va fan, I look at that as a potential outlier. And I completely ignore the @ Miami and @ Louisville games and focus more on the @ UNC and @ Pitt games.

    I'd also look at the fact that we haven't really run on anybody, and making us one dimensional, should, in theory, make us a bit more easier to deal with.

    But I'm not a Virginia fan, and I see it as 2 of the top 5 teams in the country were able to stop us...not necessarily easily...and that Virginia doesn't have the ability to do so. I'd love to look at this like a Syracuse of 1998 season or a Maryland of the 2001 season, but those teams were light years ahead of this Virginia squad. This is matchup is, perhaps, more comparable to the Cincinnati matchup in New Orleans.

    I hope we get the chance to play a lot of young guys, and I hope those not interested in competing take the option of sitting out. But I'd really like to see us put a stamp on the direction of FLORIDA football in this game.

    Go GATORS!
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  16. TrueGator

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    I was there! Parked in a yard with bars on the windows.
     
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  17. WESGATORS

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    Traded beer for tickets, I expect a similar level of demand for this game (ok, maybe not quite that bad...but could be). The Orange Bowl traditionally does TERRIBLE with ticket sales (at least when not a playoff-type game).

    Go GATORS!
    ,WESGATORS
     
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  18. TrueGator

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    Parked about eight cars deep in a "no-block" spot. Took a couple of hours to get out.
     
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  19. MyakkaGator

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    "Make it 2-0 vs SEC under Bronco. Maybe we can make it a yearly tradition of beating SEC teams in bowl games."
     
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  20. GatorDoc74

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    In most major bowl games, you have one team that is excited to be there, and one team that is disappointed to be there. (The playoffs are the obvious exception.) The excited team, with something to prove, usually wins. See: Utah vs Alabama in 2008 and Gators vs. Michigan in 2018.

    This Orange Bowl game is going to be different in that neither team should be disappointed to be there. Virginia never expected to beat Clemson, and the Gators knew after Georgia that we weren’t going to the SECCG.

    Both teams should be “up” for the game. So it is up to the coaches to get the players really ready to play. I think Mullen, Savage, Grantham
    et al. will do so.

    But don’t underestimate Bronco Mendenhall. He’s good.
     
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