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Do You Think It Was Mullen’s Fault Our Team Had The Flu This Past Week?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by The_RH_Factor, Nov 7, 2021.

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  1. The_RH_Factor

    The_RH_Factor GC Hall of Fame

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    He had 20 to 30 players out for each practice. What would you have done?

    EJ had the flu. Should he have sat EJ and played Del Rio, who has zero experience? What would you have done?

    We lost the line of scrimmage on both sides. I suspect it was due to the flu or the after effects of the flu. What would you have done?
     
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  2. Gatorfred

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    Has UF had the flu the last 104 weeks?
     
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  3. thale410

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    Probably a factor. But such realities are why you can't squander your capital losing to underdogs multiple times before you get to that flu game, injury game etc... No margin for error at that point.
     
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  4. WC53

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    I wouldn’t have continued to run an under the weather QB up the middle.
     
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  5. gatorgrad87

    gatorgrad87 Freshman

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    I guess they all had the flu at LSU too.
     
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  6. tec68

    tec68 Premium Member

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    Do you think Saban would allow any of his historical teams to lose by 23 to a 4-4 SC team with a third string QB and a first year HC?
     
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  7. uftaipan

    uftaipan GC Hall of Fame

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    LOL. It was South Carolina. We were favored by 20+ points. If you want to go with flu as an excuse, then fine. Just understand that every rival lurker haunting this site right now is laughing themself silly and posting this thread for the entertainment value.
     
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  8. Nicho

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    Truly pathetic excuse. Flu outbreaks are occurring nationally. I guarantee it has hit other locker rooms as well. That's why you recruit quality depth and coach them up - next man up. Except that Mullen is clearly never going to be a strong recruiter. His personality simply doesn't endear him to prospects and their families. There are literally quotes from top recruits who have visited the Gators saying as much.
     
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  9. oragator1

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    The flu was worth 43 points against the spread apparently. Sounds like a serious flu.
     
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  10. murphree_hall

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    Our rivals do the same things on their forums when they lose. You could get entertainment value from the fan forum of any team that lost last week.
     
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  11. Gatorchip

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    For the last month in our case.
     
  12. co_gator89

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    To be fair, SC’s QB didn’t have any experience either before last night. Didn’t seem to be an issue for him.

    Remember when we had a flu outbreak before the Kentucky game in ‘09 and the game was over after a quarter? I sure do. But alas, those were different times. That was back when we had a coach worth a damn.
     
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  13. bposs

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    Flu or not, Build a better roster and win games your supposed to win.
     
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    Actually Dan secretly took the team to Wuhan for the TG exotic food restaurant tour. On Saturday Todd was quoted, ” I feel fine, I think our guys are just soft.”
     
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    Our defense plays in the wrong formation on 90% of plays and Todd Grantham has no clue what he is doing. Mullen has a seasoned QB that has been around for multiple years yet the QB has terrible technique and can only make one read. Oh, and our recruiting is very average.

    But sure, let’s use the flu as an excuse this week.
     
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  16. persuader

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    I think most fans aren’t viewing this loss in a vacuum. It’s just the final nail in the DM coffin. I’ve been hopeful for meaningful changes to be made and never really thought Mullen was a part of that. However, last night was really a pathetic showing. And, it was the result of everything that DM has direct control over in this program. At some point, it’s impossible to continue to give the man a pass. That time may be upon us.
     
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  17. murphree_hall

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    You should see the Alabama forum when they win by less than 30. It’s like apocalypse is coming.
     
  18. The_RH_Factor

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    As so often happens when a thread I start has questions, the questions are not answered, but it’s used to trash Mullen/Grantham/Hevesy/recruiting.
     
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  19. Gary_S

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    I think the words you’re looking for are “Recruiting” and “Depth” Those 2 words would have answered your questions
     
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  20. Potzer01

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    Beat uk and lsu like youre supposed to and you're allowed to drop a game for the flu.

    Presently this is just another in a long list of excuses.
     
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