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Fact or Fiction: Will Cox step up for Gators on defense? (Pat & Robbie)

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gatorjjh, May 23, 2020.

  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    Will Cox step up for Gators on defense?
    Gvl Sun
    There are truths and untruths in the world of sports. And there are also opinions that are worth discussing. You may agree or disagree. Just do it with decorum. So begins this occasional feature as Pat Dooley and Robbie Andreu of The Gainesville Sun embrace the debate:

    Item No. 1
    Georgia transfer Brenton Cox will have a season similar to Jon Greenard’s 2019 season.

    Andreu: The feedback from veteran players was that Cox was tearing it up on the practice field on the scout team last fall. Unblockable, they said. Unbelievable pass-rushing moves and quickness, they said. He’s going to be a stud, they said. After a year off, this former five-star recruit is going to be ready to light it up when he gets back in pads. He’s definitely going to have the chance to be a major contributor at that rush-end position. But everyone has to remember, he’s still a young player, with only one season of college ball under his belt. Greenard, on the other hand, was a fifth-year senior who had already proven himself before he got here. Cox will be good, but not Greenard good at this early stage of his college career. FICTION.

    Dooley: The opportunity will be there, but I think Greenard was a really special player who knew 2019 was his last shot. Greenard, despite injuries, had a great season and I think his experience helped. Todd Grantham has a track record of getting the most out of the position, but it will be a bit of a learning process for Cox. Will he get to 10 sacks, 16 tackles for a loss, two TDs and countless plays at maximum effort? FICTION.

    Item No. 2
    Urban Meyer will be inducted into the UF Ring of Honor in 2020.

    Andreu: When it comes to Urban Meyer, Gator fans need to take a giant chill pill. He took over a UF program that was a mess and won a national championship in his second year. He repeated that in his fourth. So, Meyer is more than deserving to be in the Ring of Honor. And that’s where he’s going to end up. It’s just a matter of when. Meyer has clearly stayed connected to UF and many of those who work there, and he still considers himself a Gator. If the UAA wasn’t concerned about a negative fan reaction, Meyer would have gone in a few years ago. The fans need to embrace Meyer and welcome him back to the family. That will come, but not in 2020. FICTION.

    Dooley: There has certainly been a move in that direction by Florida’s athletic department and this might be the perfect year to do it. After all, the biggest concern is that it will be embarrassing if Meyer is booed because there are a lot of Gator fans who are still angry at the way he left. But one would think there is a lot of compassion for what we are all dealing with. There is no question he is as qualified as the other six who are in the Ring. FACT.
    Will Cox step up for Gators on defense?
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  2. Skink

    Skink GC Hall of Fame

    Meyer took over a program that was a mess?? What hole did Robbie have his head buried in? Zook recruited tons of talent and Meyer walked into a beautiful situation. How else do you win an NC in your 2nd season with someone else’s players? What a stupid statement
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  3. gatorstevelp

    gatorstevelp Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Cox is extremely talented but the knock on him was continuous effort more than anything so in Savage we trust.
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  4. tigator2019

    tigator2019 GC Legend

    Dec 25, 2018
    In my head--- UF
    The article begins with a statement...... but there are truths and lies. Not “untruths.”

    With Cox arriving He brings a consensus five star talent to the defense. Looking forward to him playing If the season happens it’s gonna be a good one
  5. Zepgator

    Zepgator GC Legend

    Oct 18, 2010
    I hope Cox reads the article and uses it as motivation.
  6. Gatorrick22

    Gatorrick22 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007