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Gator Football Dissed by ESPN

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by thatguy, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. GatorMatt06

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    I’d prefer this vs. having smoke blown up our a$$, should be good for motivation and the team will have something to prove.
     
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  2. Matthanuf06

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    We had arguably our best O ever last year and we lost 4 games. O will take a major step back... even if it’s still good.

    Base case is we lose 4 if we make SECCG and 3 if we don’t.
     
  3. thatguy

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    Last season
    Our QB, wide receivers, tight end were arguably somewhere close to best ever.
    Our running backs were average to decent.
    Our O line .. not so much.
    The D ...
    We have much to prove this year.
     
  4. gatordavisl

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    Not sure why we should expect to be a top 10 team with the departures of Trask, Pitts, Toney, Grimes, etc. Then again, I'm not sure why Iowa St, MS St, and Okla St would be top 10 either.
     
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  5. iam4uf

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    No surprise. We're not recruiting the same as other schools, hence we're lower in recruiting rankings. The decision's been made that UF doesn't want to be a "jock" or "party" school. Well-rounded students who enjoy all aspects of their UF experience? Being elite across the board? UF doesn't need that...
     
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  6. murphree_hall

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    I think you completely missed the point of what I was saying, because I am definitely not panicked over our ranking.
     
  7. DawgFanFromAlabam

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    UGA did not expect its starting QB to bail weeks before the season started, the guy battling him for the job to get nicked up and unable to play, the 3rd-stringer coming off brain surgery to be so poor (insert talk about recruiting rankings here) and having to start a 4th-string walk-on noodle armed QB. Didn’t expect the 2 best Dlinemen, starting safety, and some LBs out. Kind of like the previous year when you guys had your best 2 Dlinemen out - it makes a difference.

    UF had some excellent playmakers last year and Mullen’s game plan was very good. I don’t think UF “snuck up on UGA” last year. I think UF actually was able to out-talent and out-coach UGA last year. We’ll see if that scenario plays out again this year.
     
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  8. reaves2alvarez

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    And their coach who’s legit.

    “Wes Chandler was Percy Harvin before Percy Harvin was born.”
     
  9. tigator2019

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    In my head--- UF
    BEST case? Best case is lose 1 (bammer)
     
  10. shane4three

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    Couldn’t agree more. Rough night to say the least.
     
  11. Crusher

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    Just like baldy down at the Orlando Slantinel.
     
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  12. murphree_hall

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    My real problem with the system is that even an 8-4 team could win the College Football Playoff, but they would never get a chance. Alabama has been the best team in a conference full of recent former champions, so I get why they are always at the top. OSU and Clemson, however, play in conferences that give little to no resistance. Almost guaranteed conference titles every year and playoff berths.

    They are ruining college football with this system, because basically three playoff spots are already essentially spoken for and the rest of the teams are vying for that 4th spot. And, Bama’s success just ensures that the top recruits keep going there. Unless you are a Bama, Clemson, or OSU fan, this system sucks.
     
  13. dave_the_thinker

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    The good news for us is, should we take care of business, and also beat Georgia, we'll likely get 2 cracks at Bama this year before the CFP. Win one and we're in for round 3 :cool:
     
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  14. thatguy

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    and what about Bob ?
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  15. gtr2x

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    I'm guessing you mean miss St, not ole miss as being elevated. I have an ole miss friend that was POd about the Cowbells being so high. They won't even be 8th in the sec.
     
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  17. RealGatorFan

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    As others have said, there are many reasons why we are pre-ranked that low. Yes other teams are breaking in new QBs, but we are breaking in new offensive weapons around that new-ish QB (EJ could be considered not really new - it feels like he's been in the system since Tebow left). Whereas Bama has a new QB, he has plenty of experience coming back to throw to. Clemson will be Clemson and Oklahoma returns one the deepest squads in 50 years. They lost one guy from last year worth anything and return every single offensive player.
     
  18. GameTime1

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    bama lost just about everyone.
     
  19. GameTime1

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    Agree, get it done on the field!
     
  20. gator_n_sc

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    Couldn't care near as much where we are ranked as opposed to Miss St. Being 8th? They had a mass exodus of their top players last year where are they supposed to get the wins from. Unless the article somehow mixed up ole miss with Miss St.