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Orange Bowl edition The Fifth Quarter: Gators v UVA post-game discussion

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gatornana, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. malscott

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    Some are critical of our Db's, and, agreed, some work needs to be done, but...that receiver dude from Virginia was a freaking stud!!! How do you defend him? He'd make anyone look bad, maybe that's why our #1 dude sat out? Just sayin...And that Taylor defensive guy was another. They had some players now. I thought those two players, including the QB were equally as good as the top players we played this year.

    Good stuff...

    Go Gators
     
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  2. number1

    number1 NBN Bracket Master

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    When he got fired, that's exactly what I was thinking. lol
     
  3. number1

    number1 NBN Bracket Master

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    550 yards on offense and 36 points, not bad to say we didn't play our best and possibly were sleepwalking in the 3rd quarter.
     
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    What do you think we need to do to become a playoff team?
     
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  5. Nostradamus

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    As much as it seemed our defense was soft, it was clear that Grantham schemed to keep the VA QB from breaking off big runs and to force him to beat us with his arm. No big runs and we forced him to throw. Bad news was that some of his throws were unreal. Our secondary was a bit underwhelming. Of course Trey Dean and Marco got beat for TDs. Elam will be an all American for us. Needed different cleats as he slipped all over the place, but generally shined.

    I LOVED Mullen’s comment in the post game interview “all of our seniors chose to play tonight and they’re orange bowl champions.” Subtle dig at CJ Henderson, who’s a junior? If so, I’m ok within calling him out. Greenard, Zuniga, Perine, and Reese left it all out there on the field.
     
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  6. wargunfan

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    We came out flat and sloppy to start the second half. Even Mullen said so. I'm glad we were playing Virginia and not a team that could take advantage of our lack of focus. The good news is that the gators have improved enough that they can have a sub par defensive game and still win. Now lets build a running game and recruit some defensive backs who can tackle and like to hit people.
     
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  7. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Perkins was able to get off a couple "miracle"passes, along with the help of the zebras, who forgot how to call WWF holds....

    Plus...TWO penalties against us on one drive...(the mysterious "hands to the face"") along with the ridiculous offensive PI call on Pitts...well..let's just say they wanted to try to keep the gae close/....

    Now...anyone who wants to try to put all of the blame on certain people on the defensive side of the ball.....
    Let's not forget that our guy Kyle Trask was way off his game tonight....Thanks to Perine, we took this game....
    I don't know if Trask was hurt before the game, or if he tweaked his knee while celebratinng the 1st TD... but he was throwing off hius back foot all night, resulting in either floating balls resulting in an INT, or throwing the ball either into the ground, or where somone could bat it down....very uncharacteristic for Kyle...
    I thought that he should have let Mullen know, so her could put Emory in a lot more.

    Bottom line???

    We won...Ther Gators are now 11-2 in Coach Mullen's 2nd season...and...

    The future is bright for the Florida Gators!!!
     
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  8. steveGator52

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    Pretty much every qb has had moments against this secondary. Even the qbs for the “cupcakes”. That’s what I don’t like about this defense.

    Every qb who can pass, seems to have career days against this defense, and even those who can’t pass have good days. Open receivers running through the secondary seems to be a common theme, with the sigh of relief when/if the opposing qb misses them.

    The last UVA TD was due to the dbs not communicating a switch when the receivers crossed in the end zone. One DB went with one crossing receiver in tight man, while the other two DBs froze, thought oh crap when the qb threw the ball, and then tried to recover to the open receiver too late. I don’t know if the scheme is too complicated or what, but it didn’t work well this year.
     
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  9. gatorjjh

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    Perine Throws Own Going-Away Party
    Scott Carter / Senior Writer UAA
    In his final college game, Florida senior running back Lamical Perine rushed for a career-high 138 yards and scored three touchdowns to earn MVP of the Orange Bowl.
    MIAMI GARDENS – At around 5:30 Monday afternoon, with the streets of downtown Miami and Interstate 95 clogged with rush-hour traffic, Florida's team buses headed north for the 15-mile trip to Hard Rock Stadium.

    Led by a police escort, once the Gators' convoy got north of downtown, the buses used the express lanes for the final leg of the destination. Senior running back Lamical Perine stayed there when he arrived, rushing for a career-high 138 yards in ninth-ranked Florida's 36-28 victory over No. 24 Virginia in the Capital One Orange Bowl.
    In the final game of his college career, Perine was named the game's Most Valuable Player for becoming the first player in UF history to rush for a touchdown and catch a touchdown in multiple bowl games. A year ago in Florida's Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl win over Michigan, Perine had a 5-yard touchdown reception and 53-yard scoring run.

    He bettered that performance Monday night, setting the tone three plays into the game when he burst through a hole at the line and outraced the Cavaliers to the end zone for a 61-yard touchdown run and quick 7-0 lead.
    "It definitely gets you going,'' UF senior receiver Josh Hammond said of Perine's quick strike. "When you make those big plays early in the game, it definitely calms everybody down and let's everybody know we're here to play."

    Perine Throws Own Going-Away Party - Florida Gators
     
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  11. gatorjjh

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    Game Recap: Football | Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | Chris Harry, Senior Writer UAA
    11th Heaven: Perine, Gators Best Virginia in Orange Bowl
    MIAMI GARDENS — Think about where Florida football was just two years ago. For openers, the Gators were home for the holidays and their new coach was less than a month into a rebuild of a program and culture that was coming off a lowly four-win season.

    Now, look where they are.

    That was Coach Dan Mullen commanding the podium late Monday night, hoisting the Orange Bowl hardware as his orange-and-blue faithful inside Hard Rock Stadium roared with approval after the Gators, the nation's ninth-ranked team (and climbing), posted a 36-28 triumph over No. 24 Virginia that marked a second New Year's Six bowl victory in as many seasons with Mullen on the sidelines.

    For the Gators (11-2), they now have the eighth 11-win season in program history, joining the teams from 1993, '95, '96, 2006, '08, '09 and '12, and it comes on the heels of last year's 10-win season that followed a 4-7 record.
    "Just under a year ago, this team was born, and we talked about how going from four wins to 10 wins was special, but to go from 10 wins to 11 was going to be a lot harder — and those guys bought in," said Mullen, whose club's lone defeats during 2019 came at unbeaten and now No. 1 LSU, which will play next week for a national championship, and fifth-ranked Georgia, which will play Wednesday in the Sugar Bowl. "They started working last January, and they worked and grinded all season long in everything they did."

    And were rightfully rewarded on the big bowl stage.

    Make no mistake, this is a program on the rise, with a handful of seniors helping put them there and thus leaving an indelible mark. Like tailback Lamical Perine, who ran for a career-high 138 yards and scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) on his way to Most Valuable Player honors. Like fourth-year junior quarterback Kyle Trask, who came in with Perine's class. Trask overcame an early interception to throw for 305 yards and a touchdown, plus added a key rushing touchdown midway through the fourth period to put his team ahead by two scores. Like wide receiver Van Jefferson, the senior who transferred from Ole Miss and caught six passes for 129 yards in his final turn with the team. And like defensive end Jonathan Greenard, the fifth-year graduate transfer from Louisville who bet his final season on the Florida coaching staff, and won the first bowl game of his career by helping key a defense that had its collective hands full with UVA's big-play quarterback Bryce Perkins, but ultimately did enough.
    11th Heaven: Perine, Gators Best Virginia in Orange Bowl - Florida Gators
     
  12. gatorjjh

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    Orange Bowl No. 9 Florida 36, No. 24 Virginia 28

    Gators clinch 11

    UF holds off Virginia for milestone Orange Bowl win

    By Edgar Thompson Sentinel
    MIAMI GARDENS — Improving from 10 to 11 wins would not be easy, coach Dan Mullen warned his Florida Gators during the offseason.

    On Monday night, the No. 9 Gators found out what Mullen meant.
    A 14.5-point favorite against a Virginia team coming off a 45-point loss to Clemson, the Gators struggled to shake the pesky Cavaliers, eventually pulling away for a 36-28 win during the Orange Bowl.

    With an announced pro-Florida crowd of 65,157 at Hard Rock Stadium, the Gators (11-2) rode a balanced attack and a career-best night by Lamical Perine to beat the No. 24 Cavaliers (9-5). During his final game with the Gators, the senior tailback finished with 181 yards from scrimmage — including a career-high 138 rushing yards — and scored touchdowns on three of UF’s first five possessions.
    “I’m proud of our guys; we found a way to finish,” Mullen said on ESPN shortly after the win. “… That was a heck of a team we played. You know they were going to play hard the entire game.”
    Perine did not need long to make his mark, scoring on a 61-yard run on the game’s third snap.
    Virginia followed with a three-and-out possession, raising the specter of a Gators’ cakewalk.
    Gators clinch 11
     
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  13. tigator2019

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    11 freaking wins. Enjoyed the setting the weather and the result.
     
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  14. DieAGator

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    Question- is he really good or did he look good with our talent and circumstances when he was here?

    Seems like even good HCs that are former DCs still make their teams produce good defenses but Charlie’s have been bad.
     
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  15. TrueGator

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    NY6 bowl game win for the second year in a row. Very good season.
     
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    With the talent we have on our roster and the defensive talent we're bringing in..... Strong would have us in the top 10 of defensive rankings in the country.... plus we would have less secondary coverage busts.... some coaches just aren't good head coaches... he's a great coordinator though
     
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  17. spike718

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    I’m kinda glad we won by 8 vs some huge margin. Winning big last night would’ve probably increased the opinion of our team for next year by the dreaded voters who do pre season bowls. And thusly rank us super high in 2020. And in turn inflate the egos of players and when that happens at UF, seems the teams (not just football) read those clippings and don’t prepare or play as hard or something. So, I’d rather start say #10 and have some players feel disrespected than start say #3 and have some guys coasting. Think we play better as dogs and gives us an edge.

    A blowout last night might’ve made some guys work less in the off season. Maybe not but it’s my take so there.
     
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  18. The_Graygator

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    I keep hearing Marco isn't ready for the next level, but I said earlier in the year that both he and Henderson seemed to me to be looking more at the NFL than doing their jobs in the secondary this year. I've seen it before with other former DB's here too... get to their jr. years and then take the season off. VH1 did it, Tabor did it, other have done it. I agree that Marco isn't really ready for the pro's, but if he did, by chance, come back one more year, who's to say he won't be eyeing the NFL all season again?

    Personally, I think he should move on and let the younger, hungrier guys take over and play.
     
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  19. TJtheGator

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    There is no possible way to downplay 11-2. This year was huge.
     
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  20. gatorranger7

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    Agreed. I think we are looking with rose-colored glasses, remembering his time here fondly, but forgetting how underwhelming his solo career has been. Not disrespecting him a smidgen. He helped bring us great glory. But that was then.
     
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