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Scarlett, Houston returning

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by UFreak, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. RD_gator

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    At Florida, Jordan Scarlet had been a durable and productive running back. In 2016, Scarlet nearly had a 1000-yard season and had big games (i.e, > 100 yards) against Missouri, Georgia, South Carolina, LSU & Iowa. I am sure that Florida could use another experienced & talented running back.

    http://www.espn.com/college-football/player/_/id/3915115/jordan-scarlett
     
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  2. madgator

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    In all this Scarlett talk, getting lost is the fact that getting Houston to stick around will probably be a bigger deal long term
     
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  3. Endless Excuses

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    but "? Can't remember" is only a 3 star!
     
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  4. crl

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    I'd bet a whole lot of money that Scarlett will be ahead of Lemons on the depth chart by the end of the season. And probably Pierce.
     
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  5. ncg8or

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    The extent of his injury has never been revealed (they never typically are), but I read there were multiple ligaments involved. :(
     
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  6. crl

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    Yeah, I thought I read somewhere it was a pretty extensive injury and not your run of the mill ACL tear. I've also read somewhere he plans to RS.
     
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  7. ncg8or

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    If Scarlett returns in time for Spring Practice and has stayed in shape, pencil him in as the starter for Game 1.
     
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  8. jhbyrd

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    Never have enough good RBs in the rough and tumble SEC.
     
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  9. jhbyrd

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    He was getting better.
     
  10. jhbyrd

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    Scarlett is bigger and stronger than Davis. Scarlett is faster in the forty yard dash. Davis has better moves and is more slippery. Davis is fearless with relentless effort. You can get injured in the SEC being fearless so I am glad to have other RBs.
     
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  11. antny

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    Measurables aside, Scarlett was a workhouse while Davis seemed to bring big play ability like no other.
     
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  12. Skink

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    How much does the membership cost?
     
  13. crl

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    Especially when you weigh 200 lbs or less at RB.
     
  14. DieAGator

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    The problem now is using them. They are all good.
     
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    I honestly have no idea about Davis or Desir-Jones, and while I don't expect either to get significant playing time both play positions where depth is needed. If their heads and bodies are ready, I'd like to see them compete this spring.
     
  16. apkgator

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    Davis doesn't need a waiver or medical rs.....he didn't play and has never redshirted so he should automatically get the year back
     
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  17. kryptonite

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    Scarlett is an NFL future RB. There is no way he comes back without assurances of lots of PT. Mullen and Stricklin have a history with redeeming problem players. I highly doubt Scarlett will be in the doghouse, and he is the best RB we have. The advantage of a lot of depth is it forces players to correct deficiencies or lose PT.
     
  18. tegator80

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    I think what is being missed is that Scarlett isn't a Mullen recruit AND he did some pretty immature things, especially the credit card fiasco as he was being touted as one of the ambassadors of the UF football program at SEC media days. I do not think he was much of a blocker, just a good 5-15 yard runner. Given all of that, I have a tough time feeling like he is going to be given the stater's job by Mullen. It is going to be a combination of showing up BIG in practice and the spring game, no off-the-field press and a couple of brain farts by Mullen's picks. Frankly I am surprised by his coming back. But we shall see whether he truly understands what second (third?) chances are and from not-his-coach.
     
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  19. antny

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    I can't imagine anyone is going to be given a starting spot. As a new coach he has to evaluate every position. As you said, not his recruit so he's not obligated for any reason to cater to him but I don't see him doing anything other than playing the best player at their respective position regardless
     
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  20. tegator80

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    I am merely saying he is behind others because of past behavior. The others are more trusting. He has a LOT to make up IMO.
     
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