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Some random thoughts in the wake of the O&B Game (Scott Carter) Merged w/ several post game threads

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gatorjjh, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. gatorjjh

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

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    TU Sports:
    Gators have fun in high-scoring spring game


    GAINESVILLE — Florida coach Dan Mullen talked earlier in the week about making sure the Gators concluded their spring with one big fun afternoon. The Gators did just that Saturday in their spring game. They had tons of fun. But it’s fun that comes with a big “if” beside it. Fun if you were a quarterback or a wide…


    Gators have fun in high-scoring spring game



    Herald:

    University of Florida

    60-35 final is a record high in Florida’s annual spring game

    The score and celebration were part of the highest-scoring game in Orange and Blue history, as Team Orange topped Team Blue 60-35 in Florida’s annual spring game.
    Read more here: University of Florida Gators Sports News | Miami Herald

    Checky out Edgar's running commentary of the O & B game



    Led by QB Feleipe Franks, Gators put up record 95 points during spring game



    WRUF O&B Report


    Offense and Blue Game: Team Orange Wins 4th Consecutive Spring Game - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF
     
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    What’s crazy is as good as Spikes was he’s not even in the top 10 for career tackles at UF. As good as Reese is he won’t crack it either.
    David Little sits on top with 475 which most likely won’t ever be touched. The only Gator in the top 10 that played post 90 is Ed Robinson sitting at number 5 with 363 career tackles.
     
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    The difference is playing 4 years for D Little and everyone behind him of note playing 3.
     
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    Ed Robinson played 4 so did Brandon Spikes and David Reese will playing his 4th.
     
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    What we learned from Saturday's spring football games (ESPN)
    College football spring practice is wrapping up across the country and there was a huge slate of spring games on Friday and Saturday including at Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Ohio State. Here are some early overreactions and takeaways from Friday and Saturday's top games:
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    Dan Mullen delivered on his promise for a trick-filled spring game, with cameos from Gators legends Lito Sheppard and Chris Doering. But what really stood out was the continued growth from Feleipe Franks, who looked sharp and poised and played with a different energy now that he is the definitive starter at quarterback. It is always hard to read too much into what amounts to a scrimmage, but Franks is light years away from where he was at this time a year ago.

    In one half leading the Orange team, he went 13-of-18 for 327 yards with four touchdowns. His lone interception was a pick-6 to Sheppard, in which the receivers were told to let Sheppard have it. Trevon Grimes (an Orange and Blue game 195 yards receiving, two touchdowns) and Kadarius Toney (94 yards receiving, 40 passing yards, one receiving touchdown) had big days, too, and given all the skill players the Gators return at running back and receiver, this offense could get back to the days when it averaged 40 points per game.
    What we learned from Saturday's spring football games
     
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    It would be interesting to know how many viewers bought granitestone pans.
     
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    I was really impressed by Savage's work on display Sat. All of the players look like they have made great gains in the weight room. I was especially impressed with Toney and Cleveland. Still can't believe Cleveland is where he is after breaking his collarbone against FSU last year.

    Thank you Coach Savage!
     
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  10. gatorjjh

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    UF
    Franks, Gators throw offensive party
    QB shows hold on job by guiding outburst in UF spring game

    By Edgar Thompson Orlando Sentinel
    GAINESVILLE — Knowing spring games are about entertainment and not winning, UF coach Dan Mullen wants the Gators’ annual Orange & Blue Debut to be fun.
    It kind of depended on what side of the ball you were on Saturday in the Swamp.

    The Gators’ offense had its way against a defense lining up in a vanilla scheme, running just four schemes and choosing not to unleash coordinator Todd Grantham’s aggressive and deceptive pass rush.

    By the the time the fourth quarterback arrived during a 60-35 win by the Orange squad, UF had thrown for 762 yards and scored 88 points — just the way Mullen wanted it.
    “Our players work hard. We push them. We demand a lot out of them,” Mullen said. “We let today be more of a celebration, where they can have fun in front of their friends and family and all our fans. We want to make it a fun day.”
    While the Gators’ offensive explosion essentially was scripted, it also was a sign of the times.
    Franks, Gators throw offensive party
     
  11. gatorjjh

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    excellent observations, having the right S&C coach is/was critical for this rebuild's success and Doc Savage is just the guy for the job, great hire by CDM!
     
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    you werem't in Jax for the 0-51 in a down pour 1968, it was a deluge of epic proportions :)
     
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    No, I would have been 7 and shoveling the sidewalk in MPLS. When I played football in HS, we did have a game in what seemed like a blizzard. It was the first game in October. :eek:

    "Say it's great. To be. A Florida Gator!!" :)
     
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    my then fiance & I were afraid her Rambler American would not make it out of the parking lot....
     
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    They almost reeled me in, not to mention one of those nifty mirror things for the wife.
     
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    around the SEC:




     
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