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Some things I heard today (June 29th).

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by mdfgator, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. mdfgator

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    My friends son had a member of the team over his house today. I won't say who it was, here are some interesting tidbits on the team. I will be brief.

    Trask will be the starter
    Copeland is a freak of nature
    Cece is all healed up
    Polite is a beast
    Zuniga is a monster
    The look of the team is night and day different from savage
    Cyontai is a great blocker
    Scarlet is a beast, best back on team
    Peirce is unnaturally strong over 600pound squat.
    Patriots were down lookimg at the team, they were in love with slayton, 6'4" 350 runs a 4:7, will be unstoppable.
    Lenton and Taylor will start at safety, Gardner at nickel. Trey dean plays a lot
    Malik and heggie all cleared medically, we knew this.
    Offensive line is much stronger and in better condition.
    Franks not as bad as he looked, the team was dumbfounded by play calling in games...macnuss....
    Wr group is amazing top 3, in order, Cleveland, Jefferson Toney. Grimes won't be cleared, hope he is wrong but that's what he said.
    Didn't mention much on linebackers.
    They really like Mullen.
    If I remember more I will post.
     
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  2. nawlinsgator

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    Thanks for the info. I hope you are right!
     
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  3. ThePlayer

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    Love to see Trask lead this team....but can't believe Franks won't play too.
     
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  4. DieAGator

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    I think for a lot of us Trask makes sense. He's big, likely durable, and seasoned as a college level QB, even if mostly in practice. If he can be trusted to pass accurately and protect the ball he will be a huge help to Mullen having the luxury of the complete package, whatever that will be.

    Imagine the OL improving significantly, protecting the QB, completing assignments, being a force.

    With Davis, Clement, Perine, and Lemons also available at RB or x.

    Throw in some consistent TE play from

    Lucas Krull TE
    C'yontai Lewis
    Moral Stephens
    Kemore Gamble

    What a turnaround a big run game and a group of great WRs would be.

    Wonder if Shawn Davis makes an impact on D this season.
     
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  5. Gatorfred

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    Is Trask the son of a preacher? There is history... ya know...
     
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  6. swampbabe

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    I thought you lived in the San Francisco Bay Area? Yankin’ some chains?
     
  7. igabradley

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    He said his friends son not his son.
     
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  8. gatorPUNX

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    I'm all for the best player playing, but this statement is a big headscratcher o_O
     
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  9. GatorSean

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    Huh?

    Trask, who has never started a game in high school or college, and who missed the entire season last year with an injury to his foot in a non-contact practice during the preseason, is now a seasoned, durable, college QB?

    I hope so. But it would seem history would suggest the exact opposite of that statement.
     
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  10. themistocles

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    Interesting mdf.

    As usual, I'm recording these statements, most of which we know to be somewhat if not completely true (e.g. Slayton, Polite & Zuniga being BEASTS - Polite showed that in HS).

    Trask starting - certainly appears possible, but it's exceedingly unusual for an experienced coach at any level to start someone who hasn't played over someone who's got a full year under their belt, even if that wasn't such a good year.

    Interesting about Copeland.
     
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  11. thale410

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    Great bits of intell. Thanks for sharing, mdf. Looks like what we hoped was the case - chronic underachieving due to mismanagement from coaches - is likely the reality. Bodes well for a bump in productivity like we saw going from '89 - '90.

    That said, there are going to be some growing pains over the next 2-3 seasons as DM moves things forward, no matter how much progress is made immediately.
     
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  12. CadGator

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    They were at Nick Saban's house for Thanksgiving last year too!
     
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    If Copeland is a freak of nature, wouldn't he be one of our Top 3 WR's?
     
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  15. swampbabe

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    My bad, read too fast. However, mdf is a known chain yanker so ...
     
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    Cleveland (Jr)
    Jefferson (?Sr)
    Hammond (Jr)
    Toney (So)
    Massey (Sr)
    Swain (Jr)
    ?Grimmes (?So)
    Copeland (Fr)

    More production out of the passing game (i.e, Trask or Franks) should make the wide-out's look better. Last season, the top wide receivers only produced about 400 yards for the season.

    Florida Gators 2017 Statistics - Team and Player Stats - College Football - ESPN
     
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  17. mdfgator

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    I do. Did you read what I wrote! My friends son....we talk everyday, the player was there while we talked and fielded all of my questions.
     
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  18. mdfgator

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    Verbal sat over 475!
     
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  19. mdfgator

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    I am?
     
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  20. mdfgator

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    No, he just got to campus, hasn't played wr yet, there is major hype around his athletic abilities. We will see how that translates to wr. My guess is cope will be used like Percy. Rb, slot, wr etc etc. just get him the ball type of kid.
     
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