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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by KAGator67, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. steveGator52

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    Clemson made their secondary look like pee-wee players trying to cover a NFL receiver. I would like to think we have similar talent in the passing game to take advantage. Being well coached doesn’t compensate for the deficit in talent. Their offense may have a few pieces, but they aren’t that talented overall. I am not sure if their offense is that good, or Clemson’s defense is overated.
     
  2. 62gator

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    Just hard to believe a 9-4 team ranked #24 gets a spot in the Orange Bowl now. The automatic ACC #2 bid should’ve been revoked, this year.
     
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  3. justinwitt07

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    Is he staying through the bowl game?
     
  4. Endless Excuses

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    Nah...were going to be part of hanging 60 plus back to back on the ACC's 2nd best team.
     
  5. shane4three

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    You make some good points. We don’t win 31-14 or 45-17 and we lose. They are a team you cannot take for granted. This is their Super Bowl.
     
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  6. g8rboy

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    I’m going to completely take them for granted.
    Blowout.
     
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  7. gtr2x

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    I attended the Gators last 2 trips to the Orange Bowl.... Easy wins over Syracuse and Maryland, expecting more of the same this year.
     
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  8. RayGator

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    I was surprised. Thought the Gators would go up against Teams in top 15 or so. In Rankings Gators are #9. UVA #24.
     
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  9. Spurffelbow833

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    For a Wahoo joke, that's pretty hokie.
     
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  10. fox

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    There once was a woman from Virginia ...
     
  11. Gatorologist

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    I disagree about the time/date. I think this is a great slot. Not on Sunday so no NFL competition. Not on New Year's Eve so no party competition. Not on New Year's Day which yes most people have off but they will have gone through 5-6 days of football and partying!

    We will own Monday Night in Miami!:D
     
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  12. gator32405

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    Hey guys I’m bumping this back up just so there’s a thread to talk about Virginia and/or the Bowl Game... but also to bring up a crazy fact. The entire scholarship roster of Virginia has one blue chip player. That’s right they are basically all 2 and 3 star guys. We have nearly 40 blue chip athletes. This game has no business being within 20 points. Get on the 14 point line while you can.
     
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  13. JaxGator75

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    Last time in the Orange Bowl we were grab assing as well.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. garettk

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    I’m ecstatic!
     
  15. Gator715

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    Legend has it Urban told him, "Oh Mercy, Percy!":D
     
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  16. Gatorrick22

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    1959? ... Yesterday... all my teeth were still inside your head...
    and now I eat with just a straw instead, oh I believe in yesterday... Suddenly...
     
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  17. GratorGator

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    Certainly you know....the bowl games outside of CFP are all about (a) maintaining the power structure of top conferences, and (b) getting the most butts in seats and eyeballs on TVs (i.e., revenue). Virginia, sadly, is the AACs (yes purposeful slipup) second best team as proven on the field of play. The CFP HAD to award this game to them even if it meant faking their status in the top 25. It keeps the AAC/Clemson happy that their lowly conference is "seen" as having balance at the top. Let's just beat the livin bejesus out of them and reap the rewards of recruiting in SFl.
     
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  18. 183gator

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    Not in playoffs -
    look for a big win to build momentum for next season and recruiting, playing Virginia in the OB provides both
     
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  19. dkgator

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    Um, we’ve played there once more since then. How about 2008 when we left the OB with a Natty? I was there then, and will be there for this one. Can’t wait, even though there’s not nearly as much on the line.
     
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  20. DieAGator

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    Completely agree. Should br two of the best available not guaranteed slots.

    I hope our margin of victory supports our Pre game confidence in the outcome and disappointment in our opponent.
     
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