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Way-Too-Early Gator Football Season Predictions

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by thatguy, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. thatguy

    thatguy Moderator VIP Member

    Oct 2, 2020
    Tallahassee, FL
    2021 Florida Gators Schedule

    Sept. 4: FAU - WIN
    Sept. 11: at South Florida - WIN
    Sept. 18: Alabama - LOSS
    Sept. 25: Tennessee - WIN
    Oct. 2: at Kentucky - WIN
    Oct. 9: Vanderbilt - WIN
    Oct. 16: at LSU - TOSS-UP
    Oct. 23: BYE
    Oct. 30: Georgia - TOSS-UP
    Nov. 6: at South Carolina - WIN
    Nov. 13: Samford - WIN
    Nov. 20: at Missouri - WIN
    Nov. 27: Florida State - WIN

    With the two toss-up games, let's say we go 1-1, that's a 10-2 season.
    What say you mi fine Gator amigos and amigas ??
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  2. ajjaxgator

    ajjaxgator GC Hall of Fame

    Aug 3, 2007
    Seems about right.
    9-3 or 11-1.
    I STILL am having trouble wrapping my head around that lsu disaster.
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  3. eastowest

    eastowest GC Hall of Fame

    May 13, 2007
  4. believer

    believer GC Legend

    Jun 2, 2007
    If you add in our second loss to bama, I’ll take 10-3.
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  5. malscott

    malscott Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    West Hills, Ca
    I think we are capable of beating LSU. Georgia would seem more uncertain. They have their QB now- I do see that as a toss-up. But we should beat LSU.

    My biggest concern isn't the line, or the "D", or the QB... it's the receivers. The guys that are headed to the NFL had some super-sticky hands. The remaining guys, the ball bounces off their chest, they drop passes...obviously, we have a few that are pretty darn good. But, man, they need to help Jones out. If our running game is vastly improved and Jones himself is running around too, when he does pass those dudes are gonna need to snag that puppy and head to the promise land. I guess we'll see. This off-season should be a big developer for them.

    They have the skill, they just need to chill...:eek::cool:

    Go Gators.:D
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  6. fda92045

    fda92045 GC Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2012
    10-2. We won't beat Bama, and I think UGA gets us this year.
  7. wingtee

    wingtee GC Hall of Fame

    I’d probably go with what u have...
  8. TrueGator

    TrueGator GC Hall of Fame

    Nov 11, 2014
    This is my exact prediction, too. Usually I split the toss-ups to come up with my personal prediction for the year, so, that would mean 10-2. Wouldn't be shocked if it turned out to be 9-3, though, with a surprise loss at LSU and a close loss in Jax. Still nice to be able to be hopeful going into the season that we can get back to Atlanta again.
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  9. Gatorchip

    Gatorchip All American

    Feb 3, 2010
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  10. malscott

    malscott Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    West Hills, Ca
    This forum is no place for logical thinking and prognostications based on realty! :rolleyes:;)

    What Gatorchip said...15 - 0


    Go Gators:D
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  11. lizardbreath

    lizardbreath All American

    Aug 30, 2017
    I'll get some hate mail for sure, but this is a rebuilding year with major question marks at many positions. I'm very worried about the D (scheme/coaching) and the O is pretty much a complete mystery at this point. Admittedly, EJ may well turn out to be great and the running game could be significantly improved. But the OL is the key here and I'm not counting any chickens before they hatch. Frankly, I expect three regular season losses, with as many as four being possible. I just don't see a division title or NY6 bowl this year. I hope I'm very wrong, but I'll have to see it to believe it.
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  12. fredgarvin

    fredgarvin Sophomore

    Oct 3, 2020
    Sept. 4: FAU - W
    Sept. 11: at South Florida - W
    Sept. 18: Alabama - L
    Sept. 25: Tennessee - W
    Oct. 2: at Kentucky - W
    Oct. 9: Vanderbilt - W
    Oct. 16: at LSU - L
    Oct. 23: BYE
    Oct. 30: Georgia - L
    Nov. 6: at South Carolina - W
    Nov. 13: Samford - W
    Nov. 20: at Missouri - W
    Nov. 27: Florida State - W
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  13. unclerob

    unclerob Junior

    Aug 14, 2015
    Shorter and Davis have good hands. The rest are a work in progress.
  14. missourigator

    missourigator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 13, 2007
    I see loses to Bama and Ga. Plus we lose one or maybe two games we shouldn't. I still can't believe we lost to LSU last year.
  15. GameTime1

    GameTime1 GC Hall of Fame

    Jul 27, 2015
    Didn't Shorter have 2 drops against Oklahoma? I think the jury is still out on him.
  16. 62gator

    62gator GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    Sarasota, FL
    Obviously this is without seeing anyone play yet, UF is probably favored in 9 games and underdogs in 3, and they all go with the chalk, 9-3.
  17. ThePlayer

    ThePlayer VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    From CFN:

    Florida Gators Football Schedule Analysis: Not only does Florida get it’s annual date with LSU from the West, and not only does it get that game on the road, but it also gets … Alabama. At least the date against the Tide is in Gainesville. It doesn’t stop there.

    As always, there’s the game against Georgia, but on a game-by-game basis the rest of the slate isn’t all that bad. However, after playing Vanderbilt on October 9th, the Gators have a grand total of one home game – Samford – before finishing up with Florida State on November 27th.

    Best Case Scenario: 11-1. The bar is set higher now, and there’s a chance LSU isn’t back to being the killer it was in 2019 – not that last year’s version wasn’t good enough for the Gators – so maybe there’s a chance to rip through this slate. Beat LSU, split the dates with Georgia and Alabama, and don’t have any brain cramps. Or …

    Worst Case Scenario: 8-4. The Gators brain cramp again. They drop a date to a Missouri and/or Kentucky on the road, and/or do the unthinkable and lose to Tennessee at home, and lose at least two of the three games against Alabama, Georgia and LSU.
  18. archigator_96

    archigator_96 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2020
    IDK, I think we have a good chance with UGAg. Mostly because since we won last year that it all it takes to change the mentality of the team going into the game. Over the past 5 years they have had the edge in talent but we have had the edge in coaching. I think if the players know that they can be coached to be better than their players it creates a confidence that when they show up they are going to win.
    I think we get LSU as well.
    Bama, nope. They have players AND coaching.
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  19. SeabudGator

    SeabudGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 23, 2014
    No idea until I see if Emory can move the team thru the air. Think the D will be better and running game will definitely be better.

    So if Emory can keep defenses honest with his arm I say 11-1. If not I see 9-3.
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  20. SuperMOM

    SuperMOM All American

    Jan 31, 2016
    We beat Bama early on!

    I also think we crush GA. They may have a QB but he did not play against any competition last year. He is fools gold right now. We'll see how he looks against Clempson in game one.

    @ LSU is going to be a great game. We are going to take them behind the wood shed. I will put money on it that more than one shoe will be thrown in this game.

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