Drive 1 Punt, 9 plays - Drive killed by Pee-rine fumble and an incomplete pass (Drop?)
Drive 2 TD, 11 plays - TD pass
Drive 3 FG, - 14 plays - Points taken off board. 4th and dumb
Drive 4 Punt, 4 plays - two incomplete (Drops?)
Drive 5 FG, 9 plays - Penalty stalled drive
Drive 6 Punt, 6 plays - Drop by Mark Thompson
Drive 7 Punt, 5 plays - Penalty killed drive
Drive 8 FG, 6 plays - Holding penalty stalled drive
Drive 9 TD, 5 plays
Drive 10 FG, 8 plays - Stalled by incomplete pass
End of Game
10 Drives, 6 ended in points. On the drives that we didn't score two were killed by 15 yard penalties. One was stalled by a fumble and another by a dropped pass.
Remove the drops and penalties and we score on every drive. Silver Lining They didn't stop us, WE stopped us.
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- Thread: Eddy Piñeiro
Great to have Pineiro, who nailed 4 FG's, if you include the one that was taken away. We're talking about a guy that had never kicked in a football game before. That's remarkable. Not only that, his contagious excitement was one of the few bright spots to the bored-looking zombies all around him. He may have been the only one that looked like he actually wanted to be there.
There's no question he's going to attempt some 60+ yard FG's this year.
- Thread: Apache pilot and Gator fan
The Gator Nation IS everywhere.
- Thread: S. O. S.
That Saturday, the quarterback had a nice day. He completed 27 of 40 pass attempts for 259 yards and a TD. He snuck a short distance for another TD while leading his team to 442 yards of total offense.
Yet, at crunch time, the score was tied at 27.
Rest of story here...
I realize some of you read this a couple years ago, but many have not - and these are the dog days of summer... . I have a baseball piece ready for those interested in such.
- Thread: Got to Work With Bradley Beal
Hey, it's slow around here.
- Thread: Troy Smith sacked again
This time with 2 blunts and a BAC of 0.143. But at least he has a degree from Ohio State in bachelors!
- Thread: The $50 lesson
Funny Facebook post I saw.
Recently, while I was working in the flower beds in the front yard, my neighbors stopped to chat as they returned home from walking their dog.
During our friendly conversation, I asked their 12 year old daughter what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day.
Both of her parents - liberal Democrats - were standing there, so I asked her, "If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?"
She replied, "I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people."
Her parents beamed with pride!
"Wow...what a worthy goal!" I said. "But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that!" I told her.
"What do you mean?" she replied.
So I told her, "You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and trim my hedge, and I'll pay you $50. Then you can go over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house."
She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, "Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?"
I said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."
Her parents aren't speaking to me.
It doesn't matter who. Grady, I would assume. Give him all the first team reps this week and throw him out there. Someone new may at least give us a 1% chance to win. It's 0% with Harris. Mentally, he is DONE, and Mac has to know that.
Same with Hardin. There is no reason for Hardin to ever attempt another kick for the Florida Gators. Put in the dentist and be done with it.
Was on the 50, 3 rows up for Ole Miss (and, yes, I'm still a little hoarse). Thought I would share some observations from right behind our sideline.
1. Wow these kids are young. They look like men in pads and helmets, but up close, they really are kids. Lots of zits, narrow behinds, skinny legs, and baby faces. Even the OL with the big bodies have baby faces. It's often easy to forget these are a bunch of 19 and 20 year old kids.
2. Antonio Morrison is a LEADER on the field and on the sideline. He was active, pumping up teammates on O and D. He's a real asset and everybody seems to respect him.
3. VHIII is perpetually smiling, always looks happy, he has a bounce to his step, and looks like he could break into dance at any time. I do think he musta been one of the dudes who got the flu though because there were times when he looked totally gassed. But that smile was always there. You just want to be friends with the guy. After the INT I shouted at him "VERNON, THANKS FOR THE PICK!" and he waved to acknowledge.
4. Keanu Neal is the opposite. Super intense on the sideline. He's got his gameface on and it's a scowl. I guess he is able to let it go after the game 'cause he's the one who was dancing on the sideline with the State Trooper after the game.
5. Martez Ivey is BIG.
6. Treon Harris wasn't pouting or scowling. He was supporting his teammates and celebrating their successes.
7. Coach Mac might sound all relaxed when they do the halftime interview but it's an act. He's nervous as a cat on the sideline, looking down, pacing back and forth, engrossed in the discussions on the headset.
8. Alex Anzalone was in street clothes and had his arm in a soft sling. He was going up and down the sidelines, encouraging his teammates.
9. I thought Bryan Cox, Jr. was something of a tweener, a LB playing DE, I but I was wrong. He's a big dude. Alex McCallister, on the other hand, looks like a basketball player.
10. The crowd. No, it's not like the 90's, but it is more like the 90's than it has been in a while. Back then, there were no visible gaps like we see now right in the top middle of the student section. Also, it was denser back then. Especially for big games, people constantly snuck in to the point where it was impossible to sit and you pretty much had to stand sideways for everybody to fit. We're not back to that level (and I don't know if we will get back to that level). In terms of attendance, it's more like a typical Meyer-era crowd or maybe a Spurrier-era crowd for a Vandy type game. BUT, the fans who were there were LOUD. It felt like the 90's in there. The stadium was rocking and it got to the Ole Miss offense. Many times, Kelly had to go up and down the line, trying to shout audibles. The Ole Miss offense felt like it was under siege from that crowd all night. It was intimidating and disconcerting, and the Gator D fed off of that energy. They were bouncing, excited, on their toes, it was GREAT. You could tell the D was loving the home field advantage. I looked to see where the visiting recruits were seated (used to be in the South Endzone) but I couldn't make it out. Still, I'm sure any recruits who visited for that game would want to don an orange helmet and play in front of a crowd like that.
First post, long time lurker since pre-G Chat. Thanks for keeping me entertained over the years. Anyway, to the post:
Martez Ivey is going to be an all-world LT one day. I was in the south end zone 9 rows up next to the visitor's tunnel Saturday night (Ole Miss fans were very classy and very quiet). Coach Summers was putting the o-line through pre-game drills right in front of us so we got a good look at him. He's enormous yet quick, and seemed to have a mean streak. But what stood out the most were the tree branches he calls arms. They are just massive and seemingly extend much longer than is humanly possible. The scary part is that he's still freshman soft and will get much stronger between now and next year. Grier need not worry about his blind side for the next few years.
And here's an example showing that Coach Mac knows exactly what he's doing. In the off-season he said they were cross-training all of the lineman in order to get the best 5 out there. He meant it. Ivey will be great, but David Sharpe is also a stud that deserves to start at LT right now, especially given his experience and physical growth as a true sophomore. So what does Mac do with Ivey? How about LG next to Sharpe at LT. Those two monsters were out there together for numerous possessions Saturday night, including the decisive drive at the end of the first half. What a devastating left side of the line! The future of the offense is in good hands.
- Thread: Tebow being Tebow
This dudes my hero. I really don't care if he ever plays another down or not. So proud he is a Gator.
Tim Tebow recently gave a teen fan with leukemia a surprise visit at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, and the teen's reaction was priceless.
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