Best Posts in Thread: Florida returns 17 starters going into 2018

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    The biggest plus is not having any of those sh*tty a$$ coaches returning from last year, with the exception of Sieder whose running backs were the only guys on the team last year that looked like they practiced.
     
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    I would be ok with that number being 16 taking Franks off that list.
     
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    2018 is a feel-good year to me. I just want to feel good about where we're going.
     
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    If the coaches were returning I would agree with you, but those guys never gave these kids a chance. We really don't know what we have. How we'll perform this year is a complete mystery.
     
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    Not sure this means much.
     
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    Can we return all of them for a full refund?
     
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    Hell, if they just cut their false-starts and holding penalties we'd be in better shape!!
     
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    First, I’m not hanging 4-7 on these starters. I hang it on the HC and staff that failed to prepare them, including the suspensions that gutted the team before they got out of the gate.

    At WR we have one, Cleveland, that can really play. Otherwise we are starting from scratch.

    I like our returning RBs, especially Davis who raises the others’ game. Hope he recovers fully.

    OL - this group needs to really respond to the new S&C guy and Hevesy. There is size and talent but it’s got to improve. This group REALLY reminds me of 2004 - we kept expecting the OL to mature and they kept being substandard.

    TE - starting from scratch. But I remember when Faulkner & Mularkey were unknown sophomores so good that Wilber had to find PT at LB.

    QB - starting from scratch and I’ll be happy to see any of them emerge and any of the others leave to find a place that fits. Can’t blame Franks too much but he’s starting all over.

    DT - good size & depth.

    DE - depends on who can handle the new scheme. Too early to know how this shakes out.

    LB - I like Reese and expect him to be better with experience. But it’s too early to know exactly who will be where at LB and who will respond to the new scheme and coaches. I think there is talent there.

    CB - I really like Wilson & Henderson. I like Chauncey at CB or Nickel.

    S - I’d call Taylor a starter and like him.
     
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    This "could be" is correct. Need lots of improvement though. However, I'm just going to go ahead and get hyped despite my concerns.

    McCoy, Taylor and Ivey All SEC
    Holes like Percy used to run thru
    Short yardage pushes that Tebow used to get
    Trap blocks in earholes that flatten grown men

    GET HYPE
     
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    I agree w/ you. I think OL could be a strength ("could be"). We're returning our top 10 OL's, plus get the Texas transfer and the JUCO in early. We'll have 12 OL's that have playing experience or are transfers, coming in w/ playing experience....plus redshirt freshman TJ Moore. Selfishly, I was hoping Telfort would return.
     
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    Yes the O line was garbage but so was the S&C program. I think there will be a huge difference in both lines this year with savage or whatever his name is actually having a program. Not the high school BS butters and his crew ran
     
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    @PeterBurnsESPN: If CFB teams were stocks and I had a build a solid portfolio for growth, these would be my top 5 investments:

    1) Florida (Incredible value)
    2) Nebraska (Huge upside)
    3) Alabama (Safe but expensive)
    4) Penn State (Undervalued)
    5) A&M (Volatile but might spike)
     
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    Lack of veterans really hurting UG and Bama.:rolleyes3:
     
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    Yeab, Ole Butters and his amazin offense wuz gonna explode cuz we had a bunch of returning starters last year too.

    Good times.
     
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    I like having the whole Oline back, just hope this coaching staff can help them reach their full potential. If we had a QB we could be really improved, but we that could’ve been said for the past several years. I really like the RB’s that we have and the one coming in. Hopefully Davis can get back to his top form by early to mid season. We could really have a lethal run game this year with improvement in the Oline.
     
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    Call me negative or whatever and this is not a shot at Cousin Eddie. Quite the contrary. But does it really matter how many starters you have returning if the majority of them stink out loud or are not good football players? Look at the offensive line last year. Lots of returners, awful play!
     
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    I would be ok with Emory starting. Why not throw a TF out there. Plenty of those kids in big games. The two teams playing tonight did it and it's worked out pretty good.
     

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