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  1. Circle City Gator

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    Bad coaching doesn't start at the whistle. It starts with bad recruiting. And it goes on from there. Here are a few questions for you:

    Quarterback

    Would Franks have tripped over an OL's foot if he hadn't shared all the snaps in practice with Zaire and LDR? Would he have seen the game a little faster if he had 2x or 3x as many snaps? It's the coaches' job to pick a quarterback, teach him to play, and give him enough practice to be ready.

    Offensive Line

    Would the middle linebacker have been as close to the line if we were willing to throw across the middle?

    Would Michigan have blitzed as much if we were throwing quick outs and slants on the blitzing side? (and would Franks have been able to do that if he had more practice? see above)

    Would a draw play or screen pass (NOT a bubble screen, a real screen pass) have slowed down the pass rush?

    After three years of poor O-line play, would a fullback help?

    Do the coaches know it's within the rules to play another lineman in the TE position?

    Does anybody on the Florida sideline remember the concept of "play action?"

    Running Backs

    How is it that everybody in the stadium and watching TV can tell that Thompson has an incredibly slow first step and doesn't play anywhere near his weight, but the coaches can't? Yes, every once in a great while he looks great against cornerbacks, but he doesn't get there often enough to be worth the risk.

    Was I imagining things, or did a guy named Davis look great the one time he touched the ball?

    Has anybody mentioned to them that sometimes defensive players blitz, and they should probably be looking out for that?

    Receivers

    I wish I had something brilliant to say, but they were hardly relevant. The one thing I'd ask is, did anybody go to the quarterback or the coaches and say, "Damn it! I'm beating this guy every time. Just throw me the damn ball!" If we don't have a receiver who demands it, we don't have a receiver.

    Special teams

    Is there a special teams coach, or do the punter and kicker practice on their own, and then everybody just raises their hands and yells "PICK ME!" right before each kick-off and punt?

    Defense

    You kept us in the game far longer than we deserved. You were the walking dead by the time they ran it up. That's on the coaches, not you.
     
    • Detroitgator

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      • Marianna-FL_Gator

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        • NavetG8r

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          I like this kid more and more each day. The fact that he beat Gretzky's kid up is just a bonus.:grin:
           
          • G. Gordon Gator

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            In the future please give us the respect we're due by capitalizing Overlords. And it's not sugar caves that we operate, it's salt mines. We extract raw sodium from liberal tears.

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            • Alagator

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              Wow... I'm away for a couple of days... Check back in and see the Spring Practice Thread has 3 or 4 pages of posts added to it. I'm pumped thinking there must be some good PRATICE info...

              :headslap::headslap::headslap::headslap::headslap::headslap::headslap:
               
              • lizardbreath

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                A deviant donkey named Swamp, loved doing that old gator chomp. But he had a bad itch, to do nothing but bytch, so on every hope he now stomps.
                 
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                • oxrageous

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                  I know that I'd rather chew broken glass than see another post from you on my board. :bananawave:
                   
                  • Swamp Donkey

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                    • Mim Jacelwain

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                      It all good, and yet, I posted my tail off on those 6 post, and you know what, proud of those posts.
                       
                      • Swamp Queen

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                        • BMF

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                          A lot of crow to be eaten in this thread.....


                           
                          • Blacklabgator

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                            I was gonna hold out but one of the football players let me use his credit card.
                             
                            • Gatordiddy

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                              everyone going ballistic... and look at White on the left

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                              • oxrageous

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                                Again, I think very few people would disagree with anything you just posted here. However, it's still POSSIBLE this ends up a higher ranked class than we're expecting. Let's wait until NSD before we throw ourselves off of cliffs.

                                There's nothing wrong with people being optimistic. Mullen has actually given us some optimism for the first time in years. Why do some feel the need to go out of their way to crush every sliver of optimism?
                                 
                                • Big Wave

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                                  Long time lurker here. I wanted to run this up the flagpole.

                                  I'm not a huge fan of the hire, but it's what I've expected from day one, so I've wrapped my head around it. Allow me to make the case.

                                  1. Meyer's pre-UF success involved a partnership with Mullen. Impressive records, offenses, QBs.
                                  2. He was UF's OC for four seasons. Offense improved every year.
                                  2005-Early struggles, Leak is not an option QB, Mullen cobbles together some solutions, Outback Bowl, success.
                                  2006-Mullen recruits/develops the GOAT option QB and weaves him expertly into a hybrid offense of his own design, natty.
                                  2007-Mullen's QB in full control, record setting offense, Heisman.
                                  2008-Offense is a runaway train, should've been another Heisman, natty.
                                  3. The moment Mullen leaves UF the offense, even with TT at the helm, regresses.
                                  4. Mullen has elevated MSU and probably reached that program's ceiling. I haven't researched this assertion, and I'm open to being proven wrong. It feels like he has made them a consistent top 25 team. I don't believe they ever were before. He has found and developed QBs that weren't can't miss 5 stars.

                                  That's my argument. I could name five guys I would be more excited about, but I'm going to jump on the CDM train and hope it goes back to the promised land. Unfortunately, I don't think we're likely to know for two years. Oh well.
                                   
                                  • Fishon

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                                    Agreed about the poor analogy. The parallel to asking Ox to delete his account would be asking the theater manager to no longer allow him inside the theater. over the top and absurd solution
                                     
                                    • URGatorBait

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                                      Donkey called, he wants his joke back ;)
                                       
                                      • stephenPE

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                                        This place does pretty well considering the amount of people with issues and the need to prove something. My life, by default, is wrapped up in social science. So I read and read what is posted and try to discover what makes some of the angriest and opinionated rant on so much. I understand the sports side pretty well. You got those SOS era posters that truly understand it all. Just throw the ball to open receivers and lay waste to our hated rivals. Then you have only the Urban era who think "just get enough bad azzz players" and destroy our hated rivals. I understand the pain of having rivals know they are better than us right now. Or the last few years. A few of us older ones remember being good but NEVER great. Never the best. Always the footnote in college football. IT is why SOS is our God. But now Ive gotten wordy.

                                        THis place is fun. And angry and mean. But it is our place and we love it for the most part. This is where I can curse and be very sarcastic and have a drink sometimes to even be more sage like. I dont think we really need mods in a place like this. We need a majority to let the ledge walkers and nasty talkers know when they reach their limit. And we do. The variety in here makes it a good place to talk. If we all agreed the boredom would drive us away.
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                                        • Ray Finkle

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                                          I don't know but it's been over four hours since I first saw her and I think I need to call a doctor.
                                           

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