Rog must work for AT&T's customer service.
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I remember it well. The wife and I made the trip to NOLA for the first time. I was very anxious about this game due to it being the Semi's. Over the course of the days there, teams were falling and remember watching the AZ State / pOSU game in a bar that put UF in position to win it. I will never forget that feeling walking out of the Superdome and being that we beat the Hell out of the Noles. Actually spent most of the walk back with Jack Jackson, he was pretty pumped too. To end it all off we had an early flight back home the next morning. We get to our gate and my says, "is that.." and I said yep. Dan Hicken from Jax TV 12 still wasted. I told her it's ok he's a Gator, but his wife, a NOLE. My wife starts laughing as the then at the time Ms. Hicken was not amused. Fun times as we celebrated the following weekend. One of my most favorite memories ever. I made sure that I made this trip. My Dad ( a huge Gator fan ) would say son we're gonna win it next year (on the flight home from the Nebraska azz kickin), we're going to have to go to that game. In April of '96 I lost my Dad to cancer. There was no way that I would not be there for UF's first NC. So there were more than just tears of victory on that night. I'll never forget that night.
- Thread: Happy Thanksgiving Gatorchatter!
Happy Thanksgiving Ladies and Gentleman. I hope you all have a fun and relaxing day with friends and family. As Coach and others have said, I hope we have an victorious Saturday as well.
I'm thankful for all of you here and all of your contributions. This place is therapeutic in its own way and I appreciate all the knowledge here, even if it made up.
- Thread: See Ya Next Year Omar
- Thread: 367 yards rushing
I hate to say this (not really), but their play on both sides of the ball as well as the coaching reminds me of a Dade County rec league team (with apologies to Dade County rec league teams). Maybe they try to run everything wide because their OL is terrible, worse than ours by a wide margin, but their run O looks poorly conceived. Francois got beat up like he stiffed somebody on a dope deal (poor choice of analogies, I know). Taggert just looks lost as he struggles to see the fruits of his "Lethal Simplicity." His D got torched pretty well today also. But as the announcers said, he's the guy you hire to rebuild your program.
- Thread: The redundancy of this forum
Slow down fellas.
Yes, he's magic with the ball in his hands, but as a QB he is inaccurate and has a weak arm, and we have no idea how good he would be at seeing the field and making progressions.
He's no Mike Vick or Lamar Jackson. Those guys are faster than Toney and throw bullets.
As a WR or RB, he's not a good blocker. Not to say he can't become one, but he's just never had to do it. Given how quick he is with lateral movement, you would expect him to develop into a good blocker, but that will take some time.
As a WR, he doesn't have great hands and doesn't know how to run routes. Again, not to say he can't turn into a great player at the position, he just doesn't have the experience.
He's a true freshman. Remember Percy as a true freshman? He was a sensation. Let me remind you what his first 4 games in O&B looked like:
Game 1 Southern Miss: 3 catches, 4 carries
Game 2 UCF: 4 catches, 2 carries
Game 3 UT: 1 catch, 1 carry
Game 4 UK: 1 carry
(he did suffer some injury against UT that limited him)
That's 16 touches in his first 4 games for Percy.
Through 4 games, Toney has 6 carries, 11 catches, 2 passes, and 1 KO return. Let's not count the return and just say 19 touches for Toney in his first 4 games.
Percy did get a little dinged against UT but unlike Toney who was a QB in HS, Percy was an ATH in HS playing both RB and WR so he was more polished.
Malik Davis is also a true freshman but he was a 4 year starter at RB in high school.
I love Toney and I've said before the staff needs to get the ball into his hands because he makes things happen. I don't have a lot of nice things to say about our coaching, but they have been giving him more and more each week. Somebody earlier in the thread lamented that we don't have a few plays for him as QB. We do. The announcers call it a "wildcat" but it's still Toney playing QB. He has both run and thrown (or tried to throw) out of that formation. He has the talent. He just needs to develop (which is something this staff has not excelled at). We can't just feed a true freshman playing a new position the ball 30 times a game and expect to set the SEC on fire.
The kid is a stud, but we need to be a little patient.
The next play I want to see out of him is an option with him at QB and Malik Davis as the pitch man. All we need is a block to set the edge and that play could be fun. I think that's a better play than having him throw the bubble screen.
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