1918 Pandemic and Gator Football

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    If it makes you fell any better the Gators beat the Vedado Tennis Club 28-0 in Cuba, 1912, The Bacardi Bowl. They suited up to play another match a few days later vs. Cuban Athletic Club but because the refs were blatantly biased, Coach Pyle pulled the team off the field. There was a fight and Pyle was arrested, detained and released pending trial. Before the trial started the Gators fled back to Fla.
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    Did you even look at our LB and Safety recruiting in those ‘15-‘17 classes?

    It’s a miracle the score wasn’t worse.
     
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      I think you’re right sofla, but even then we were doing a better job of developing our players compared to a lot of our opponents. The real difference maker was our S&C program. Clearly ahead of its time and using the latest technology...

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        I bet you that guy ran great routes. A real lunch pail guy, if you know what I mean. Not the fastest, or strongest, but one of those “first guy in, last guy out” types.
         
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          What could you reasonably expect? While other schools were using zeppelins to travel to recruits, installing plumbing in all football facilities, allowing water breaks, and adding a 4th coach to the roster, UF admins refused to fund such extravagances. The only place UF was far more technologically advanced was in the use of just invented ceiling tiles. Despite being super modern, recruits still thought they were industrial and boring while showing little support for their efforts.

          You can’t blame the head or assistant coach for that problem. Now, if he didn’t lock down Ocala in 1919, they should have been concerned. It’s gonna be tough though after the Camp Johnston loss.
           
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            Never liked Camp Johnston. They also wore Red and Black, fugging Leg Humpers.
             
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              Dooley just keeps topping himself with poorly written articles. This actually could have been an interesting piece. How many of our guys went off to the war? How many were killed or injured in the war? When and how was the decision made to cancel the season? Did they shut down the campus? etc., etc.. If this were an assignment at the UF Journalism school, it would have received an 'F.'
               
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                In Dooley's defense, he was only a freshman that year. So the facts are a little fuzzy
                 
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                  That would have required him to do some, you know, actual work.
                   
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                    I posted on the political forum about the 1957 season opening game that was to be played in Pasadena, California against the UCLA bruins. The game had to be cancelled because the Asiatic flu hit the UF campus and most of Coach Bob Woodruff's football team was hit with it. That was a big deal to cancel this big intersectional football game. Tickets had already been printed up and the game was ready to go.

                    UCLA went on and rescheduled the Air Force Academy to replace the lost game with the Gators. UF was unable to reschedule a substitute opponent and opened their season the next week with the Air Force Academy.

                    Here is an interesting fact. UF went to Pasadena in 1958 and beat the UCLA Bruins 21 - 14. The coach of UF was Bob Woodruff who played on the same Tennessee team in the late 1930s with the new coach of UCLA Bill Barnes.

                    The 1957 -58 Asiatic flu killed 7 million worldwide and 70,000 in the US.
                     

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