Bits & Pieces: *Cotton Bowl* Florida vs. Oklahoma

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  1. Gatormac2112

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    If it wasn't bad enough all the excuses he's been throwing around makes it worse. Excuse after excuse, its like Butters claiming death threats and then doubling down on it.
     
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      Don't like the excuses he's making. Basically saying we were playing our practice squad players. These are your guys Daniel, recruit better.
       
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        This game reminded me of Mac’s 1st bowl game against Michigan, where we got absolutely smoked.

        Actually, this whole year reminds me of that year: full of fresh optimism, only to lose to Bama in Atlanta. Then get our you-know-what pushed in during a bowl due to a lack of want-to and poor coaching.

        Mullen, be better than Mac: the lowest possible hurdle to cross.
         
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          Meh, if we are going to call bowl games meaningless and genuinely believe that, then one should not infer too much from the performance of this game. So I am not going to get too upset or use this game to draw conclusions on the whole season. A season that I think anyone can agree has been quite different. However, I do think there are big-picture type things that you can take from the game. The defense just continues to show a lack of preparation. On top of that, the whole team just looked flat and disinterested. Even Trask seemed to be somewhere else, his throws just seemed to lack any type of purpose. As I have said before, I do still believe that Mullen can produce IF he shows me that he is willing to make the hard decisions with himself and his staff (including making staff changes **cough**grantham**cough**). The clock starts ticking now.
           
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            Why the Butt Hurt?

            Did anyone really think we would be competitive in this game?
            I surely didn't, I didn't even make any effort to watch or listen.....

            Things we've know since the second game this year:
            1. We have a serious talent gap at several key positions
            2. We are poorly or not Coached, especially on Defense
            3. We don't appear to have any Leadership among the players
            4. We don't seem to have any accountability "see 2 and 3"
            5. There is a world of difference between "want to" and "need to"

            I'm sure there are more specifics, I just tried to cover the generalities.

            Bottom line, I'm no more upset than I was before the game.

            *Our success early on this season was based on generational talent in the passing game, that timing and trust just can't be replicated in 4 or 5 practices. It's not an excuse when it's the truth. This exhibition was a total chit show, we had very little, if any chance going in and then the exhibition started, it wasn't a game.

            I've had enough of Gator Football right now but there is always hope and I'm sure everything will look brighter next fall.

            Go Gators!
             
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                    Add to it that we had 3 practices.

                    This was much like a 1AA team playing Bama for the $$$.
                    It was a game where a bunch of young guys got to play and there were a few players making their first catch (Fraziars, Weston, Pouncy) or tackle (Summerall) in a real game.
                     
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                      Yes, this!
                      In All Kinds of Weather & etc. This is not negotiable.
                       
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                        I know this a meme but is there a video? I can't find it on YouTube. I just wanna see that dude get clocked with a can.
                         
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                          I speak for everyone when I say, GFY
                           
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                            Great summary cover.

                            I find the irony in the name of the bowl game being the Cotton Bowl, when our entire team showed they’re as soft as cotton, save for maybe Trask and EJ. I give EJ a pass since he spent the first half puking his last six meals all over the field.
                             
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                              Excuses are for losers. Winners don't need em. I have a feeling Mullen lines up his excuses before a game so he'll have them ready for the presser...he sort of practices them. This is a loser mindset.
                               
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                                I can't find the long version, but the 1 guy kept calling the other dude the N word


                                 
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                                  This game could give you hope, but only if you look at the other sideline. This time last year Oklahoma’s defense looked almost as bad as ours does this year. But a year later with a new DC and staff, they looked like playoff contenders (though largely due to the ineptness of our offense).

                                  Unfortunately I have a hard time seeing Dan pulling the trigger on Grantham (metaphorically speaking, though the image this conjure is satisfying). So hope gets dashed rather quickly when you realize the defensive scrubs that played last night, with remnants of HS coaching still in their minds, likely played their best game, as their fundamentals will only get worse while their heads somehow swell, and they start posing after every dropped pass they had absolutely nothing to do with.
                                   
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                                    This will start with a little blasphemy, but you'll probably agree with the conclusion, so here goes.

                                    Just like without Percey Harvin there might have bee no Tim Tebow, without Pitts, Toney, and Grimes, there's no Trask. They made him look great all year with routes and catches that repeatedly gave him perfect targets and that often saved him from his own mistakes.Throwing to them, his soft touch looked perfect. Throwing to a lesser bunch last night, he just looked indecisive and weak.

                                    I know a lot of that is unfair. How can you ask a QB to be successful with receivers he's literally never played with? The might be why Emery looked better, at least he'd played with these guys in practice. But, bottom line, take away once in a lifetime talent like Pitts, absurd play making skills like Toney, as well as Grimes and Copeland, and Trask looked outright pedestrian.
                                     
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                                    For failing to wear a mask, right?
                                     
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                                    What i saw was , we brought 60 guys that were unprepared and unmotivated. I keep hearing that we only had 3 cotton bowl practices. That score would be indicative of that
                                     
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                                      We had three cotton bowl practices, how many did Oklahoma have?
                                       
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