Bits & Pieces: Florida vs. Miami

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  1. NVAGATOR86

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    I like the comparison of Franks to Johnson. It seems to fit. Let's hope that this season does not confirm that analogy. Credit Mullen with the cajones to go for it on 4th down. When was the last time you saw a stat line that was 4 for 4 on 4th down conversions. Big gambles that paid off this time.

    I wonder if we hired the self proclaimed "weird mind of football" high school coach Kelley, who never punts, to work as a consultant to Mullen? :dance:
     
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      As a newly self processed pumper...I feel great to be 1-0 and that victory to be over Miami. However, the old negator in me couldn't help but wonder if we didn't try to give that game away several times. Sloppy. Victory. Inconsistent. Victory. Turnovers. Victory. Franks. Victory.

      I'll enjoy it for another day or two...
       
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        1. I dislike the comparision of Franks to Johnson but alas it might be apt.

        2. The 4 for 4 on fourth down is amazing particularly against Miami's front.
         
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          I guess I just hate the fact that our fortunes right now pretty much rise and fall on the performance of a kid whose brain seems to be all over the map. I feel like we are a QB away from having a great team. We are loaded at playmaker...imagine if we could consistently get them the ball? Heck, just imagine if we didn't GIVE the other team the ball on a routine basis?
           
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            Exactly but alas we knew this in our hearts the entire off season. We just wanted to think the light might have turned on for Franks despite all of the evidence to the contrary.
             
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              I'd be ecstatic if Franks played half as good as Doug Johnson. No way Franks would ever see the field on a Spurrier coached team.
               
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                EJ has great potential, but like the Miami QB Williams, is not quite ready for prime time. Franks has regressed and will end up blowing 3 or 4 games. Mullen should have pulled Franks and we would have avoided the two fourth-quarter interceptions. Trask has a great arm and knows the playbook cold. He lacks game experience. I would prefer starting Trask and using EJ liberally. We'll probably end up with the same 3 or 4 losses, but we'll have 1 or 2 high quality experienced QBs for next year.
                 
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                  Sounds like a good plan to me. Gotta do something different. Last night revealed to the world that Franks isn't the answer.
                   
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                    I know the pocket collapses not long after this but if that guy streaking was the play, the OL did its job. If franks throws now and he’s open like you say, game over. Mullen’s biggest mistake was trusting Franks not to screw up.
                     
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                      I can't add a lot. We had fun tailgating and going to the game. One thing I can say, the ref crew was terrible. Probably one of the worst I've seen. They threw flags that shouldn't have been thrown while missing other blatant calls. Having said all that, the Gators committed a number of legitimate stupid penalties allowing Miami to stay in the game.

                      Mullen has a lot of work to do and dialing back stupid penalties is a good place to start.

                      Franks is terrible. He's got all the tools but not the brain, and the cerebral part of the QB game is what separates a winner from everything else. That pick late in the 4th when he should have been killing the clock with a run was terrible. I wonder what Spurrier was thinking, the video was priceless. I bet money it wouldn't pass the profanity filter here. We live and die with Franks and after seeing last night I think our over/under is 9 games. It looked like he was on the field after the late pick and the trainers came out to help him up. I didn't wish he was hurt but I was ready to see EJ.
                       
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                        Miami took Toney and anything coming out of the back field away as well as Franks rolling right. It was just great playcalling by them.

                        Fumble recovery is pure luck. Miami got both of ours. I can’t remember how many times they dropped the ball but they got all of theirs. Miami got literally everything they needed to pull the upset but didn’t. Florida is the better team.
                         
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                          Lol! True though. Sad but true.

                          If you can't track by the time you're 18 or 19 years old then the team you're on is in trouble. :gah:
                           
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                            I thought Franks regressed in a lot of ways but one not being discussed is his lack of rushing. The offense clicked last year when he became more willing to run. He hardly ever just tucked it and went unless it was a designed play. I’m going to rewatch but I seriously doubt they spied him that effectively.
                             
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                              Not having the best camera angle makes it tough to know if FF made a bad decision or not (as opposed to a bad throw, which is without a doubt). Does this play allow for a check down to the receiver in the flat? If so, then I think it’s valid to criticize his decision making as well. Grimes(?) is open and, assuming the other receivers maintain their blocks, it could have been a positive play at a point where it’s a couple of first downs and game over. This sort of decision making, particularly at such a critical moment, certainly bolsters the argument that FF still doesn’t “get it” and probably never will.
                               
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                                Great analysis and interesting read as always @cover2 . With regards to Townsend’s fake, it look to me that scUM was spooked a bit by that and several times later in the game was in a standard defensive set as opposed to a punt block/return formation. As a result, Townsend seemed to be taking his time to kick the ball. I haven’t watched a replay but wonder if that extra time was a factor in Jefferson being in the right position to recover the muffed punt.
                                 
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                                  We dropped it twice and they dropped it twice and all four went to them. Even though one was ours TWICE. Davis was definitely down with the ball. He doesn't lose possession just because he got hit AFTER being down with possession of the ball. I thought the same about Buchanan's recovery but he didn't have it quite as clearly.
                                   
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                                    I'm tempted to make this my new Avatar. Spurrier is my favorite Gator/Gator fan of all time. Could you imagine sitting with him during a game? If I had a Make-a-Wish it would be to watch a Florida v Georgia game with him.
                                     
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                                      That's already been done.
                                       
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                                        I stand corrected. Miami fumbled 3 times. So it was 5 total fumbles and we recovered zero. Embarrassing.
                                         
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                                          I figured it had been done. It's a picture that'll go down in Gator history. It'll come up anytime some dumb **** happens.
                                           

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