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I have no qualms with anything written in this article. As much as I love DT he's had a chance to close games out and has not. Dobbs lead UT back from a 2 TD deficiet on the road at a rowdy Willy B. Welcome to the SEC young man! The only other freshman QB with that amount of poise I've seen this year, and I HATE to say this, is Watson at clemson.
We couldn't put the game away because DT is inconsistent. We all knew that coming into the season but we love the kid! Thank goodness the defense only had to stop the run today!
It will be fun to watch. I hope it's fun to watch for 4 quarters! :)
Hopefully we'll have more than a 2 TD lead going into the 4th. If not, and the trend continues, then all bets are off and UF likely wins the game.
C'mon David! There is plenty of blame to go around... let's just get behind the squad and root for the home team! Go. Game. COCKS!!!!
Cooper is a MONSTER for us this year! I'm really looking forward to watching him finish the season and seeing how he progresses over the summer. He just gits r' dun!
I wish people would stop saying Spurrier ran Marcus into the ground. If you watched any of Marcus' college games you'd notice that he actually got stronger as the game went on. Also his injury is not a result of the number of carries he had but the result of a lineman rolling on his leg and a defender spearing his knee with a helmet. I don't care if you're only carrying the ball 15 times a game, if you're downfield blocking and a lineman rolls on your leg, or a defender puts a helmet on your knee while your foot is firmly planted into the ground, the same injury will happen to you and most likely end your football career. And that is regardless of position too. The hit against Tennessee he took could have happened to a WR, a TE, or the QB. It's just a matter of chance that his career is over. And yes... it DOES suck!
Leadership is key. A good leader can calm a locker room when it needs to be calmed, or it can unite a locker room in the face of adversity. Just curious... was there a voice from the players who played that roll for us when you were there Stephen? If so was it one person or one person from the offense and one from the defense?
I think after the Vandy win he really wanted to light a fire under the team because it was ugly. The defense and special teams seem totally unmotivated. As a whole the team just isn't mentally tough. I say as a whole because the offense pulls a vanishing act in the 4th qtr too. We can blame the play calling all we want but two sacks on DT in overtime of the UT game, and DT's decision making under pressure just show we are not mentally tough. I hope, by some stroke of luck, the coaches and players figure it out over this week. Otherwise the only bowling we'll be doing is in those clown shoes at the bowling alley.
Florida may not throw a pass against us and win the game. Our defense is that bad. And I'm not trying to dump on my team because when the defense was good is was G-O-O-D! But people who think we're bad mouthing the squad by calling out the defense have only to watch any game tape this year. Tape doesn't lie!
My mom always said if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all. I'm sure if he had stayed and fielded questions it would not have been pretty. I can respect it. He's pissed... and he freakin should be!
I hate to see something like this happen to a young man who dedicated his life on and off the field to the sport. Never heard, and never will hear, about him getting into any trouble because he's just that kind of kid. Showed up with a business like work ethic from day one. No flashy hooting and hollering when he scored, ALWAYS extended a hand to the opponent, played the game the way it was supposed to be played, and showed and commanded the utmost respect from players all over the country. If anyone deserves to be playing on Sundays, it's him. Too bad the chips don't fall that way all the time. Best of luck with your future endeavors but I would, selfishly, love to see you on the sidelines at Willy B attempting to guide young men too the first ever SEC Title in Columbia!
Agreed David. I had to back away from the ledge Sunday morning because it was frustrating to watch that 4th quarter collapse. We racked up 625 yards of offense, put up 42 points, and if I'm not wrong we won the time of possession and still lost that game. I'm all Cock but something has got to give with the performance of the defense this year.
I think it's a generational thing. If he would have called a squad out like this in the 80's and 90's it would have motivated them. Now you almost have to coddle the players. I had an older brother play in the 80's and he said coaches would get in his face, jack him up, and call him everything under the sun. Said he's coach called one of the players, "The dumbest smart guy he's ever known" for not getting a play right. If a coach said that today or did any of that he'd be fired.
The worst article on the loss to Auburn I've skimmed over. No way the offense cost us this game. Did you actually watch our defense allow 6 TD's in a row to Auburn?!? What does the offense have to do with that?
Ward shouldn't be here. He lost 2 All Americans on the d-line last year, one of which was supposed to return for his senior year. He's playing with one of the youngest defenses in the country in one of the toughest conferences. Couple that with the non-qualifiers who were going to be counted on from day 1 and the guy is dealing with a short deck. While is is very, VERY tough to watch this unit I think it will return to form next year. I think Lewis and Durant will come in and be leaders, vocally and by example, from day 1. Go. Game. COCKS!
The passing is not bad at all... it's all the damn drops. Between Roland and both TE's we should be 5-1 right now if they catch the damn ball!