I have to agree with everything except #5. I enjoy the meaningless bowls that come before Christmas. They provide mid-week football during a time when I’m around the house with family and not working.
Is Bama a forgone conclusion to win the west?
Recently though you've been turning it off for the opposite reason. And I will admit, it is no fun losing to Georgia. Hopefully that changes this year. Hopefully we have college football this year!!
You would know...you had to do it for most of the 90's and 00's.
Nah. Nobody would remember in a few years. Few people remember that UGA's 1942 was won because the coach signed the entire team up for ROTC to keep them from getting drafted. If that one counts, this one certainly would!
I don’t know why it posted this twice...
Both UF and FSU are bashed for weak OOC play because everyone takes this for granted. That is like saying USC shouldn’t count their annual game against ND. Why not? USC steps up with this game every year. UF and FSU do the same!
I hate that UF and FSU get no credit for playing each other EVERY year. Both teams are bashed for weak OOC play because everyone takes this for granted. That is like saying USC shouldn’t count their annual game against ND. Why not? USC steps up with this game every year. UF and FSU do the same!
Athens is a VERY nice town with generally great people (as long as I don’t antagonize anyone). The real problem is getting there! Whoever planned the route of I-20 screwed up by not making that 30 minute detour!!!
Need to know your history before making wild accusations. UGAs ‘42 NC is because the coach disrespected the military and signed the entire team up for ROTC so they wouldn’t be drafted into WWII.
I don't get this line of criticism. Kirby is a great recruiter and a good coach. He has yet to win the big game against elite competition. Great coaches win those games. Mullen is a great play caller and a good coach. The talent he inherited at UF was SIGNIFICANTLY worse than what Kirby had a UGA. However, UF is certainly trending in the right direction. I'll take the upward trend and leave the unmet expectations to UGA. And, for what it is worth, I have a B.S. (honor grad) and an M.S. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in Curriculum.
I agree with your assessment. UGA has a good team that played hard, but LSU is just a great team. And sometimes the injuries just don't go your way. However, I find it odd that so many UGA fans refused to admit Florida was in the same position with injuries when they played UGA (Grennard, Zuniga, Toney, Jeremiah Moon, Franks). Admitting that one team was hindered by injuries in no way diminishes what the other team accomplished in winning.
Stricklin called out everyone! Can’t blame UF that Ohio State wouldn’t take our offer.
As a gator, I will admit we got brat and UGA was the better team Saturday. Sis that terrible call change the dynamic of the game? Sure. Did it change the outcome? I don’t think so. My complaint with the officiating is how awful it has been in the SEC this year. I am not claiming bias...just bad. We have benefited from it (South Carolina) and hurt by it (UGA). I guess that is the new normal. Congrats to UGA. I hope, for the sake of DAWGS everywhere, that they don’t come close to greatness and choke again. Either win it all (my preferred choice) or lose badly. The heartache of another close loss would kill a few fans that I know.
What about Jake Fromm makes Jordan believe in him in big games? It seems to me that big games is where UGA struggles. An pair of NFL running backs (Michel and Chubb) carried the Dawgs in the Rose Bowl, and they lost the lead to Bama in the N.C. and last year’s SECCG. I’m not trying to insult. I think Fromm is a top 10 QB in the country, but big games is when that team falls apart. That said, I think both teams will be dialed in for the cocktail party this hear. Hoping UGA and UF can get healthy so it is best in best! Here’s to a game to remember!
Florida’s Scott Stricklin reaches out to Power 5 ADs on social media in effort to schedule more series
This drives me crazy! “ Florida football has long been criticized for not playing a regular-season non-SEC true road game outside the Sunshine State.” If you have to put that many qualifiers on it, perhaps it isn’t that interesting. How many states have 3 power 5 teams? I cannot stand that it is always UF that gets badmouthed for having our OOC rival in the same state. Very few teams outside the SEC play the difficulty of an SEC schedule, yet the Gators are put down for this? I am glad Stricklin has called everyone out. Can’t blame UF for games not played when he just issued an open invitation!
Wouldn’t diligent students be done studying by midnight before the exam?
I cannot decide if I should be really happy or sad. As a math professor, this post: 1) ensures job security and 2) hurts me deep in my soul.
They didn’t, but it helps the narrative. LSU is #5 because they play a “pretty good” FCS team. But the Gamecocks are #1 because they play a Sunbelt Team. I’m not saying the ranking are not accurate. I’m saying the analysis is off. Southern (how people in GA refer to Georgia Southern) was a 10 win team that finished 3rd in the Sunbelt last year.
I don’t see Bama-Georgia in the semi-finals. Georgia doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt if they miss the SEC championship game (like Bama did two years ago), and there would be little interest in an SEC championship game rematch. Obviously, Bama will not be #1 if they don’t win the SEC.
Paris: You have to be careful with blanket statesmen’s like that. If the SEC adds a ninth game, then do schools get to cancel their “mandatory” OOC game that very few really consider? KY-Louisville, SC-Clemson, Arky-Texas, UGA-GT, and UF-FSU are all games that MATTER to the fan bases. But each of these schools would lose a home game every other year if another SEC game is added. Geography has given these schools an OOC, game EVERY YEAR that the schools from TN, AL, LA, MO, TX, and MS don’t have to worry with. Just another complication to think through.
I think it is a bit presumptuous to think automatically think CBS would feature the game anyway. Without Jax, this is another heated rivalry in the vein of Bama-Auburn or OSU-Michigan. What many UGA fans (and I live in Georgia so I am not just referencing those on this board) fail to realize is that Jax is a fairly divided city between UF-FSU-UGA. Being the only large city near SE Georgia brings many from there to work. Although Florida does not have toe all-time lead in Jax, I think it should be left alone. WLOCP is just unique.
These early-season SEC games aren’t getting national primetime broadcasts, but they’re worth your time
DaGherk: at first I was going to be really impressed that you knew enough football to know that a team could possibly score 1 point. Sadly, it was just a really bad attempt to troll another team. Why does UF bother Georgia fans so badly?
As a gator who lives in Georgia, it is sweet that you believe the UF-UGA rivalry is the same from both sides. Is GT-UGA viewer the same from both sides? No...GT fans talk trash about UGA. Meanwhile, dawgs really like to beat yellow jackets, but do not obsess over it all year. UF-UGa is largely the same. Florida fans do not think about Georgia all year. It seems that Georgia fans spend a great deal of time and effort thinking about Florida. As evidence, I offer the number of dawgs commenting on ALL of the UF articles.
UF opens the season with Miami. We close with FSU. Still plan on being 1-0 though.
The only thing about this discussion I find frustrating is that no credit is given to teams who do this as an annual rivalry get no credit for it. Just because Clemson and South Carolina are in the same state, does not diminish that they play a non-conference H&H EVERY YEAR. Florida-Florida State is the same. But everyone views this games the same way as Michigan-Michigan State or Auburn-Alabama. But there is a difference, these games are in-conference games!
As a gator who resides in Georgia, I can attest that UGA’s obsession with Florida did not begin with Mullen. In GA, Georgia Tech is obsessed with UGA as a rivalry while the Dawgs are so used to beating GT that the concern is not reciprocated. The UF-UGA rivalry is very much like this. Most Florida see this as another fun rivalry (FSU, LSU). However there is a deep vitriol from UGA towards UF.
I like what you did there: recent, relevant, and witty. However, like I would tell Mullen, be careful with your comments because you never know. After all, as a dawg, there is just no response to 14,011.
Dan Mullen says every game in the Sunshine State is a home game for Florida: ‘We have eight home games this year’
I do appreciate that you did not include the victory UGA claims in 1904. You know, before Florida had a football team! Although I wouldn’t say that an 8 game lead after almost 100 football games is “owning.” Although, if you look at the history of the series, it has alternated between periods of one team’s dominance and then the other. In general, from 1915-1990, UGA was the superior team with a few short Florida winning streaks. Since 1990 the opposite has been true. UGA has been able to put a couple 2-4 year streaks together, but it really has been all UF. (Interestingly, the NC conversation mirrors this: all UGA early and all UF recently). It’ll be fun to see how it unfolds from here.