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Clemson cannot help how weak the conference is. Dabo needs to stop whining about being disrespected and just win the games they have to play. Bottom line is even though they have a cakewalk schedule, the margin of error is ZERO. Lose one game and they are out of the CFP. At least that is a little pressure.
Love the off-season and unbridled optimism by fans for their teams.. Nobody actually knows what will happen, but there is no way that LSU is better at QB. If you are relying on a stud true freshman to lead you, look at Auburn and that is probably close to what you will be getting this year. Lots of talent on that team, but losing both coordinators and tons of talent cannot be fixed overnight. I am with other Gator fans that Fromm may have struggled some this year, but why throw the ball around when you have Swift at RB. Tamper the optimism on your transfer QB. He is coming from the ACC and very few of those defenses would be ranked in the top 2/3's of the SEC. As for Trask and the Gators. If we land Shorter and he can play, you just added a 5 star experienced receiver to the mix. Add in that we do bring back 3 studs (Grimes, Toney and Pitts) and our OL will be greatly improved, I see us at being the same if not slightly better. We will see..
uga lost 9 of 11 offensive players. They play bama early. I see 2-3 losses next year for them. Surprised LSU is so high. I would expect 2-3 losses as well with all of their departures. Gators lost very few to the draft, return 4 of 5 offensive linemen and a good QB. We also swapped Auburn for Ole Miss on the schedule and have LSU at home. This is our best chance. Better take advantage of it.
I have to say, with uga losing 9 of their 11 starters on offense, I will be very dissapointed if the Gators do not beat them this year. It is too early to predict anything as transfers and injuries can change everything prior to that game, but I think the following is fairly accurate. Bama did not lose that much and has a solid QB returning and while they may not be elite they will be very good. I have never seen a team gutted like lsu has been over the past few weeks. While they have lots of talent on that team, you don't replace to elite coaches and all those players. They should lose at least 3 games next year. Uga losing Fromm and Swift has some work to do. Very talented roster and great defense coming back, but I would imagine they will struggle against bama, burn and UF. This should be the year the Gators win the East. If not, pretty embarrassing. Auburn - might be able to dethrone bama if their defense plays well. Oh well, 7 months and counting..
Of course this should have been expected, but if you are an LSU fan, who cares... What a great season and memories this guys helped to give you. I will take losing coaches all day with that kind of success. Thanks for repping the SEC LSU! Still know I hope we curb stomp you next fall in the Swamp!
Crazy how high they left Oklahoma ranked after they got crushed by lsu. They are very limited on offense and an athletic defense stifles them. They would lose to bama, lsu, uga, florida and auburn in the sec.
Brutal week for uga which I enjoy, but have to say that Cade's dad sueing uga disgusts me. Sorry you lost the tip of your pinky finger... While the school took great care of your kid. Symptom of our society. That being said, if I were uga I would be concerned about all these guys transferring although the portal has created this avenue and when your roster is stacked it allows kids to jump if they aren't playing much. Impressed with how Saban keeps his kids from transferring or going early. All this week did was make the Jax game next year more interesting. Hopefully, Trask being the top QB returning in the conference takes us to the SECCG but uga's defense will be nasty so it will be a great game no matter who they have at QB.
I am a huge fan of Jake Fromm. Quality kid and excellent QB. He represented uga extremely well and gave them a great run. I was hoping he would leave as it gives my Gators their best chance to win the east next year, but we will see.. As a Tampa Bay Bucs fan, I was also hoping he would leave as I hope we can pick him up in the 2nd or 3rd round. I saw where someone says he is a Day 2 pick which I think is absurd. He would be a huge upgrade to Jameus Winston and I believe a long time starter in the league.
Perkins makes you nervous like any good dual threat QB, but Mullen seems to have the team focused and hungry to win this game. I do expect a big win which I think will help solidify the gap between the SEC and everyone else. Perfect storm would have the two top teams in the acc lose to UF and LSU!
As a Gator fan I am excited for Trask next year and hope some of our upperclass WR's come back. To comment on the above: 1. Trask is very accurate but does not have the arm strength that Burrows does. 2. Emory is an exciting prospect but should not start over Trask.
Well, I won't dispute that I enjoyed watching LSU torch uga, but that is partly because uga is beating us these days. Have to say, tons of props to Coach O, Burrows and the entire LSU team and fanbase. They continue to improve and the D is getting better. Super annoyed with the CFP committee trying to elevate the big 10, but hope the farce is over and they put LSU at #1 where they belong. Would love to see clemson versus OSU in semi's so clemson actually plays a team with a pulse, although they are good. First off, LSU, win the Natty for the SEC where it rightfully belongs with a Heisman trophy winner. Secondly, the sands are shifting in the SEC. If LSU keeps Brady, they will still be really good with anyone at QB and they are killing recruiting. Bama is still talented and well coached but the invincibility is gone. Auburn QB will be better next year and UT is improving. As a Gator I am curious what Fromm does. If he leaves I think we win the East next year with Trask, but if he stays, he seems to have our number. I personally like that the East is getting stronger and with UF, UGA and UT improving, it makes for good games. I also like that Auburn and LSU seem to be getting up there with Bama to make the West interesting. Let's all get stronger and beat the snot out of everyone else. Once again, congrats to the Bayou Bengals! Been a hell of a year, now finish it for the rest of us!! Go Gators!
Why do we even play the games. I totally get the aura around bama, but they do not have their top defensive or offensive player right now. They are undisciplined and have no defense nor a kicking game. They would struggle against the 4-5 teams above them and probably go .500 in H2H games. Florida would beat them. They do deserve the benefit of the doubt with all the talent and saban coaching, but sorry, this is not their year.
OSU being ranked above LSU is all about trying to keep the SEC out of the championship game. We all know the toughest semi final game will be against Clemson. No way LSU should be ranked behind anyone. After this weekend IF they beat UGA, they will have potentially beaten 4 top ten teams (uga, UF, Auburn, bama). OSU will have beaten 1 in Penn State. I think LSU runs the table, but the CFP has definitely tried to shift the perception of conference power away from the SEC this year. Lastly, while I don't care that bama fell to 12, that is a bit much. No reason that Wisconsin or PSU is ahead of UF, Auburn or bama.
Thought this was about the games you played and the results. Auburn is playing well but lost H2H versus Florida who has only lost to LSU and UGA. Bama should be behind both Auburn and Florida. Let's see, they played two teams in the Top 25 this year and lost both. Tua is out. Writer needs his head checked.
I think everyone is forgetting the best scenario. bama gets routed by Auburn. Oregon beats Utah. LSU demolishes uga in SECCG. Oklahoma loses one more game. Boom - Gators jump to #4 and avenge their loss to LSU earlier in the season. LOL - just having fun, but a couple of those teams above will lose. Reality: bama beats Auburn Georgia loses to LSU Oklahoma or Utah win out and the committee goes with a non-SEC team for the #4 slot
JK4 I agree with having bama fatigue. No offense to them, as they have been a juggernaut, but it would be nice to have some new faces in the CFP besides bama and Clemson. Also, auburn can make this a mute point if they win the Iron bowl and I will be pulling for them. I actually think it will be one helluva game and will be a great game to watch. Auburn will load the box and make the back up QB win this game. Auburn's mediocre offense should have chances against a sub par bama defense, so I think it will be close. My guess is that Clemson, Ohio State and LSU (after a very close tough win over uga) will be the top 3. Either Utah or Oklahoma gets the nod if they run the table. And yes, I am predicting Auburn pulls of the upset to continue the Malzahn experiment.
I don't see this being anywhere near accurate. I will start by wishing Tua a strong recovery and hope it gets drafter top 5 and has a great NFL career. Without Tua, I think Auburn beats bama, despite Gus. Even if bama wins, they are not one of the 4 best teams in the country without Tua. I also think that everyone is sleeping on georgia. That OL and defense are very good and they might beat lsu in the SECCG. I do think lsu wins as they are having a magical year and things just seem to be clicking. I think uga finishes #6 after losing in the SECCG and UF actually finishes higher than bama for the bowl projections. UGA goes to the Sugar and Gators to the Orange Bowl.
I am a huge Auburn fan for the next month and hope they win out. No offense, bama, but college football needs a CFP without you. I do think Auburn beats bama due to its defense, but it will be interesting. I also find it amusing that no one gives georgia a chance in the SECCG.
I was actually surprised at the result but guess I shouldn't be. Georgia has a ton of talent on defense and that OL is amazing. We made it a game but needed some breaks and never go them. As many on here hoped, no injuries and no turn overs. Could cry over controversial calls, but they went both ways. If we can bring in more high level players this game will continue to get better and we will get our wins, but for now uga is on top. Hope Fromm goes pro, he is really good. While Cager was a big difference in the game, you could see the experience of Fromm and Trasks inexperience make a difference. Good luck uga and I hope we go 11-2. Go Gators!
Agree about one and done impact. We should go with at least two years in college before you can go pro. I really enjoy seeing the kids develop and for the fans to develop relationships with their teams over a couple years. Lastly, very excited about the Gators this year. They should be awfully good.
It always makes me uncomfortable when a man comments on the size of another mans' hands.... Burrow Tua Fromm Trask Mond After that the pool gets really shallow.
This was one of the funniest articles I have read. The coaching death match killed me!
I think the shot was at uga and Mullen was doing his best SOS impression. I could care less about stars and expectations. I want a great clean game, where everyone is and stays healthy and it shows two great teams battling it out. Hopefully the Gators win. I think it comes down to whether Zuniga and Grenard are healthy and turnovers. I think that is it. If they are healthy, they will give Fromm fits and slow down their running game. If that happens and we don't turn the ball over, I think we win. While Georgia is talented, they are young. They lost a ton on defense and play makers on offense. This year is an opportune time for us to change the perception of our program. Go Gators!
This list was not nearly as good as the uga list. You need to do better research. How about, "Run Lindsey run", is in every Gators nightmare. OR, that one of your best players was a mass murderer. OR, you were the first program to give Muschamp a head coaching job???? You could do better.
Wow! That was brutal. I do not want to read the Gator ones that are coming.
I hope both teams get their three injured guys back and play full tilt. Then let the winner go upset the west in the SECCG.
I think they both have good defenses. The strength of each defense is different. It's all about match ups. uga has to stop our pass game and we have to stop their run game.
Really excited about the game. I think it will be a balanced game with each side having advantages and disadvantages. I think outside of the obvious, turnovers, if the Gators can keep uga under 200 yards rushing we have a good chance to win.
Well at least sc stayed focused on UT and took care of business... Ooops, on second thought... Also, great game by Auburn and LSU. I wonder if Auburn fans will get on here and cry for two weeks that they were robbed since the first LSU TD happened when their Defensive tackle got spun around due to an eggregious hold on LSU which cost them 7 points in a tight game. They only lost by 3, so that means they would have won!!! Oh. That is a team that has won in the past. They won't cry over that call because calls go both ways and things even out. Boy, yesterday was fun.