Christ-follower, Husband to a beautiful wife, Daddy to four cute kiddos, and a third generation Gator fan.
TDOW, I'm hardly the newest member. I've been here for over 4 years. I usually lay low (like all good Gators), and just surface when someone claims something stupid like a new OC beings the magic bean to fix all their off-season woes.
Actually it kinda does matter what conference you're in, if the conference generally doesn't play defense . . .
Literally no one is surprised that MSU never sniffed a division title. And given what Mullen took over, his first two years at UF have mostly exceeded expectations.
You guys won by one touchdown while we played without our two starting DEs, with a nice assist from a questionable catch. I'll take my chances, if we're healthy.
Do tell about all the success an offense can have in the Big 12 . . .
Yes, we shudder at the thought of facing the offenses that established the Browns and Bucs as perennial Super Bowl contenders!
Umm . . . Kyle Trask?!? Seriously, guys, I think even Corch could see that as an egregious snub!
The played OSU close the 2nd time around; but they lost to Illinois . . .
There's at least some semblance of an argument for Baylor, since they only lost to the #4 ranked team (twice, close). There's just no excuse for letting Wisconsin stay - especially when they drop Utah 6 freaking spots for losing their conference championship.
Wisconsin staying put is the biggest joke of this final ranking.
What a battle! In the end, it came down to who would make the first mistake. Congrats, LSU.
Dave Hooker: "Then we could finally stop talking about all of that nonsense about Phillip Fulmer taking over for Pruitt." Also Dave Hooker: "It's time to buy out Jeremy Pruitt and turn to a familiar face to resurrect Tennessee football." #NeverForget
And what happens when Fulmer falls flat on his face? He makes another unceremonious exit? UT is that much further into radioactive territory? I don't know what the answer is; but it ain't the old weasel.
It's a little different when you're at the end of a terrible season, decimated by injuries, on your third-string QB, facing a triple-option offense. So yeah, Honorable Mention is about as far as it goes.
NG, I'm not sure how you can re-watch the game and not place at least the simple majority of the blame on Franks for the fumbles. Perine had the ball for 72 hours before Franks decided to pull it and cause the first fumble. And then he pitched it to Davis like it was the first pitch of his entire life. The play was blown up anyway - just take your lumps and don't risk a fumble there. I'm not advocating for any other QB (though I'd put my money on the other two handling their emotions better); but Franks reverted to the mean of his abilities on Saturday. I just hope it doesn't take him too long to get into form . . .
Check your facts, Corch. Wilson was lost for the season with an ACL in the UK game. And Henderson went out mid-way through the WLOCP. If they're healthy, don't count on routes-on-air again.
Kadarius Toney deserves consideration for Shiftiness. He's certainly not a polished all-around receiver; but if we're isolating skills, he's right up there with the best.
It's all fun and games until you can't back up your words on the field. Our players and coaches have slapped their gums together a lot over the past few years, and subsequently laid eggs. Here's hoping that changes soon.
I went to high school with McCalebb. He had a knack for returning kicks and punts for touchdowns. But dude was dumb as a box of rocks, and had major character issues. Not surprised he fizzled out quickly.
If you want to add insult to injury on our o-line, consider that we lost THREE excellent blocking TEs. Hevesy and Scott will have to work some miracles if we hope to equal or better our 2018 record. I’d hate for all the skill-position talent to go to waste this coming season.
Somebody's gotta fetch the coffee.
It's crazy that only two of those guys were there last season . . .
And they put Rondale Moore (Purdue) at #9. He had nearly twice the receptions compared to Jeudy - but less total yards and TDs. Makes no sense.
The FL/GA game is already in our home state every year . . .
I vote to have a one-time Florida/Georgia game there!
SDS Mailbag: SEC/Big 12 Challenge in other sports, Auburn’s starting QB and the best fictional teams to play for
I'd have to go with the basketball team from the movie Flubber :-)
Like winning three of four ranked contests in 2018?
There's not a huge gap between any of the top teams if you can develop the talent. Clemson's last three classes were ranked 11, 16, 7 - and they're currently ranked 10th for the 2019 class. As long as you're consistently signing classes somewhere in the top 15ish, you've got a shot.
FD, He sure has had the (mis)fortune of facing some serious talent in the last decade. I think Dan’s biggest advantage over Kirby is simply HC experience. He never came close to having equivalent talent at MSU, which is essential to competing with the big boys. I have said in other forums that I think Dan has 2 years to close the talent gap and get a leg up on Kirby before he (Kirby) settles in with the experience. If Dan can get a W in Jacksonville in the next two years, the East will be an all-out war for quite some time.
FormerDawg, In a desperate effort to split hairs: as Florida's OC in 2008, Mullen beat Kirby in his first season as Bama's DC.