Yep agreed. We still have a talent gap to close, but Mullen has done a good job getting the team to give consistent solid effort from week to week, which was not always the case under Muschamp or the sharkhumper. And the reward is that we've beaten the teams we're supposed to beat and competed in the games against good teams, with a few good wins to show for it. Hopefully we can keep things rolling in the right direction
I'm super happy with Mullen through this point in year 2, but this "couple plays away" fallacy is getting out of hand. Sure we were a handful of plays away in the LSU and Georgia games, but also a couple plays away from losing to UK and Miami. Can't only look at it in one direction. Yes we're not terribly far from 10-0, but we're also not that far from 6-4 either.
first, agree that it didn't affect the outcome. But is the consensus that it was really obvious? I was pretty sure the ball moved when the tip hit the ground but to me it was still debatable whether he had a grip on it all the way through
yeah let's not fall into blaming the refs. We had 2 chances to get off the field on defense on most of GA's drives on 3rd down - either with the rushers getting home, or the secondary locking down. Neither happened, so we lost. Credit to the dawgs O line and Fromm for doing what it took to win.
Agree it was GA's 3rd downs that really decided it. To a degree UF's game plan worked by keeping GA in 3rd and medium to 3rd and long most of the game, but props to the dawgs for converting anyway. Basically we had 2 chances on each play to get off the field- our secondary holds or the pass rush gets to From. But all the credit to the Georgia offensive line plus Jake Fromm and the recievers for simply beating us on 3rd down
Come on let’s not play the excuses game. We lost because we were one-dimensional on offense and couldn’t get off the field on defense, not because of the refs. I love Trask’s quote from after the LSU loss- you can lose and start pointing fingers or you can lose and come together. Let’s finish strong Go Gators
cool coach pun username lol. Yep not much to take from this one. Pretty BS free- no turnovers, not many penalties on either side, no calls that affected the outcome. We simply lined up and got beat by the better team tonight. But if we can keep focused and finish 10-2 I'd still say that's a successful season. Go Gators!
Rapid Reaction: Tennessee finally beats Will Muschamp as Jauan Jennings leads Vols in rout of Gamecocks
Guys chill out! this type of thing is what makes the SEC and college football in general so fun and exciting! Anybody can beat anybody in a give week. As they say there's a reason we play the games, and I'm sure glad we do
If Florida was able to move the ball adequately against Auburn, LSU should have no trouble
Ah yeah forgot about that
Looking at the remaining games I wouldn't be at all surprised if Missouri wins the east. With UF and GA with a conference loss already, if Mizz beats just one of those two, they'll likely go to Atlanta since they'll have head-to-head over the team they beat, and we still have Mizz and GA, and GA has us, Mizz, and Auburn.
Pretty cool stat about last 7 UF LSU meetings being all within a touchdown and overall tied at 134 a piece
nevermind. obviously they are different sets of games so of course its possible. embarrassing
Maybe it's just my brain is fried on a Friday afternoon, but on the Corso part- is it mathematically possible that he has a winning record both picking for and against Auburn? Hate to be "that guy" but its bugging me
I just meant an Emory Jones breakout performance specifically. Yeah Florida winning would be a pleasant surprise but not that shocking
Theory- What if Emory Jones is actually amazing and we've just been hiding him until now. He starts, runs for 180, throws for 220, and shocks the world in a big UF win as Auburn has no idea what hit them
I think the only hope that just one or two concepts clicking for one or two of the guys in practice this week can make a noticeable difference. not holding my breath though
Maybe. But it's not like we gave ourselves the top 10 ranking
I give up what is SPUAT ?
Agree the body of work for each team so far does not look good for us. Hopefully it's at least a competitive and still a game in the 4th. Although every year there are upsets and games like Clemson v UNC yesterday. As they say every week is different & there's a reason we actually play the games. Fingers crossed CJ and Zuniga back plus a good home crowd in the Swamp give the gators a boost
^^ nothing but facts here
just saw that too. I'll take it though. Hopefully with our defense 100% and the offense with another week of improvement we'll be in decent shape to compete next week.
At least we kick our rapists off the team, unlike another Florida school that turneda blind eye on their way to a natty
I don't think we learned much today positive or negative. At least 1) we won, obviously most important. 2) Pretty sure I didn't see anyone get hurt. 3) No turnovers. Interestingly, I heard the commentators saying that KT was healthy but being "rested" this week and would be back for Auburn. Same for Zuniga and CJ. Hopefully those guys are all back, the team has a great week of practice, and the Swamp is rockin' on Saturday, and that's enough to add up to a gator win.
I know you're kidding but it'd be pretty fing hilarious if SDS had an SEC-wide cheerleader ranking
Thanks LSUMC, couldn't agree more. It's our inconsistency that drives us crazy. Who knows which UF will show up - the one that blows out Michigan or the one that barely squeaks by Miami. But 100% hope we can put up some competitive games against the other SEC heavyweights this season. Go Gators!
Thanks for the rational & classy comment & pulling for GA to prevent ND for wasting a playoff space. Seems like you guys are still a couple notches above us but hope it's a good one still in Jax this year
Agree. I'm not really sure how much room for optimism there is. Realistically I think we'd do well to beat Towson and Vandy, then go 3 and 3 for the rest to go 9-3 again.
I missed that too. hopefully just a little tweak and he's back for Auburn too. but overall still seemed like a positive week for health
*trade-off; been drinkin and can't edit