@Jax Dawg Make sure you kiss the rings with that sweet mouth.
@leghumperu I wasn't clear on that last comment. I was actually giving Kirby his credit for being that good of a defensive mind, as he's been for a long time. I thought it was a very clever move and Gary Danielson mentioned it also. Those were pitty points. Merry Christmas.
You're absolutely right. Thank you for clearing that up.
@boxter355 I missed this but it is never too late. Stop apologizing! You can't beat Bama and the team that actually could just scored on your show puppies again. While I don't need help from other teams, it's underscoring my point: You all just got here and in spite of all the money spent and near misses, you're no better off now than you were in 2016. You call it a cliche, but as long as Gawga has better success in Feburary and not January, it could also be called a VALID POINT. HAVE A SEAT, SON
You know, I remember some of his antics and comments aimed at us either directly (Shavar Manual & FSU) or indirectly ( at UNC complaining about us recruiting one of their commits). To me, he's a mole. Don't care for him.
Not sure why having a top 5 class matters so much. Gawga's top 5 each year in recruiting and none of their players were alive for their last Natty. Shrug. Truth be told. The most important thing for Florida is to return to the days of DOMINANT defense. Like, 2006, 2008, 2012. Think about it: If LSU wouldn't have had the talent on defense, they lose to us, Bama and Clemson. Great defenses can hold up a little better against these high- powered offenses, even if it's just one play (duh). Aranda had to switch some things (oh, and a Stingley P.I.) and they were able affect our rhythm just enough for Burrow to complete every pass ever thrown. He just completed another on Marco. Still have faith in CDM, he still has Miss St. defenders that he recruited getting high marks in the Draft. I think for this group of Gators it has to be mind over matter for them in terms of Gawga. That being said, when we do beat them, I think that will open up the door for bigger success. But I want 11 win seasons better. I know a 7-5 UF team that beat Gawga and I still don't care about that stupid win with some wack 7-5 record! The fall off was real and Florida fans better not get ahead of themselves and not run MY COACH out of Gainesville like they did with SOS. LET US NEVER, EVER FORGET 2013. I'm a Louisville Gator and you know the fall off is real when they stop selling your team in the mall when you used to be able to get any type of gear when we were hoisting crystal (for you Gawga fans still here, that may be a little foreign, the championship trophy used to have crystal football on top of it, it was a thing...) If Grantham can't fix the 3rd down issues, interior defense and whatever that was from the secondary last year, he should be let go. PERIOD. HONEYMOON IS OVER. Fromm was like Brady on 3rd down against us. Against every one else, he was small-handed Jake Fromm. Quick side note, Charlie Strong showed his true colors leveraging Florida to get on at Bama. It would have been nice to have him on staff, even as an analyst, to help and possibly take over DC duties, oh well. Sour grapes....
To be fair, I always thought last year's was misleading. We deserved to lose by 3 TD's off our mistakes alone. Kirby Smart is still Kirby Smart. I agree, Smart played prevent after Cager scored that TD.
Three Natty's to one, gotta sting, Big Spender. Props to Gawga, spending the most to get the least!
Wait, what? No suprised faces in five years when Ole Miss is in trouble due to a General Mgr...
The Savage Effect got Gawga worried a little. Anyway, good hire. Feels more like Saban sending retirement signals than Kirby being disloyal. I'll show myself the door, it feels like a cold, empty trophy case in here.
Fully aware of that. Avantae Williams signed in February didn't he?
Preach! Very well said. As for the article, i don't care if this kids commits right now, I don't want to hear about a Safety prospect until the day after Feb signing day of next year
We don't need that so chill out. He's the #1 Safety for a reason. Win some you lose some. CDM has to have coaches who can close, especially with DB's.
Well if anyone knows about winning, it's a Gawga fan. Tell us, how does one do so well at winning in February? It's like you're the only team playing the game you all are so good! Remember that natty you all won with D. Green? M. Stafford? A. Murray? Or even J. Fromm? By Gawga standards (of winning) these are you heroes: Champions of Life!
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I don't really appreciate all this preseason love. Thanks, but no thank. A few more proven generational players on both sides (ie. 2008), then we can talk. But there are clear hold over concerns from last year that make me cautious before the season starts. Greatful for overall improved health of the name and rep of the Gators tho.
Chef Mullen out here cookin! Hope he signs. Boom!
All Gawga fanscan do is hang their hat on the riches of February Recruiting Success. What they can't do is win a meaningful game in January. Ouch. If the reports of Charlie Strong being added to the staff are true, then the recruiting gap is closing a lot quicker than you think. Do ever forget how good of a recruiter he was at UF and what he did with the defensive talent he brought in. Gawga'll be running out of excuses before Media Day. Lawd, that Nation Championship trophy must feel like a mirage out there in Athens. Don't worry, still not there...
February Success - Top 5 recruiting classes on NSD, no National Titles to show for it. Previously a spot reserved for Mack Brown at Texas until 2006 when he won a title and Gawga lost to West Virginia. Does that clear it up for you?
Show yourself the door...
Could not ask for a better way to set the foundation for CDM's Florida Gators. While I believe all the success awaits, I am more looking forward to a healthy program that will not be rattled by what plagued us last decade. WE. ARE. WORKING. BOOM!!!
You know what won't be in the second week of January? Kirby Smart hoisting a trophy that means something. Your teams hopes rest on a grad transfer from the 4th best team in NC behind App St. Lower your voice!
Empty trophy shelf. Loser.
@truevol My bad. It dawned on me after the fact how much of a Gawga statement that was, I shoulda realized you were joking. That is my mistake. Respectfully, I feel the same way about both teams. Just my timing was bad. I've been kinda tired of the non Gator post in recruiting stories that downplay our commits. I don't think any other team on this site has that problem. I'll put my sword back in the sheeth now.
I don't think a Vol has any place being the first into a Gator story to downplay the possible commit of a top 5 position player. As if they've been absent since 2007. Lawd. Lol!! Tennessee has been so formidable that we don't even consider them a rival anymore. Exit stage left, please... This is a big get, if it goes down . My DBU is comin back. I wanted improvement on the interior d-line and an upgrade in the secondary. Check and check. Then I see Gawga fans in here talkng about who they getting instead. Funny, why would Gawga schedule one of the best Safeties for a visit if they didn't want him? Get over yourselves and lack of anything to show for Febrary success. Sounds like Gawga was mad that he went on his visit and pulled his offer. Makes more sense, otherwise, there wouldn't be so many sour grapes. Clearly, we are doing much better than an underacheiver and some dusty SEC also-ran. Keep the love comin. Still waiting for Tennessee to be back. I like what we're building....
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Florida will be in the semis before Oklahoma is.
@UGADAWG I meant what I said. Regardless of record against UF, Fromm's a backup NFL QB at best. A couple good throws against a: lame duck coach (2017), depleted secondary (2018) and whatever you wanna call 2019 never gave me a reason to don him as a Joe Burrow QB. Fromm is a poor man's Ken Dorsey. Slow your roll, you'll be wishing we had another shot. And I don't want to hear any excuses after the next game. How's game prep for Monday going?