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If you want to win a National Championship, yes they are equal. Spurrier realized he needed a defense to win a natty with the players he had at the end of the 1994 season - so he fired Pruett. These are the players Mullen is going to win a natty with, but not with Grantham - so he needs to fire Grantham now.
Mullen also didn't share my opinion about Franks and Trask, but I was right and Mullen was wrong. Thanks for playing.
That's what he says, but his actions speak louder than his words. Mullen never has Jones at QB in critical situations. Last year's Orange Bowl, for example. Tight game, Florida needed to score, Jones goes in for a few plays, gains a few yards, then puts in Trask who gets us the critical TD. Thanks for playing.
Mullen should fire Grantham now to salvage the season. Spurrier fired Bob Pruett after the Choke-at-Doak and next season won the National Championship. Mullen ain't got til next season. This is the season.
Why do the announcers keep saying Emory Jones “is the future of Florida”? (I know why, but can’t say.) If he’s the future, we’re doomed. He’s a running QB who can throw a little but has had trouble grasping the offense, if you know what I mean, and so was beaten out by Trask, a career bench warmer. Speaking of the career bench warmer, McElwain and Muller sure don’t look too smart for benching Trask all those years.
Why do the announcers keep saying Emory Jones "is the future of Florida"? I know why, but can't say it. If he's the future, we're doomed. He's a running QB who can throw a little but has had trouble grasping the offense, if you know what I mean, and so was beaten out by a career bench warmer. Speaking of which, McElwain and Muller sure don't look too smart for benching Trask all those years.
Totally agree. Notre Dame has been living off ancient legends and a swooning media, and now it's time to pay the piper.
"Mullen won’t say the job is wide open, but he did emphasize that Jones was a big part of Orange Bowl prep, upping his reps and working on expanding and growing his game." If he was such a big part of the Orange Bowl prep, how come Jones wasn't allowed to throw a single pass? That's right, he threw zero. When he went in on a first down in Virginia territory and ran for a couple and then ran for a couple more on second down, it was third and 5 or so, an obvious passing situation for us, in a tight game. I thought, "Good, we get to see Jones throw on a critical series in a tight game. Nope. Trask came in to pass for the first down and the Gators scored a few plays later. It's clear to me that Mullen doesn't trust Jones to throw in critical situations. Something's wrong.
"Trask, who finished in the top 15 in the country in passing efficiency this season" Better than Top 15, Trask finished the season 11th in QB Rating in the NCAA, according to ESPN: Tua Tagovailoa ALA Joe Burrow LSU Justin Fields OSU Jalen Hurts OKLA Trevor Lawrence CLEM Malcolm Perry NAVY Tanner Morgan MINN Micale Cunningham LOU Jack Coan WIS Kedon Slovis USC Kyle Trask FLA
"Mullen ... dealt with a season-ending injury to his starting quarterback." That injury is why Florida went 11-2 instead of 9-4.
Hey MSU, talked to Todd Grantham yet? let me know if I can help.
1. Trask and Jones have had the same amount of time in Mullen's "system" to develop. 2. Before this season Trask and Jones had the same amount of time starting college games - zero - with Jones having many more high school starts. 3. Many QBs are able to start and perform reasonably well their FRESHMAN year (Fromm, Nix, etc.). Why not Jones? Athleticism alone doesn't cut it.
"I don’t own an Auburn t-shirt, bumper sticker ..." So you're embarrassed by your degree?
Taking advice from Crime Time Sanders is not a good thing.
What’s with Emory Jones? Seems like in tight games Mullen doesn’t let him throw in critical passing situations. In the Orange Bowl, which was an unexpectedly tight game, Jones came in and started a series of downs. Then, when faced with a 3rd and long passing situation, I thought we’d get to see Jones throw, but Trask went in to throw for the 1st down, and we went on to score. Looks to me like Mullen is not fully comfortable with Jones. Trask and Jones have had the same amount of time under Mullen. Is it a “still learning” issue?
What’s with Emory Jones? Seems like in tight games Mullen doesn’t let him throw in critical passing situations. In the Orange Bowl - an unexpectedly tight game - Jones came in and ran the first two plays of a series, and facing 3rd down and 6, I thought we’d get to see Jones throw, but Trask went in to throw and got the 1st down. Looks to me like Mullen is not fully comfortable with Jones. Why? Both Trask and Jones have had the same amount of time under Mullen. Is it a “still learning” issue?
Thank you, Nick, please do it again if you have the chance.
No way we beat Auburn after the devastation of a second loss in two years to Kentucky, and with those 2 losses no way we beat LSU or Georgia. With Franks it's a 4-loss season. Trask saved not just the Kentucky game but the season. It's time all Gators appreciate his 3rd highest QB Rating in the SEC (behind a Heisman winner and a Heisman contender) and his 12th highest QB Rating in the NCAA.
What's with Emory Jones? Seems like in tight games Mullen doesn't let him throw in critical passing situations. In the Orange Bowl, an unexpectedly tight game, Jones came in and ran the first two plays of a series, and facing 3rd down and 6 or so, I thought we'd get to see him throw, but Trask went in to throw for the 1st down. Looks to me like Mullen is not fully comfortable with Jones. Why? Both Trask and Jones have had the same amount of time under Mullen. Is it a "still learning" issue?
@KBP I think part of the reason is that coaches just love guys with canon arms. Spurrier loved Doug Johnson's bazooka arm and stuck with him to no avail. I think Mullen made the same mistake with Franks' arm. Yes, when Trask went in for Franks at Kentucky and started throwing darts to receivers I was shocked - "Where has this guy been?" LOL.
None of this matters. Next season's preseason poll will again be loaded with over-ranked Big 10, PAC 10, and Big 12 teams.
That was almost as much fun to watch as watching Spurrier hang 50 'tween the hedges. Bwahahahahahaha.
What's the over/under for Meatchicken's preseason 2020 ranking? 5?
CORRECTION: Trask is not 13th in NCAA QB Rating, he's 12th.
Stop calling Trask a "backup quarterback". He's a starting quarterback. "Backup quarterbacks" don't have the 3rd highest QB Rating in the SEC (behind two Heismann contenders). "Backup quarterbacks" don't have the 13th highest QB Rating in college football. You journalists need to let go of the cliches and start asking "Why was a starting quarterback sitting on the bench?"