2018 Season of Redemption Shlinks

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User avatar 1051.99inNC » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:43 pm

SEC Power Rankings from different places. This should be fun.

A Sea of Blue (Kentucky) - 3rd - LSU, 4th - UK, 5th - UF
https://www.aseaofblue.com/2018/10/7/17 ... ers-auburn
They're butthurt about us trending up and them trending down. They also know if we played today, we win.

Justin Nails of GridIronNow has Florida at #3.
http://gridironnow.com/gators-shoot-up- ... ankings/2/

Gamecocks writer puts Florida at #3.
https://www.garnetandblackattack.com/20 ... if-edition
But, he gets a "joke" in. I love it when shit-kickers have redneck jokes when they're in fucking Columbia, South Carolina.
An unexpected Florida win on Tim Tebow Day with CBS in attendance is about the most Florida thing this side of the sleeveless tuxedo.
According to our rivals in Athens, we're in a cluster of teams that aren't as good as 'Bama or them, so we're in Tier 3. Man oh man, if we fuck around and beat them, I will become the biggest fucking dickbag on the interweb and to the 2 Georgia douches in my office you've ever seen.
https://www.redandblack.com/sports/foot ... 03a28.html
Tier Three: Florida, LSU, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Auburn, Texas A&M
We mixed things up a bit with our power rankings this week, going with a larger middle tier. The reasoning is simple: none of these teams are good enough to belong in the same class as Georgia or Alabama, but they’re also haven’t been bad enough to sink toward the bottom of the league. The layers will sort themselves out over the coming weeks as conference play progresses, but right now the middle of the league is a giant mosh pit of good wins mixed with bad losses. — Jed May
Oh, I want to beat them so fucking bad.

Some love, but not enough love from Arky writer. LSU at 3 and UF at 4.
https://arkansas.rivals.com/news/hawgbe ... ngs-week-6

Another Arky site has us at #3
https://www.arkansasfight.com/2018/10/8 ... r-rankings

Tennessee douche poor-mouths us while trying to compliment us. Florida at 5, KY at 4, A&M at 3.
https://allfortennessee.com/2018/10/08/ ... 6-2018/11/

Tide writer has us at #3.
https://www.tidesports.com/cecil-hurts- ... gs-week-6/

Florida at 5 here.
https://fansided.com/2018/10/08/college ... -week-7/3/
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User avatar 1052.Cus » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:16 pm

Something to be considered and watched; 5 star wide receiver Leonard Manuel, long considered a strong Miami lean, skipped the FSU-Miami game and came to our game instead. He has attended every Florida home game this season.
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1053.evil gator » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:20 pm

Something to be considered and watched; 5 star wide receiver Leonard Manuel, long considered a strong Miami lean, skipped the FSU-Miami game and came to our game instead. He has attended every Florida home game this season.
I am sure it has been mentioned ad naseum, but what an amazing game for so many recruits to attend
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User avatar 1054.RIP » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:28 pm

Something to be considered and watched; 5 star wide receiver Leonard Manuel, long considered a strong Miami lean, skipped the FSU-Miami game and came to our game instead. He has attended every Florida home game this season.
If you go to the 247 recruiting area it has UF on top as "warm" (also FSU is "warm") but all crystal balls are to UGA. Fucking recruiting :lol:
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User avatar 1055.RIP » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:37 pm

Kid infiltrates Arizona's air bike

Last edited by RIP on Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:42 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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1056.evil gator » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:40 pm

ahaha
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1057.Tommy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:54 pm

When goobers like haircut and spivey are the kinda sorta gurus of recruiting, I’ll just tune in on signing day
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User avatar 1058.99inNC » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:04 pm

Until a kid says, "I like Florida" or "Florida is in my top 3" or less...I don't give a fuck what games they go to or whatnot.
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User avatar 1059.RIP » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:18 pm

Stats for the year so far
The Gators have started the season with 5+ yards per play each game for the first time since 2009.
Third and Grantham? Mississippi State and LSU combined to go 6-of-29 over the last two games. LSU was just 4-of-17.
The Gators rank third in the country in sacks on the season with 20. Last season, for comparison, they only had 23.
Over the last three games, the Gators are only allowing on average 9 points in the second half of the game – last season they averaged nearly 14.
The Gators rank 8th in the country in scoring defense.
The Gators are averaging 57.7 more yards per game than their opponents on offense, which is +70 yards per game over opponent averages last season.
The Gators have four players averaging more than five yards a carry (at least 10 carries): Scarlett (5), Perine (5.5), Pierce (10.6), and Toney (9.8)
The Gators are 43rd in the country in yards per play (6.22). They have not ranked that high on offense since 2009 (6.97).
The Gators rank fourth in the country in points per game allowed against ranked competition – 17.3 points per game. They average 5.8 points allowed in the first half, which is the fourth-fewest points allowed in FBS.
The Gators rushed more the most yards LSU allowed all season (215) and yards per play (5.51).
The Gators have now matched takeaways this season (17) to last season and currently sit second in the nation.
Jachai Polite leads the country in forced fumbles (4). The Gators are fourth the country with 14 forced fumbles and lead the nation in fumble recoveries (11).
The Gators have played three ranked opponents and are holding them to 146.7 yards per game passing, which is the lowest amongst any team with two or more games versus ranked opponents by 28 yards.
Through six games, the Gators have nearly three times as many punt return yards (180) than last season (66).
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1060.shutout » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:23 pm

^ thanks, Tennessee!
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User avatar 1061.panamag8or » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:03 am

Kid infiltrates Arizona's air bike

I wonder how long he wandered around the sideline.:lol:
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1062.Juggs » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:19 pm

Kid infiltrates Arizona's air bike

:lol:
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1063.HG 2.0 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:24 pm

Kid infiltrates Arizona's air bike

I wonder how long he wandered around the sideline.:lol:
Too funny
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User avatar 1064.RIP » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:16 pm

Defensive film study from UF vs LSU

https://www.gatorcountry.com/feature/fl ... se-vs-lsu/
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User avatar 1065.RIP » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:43 pm

Spivey's Recruiting Mailbag

https://www.gatorcountry.com/feature/fl ... h-edition/
The Florida Gators recruiting efforts picked up some major momentum in recruiting with the win over LSU last Saturday.

The Gators had dozens and dozens of prospects on campus for the game in not only the 2019 but the 2020 class.

Gator Country’s members have a lot of questions about how the 2019 class will shake out and who are the top prospects that the Gators are still after.

We answer your questions in this week’s Florida Gators recruiting mailbag.

Well let’s dive right in to this week’s recruiting mailbag:



Ncargat1: Is Jaelin Humphries the only defensive tackle that the Gators are going to end landing? Is one enough given the depth that is coming back at that position?

AS: They would like two in the class but they feel like the depth is good enough that if they only get Humphries that they will be ok. It’s something that will be determined by who wants in and right now there isn’t that any one defensive tackle that is truly leaning towards Florida.



Southcolgator: How would you rank the SDE board today in terms of top targets versus who we have a good shot at landing? I understand that things are subject to change.

AS: Florida is still going after guys like Mississippi State commit Nathan Pickering, Auburn commit Jaren Handy, Alabama commits Byron Young, Justin Eboigbe, Florida State commit Quashon Fuller and Braylon Ingrham. The Gators have work to do with most of those guys but most are expected to visit Florida either this fall or for official visits.



Tonto-86: After the win against LSU this past weekend, are you hearing of any new ripples going through the recruiting world regarding a fresh new take on Florida by other recruits? Do you think this was a statement win that could potentially open the door to more top rated recruits in the 2019 and 2020 classes that may have previously been viewed as uninterested?

AS: Guys are definitely believing that the Gators are back and believe in what Dan Mullen is telling recruits about the program. I think that it definitely opened some eyes to top recruits around the country, it may take until 2020 for it to pay off but it won’t be for a lack of trying.



Macbgator: Looks like the offensive line recruiting board is starting to expand, how many more will we be able to take and who are the likely candidates we will get????

AS: Florida would like between five to six in the class. They’re still recruiting guys like Keiondre Jones, Kamaar Bell, Will Putnam and Deyavie Hammond. The Gators would be ok with adding any of those guys to class.



Macbgator: Who are our top defensive backs targets??

AS: Kaiir Elam, Jalen Perry, LaCarea Pleasant-Johnson, JUCO corner Jamar Richardson, Cortez Andrews, Aaron Bealsey and JUCO safety Fred Peters. I expected the board to expand a little and the Gators are still pursuing Tyrique Stevenson.



Ufgator84: Interesting developments at linebacker, including Antoine Sampah. Can you summarize the 2019 and 2020 linebacker boards right now, plus add your thoughts on Florida’s chances with these guys?

AS: 2019 guys all seem solid with the exception of Tyron Hopper who is still listening to Auburn and South Carolina but this past weekend really helped the Gators with him. Florida may still add JD Bertrand who is a true inside linebacker for the defense. The Gators are in good shape with Bertrand.

For 2020 you have Sampah who the Gators and Virginia Tech will battle for. Sav’ell Smalls visited already but a slim chance. Zykeivous Walker is a guy the Gators are high on as well. Derek Wingo is a guy that is high on the Gators as well.



OaktownGator: What’s the latest on projected class size and position break down?

AS: The Gators will try to get as close to a full class as they can. Right now here’s how I see it breaking down as far as positions go.

QB-1

RB-1

WR-3

TE-1

OL-5-6

DL-3-4

LB-4 (DL/LB are tough to break a part as some guys will be hybrid guys)

DB-3-4



UFMBA14: I know this is further down the road but do you see any possible coaching departures we should worry about being poached by other programs? Do you see any coaches Mullen might replace? I ask in terms of recruiting as I know guys like Robinson for example are loved by recruits. Don’t want to lose him.

AS: Of course you can never say for sure but the staff seems pretty locked in on helping Mullen get the Gators back on top. A guy like Christian Robinson will have offers but he’s been pretty loyal to Todd Grantham so I don’t see him leaving Grantham.



Juggernautz: What’s your vibe on our running back board for 2019 & 2020?

AS: For 2019 the focus is on Nay’Quan Wright and Trey Sanders, the Gators want at least one of those guys. I believe the Gators will get one of those guys with Wright more of a possibility at this time.

In 2020 they have guys like EJ Smith, DeMarkcus Bowman, Don Chaney Jr, JaQuavion Marks and Jordon Simmons. Simmons, Bowman, Marks and Smith have all visited Florida this fall.



Thumper: I’m still getting familiar with this coaching staff and the perception the recruits have from them. What are the positives and key takeaways with this coaching staff from the prior staff? I’m hoping we don’t have a Nord Jr. on our staff. (Zech Byrd’s photo with him… )

AS: The big difference is that the staff as a whole recruits together and all are pretty good recruiters. Most of the staff are strong on social media which is a key. Also you have a mix of young and older guys which is another key on the staff.
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1066.evil gator » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:59 pm

Everythings coming up gators
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User avatar 1067.DocZaius » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:54 pm

In hindsight, it's baffling to think that Dan Mullen wasn't Florida's first choice
Ten months ago, it was fair to wonder just how much upside Mullen had. For all the success he had at Mississippi State, he delivered 1 winning season in conference play and finished better than fourth in the SEC West once. Mullen was 7-32 against Top 25 teams, and 4-15 against Top 10 teams. On top of that, he never finished in the Top 10.

Compared to Frost, who was coming off an undefeated season a couple hours away at UCF and was 3 years removed from helping Marcus Mariota earn the Heisman Trophy at Oregon, Mullen had a vastly different résumé. The same could be said about Kelly, who led 3 top-4 teams at Oregon before heading to the NFL.

It was easy to think that the top up-and-coming coach in America (Frost) or the guy with the possible Saban-like return from the NFL (Kelly), would be the best fits to turn around Florida’s anemic offense and get the program back to where it was a decade ago.

But somewhere between watching Feleipe Franks pull off a Tebow-like rock-back pass and watching Mullen do the Gator chomp after Saturday’s win, it should have become perfectly clear. Mullen was the right person for this job all along. Nobody was better suited to get Florida back to national prominence.
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1068.shutout » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:44 pm

In hindsight, it's baffling to think that Dan Mullen wasn't Florida's first choice
Ten months ago, it was fair to wonder just how much upside Mullen had. For all the success he had at Mississippi State, he delivered 1 winning season in conference play and finished better than fourth in the SEC West once. Mullen was 7-32 against Top 25 teams, and 4-15 against Top 10 teams. On top of that, he never finished in the Top 10.

Compared to Frost, who was coming off an undefeated season a couple hours away at UCF and was 3 years removed from helping Marcus Mariota earn the Heisman Trophy at Oregon, Mullen had a vastly different résumé. The same could be said about Kelly, who led 3 top-4 teams at Oregon before heading to the NFL.

It was easy to think that the top up-and-coming coach in America (Frost) or the guy with the possible Saban-like return from the NFL (Kelly), would be the best fits to turn around Florida’s anemic offense and get the program back to where it was a decade ago.

But somewhere between watching Feleipe Franks pull off a Tebow-like rock-back pass and watching Mullen do the Gator chomp after Saturday’s win, it should have become perfectly clear. Mullen was the right person for this job all along. Nobody was better suited to get Florida back to national prominence.
I meant to mention that.. Noticed it on the replay - the ol' Tebow play-action to himself!
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User avatar 1069.RIP » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:38 am

Midseason report card. TL;DR Polite, Zuniga, Brad Stewart, and CJ Henderson are ballers

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/c ... ida-gators
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User avatar 1070.RIP » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:10 pm

UF LB Commit Tyron Hopper is an All American

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User avatar 1071.RIP » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:31 pm

Mullens kid is a better dancer than he is

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1072.Fishon » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:36 pm

Mullens kid is a better dancer than he is

good basketball player too
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User avatar 1073.GFY » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:45 pm

Gators up to 11.
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User avatar 1074.evs' Boytoy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:37 pm

Gators go to 11.
It's one louder.
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User avatar 1075.anglo » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:23 pm

Gators go to 11.
It's one louder.
:lol:
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