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The Facebook commenting system has not been brought to my attention and is likely solely for Fins and Canes blogs.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Jones the "best back" in the SEC? at Gator Clause
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MY THOUGHTS ON PLAY: I think Florida caught a break. It's a bang-bang call -- and I've seen it go both ways many times. I probably shouldn't have used the word "correct" in the post, because really the SEC ruled the officials made the correct judgment, not that the call itself was right. I know -- classic hedge, filibuster, whathaveyou. Really, there wasn't enough clarity either way. The officials had a brutal evening (for both sides) and perhaps the football God's simply smiled on Florida after the no-call on Kelvin Taylor and some questionable whistles earlier in the game.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Nothing to see here at Gator Clause
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JLS: Muschamp said last week Powell, along with Robinson, were too game-changers that needed to touch the football. If they don't trust Harris in a 3-3 game against Kentucky he may struggle to see the field the rest of the season. I thought playing him for a series could've helped Driskel reset a bit. We'll find out more from Muschamp today, but Mack Brown didnt touch the football either and UF barely rotated at WR.
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2014 on Gator Grades: Utter relief at Gator Clause
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JLS: Adam Lane missed Saturday's game tending to a family issue back home. I believe he has since rejoined the team and is available to play against UK. The redshirt freshman is buried on the depth chart though, behind at least four -- and possibly five (counting Mark Herndon) -- other tailbacks.
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Also: I believe you're a tad confused at the definition of a troll. I've asked the commenters here (repeatedly) to stick to football. Everyone laughs at all the UF/UM photos posted: that's simply the majority of stock images The Miami Herald has from last season, as we don't send a photog with me to every game. But again, I appreciate the kind words!
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on Gators Grades: Seriously... at Gator Clause
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Thanks, Dan!
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on Gators Grades: Seriously... at Gator Clause
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My guess: The cancelled game becomes a no-contest affair -- meaning both teams simply punt the result and play a 11-game schedule this year. The suspensions are likely fulfilled. We'll see though.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2014 on GameDay Thread: Florida vs. Idaho at Gator Clause
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BTW: Gators will not cover a 37.5-point spread -- one that's probably off the board now with the nearly three-hour rain delay.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2014 on GameDay Thread: Florida vs. Idaho at Gator Clause
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Guys, talk football/sports, or move on. Enough is enough. ... As for Townsend/Christy - the punters are still battling, but Christy was more consistent during the spring/summer and ideally Townsend can redshirt like he was supposed to last season.
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As for Sarvary, he's only been playing center for about 10 days and is really No. 3 on the depth chart. Again, if anything happens to Moore, Garcia (c) or Brown, Thurman is next-in-line at all three positions.
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RC: The Gators' base defense is nickel -- a 4-2-5 alignment. Ball will see the field as a pass rusher, but the SAM backer isn't a key position at Florida
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Good catch, 21. Thanks.
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LT -- D.J. Humphries(6) LG -- Tyler Moore(6) C -- Max Garcia(12) RG -- Trenton Brown(5) RT -- Chaz Green (0) ........ 21-16: Just to clarify: Those numbers aren't career starts but just starts in 2013. Career starts for each o-linmen: Brown (5), Garcia (12 w/ Gators, 24 overall), Green (19), Humphries (9), Moore (6 w/ Gators, 10 overall)
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2014 on About-face: What depth concerns? at Gator Clause
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Sid, I never said this exactly: "Jesse has already said ropers offense looks like Weiss' offense with peases sprinkled in." As for your other question about freshmen and inexperience, Florida is concerned about its youth in the secondary. Muschamp is famous for his "talent over experience" quote, but he's also acknowledged issues (right now) with the back-end of UF's defense. One safety job remains open, as does a boundary corner spot.
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Sid: Matt Jones, the 1B tailback to Kevlin Taylor's 1A, scrimmaged Friday. After sustaining a major knee injury a year ago, the staff is take all precautions with Jones and allowing his knee (swelling) to recover following scrimmages/physical practices. He should be ok, but it's something that could linger throughout the year.
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Stop with the incessant pissing contests, guys. Either talk football: Canes, Gators or a any team/player/etc, or go away.
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"Nothing to speak of in rbs?" -- WHAT? Florida is loaded at tailback. Not sure how you came to that conclusion. Also, as I wrote, Morhinweg is the back-up in name only. Should Driskel get hurt again, one of the two highly-rated freshman will take over.
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Harriet: I'm sure there's plenty of negative recruiting going on, but (am I'm merely postulating here) I don't think any of these instances has to do with Joker. Lewis, a solid four-star prospect, bolted because he sought immediate playing time. He still lists UF in his top-four but in all likelihood he ends up somewhere he can see the field sooner. Julius, hardly a top prospect, wanted to play wideout and not corner at UF. Basically, the four decommitments hurt Florida's quantity of commitments but the quality of its remaining verbal pledges didnt change at all.
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"Parade of arrests." This was a single citation. Let's not throw stones from glass houses. Miami just kicked off two players charged with sexual battery. Muschamp hasn't enough won games on the field, but he has cleaned up Florida's act off the gridiron.
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SUICYCO: Comecast is reportedly in negotiations with ESPN, as Direct TV remains the lone true holdout for the network.
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Peeps, unless there's breaking news (ALA Joker) I'm off for the month of June. The blog will be back in action in short time. Requests on preseason content?
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Oof: Some salient points, the issue though is Florida doesn't WANT/have room on its schedule (with games like FSU and UM (2017) already on the horizon) to play Miami every season. Now, technically since the SEC voted to maintain its 6-1-1 format (aka no ninth conference contest) the Gators DO HAVE ROOM to play Miami but they will not forfeit a home game to make it happen. With an annual series off the table, a neutral-site game every X years [with Orlando looming as the most probable choice] is the next best option.
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As stated here many times: Florida refuses to play a home-and-home series with Miami because it make little sense financially to do so. The Gators already lose a home game every season with the annual Cocktail Party and the rotating in-state series with FSU. Florida makes a ton of money when UM comes to Gainesville, BUT Miami gets to keep all the profits when UF fans flood Sun Life Stadium -- and that's why Foley insists on a neutral site and 50-50 split.
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Here is the spring game highlight tape (courtesy Gatozone.com)... http://www.gatorvision.tv/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=3250134&db_oem_id=6500
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"SEC CHAMPS" inquiry: Former Gators quarterback Shane Matthews went on radio Monday and said Florida would get to Atlanta. Others concurred.
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