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    Callaway found not guilty. "Burden of proof not met." Apparently they were getting high together and after that, whatever. Just sit him for the UMass game and be done with it.
     
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    You guys may have a tough road ahead to repeat as the East champs. I love McIlwain but he only has 2 games to get a QB ready for the trip to Tennessee and that's not going to be easy. What does the future hold at QB as far as recruiting?
     
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    We've beat Tennessee 11 straight times and with absolute trash since Tebow left, so I'll start to worry about that one when there's a reason to. They should be better this year, sure, but I've been hearing that for about a decade now.

    I'm more concerned about how letting Eason slip away will haunt us for the next 3 years.

    As far as QB goes, who knows. Franks showed he wasn't ready so hopefully this regime knows how to develop a QB. We've got 4 star Allen in the next crop, so maybe he's next up. I've learned to temper my expectations with gator QBs. Gonna cross my fingers and hope for the best.
     
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    The age old 'i was stoned so I didn't want to have sex' defense. Works every time :lol:

    I imagine he's gonna get tested regularly now, so he better quit smoking. Good freakin luck in Gainesville.
     
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    Leave it to Gator fans to need more asterisks in their thread title to feel superior.
     
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    I would totally trade barbs with you here but I have no idea who your college team is. :idk:
     
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    Sometimes I forget that uf has a football team....
     
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    ThIs one I know ...

    Sometimes I forget how to break into girls' dorm rooms and take dumps in their hampers, but then I call your boy davenport and everyone sleeps easy.
     
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    We have Jake Allen coming in from Aquinas next year which is supposed to be a solid pickup, but he probably won't be ready anytime soon. Luke Del Rio has 3 years of eligibility left if I'm not mistaken. Franks did not look anywhere near ready in the spring game. Still a bit of a question mark for us sadly.

    This post would be more insightful but I am drunk now.
     
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    :lol: So now Cyontai Lewis and Jalen Tabor are suspended for getting a fight in the locker room. One story is that Lewis swung a helmet at him and it required some stitches. This is one of those years where I'm thankful our opening game opponent isn't any good.
     
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    And in other news, LDR officially named the starter.
     
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    For some unfounded reason I'm less horrified by him than the last umpteen QBs. I'm sure the faith I have in Mac and his offensive staff that was absent in previous groups plays a part, but I'm almost confident we won't have to deal with a bumbling, inept offense this season. I know the line will be better. Definitely enough talent on offense to avoid the 'well if only' talk. Should be a pleasant change.
     
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    The things I wouldn't do for us to finally not suck at that position.
     
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    Callaway good to go for Saturday. Sounds like Chris Thompson is the "mystery senior" suspended so there goes our best punt gunner. Oh well. Hope the field isn't too soggy from the incoming storm.
     
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    keep choppin' wood
     
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    Well, it's pouring so the field was gonna be sloppy regardless. Good first drive for del rio. Loved how they went deep the first play of the game as a nod to spurrier. This offense is lost without callaway.

    They are flying around out there. I know it's the first game of the year and you guys are pumped, but don't get hurt against umass please.
     
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    Anzalone hurt already. :bobdole:

    That was quick.
     
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    Lots of weird stuff going on in this game. Not running it like we should with 5 deep at back. Del Rio has like 40 pass attempts already. Plus he looks uncomfortable as hell back there after that first drive. Throw a bomb first play of the game then check down every pass attempt after that? Just run the damn ball if you're gonna throw an inaccurate 3 yard pass anyhow. Not looking great.

    Confidence ... waning.
     
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    Holy **** we looked sluggish, but a win is a win. Would have reeeeally sucked to lose on the night they named the field after Spurrier and let him do Mr. Two Bits. Will always remember when we did that to FSU in 2004 with Bowden. Still, I'm tired of struggling in these games. Gotta say though, I was impressed with UMass. Mark Whipple seems to really know how to gameplan around a roster that has limited talent.

    Offensive line still needs some work. Del Rio looked good at some times and like a guy starting his first game at others. No turnovers is always a plus. LOVE our running backs though. Tough, hard-nosed SOBs. Scarlett may need to get most of the carries. If Thompson can learn how to hang on to the football he can get more carries and be a solid player. But yeah, this offense is nothing without Callaway. I like Powell a lot, but he's not the playmaker Callaway is. I hope this was just a really vanilla gameplan and we were trying not to show much. If not, we could be in trouble. Lots of dink and dunk stuff, dropped balls, and bad protection. Yes, I realize there was a lot of innuendo in that last sentence. We get Lewis and hopefully Worton back next week.

    Defense looked pretty good on the whole. Some stupid plays though. Lot of penalties. But the pass rush was good for the most part. We clearly missed Tabor though. They picked on his replacement for some long pass plays. Glad we'll have him back next week too. But if Anzalone can finally stay healthy, he and Davis could be scary inside.

    Massey and Dawson got hurt. Heard Dawson had x-rays done. Really hope it isn't serious.

    Also, how great is it to have a kicker who doesn't suck ***?

    All-in-all though, just happy we didn't screw the pooch. SEC really took it on the chin this weekend. Bring on Kentucky (who just lost to Southern Miss). Going for 30.
     
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    The positives:

    Anzalone came back and played great. Would be really nice if he could stay healthy this season. He's got an NFL future if he does. That hesitation on the sack was a thing of beauty.

    You'd be hard pressed to find a more stacked defensive line in college football. And secondary really. The backups on those units would start on most teams, even the good ones. Lousy with talent on D.

    Offensive line is vastly improved. A few unnecessary holds, but del rio had all week back there. Won't be leading fbs in sacks allowed again.

    The freshman Gardner is gonna be really good. Getting playing time in a secondary that loaded is impressive, even if tabor was out.

    Got a little choked up hearing spurrier speak before the game. Never should've gone to south carolina. That ones on you foley. His presence alone is a tremendous asset.

    The negatives:

    Was not impressed with del rio, obviously. Check down city. If you're not letting it fly against umass, the magic 8 ball predicts that's a sign of things to come. Oiy vey.

    I noticed they had Jefferson at DT, where he was listed on the depth chart. What's up with that? Is this one of those the ends are so good we're gonna throw you in the middle, like they did with bullard? At 6'1" 265 I don't know if that's good use for a 5 star prospect who flashed at end last year. But it worked with bullard so I'll wait and see how he progresses there.

    Davis played great but needs to control those emotions. The late hits need to stop. Those are killers against legit teams. He's lucky he didn't get a target on that play ivie got flagged. His intensity is infectious though. If he finds his groove in the passing game a first round pick is in his future.

    It was, overall, a boring game. Really tired of watching boring gator games. Throw the ball deep like once a quarter and keep those safeties out of the box. Good defenses are licking their chops seeing that short, predictable passing game. You've got 5 backs you can unleash on teams late in the game as long as you keep the defense honest.




    A win is a win. Hope del rio gained some much needed confidence after his journeyman career thus far and will air the ball out. Even treon could throw the ball at or behind the line of scrimmage every time. He won't get 250 yards against real defenses like that.
     
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    Seems we were typing at the same time. :lol:

    Forgot about piniero. It's great having a good kicker again, but listening to the stadium cheer his name shouldn't happen. It's a kicker.

    Kentucky blew that lead? Thats not great for us. They have enough talent to beat us if we come out like that again on offense.

    Praying to the gawd of skinny punks the Dawson injury isn't serious. We have the depth to survive a loss like that, but it doesn't help anything. I was worried about injuries with how reckless they were out there. Gonna happen I guess.

    Every year I watch us come out ho hum and say maybe they aren't opening up the playbook yet. Hasn't been the case since Tebow left. A wins a win. I'll take it with the day the SEC had.

    Footballs back bitches.
     
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    That Spurrier intro was awesome. Goosebumps. But yeah we have one of the best D-lines in the country. Can't wait to see them go up against a Tennessee line that looked really bad on Thursday. Love Maye too, and Quincy Wilson looks like he's really developed well. It'll be even better next week with Tabor back in.
     
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    Wilson did look improved. He's the corner whose been picked on the last few years so it was good seeing him staying with his man. Got some HUGE shoes to fill. Can't be easy being next up after hargreaves and tabor - and purifoy and roberson before that.

    I really enjoy playing tennessee. Them and fsu are the only teams I truly hate, so crushing their dreams 11 straight years is like a fine wine. Gets better every time. Love how they manage to get hyped every year only to suck when it matters most. Dobbs most impressive attribute is his forehead.
     
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    UF may have struggled, but outside of Alabama, no one in the SEC looks dominate. I could see UF take the east this year.
     
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    As of right now, Georgia looks better than both us and Tennessee, but there's still a lot of time between now and October. I think Eason will be starting for them very soon.

    Good news: Duke Dawson is gonna be OK.

    Bad news: Doesn't sound so good for Massey. But he can probably take a medical redshirt and still have two years of eligibility left since he's a JUCO guy.
     
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    We still haven't seen ole miss play yet ...


    I think GA will be our main competition. It's all on Eason for them just like it's all on del rio for us. After yesterday's game, I like their chances.
     
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    He sure is. Good talk.
     
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    Losing Massey sucks because they evidently had big plans for him, but now is the time for someone besides Callaway and Powell to step up. I'm lookin at you Ahmad Fulwood. It's your senior year and you've yet to live up to the rating a lot of recruiting sites had you listed as. You've played a plenty and I will grant you that you've been on some bad offenses, but at this point it's now or never for you.
     
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    Fulwood has been useless so far. Dude is dipped in molasses. I wouldn't put too much hope in him, unfortunately. Hammond, swain, worton, bailey, Sousa ... a lot of 4 star guys that need to step up. The problem is they'll need a good QB to show what they can do. Del Rio needs to improve, and fast.
     
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    And with that, the honeymoon period for Pineiro has officially ended. Gotta make those kicks.

    Now Alex Anzalone, that guy looks awesome.
     
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    Beautiful pick by Quincy followed by an even more beautiful bomb to Callaway. Haven't seen a play like that here in years.

    Very ugly miscommunication between LDR and Worton there. Now UK has great field position. Total gift.
     
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    Aaaand bullet dodged.
     
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    Eddy redeems himself.

    You really do forget what a luxury it is to have a kicker like that when your kicking game sucks as bad as ours has the last few seasons.
     
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    Just got done with the first half, in between finishing painting my mom's deck and helping her unload a penske full of real wood antiques. Gotta love these 'vacations'.

    Worton didn't sit in the zone where he was supposed to. That won't happen again.

    Two of the prettiest picks in some time. If Wilson can make plays that hard look that easy consistently, we'll have the best corner duo in college football. Again.

    Anzalone can play. Big, athletic, smart. Just needs to be durable. He knows exactly when to hit the hole, exactly how long to wait on the delays, exactly where he needs to sit in the zone, etc.. There's an NFL future if you can stay healthy alex.

    Solid first half. Del Rio is still showing his green, which is expected. He needs these two gimme games to learn on the fly and reduce stupid mental errors.

    Good luck stopping these gators when they're protecting a lead. Those 5 running backs won't be buried on the depth chart a la alabama.
     
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    Impressive performance all around. Granted, Kentucky looks like they're gonna stink again. Looks like we're always gonna have fresh bodies at RB. If the line can hold up, we could finally have a functional offense. LDR had a solid day. I honestly don't even remember the last time we had a long bomb TD like the one he threw to Callaway. Powell is developing into a great player too. Glad to have Worton out there today. I think he can be the extra set of hands we need since it doesn't look like Fulwood is gonna pan out. Having Cyontai Lewis back was a help too. We might finally have TEs who are at least serviceable, unlike in the Muschump years.

    Mac just said after the game that Callaway has a quad injury. Hope that doesn't cost him time. We're ****ed without him.

    Defense was solid. Lost contain on a few zone reads and Davis got a little lazy and phoned it in right before the half and they got a long run, but it didn't matter. So happy to have Tabor back. His INT was amazing, as was Quincy's. D-line was ferocious as usual. I actually felt bad for UK's QB before they pulled him.

    One more dog food game before the trip to Neyland.
     
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    Also, I find it mildly amusing that Alex Anzalone is nailing Riley Cooper's little sister.
     
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    Mildly? :lol:
     
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    Offense tonight clearly showed how important Callaway is to us. Vanilla, solid on the ground, but limited through the air. We will always have a fresh body in the backfield. We're gonna have to start kicking on those 4th & shorts in the red zone since they really seem to have a hard time converting them.

    We could very well be ****ed though if LDR's injury is as bad as it looked. Seen an awful lot of QBs get knocked out for the year by hits like that. Appleby is gonna have to be ready to go. We just can't catch a ****ing break at that position.

    Can't ask for much more than what the defense gave us. Pure domination of a team that isn't good. Two plays in and they out scored the other team (2-0). School record for fewest yards allowed in a single game (53).

    Getting into the meat of the schedule now.
     

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