Gators get a rule change, and a boost

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June 1st, 2018, 5:31 pm #1

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June 2nd, 2018, 4:10 am #2

Big pick up!

Florida has been missing electric playmakers like Van Jefferson since Meyer left.
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June 2nd, 2018, 12:44 pm #3

Now they're trying for Trevor Grimes, the five star transfer from Ohio State. Illness in family brought him back to the state. There's a good chance he gets cleared too.

Here's hoping!!
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June 4th, 2018, 4:21 am #4

I was afraid this would happen.   I have no idea why McElwain was such a poor recruiter.  Maybe he was lazy or just unfortunate but recruits were not buying what he was selling.   But history has shown us recruits like going to Gainesville and a decent coach like Mullen should easily start restocking the shelves.  I truly feel Tennessee and Florida are in a foot race to see who can get relevant first and Tennessee is starting a couple hundred yards back due to the stink around the program from the coaching search.  My only real hope for Tennessee is what I constantly post about the State's prospects improving.  We are no longer a barren wasteland of football recruits and if the trend continues as the larger markets like Nashville keep growing I do not think we will be dependent on states like Florida and Georgia much longer.  
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June 4th, 2018, 4:42 am #5

I think Pruitt is better at identifying talent and the sales part of recruiting. but the flip side is that Mullen has a better product to sell right now.
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June 4th, 2018, 6:14 am #6

I just want Florida and Tennessee to get things on track so SC realizes they aren't that good...

They are so excited about that 9 win season but they fail to realize that winning 9 games in the SEC and not finishing ranked shows you it was not that great of a season. Not many power 5 teams with 9 wins finish outside the top 25
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June 4th, 2018, 6:28 am #7

The SEC East is a mess.
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June 4th, 2018, 6:33 am #8

Yes it is...but I think Mullen can get Florida competitive year 1. The talent is there to win 9-10 games

Tennessee has a little more work to do

Mizzou should have a dangerous offense again.

UK will just stay consistent

Vandy is Vandy
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June 4th, 2018, 6:56 am #9

What is going to be tough is our, as always, front loaded schedule.  ESPN just ranked Tennessee as having the toughest stretch of games in the whole SEC: https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/es ... me-stretch .  Florida, UGA, Auburn, Bama and Scar.  

I don't know why we can't stretch out our tough games more.  It has been a problem ever since I can remember.  At least they scheduled our bye week between UGA and Auburn but damn, that is going to be a rough 5 game stretch.  
"Gentlemen, touchdowns follow blocking as sure night follows day" -Gen Neyland
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June 4th, 2018, 7:05 am #10

DocVOLiday wrote: What is going to be tough is our, as always, front loaded schedule.  ESPN just ranked Tennessee as having the toughest stretch of games in the whole SEC: https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/es ... me-stretch .  Florida, UGA, Auburn, Bama and Scar.  

I don't know why we can't stretch out our tough games more.  It has been a problem ever since I can remember.  At least they scheduled our bye week between UGA and Auburn but damn, that is going to be a rough 5 game stretch.  
Tennessee has no control over SEC schedule...you can thank SEC offices for screwing you when they made the schedule
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June 4th, 2018, 7:59 am #11

Maybe Fulmer still has some friends in Birmingham from his snitching days.  That stretch emphasizes how important a Florida win this season would be.  
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June 4th, 2018, 9:38 am #12

Lots of recruiting buzz surrounding Florida. Wasn't there before with McElwain.
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June 26th, 2018, 11:54 am #13

This is a great preview of the Gators from a non-Gator blogger.  The details on the Gator players is good, but the first half where he blasts Foley for his incompetence is legend.  He refers to McElwain as "The Swamp Donkey"...
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June 28th, 2018, 6:09 am #14

It's all about the quarterbacknfor UF.
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July 1st, 2018, 5:06 pm #15

luck means a lot in football..... Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.....
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July 2nd, 2018, 6:10 am #16

Kentuckytoo wrote: luck means a lot in football..... Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.....
At Florida it has passed bad luck and moved into a systemic problem.   Mullen seems like the perfect guy to fix that though.  There are tons of 4 star QBs that would work at UF.  I'm not talking Heisman winner.  I'm just saying audible into the right play and get the ball to the play maker types.   Also, look at how many former UF QBs  excel at their new school.  It's been crazy.

fwiw, UGA's OL was similar for the last 10 years of Richt.  
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July 2nd, 2018, 6:14 am #17

MSU had a better record over the last 8 years than UF …. so, they might improve under Mullen ...
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July 2nd, 2018, 6:16 am #18

the Gators were 60-41 over the last eight years … and that isn’t okay for a program like UF ….. btw ,  over that same span ... Mississippi State was 64-39.... so, Florida should improve ....
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July 2nd, 2018, 7:58 am #19

Nobody hates the Gators more than I do but I have been amazed how bad they have been over the past decade.  It is beyond reason.  
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