2009 College Football Season
- 02-22-2009, 12:32 PM
On the one hand - we finally settled on a QB in Jacory. And got an upgrade at DC and OC.
But we just were so inconsistent. Esp. with the OL and DL play. Our secondary is good with the starters going forward but we have little depth.
We don't really have a backup QB - so if Jacory goes down, so does the season.
At this point I like the core group of sophomores and juniors (next year's classification).
We've got a pretty good QB that has 3 more years (HUGE) and a future at RB (even if we don't get Bryce Brown, IMO). We've got a lot of pretty good WR's - a few of them seem ready to step into the limelight.
I feel very uncertain on TE. We don't have anyone really.
I'm also uncertain on the OL. Had a pretty good start and then our lack of polished depth was exposed late. We had a bit of a lackluster recruiting class of OL's this year.
The D should really shine in the front 7.
The DL should be nasty next year and going forward. Only 2 seniors on the 2 deep. They'll be around for a while. Finally building some depth.
Same for the LB's once we decide who is playing where. You guys know about Sean Spence - the WIL. We just have to figure who's the MIKE and SAM. I think Aurthur Brown will be middle and some combo of Jordan Futch/Ramon Buchanon at strong.
The CB's should be good at starter. Once we go to nickel - I think we can be had by a good 3rd WR. Dime - forget it.
REALLY need a 5 star CB next year. I mean really.
The secondary has a lot of young guys that got playing time. At this point I think the bright spot is newly signed Ray Ray Armstrong. I dare speak Sean Taylor as far as athleticism and body type. But we'll see what he brings in CFB.
What remains is the fact that we've now replaced DC and OC the last 2 years. I hope we got 2 guys that will stick. I think it's hurting the kids with new schemes and positions.
At this point what I've seen out of the ACC is that yeah in 2 years we should be up there in the top 5. Perhaps early to say if we'd win the championship, at this point. Would have to see how this team gels with the coaching changes. But the underclassman talent is there.
Those first 4 games next year are ridiculous. No idea why we gave in for that dumb Labor Day game against FSU.
Yeah 0-4 is definitely possible. Given OU beats us.
I don't know if it's a given FSU beats us. Think back to the last Labor Day games we played. The game came down to kicking. They don't have Gano. I don't know who they have - but that kid was a weapon. A fat weapon, but weapon nonetheless.
Those Labor Day games are just so sloppy that it's really hard to predict.
GT beats us again.
VT - dunno. We beat them this year. Our D should match up against their running style pretty well again. That RB they have is an up the middle runner - our DL is fit for that. (It's the GT outside option stuff we aren't really made for, IMO.)
We'll start somewhere between 0-4 and 2-2, IMO. I'd punt on OU. It's a non-conference game. Concentrate on FSU/VT/GT as those are ACC games.
- 02-22-2009, 12:37 PM
More I think about it - the more I think this rivalry has brought the worst out in both sides for whatever subconscious reason. I won't go all Freud. But I think there's some bravado for both fan bases to make it clear this is one of the meanest rivalries in CFB.
I didn't see that out of UT fans for pretty much every other game. That includes Miami in '02. I was wearing Canes stuff in the student section.
Yup - that's right. Each and every team has douches/chodes/a-holes.
02-22-2009, 12:39 PM
02-22-2009, 12:41 PM
It was hilarious.
02-22-2009, 12:47 PM
With Jimmy Johnson now involved behind the scenes - that would set the stage for Tubbs to return. JJ gave him his shot at DC.
Apparently they consulted Tubbs on the DC we hired, John Lovett from UNC.
02-25-2009, 10:09 PM
Anyway, always welcome the chance to brag.
This is Samantha and her Florida roommates (won't see a prettier bunch of Pre-Law coeds in Gainesville IMO)
Samantha is next to me - the old guy in the PSU T-Shirt (my dad is PSU alum)
Sorry jmh - she dates Ryan Ayers - starting guard - Notre Dame basketball
Sam played tennis for Florida her freshman and sophomore year and lived in the sports dorm and became good friends with a lot of the football players including Tim Tebow. Unfortunately she also has cystic fibrosis, an incurable and life shortening lung disease.
Check out the video about Samantha, her Gator football friends, and my 500 mile run for CF on my website...
02-25-2009, 10:32 PM
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02-27-2009, 09:00 AM
She's a great kid. Spends 40 days a year doing IV antibiotics for her CF yet never complains - always happy - and maintains a 3.75 GPA in pre-law. (I guess I do all the worrying for us both).
For more pics of Samantha and her Gator friends including Tim Tebow and Jarvis Moss and others, check out :
The government wants to spend S1.4 trillion for "stimulus"?? Throw a little to disease research for God's sake!
BTW, I have 2 other beautiful daughters - no CF, thank God.
03-06-2009, 04:19 PM
NCAA Announces Penalties in FSU Academic Scandal :
(the report is listed on ncaa.org). Basically :
Pursuant to NCAA
Bylaws 188.8.131.52-(e)-(2) and 184.108.40.206-(b), the institution will vacate all wins in
which the 61 student-athletes in the sports of football, men's and women's
basketball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's track, baseball,
softball and men’s golf competed while ineligible during 2006 and 2007. This
includes regular season contests, post-season contests and any NCAA
I read it as vacating the track championships and indicating they can NEVER be claimed in any publication. Also erases all the stats from the players. Too bad FSU's football team sucked so bad, as there were no records made during those years.
FSU now has two 0-12 seasons in football.
EDIT : FSU claims there was no ineligible players that participated during the 06-07 seasons, so we'll see what comes of this...
03-06-2009, 06:58 PM
UGA landed Orson Charles today, adds another big receiving threat. Teams better look out if they load the box looking to stop the run.
UGA will probably come in pre-season in the 15-20 spot, but I think they'll sneak up on some teams this year. I'm predicting a 10-2 regular season record.
03-06-2009, 10:20 PM
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03-07-2009, 08:11 AM
Gators / PSU that is
Living in Pennsylvania all my life, I'm part of a long time dedicated PSU alum family (dad, mom, cousins, etc) and went to PSU games since I was a litle boy. But I broke the mold in 1974 by going to Gainesville. So glad my oldest daughter follwed suite - and how lucky is she that her tenure is during these incredible 2006-2010 sports years. She could see 5 major titles in 4 years!! Going back down to Gainesville to see games again in this era and watch these teams (the great football teams and the unbelievable basketball "repeat" team) has to rank as one of the most exciting times of my life. Samantha's 4 years in Gainesville may go down in history as the best 4 year period (sports wise) to ever be at UF - or any other school for that matter!
So "Plenny", while there's always a place for in my heart for the Nittany Lion to squeeze in with the Gator, if the two ever met I'm in orange and blue - my alma mater.
03-09-2009, 12:57 PM
HOOK em Horns
Let see if Colt MCcoy Gets ****ed again this yr
toes-on-the-nose.blogspot.com Deployed blogging
03-12-2009, 09:10 AM
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03-12-2009, 09:35 PM
Who has the best win % and most 1-A wins since 1990?
Code:Rank Team Winning Percentage Won Lost Tied Played 1 Florida 0.78631 189 51 1 241 2 Florida State 0.78452 187 51 1 239 3t Nebraska 0.76360 182 56 1 239 3t Ohio State 0.77426 182 52 3 237 5t Miami-Florida 0.75758 175 56 0 231 5t Tennessee 0.74262 175 60 2 237 7 Texas 0.74468 174 59 2 235 8 Michigan 0.72863 169 62 3 234 9 Virginia Tech 0.70851 166 68 1 235 10 Oklahoma 0.70127 164 69 3 236 11 Penn State 0.69957 163 70 0 233 12 Georgia 0.70043 162 69 1 232 13 Southern Cal 0.69068 161 71 4 236 14 Brigham Young 0.65690 156 81 2 239 15t Auburn 0.67031 152 74 3 229 15t Kansas State 0.66017 152 78 1 231 15t Texas A&M 0.65665 152 79 2 233 18t Alabama 0.62712 148 88 0 236 18t Notre Dame 0.64502 148 81 2 231 20t Oregon 0.63913 147 83 0 230 20t Utah 0.65044 147 79 0 226 22 Wisconsin 0.63248 146 84 4 234 23 Louisiana State 0.62826 144 85 1 230 24 West Virginia 0.62719 142 84 2 228 25 Fresno State 0.59916 141 94 2 237 26t Toledo 0.63453 140 80 3 223 26t Virginia 0.60823 140 90 1 231 28t Air Force 0.60173 139 92 0 231 28t Clemson 0.60917 139 89 1 229 30t Louisville 0.61283 138 87 1 226 30t Texas Christian 0.61830 138 85 1 224 32 Colorado 0.59657 137 92 4 233 33t Boston College 0.59565 136 92 2 230 33t Georgia Tech 0.59091 136 94 1 231 35 Southern Miss 0.59251 134 92 1 227 36 Colorado State 0.57576 133 98 0 231 37 Iowa 0.57642 131 96 2 229 38 UCLA 0.57080 129 97 0 226 39t North Carolina State 0.55240 126 102 1 229 39t Washington 0.55973 126 99 1 226 41t Arizona State 0.55357 124 100 0 224 41t Bowling Green 0.57534 124 91 4 219 41t Miami-Ohio 0.57500 124 91 5 220 41t Syracuse 0.55286 124 100 3 227 45 North Carolina 0.54646 123 102 1 226 46 Hawaii 0.51464 122 115 2 239 47t Boise State 0.74233 121 42 0 163 47t Mississippi 0.54260 121 102 0 223 49 Arkansas 0.53304 120 105 2 227 50 Western Michigan 0.54587 118 98 2 218
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03-15-2009, 01:05 AM
Live in the now, people!!! (I kid, I kid.....kind of, haha.)
I personally look forward to florida having all 3 big-time teams at each others throats every year at the top. In time, it will be reality again; for now though, the gators rule the roost!!
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03-17-2009, 01:30 AM
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