Florida Gators: What Happened In The Miami(Ohio) Game...Too Much...My Take....

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Florida Gators: What Happened  In The Miami(Ohio) Game...Too Much...My Take....
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"Gary, why are you upset with the Gator win....their up 30+ and look dominate"  Those are some of the comments I have heard in the past.  My answer then and now is "If we play like that in the SEC, we will lose"...

To say the Gators looked bad in the the Post-Tebow Era would be putting it nice....It was alot worse...

After "One of the toughest pre-seasons in a long time" Florida looked bad. When your snap isn't  higher than the QBs ankles....something is wrong....

(Let me preface this with, as a diehard Gator fan, this is a hard article to write)...

HERE's MY TAKE.....

 

On Offense....(Steve Addazio)

Where do I start? All that I heard coming into this game was ...

1. How will Gator handle the Post-Tebow era?

2. Who will run the ball for the Gators?

3. Do the Gator have any Wide Receivers?

4. Luckily, the Gator O-Line is the glue which will keep things going?

 

Well, I don't think there is a good answer for any of that.  Tebow must be a little upset that no one stepped up after he left, especially on the Offensive side.  I'm not sure Tebow could have done better in this situation, especially if he's on the ground trying to recover the snap, which dribble down by his feet.  

Answers:

1.  Well the post Tebow era stunk.. I could blame the play calling, but I think that was lacking last year and we made do.  Where is the trust?  I think the Gator coaches lost some confidence in the players and didn't let them get out of the funk they were in.  Barely any runs inside and definitely no passing down field.  The Play Calling was terrible.  The early play to Deonte was almost telling of last year, but I think that was a good defensive play. So why did those pass plays go away?.

2.  Run the Ball...oh you meant running after the ball as it rolls past you on the field.  I would like to think that I missed some of the inside running plays, but I'm not sure.   The running plays took forever and it seems the Miami defense was in the back field as much as the Gator Running Backs.  I still don't understand why the Gator can't just run up the middle (yea yea...it's not the Spread), but I don't like this spread, if that's what they call it.  Once again, Moody disappears and is never heard of again.  Why didn't Mack Brown play...I would have like to see how he is?  We almost got a 100 yard rusher for the game, but it took a late 72 yard rush for that.

3 Fumbles....all I can say is yuck...

3.  Well, let me start by saying Deonte didn't help out the Wide outs, but I think that was a good Defensive play...so what happens...The Gators decide the WRs aren't worthy of another long pass play.  Brantley is suppose to be a passing QB, but he only throws one long pass play that matters. Where did the "Pump And Go" plays go...Shane Matthews excelled at that stuff, but now I think someone has forgotten that those plays exist...(Steve A.).  Did Debose play? What happened?

4.  Why did it take so long before the OC decided maybe we should take snap under the center?  Brantley didn't look good, but who would, since most snaps were never to him, but the guy on the ground or just to the left of him. Pouncey shut his self up with his play.  Maybe the Freshman aren't so bad.  No sacks..that was a good thing, but not too many of those....

 

ON Urban Meyer....

I don't believe he thought this would happen.  Relinquishing some of the responsibilities doesn't seem to have worked.  I assume Urban isn't as involved in the offense as he once was...I assume that will change.  Is Steve Addazio over his head?  Both our Offense and Offensive Line looked bad. 100 yards rushing and that includes a 72 yard rush...yuck.  Urban's ticker can't be feeling good now.  Shelley, please don't make him shut it down...there is a solution to this...

1. Let Steve concentrate on the line.

2. Find a Coordinator.  Boy do we miss Mullens. We look worse on Offense than when we did when we had coach 'Z'...maybe not, but we are close.  Tell me, why did we lose Gonzales? At least he's young...I'm not feeling these offensive plays....

3. How do you shank an extra point? Nuff said.....

4. The look on Urban's face when we scored 'THAT' TD late in the game was 'Priceless'.  First, why couldn't we run it in? Why was the pass even made?

5. "Run your team" Urban...no scoring from the Gators in the 1st and 3rd quarters...fix it.

 

On Defense....

1. Miami only had 4 yards rushing...dam that's good...one of the game's bright spots....so how did they have the ball for 34 minutes? Maybe cause the offense keep giving it up....

2. If Miami would have converted on the second fake punt, how difference would the game be?

3. Can't go wrong with 4 picks...another good thing that happened in the game...basically nullified by 3 fumbles...though...

4. When a team rushes for 0.2 yards per carry...you got to feel good...not really, especially in this game.

5. Is the new coordinator doing ok? Hard to tell, since Miami lost their starting RB, cause he's stupid and some of there play calling were suspect...Janoris looked good and Teryl does work with those guys...hopefully he's the shut down CB we were looking for...

6. Boy, didn't Bostic look like Spikes on that INT?

 

On USF Game....

1. Please tell me Stony Brook is worse than Miami(OH), cause USF took it too them...

2. USF only rushed for 64 yards, so maybe we are okay...I hope so...(maybe that's only 1st half stats...ESPN wouldn't show me the whole game stats)....

3. Will Pouncey go back to Guard? How did his brother's skills not rub off?

4. 3 Games til Alabama Game...boy do they have alot of work...

 

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