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Testasparo

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  1. at 3-1 the Bucs losing helps us more than the Saints losing. But really, there isn't a wrong answer to this question.
  2. FSU trying everything they can to lose.
  3. Easiest play ever. That's what happens when you play 45 yards off of AJ Green
  4. Horrible read by Murray, but a phenomenal catch by Durham, wow that was impressive. He threw it to the most covered guy on the field lol.
  5. So we would have won a Super Bowl with a QB who never watched film and didn't care about getting better. How exactly would we have pulled that off?
  6. Crawford, Werth, and Lee will all be in Yankees uniforms next year, so that rules out those three. So who else is out there?
  7. Crap officiating is an epidemic plaguing all of college football. ****, not even college football, just sports as a whole. Every game I see about 4-5 terrible calls. That's unacceptable to me.
  8. So she called the cops when Chris Rainey threatened her life, but didn't when someone else did? That is a ridiculous thing to just assume with no proof.
  9. You want to know the ALL TIME biggest lie that sports fans have been telling for years? "I want to play them at full strength." No, you don't. You want to exploit as many weaknesses and go into a game with as many advantages as you possibly can, and you're a flat out liar if you say otherwise. If the Falcons were to ever play the Colts in the Super Bowl, I would do backflips if Manning missed the game, because without Manning that team is NOTHING. I want every opponent we face to have all of their best players on the bench. It's the biggest myth and biggest lie ever that people tell you they want to face a team at full strength. Ask Brian VanGorder who he'd rather gameplan for, Tom Brady or...whatever schmuck is sitting behind him.
  10. I don't believe the word leader has ever been more incorrectly used than it was in this post.
  11. Have you watched Florida play this year? I'm guessing that's what put him in the hospital.
  12. This always makes the mission seem more important. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t8t4dGt7do
  13. Oh it's fairly obvious the guy can coach and lead a team. I was just astonished that he has never once developed a single game plan, and has never once called a single offensive play. All these years he's gotten so much credit for being one of the founding fathers of the spread option and you always hear "Urban Meyer's spread offense." He never had a single thing to do with any of it. That's wild to me.
  14. I heard he was on pace for 6 tackles this season. What team he play for now?
  15. He's referring to '96. Atleast I hope. If that's the case then he's right.
  16. Surely I'm not the only one who is shocked that they decided to call it a Black bear.
  17. So much for all of us Gator fans screaming for Urban Meyer to take over play calling from Addazio. He has never done it in his life. LINK The key to success in Gainesville? It’s not in Gainesville anymore . . . By Chuck Oliver Urban Meyer is the second-highest paid college football coach in America. I bring that up not because I care how the University of Florida chooses to spend its money (in fact, UF doesn’t pay Meyer’s salary; the University Athletic Association does and is a completely separate entity). I reference it because the $4 million per year Meyer is paid, behind only the $4.3 million paid annually to Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops, is an indication of the results that are expected. Rest assured, if there are 120 people who have the same job as you and you’re the highest paid of all of them except one, not only are the results supposed to be top-notch, but they’re supposed to be that way because of you. In the case of Urban Meyer and the Florida Gators, that’s simply not the case. Urban Meyer is perhaps the best example of a coach that has developed a reputation, the reality of what that coach is actually about and the Grand Canyon that separates the two. Specifically, the spread option is an offense whose birth many of us relate explicitly with Urban Meyer, similar to the wishbone with Barry Switzer (it was really Emory Bellard) and the run-and-shoot with Mouse Davis (OK, that one is true). While the origin of the spread option is a subject worthy of its own chapter in a book, rather than an article on a website, rest assured that Meyer in no way invented it (he’s also never claimed to). But we believe it anyway. Another fallacy? That Urban Meyer is an offensive wizard, on par with the best coaching minds on that side of the ball anywhere in college. Debunking both of the above lines of public opinion are two clear truths that no one disputes: Urban Meyer has never been in charge of developing a game plan for a specific opponent and, more shockingly, on game day he has never called plays. Check the man’s resume. He went straight from being Notre Dame’s wide receivers coach to being head coach at Bowling Green and has never looked back. Nowhere will you find “Offensive Coordinator” listed, no matter where you look. Formulating the specific line of attack vs. an opponent and then executing it on game day have never been Meyer’s responsibilities or duties. I started thinking about this two weeks ago when I was reading the September 27th issue of The Sporting News. The cover story was “Wise Guys: SN’s List of Sports’ Smartest Athletes” and one of the profiles was of former Utah quarterback Alex Smith. In it, Meyer says that it was Smith and one of the Utah assistant coaches who built the game plan for the 2005 Fiesta Bowl vs. Pitt, highlighting that Smith was bright enough as a player to assume offensive coordinator duties. Who was the real offensive coordinator while Meyer was at Utah? Mike Sanford, who had left before the bowl game to take the head job at UNLV. Who was that assistant coach who worked with Smith on the game plan? Quarterbacks coach Dan Mullen. What was Meyer doing during this time? Not building game plans and certainly not calling plays at any time during the four quarters on January 1, 2005 or any other time during his two years at Utah. Even when his own offensive coordinator left for another school, Meyer turned it over to an assistant coach and a player. When Meyer moved to Gainesville following the 35-7 dismantling of Pitt that night, he brought Mullen along with him, this time as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. The “Urban Meyer Spread Option” hummed along at a record-setting pace with Mullen calling the shots and four seasons later, when once again Meyer thought he would see his O.C. leave before a bowl game, he still didn’t grab the play sheet and jump into the fray. Mullen wound up staying on for the BCS title game vs. Oklahoma, but was clearly distracted and UF won its latest crystal football on the back of its defense and a fourth-quarter drive where the only directive was “Get it to Percy.” The next day Gators assistant Steve Addazio was given the corner office and the name plate with “Offensive Coordinator” engraved across its face. Addazio’s qualifications for this promotion? Well, he absolutely is a solid offensive line coach, but that in no way means you should be in charge of all aspects of an offense as lethal . . . potentially . . . as what the talent level in Gainesville suggests it should be. Other than working under Mullen, the biggest plum on Addazio’s resume is calling plays for Gerry DiNardo at Indiana. Really? That gets you this job?? Urban, I coached d-line at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, GA for six years; can I be the coordinator on the other side of the ball? Please? . . . The over-riding point to this article isn’t to portray Urban Meyer as a football coaching version of Jack Nicholson at the end of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (well, not the very end – I’m talking just before the “pillow-over-the-face” thing). Then what is he? How about: A. an elite recruiter and B. a great judge of talent when it comes to hiring coordinators (most of the time – Addazio is skewing the data) Obviously, both of these are traits you want in a head coach. But let’s dispense with the myth that Urban Meyer is in some way a play-calling Billy Graham, laying hands on a game plan and achieving divine results. Again, it’s simply not true. Those deserving the most credit for the success Meyer’s teams have achieved currently reside in Louisville, KY and Starkville, MS. Sanford is the new offensive coordinator for the Cardinals and the early results are impressive. As for Mullen, there is an excitement surrounding Mississippi State football that hasn’t been there since probably the 1986 season when the Bulldogs started 6-1. Even when Jackie Sherrill was State’s head coach there wasn’t a belief in what was going on like there is now. Meanwhile in Gainesville? There hasn’t been this much doubt surrounding the team since before Meyer ever arrived in town.
  18. This is what I'm talking about. Quit putting this **** on Gator fans. We have absolutely NOTHING to do with it. None of us are personally responsible, none of us are involved, and frankly, the reason we don't care is because it doesn't affect us. Would you like for me to personally drive to Gainesville, seek Rainey out, and tell him disappointed I am in him, and then crack his skull? Would that make everyone happy? Or maybe we can disband the football team and shut down the university and we'll all just come be Georgia fans, because you guys have no problems and are the official football team of Heaven. Attacking us as fans for this **** is old and quite frankly a little irresponsible. Attack Meyer, attack Rainey, attack the Gainesville police department or anyone else who actually involved with the things going on. Going after fans is weak and accomplishes nothing. If that's not satisfying enough to you then by all means, continue revving your engines and defacating yourselves in anger, but just know that just like us, there's nothing YOU can do about it either. Unless you want to put on a rubber body suit, a mask, a cape, and go protect the streets of Gainesville from the evil that is the Gator football team.
  19. There comes a point for me when being angry just isn't satisfying enough to justify continuing to do it. So I resort to jokes and making fun of it all- on and off the field. The problem I have with the rival fans here (And this is exluding Threepac because he tries to justify everything wrong with the Florida football program by either dismissing it as no big deal or being an instigator), is that many of them have resorted to attempting to hold us as Gator fans personally responsible for what is going on at Florida, like we're supposed to have something to do with it all. I don't understand what the vast majority of people here are trying to accomplish by shoving arrest records in our faces and trying to start arguments over what Meyer should have done or shouldn't have done and all that. We're fans- we don't care about any of that crap. That's between the student athletes, the parents, the coaches, and the police. You're not going to make us start hating our own team or anything like that. I literally could not care less about what happens off the field for the Florida Gators because that's not my business. I root for the football team that is on the field on Saturdays, and that's all I can do. I would ask just for the courtesy of understanding that none of this affects my life, or Cappy's life, or OG Pickles' life, so trying to come at any of us armed with weaksauce firepower about how many people who we have never met in our lives are getting arrested is a waste of time.
  20. At least he had the stones to admit that he did nothing but watch.
  21. I made the comment in the UF/LSU thread after someone asked where Ronald Powell was and why he wasn't on the d-line that he suffered from an illness called Too Small. Apparently the coaches agree and have moved him to outside linebacker. Mack Brown is also expected to get some increased playing time this week.
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