University of Florida

Looking back on the weekend in college football

November 29, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. They weren’t Chip Kelly bad. They weren’t Chad Morris bad. But you could certainly list FSU as among the nation’s most disappointing teams. Why? From 2014-2017, the Seminoles were 4th, 3rd, 3rd and sixth in the nation in recruiting. That ought to translate into something, shouldn’t it? 2. I […]

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State roundup: Gators finish FSU’s lousy season

November 25, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 4 a.m. It was bad enough that FSU was beaten. It was worse that they were clubbed with history books. — It had been five years since the Seminoles lost to Florida. — It had had bee 10 years since FSU gave up at least 40 points to Florida. — It had been 36 […]

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Looking back on the weekend of college football

November 21, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. I think UCF scores, and scores again, and scores some more. They will score so many points their extra point kicker will beg for mercy. 2. Aren’t perceptions amazing? A year ago, FSU lost six games and Florida lost seven, but for some reason, the expectations of FSU were […]

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Looking back at college football’s weekend

November 15, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Charlie Strong says that USF, a program in reverse, isn’t big enough nor deep enough. So now Willie Taggert has to feel bad about that, too? He’s in control of two slumping teams. 2. Most of the impact made by the Florida schools in their heyday was because of […]

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Gators not seasoned enough to beat Georgia … yet

October 28, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 2 a.m. Someday, the Florida Gators will be big enough for the opponent. Someday, they will be good enough on third down. Someday, they will be able to make a 14-13 lead stand up. Someday, they will prevent the opposing team from scoring 23 of the final 26 points of the game. Someday, the […]

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Looking back on last weekend in college football

October 18, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 3 a.m. 5 Observations 1. When USF has the ball, I think of the possibilities. I think of the weapons. I think in a hurry, because the Bulls may soon be kicking the extra point. But when USF’s opponent has the ball, I wonder if this team can avoid losing three times this year. […]

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State roundup: Gators come from behind to beat Vandy

October 14, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3 a.m. They are not a perfect team. They are still learning the offense, still learning the defense and still learning how to win. Still, for the Florida Gators, this will do. Eighteen points down. On the road. Sputtering mightily. The Gators overcame it all Saturday in a 37-27 win over Vanderbilt. It was […]

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State roundup: Miami edges FSU; Florida beats LSU

October 7, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 1 a.m. In the trial of Willie Taggart, it looked as if all things would be forgiven. After this, a new trial may begin. There for a while, Taggart’s Seminoles were in charge. They were playing well as they built a 20-point lead, and it seemed as if Taggart’s FSU team would win the […]

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The Predictions: Could the Bucs lose to a bye week?

October 6, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 3 a.m. This just in. The Bucs are a three-point underdog to “bye” this week. I’m not sure they can cover. Here’s the thing you fear about an open date. By its very description, the receivers are always open. Heck, think of this as the fifth open date that the cornerbacks have had all […]

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Looking Back at college football’s weekend

October 4, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Here’s a stunner. College football really doesn’t change from one season to the next. Take last year’s four playoff teams: Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Oklahoma. They’re all undefeated and ranked in the top seven nationally. Next year, I’ll wager that they’re all firmly in the top 10, too. And the […]

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