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Bama or Ohio State?

Discussion in 'Gator Football' started by Leakfan12, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Leakfan12

    Leakfan12 VIP Member

    Honestly, going with Bama.
  2. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    My analysis on this will be highly scientific and analytical. Just kidding. I flipped a coin. Bama wins.
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  3. DRU2012

    DRU2012 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Might as well at least count myself INTO this “discussion”...except, though I’d naturally lean towards Alabama (for the completely UNscientific reasons that
    (1) I am much more familiar with them, and naturally as an SEC guy, when in doubt I just assume the team that dominates HERE is the best in College Football, and
    (2) I suspect and essentially detest Ohio State—and was NEVER impressed with their foreshortened season OR their Conference this past season...Less so even than previously);
    However, my underlying “two cents” here can only be simply stated:
    I WANT The Tide to win, of course:
    If I WERE to watch the game of COURSE I would root for them to DESTROY the “Poison Nuts”, BUT in the final analysis, I don’t know if or how MUCH I’ll watch of it if I did, for in the final analysis, as far as THIS season is concerned, for me at least THE 2020 SEASON IS EFFECTIVELY OVER!
    All that remains now is whatever transitional items concerned with beginning our preparations as we turn OUR attention TO 2021. Period.
    I am an SEC and College FOOTBALL fan even still, however—so I will be TEMPTED no doubt to tune in tomorrow night...but I can’t say I am particularly JAZZED about it all.
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  4. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    Guys, I did some more analysis. I flipped a coin ten times and Bama won 6 out of 10 coin flips.

    Seriously, this game will come down to Justin Fields' ribs/back and Mac Jones' ability to minimize mistakes. Jones does not make many mistakes, but like Kyle Trask, when defenses push the offensive line or disrupt the receivers he will toss interceptions. Granted, Jones had fewer lost fumbles compared to Trask, because he had running backs to carry the load. Alabama lost 7 fumbles this year; Florida lost 9. Mac Jones only lost 2 of the 7 fumbles and tossed 4 interceptions, but Kyle Trask lost 3 of the 9 fumbles and tossed 8 interceptions (3 in the last game) because he carried the entire offense on his back. Jones can spread the load to his running backs, but he has been forced into making bad throws with opposing rushers in his face.

    I will watch the game, if only to see how close the Gators are to being in this CFP final. Maybe the Gators really are 4 points away from being in this game. Maybe it just takes a new secondary coach. Who knows?
  5. DRU2012

    DRU2012 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Well, we learned TWO things tonight:
    (1) Your coin has definitely GOT to sober up, or “he” will go broke—along with everyone who follows “his” prognosticating. Stick with “Mr. Eye Test”, who has a better record than “6 of 10”!, and
    (2) Um, WE were the ONLY team that even came CLOSE to Bama at the top of their game this season...
    In fact, let’s just SAY it, STATE THE OBVIOUS:
    With the sudden blossoming of assorted playmakers on offense, this was a squandered opportunity at a Gator Natty!
    And one more thing:
    This season’s Gator offense, plus LAST season’s Gator DEfense, “woulda/coulda/SHOULDA” been 2020’s Nat’l Champs—AND favored to REPEAT heading into 2021!
    (Of course, EVERYTHING would be different at this point, the “Mullen-to-NFL” talk all the stronger, though I’d STILL lean towards him likely sticking around ...As it is, it underlines and puts the exclamation point to your comments above preceding “...Who knows?”, E—.
    Once he can get things fixed, find some help (for Grantham or beyond him) on defense, there could be a long term, annual battle rejoined between us and the Tide for seasons to come.
    I suspect the Offense, in different guises, has already begun to reliably hit its stride under Mullen...but it’s of course on Defense where the question marks remain.
    On to 2021, Gents.
    Go Gators—The NEXT Champions of the SEC (and hence, the WORLD of CFB)!
  6. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    By the transitive property the Florida Gators are the #2 team in the nation. 48071ECC-186E-481C-B87B-BF1E35871BA6.jpeg BD9563CE-E8B5-4690-AF82-C0AD8B0F2CE4.jpeg
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  7. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    Another way to look at it: for the second year in a row the Florida Gators were the toughest challenge for the eventual national champion.
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  8. DRU2012

    DRU2012 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    And THAT was PAST our “peak” this year...Again: With even a MID-range “typical Gator D”, subsequent Mullen Offenses should put us into the SEC Championship on a pretty well annual basis; Trouble is, losing that game “close” should QUALIFY us for the CFB Playoff, NOT knock us out as it apparently tends to do thus far.
    This needs to be talked about, publicly RAILED AGAINST (at the very least by the various SEC alumni in general and former-GATORS in particular fairly well represented among ESPN commentators).

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