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Emory Jones named co-offensive player of the week

Escambia94

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Oddly enough, Emory's numbers are tracking Tebow's numbers in 2009, other than his passer rating being 40 points lower. If Emory can squeeze in either explosive plays or red-zone TDs his numbers would look very similar to Tebow's 2009 stats. Granted, that was Timmy's "worst" year statistically and he still placed 5th in Heisman voting. For now Emory is in the top 30 in terms of pass completion percentage and rushing yards per carry.
 

DRU2012

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Oddly enough, Emory's numbers are tracking Tebow's numbers in 2009, other than his passer rating being 40 points lower. If Emory can squeeze in either explosive plays or red-zone TDs his numbers would look very similar to Tebow's 2009 stats. Granted, that was Timmy's "worst" year statistically and he still placed 5th in Heisman voting. For now Emory is in the top 30 in terms of pass completion percentage and rushing yards per carry.
Interesting...You could see it for yourself out there, really: It was there in the “eye test”. He was more and more “getting it”, game by game—and there was the growing sense that these last coupla games WITHOUT AR15 set to come in at ALL (the “preferred plan”, some of us suspected) were potentially GOOD for Emory. Maybe our Coach really DOES know what is best when it comes to bringing along young QBs!
Personally, from now on I intend to reserve judgement regarding the whole matter:
Mullen once again has his own ongoing and evolving plan, based on his knowledge, experience and mounting insights into both the current “starter and backup”, his team and the bigger picture present and FUTURE of this program.
Our Head Coach really IS planning for this offense’s current campaign, it’s immediate and ultimate challenges—along with further LONGterm growth.
 

Escambia94

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Interesting...You could see it for yourself out there, really: It was there in the “eye test”. He was more and more “getting it”, game by game—and there was the growing sense that these last coupla games WITHOUT AR15 set to come in at ALL (the “preferred plan”, some of us suspected) were potentially GOOD for Emory. Maybe our Coach really DOES know what is best when it comes to bringing along young QBs!
Personally, from now on I intend to reserve judgement regarding the whole matter:
Mullen once again has his own ongoing and evolving plan, based on his knowledge, experience and mounting insights into both the current “starter and backup”, his team and the bigger picture present and FUTURE of this program.
Our Head Coach really IS planning for this offense’s current campaign, it’s immediate and ultimate challenges—along with further LONGterm growth.
This actually surprised me. Early in the season, EJ5's passer rating was on par with Treon Harris--or worse. Now he is trending along the Tebow line. Weird.
 

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This actually surprised me. Early in the season, EJ5's passer rating was on par with Treon Harris--or worse. Now he is trending along the Tebow line. Weird.
Surprised us all, really, let’s be honest. Exactly WHY I am now generally in the “Trust Dan...” corner right across the board!
To some extent that even extends to his “loyal-to-a-FAULT”-leanings regarding Grantham. This season’s SEC gauntlet, as we move fully into and through it, will tell us much.
 

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@Leakfan12, @Escambia94,
...By the way:
This is as good a place as ANY to answer some of the pro-UK chest/pounding coming out of Lexington and the WILDCAT sites and blogs as the week goes on and excitement builds among their fans and followers.
Maybe y’all have seen that “Five Reasons UK Ruins Florida’s Playoff Hopes” column that surfaced today (Thurs.)...
I can understand their (rather “rose-tinted”) reasoning, as long as one ignores some basic truths:
Mainly, running though all of it is (1) the simple fact that we have more players who are more talented at more positions, AND
(2) In the final analysis, our fate is therefore almost entirely IN OUR OWN HANDS:
If we go out and PLAY OUR GAME, execute this Coach and staff’s game plan calmly and cleanly even NEAR our collective ability to do so, all the rest of that (what amounts to) “optimistic wishful thinking” WON’T be reflected in the final score.
Now, we all KNOW how Gator teams (and in the NOT so distant past!) have blown easier situations than THIS one before (hell, we need look no further than last year’s LSU game! Or the last time we lost to this UK squad, at OUR place, for that matter...), but there is no reason to ASSUME that will happen here.
I said that “questions were about to be answered in coming weeks” regarding this team, it’s quality and it’s future—and here’s a big one being set up for us right away.
If we are the team we are beginning to look like, starting to think we are and to BECOME, then we will go on the road in a hostile environment, handle our business and find a way to win—win HANDILY, in fact—but WIN, regardless.
It is time to STOP “beating ourselves“! It is time we started winning reliably when we ARE “the better team”, finding a way even on the other guys’ field, with them playing well.
After the Alabama game, the whole ebb and flow of that one and how we really DID start slow/stake them to the big early lead, then outplayed them the final THREE QUARTERS, came roaring back to do everything EXCEPT nip them at the end (and THAT only because of an early missed point, then a misplayed 2-pointer—and even THEN still basically just running out of time-on-the-clock)...We have been telling ourselves since that THAT is now what separates us from “The Undeniably Best Team and Program in College Football”;
If that is true, then it is time we simply BEAT the “pretty good teams” in our own albeit talented conference, even at THEIR place, with them playing relatively well. Of COURSE these teams “will be GUNNING for us”: Yes, we are again one of those “with a TARGET ON OUR BACKS”!
That’s how we WANT IT TO BE. Remember?
It comes with the territory.
 

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