LMAO. Can’t wait to hear that arranged for the Tennessee band.
UPDATE: Junior’s tweetin’ about “street cred”. (h/t EDSBS)
If considering how Georgia will defend Florida’s offense is a little depressing (what’s the over/under on Aaron Hernandez receptions?), the matchup of Florida’s defense against Georgia’s offense is flat-out daunting.
Mergz makes a compelling case that the Gator defense is among the best ever – if not the best.
What about the statistics that really matter to BCS champions?
To reiterate, the most important statistics (in ascending order of importance) are –
Pass Efficiency Defense
Where would the current Florida team rank among BCS winners statistically in these categories at the present time?
Only the best team ever.
Here are the average rankings and stats for past champions -
Passing Efficiency 12.3 (150)
Pass Efficiency Defense 6.7 (95.33)
Total Defense 8 (281.6)
Scoring Defense 5.4 (13.9)
And Florida’s current stats in these categories –
Passing Efficiency 12th (156.07)
Pass Efficiency Defense 1st (86.83)
Total Defense 1st (229.6)
Scoring Defense 2nd (10.14)
(That last category is made all the worse by the two pick-sixes Tebow threw last game, which count against this stat. In reality our defense gave up 6 points Saturday.)
The only BCS Champions who are close to these rankings are the 2001 Miami team, who was 1st in Scoring and Pass Efficiency Defense, 6th in Total Defense, and 15th in Passing Efficiency, and the 2003 LSU team, which was 1st in Scoring and Total Defense, 2nd in Pass Efficiency Defense, and 11th in Passing Efficiency. Yet in both cases their highly ranked Total Defense was worse than Florida currently – 270.9 yards per game for Miami and 252 ypg for LSU, to 229.6 for UF right now.
That’s impressive. And scary. Here are a few bullet points for your consideration:
So it’s simple, then, right? All Bobo has to do is come up with a game plan that allows the offense to move the ball at more than five yards a crack, stays out of third down situations a fair amount of the time and helps to contribute more than 26 points on the scoreboard. Suggestions, anyone?
Check out this piece at cfbstats.com on the active leaders in 50+ yard field goals. Mr. Walsh is in pretty good company.
… Eight of the ten kickers in the table are on the Lou Groza Award watch list — only Mahoney and Jackson missed the list.
Note that all of the kickers tied or ahead of Walsh in long range field goals made are juniors and seniors.
I have to admit it’s low hanging fruit, but I still enjoyed this bit from Brian Cook:
Charest is a 6’4″ pro-style QB out of North Carolina who was a middling three star a couple years back. When Juice got pulled (again) against Purdue, Charest came in and did this:
Charest made his debut Saturday, playing in three series while going 4 of 8 for 52 yards. Zook said he was impressed with the way Charest threw downfield.
Read: “Zook said he was impressed that Charest had better accuracy than a random number generator.”
The WLOCP draws nigh, but the buffet line is still open.