Today’s dose of Preseason Homerism

Let’s say you’re an offensive backfield in 2013.  Your quarterback is a returning starter who finished with the tenth best passer rating in the conference.  Last season’s starting tailback graduated.  Your fullback can block, which is good, because he was only trusted with six touches all of 2012.  As for depth…

They have four scholarship players, but none have played at the collegiate level at the position. Tyler Murphy emerged as the No. 2 QB in the spring after competing with redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg. Both, however, struggled with consistency and do not appear ready to take over if something happens to Driskel. The wild card here is Chris Wilkes, a former pitcher in the San Diego Padres’ farm system who left pro baseball and will be a 23-year-old freshman. He’s got good size and a strong arm, but he hasn’t played football in more than five years. Depth is also a concern at tailback.

Where would you stick that bunch in a list ranking all fourteen SEC schools?  Well, if you’re the beat writer in Gainesville analyzing the Gators’ backfield, you’d place ‘em fifth.

Next Sunday, he looks at the receivers.  I can’t wait to see where he puts them.

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13 responses to “Today’s dose of Preseason Homerism

  1. Mg4life0331

    Lol he put Florida ahead of USCjr.

    • georgiajeepn

      Other than moving South Carolina up to 5th and Florida down to 6th his list is probably not that far off.

      • The other Doug

        Ole Miss at 14? Bo Wallace is a better QB and they have to have someone at RB as good as Matt Jones.

  2. The other Doug

    I like how Matt Jones is a stud even though he couldn’t grab a lot of carries from Gilleslee.

    • D.N. Nation

      From Arkansas QB to Jacksonville WR to Florida RB. At least the guy’s well-traveled.

  3. pacific plate

    The top 3 could go in any order an the rest significantly behind. Depth is unknown but I have a good feeling about freshmen AJ and Green. Turman certainly looks like he can provide quality back up duty

  4. JasonC

    Florida is expecting a lot from Taylor, but their pretty delusional on who good they’re going to be.

  5. Cojones

    I’d place FU 8th, behind Sc, MSU and Mizzou (if Franklin lives up to his healed promise). Agree with Doug on Ole Miss being as good as FU at 8th.
    Purifoy could advance that a couple of rankings (but that’s all) if he plays in that role. We will see. He is raw and doesn’t know the playbook routes.
    If he (the author) compares on a similar reasoning scale, then he may place their WRs at 12th-14th.

  6. Cojones

    Jim Donaldson had an interesting article concerning the character of the FU busts recommended by Meyer to Belichek. Now, it appears as if Tebow is there to countermand the stain placed on the Patriots by FU players. Would Bill really do that for his friend Meyer?

    Apologies to the thread, but you know we like to slather bad lizard shit all over them.

  7. Go Dawgs!

    Hey, I say let them be surprised. It’s much more fun walking victorious out of the Cocktail Party if they don’t realize it’s coming.

  8. uglydawg

    Looks like AU may be rated a little high.

  9. JAX

    I don’t care where Florida is ranked as long as we’re #1.