‘Let’s see how Florida does offensively this year and how they do as a team…’

When’s the last time Florida had seven commitments and Mississippi State had 26?

Lucky for Boom there’s no negative recruiting in the SEC.

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21 responses to “‘Let’s see how Florida does offensively this year and how they do as a team…’

  1. IAmAGurleyMan

    This pretty much summarizes college recruiting:

    “I’m not 100 percent, but I’m committed … I’m like 75-80 percent right now.”

    Now that’s commitment!

  2. Chris L

    As a UF fan, I am definitely concerned about these decommits, especially because a few of them were top tier skill position players who weren’t sure how they fit in with the new offense. The defensive players are a lot less concerning because of how UF has recruited DB talent over the past few years. There’s great depth in the secondary, so a lot of players don’t see how they fit immediately, especially with young players like VH3 locking down some of these positions from the moment they walked on campus.

    If you look closely, you’ll see that some of the few commits they have are guys who were repeatedly at the camps and didn’t get offers til recently (Kalif Jackson), so you get the feeling they’re really starting to scramble. Very concerned about the lack of good OL recruiting the last few years.

    • Nothing to worry about Chris:

      “Sure, they lost some commitments, but they weren’t necessarily ones that caused UF coaches to lose sleep if you listen to those close to the program.”

      Those grapes must be sour ones…

    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Chris, no snark here when I say: Florida losing games is one thing for a coach, but Florida losing recruits is doom. Late 80’s I had lots of Gator comrades. They were more incensed at FSU out-recruiting Fla. than they were at losing to FSU. That shortcoming sealed Galen Hall’s doom.

      The point is valid. As the flagship school in the state, Fla. should always be able to recruit the top guys.

      I wish Muschamp could stay there forever, but he looks like your Ray Goff.

      • AthensHomerDawg

        Pell sealed Halls doom. That and Hall paying his coaches out of his own pocket . Now that does sound familiar doesn’t it?

        • Cojones

          Spurrier gets credit for Charlie Pell bringing the passing game to a 3-yds-and-a-cloud-of-dust SEC offense. Pell is the reason everything changed, not Spurrier. Spurrier used it like a whore and pasted his own variation into it, but Pell was the originator who, because of other vagaries, seldom gets credit.

  3. W Cobb Dawg

    I foresee a down-to-the-wire recruiting battle between uf and aubie for the services of darnell saloman.

  4. Will Trane

    What I like about the UF offense, Pruitt has already seen and coached against it.
    One thing the players do like about fall camp in Athens with Pruitt and Bobo, especially those from south Georgia…no gnats. Can focus on the reps and schemes.

  5. Jack Klompus

    Keep Calm and Roper On!

  6. Dog in Fla

    Smells like a case of Dan Mullen building a resume to show Jeremy if (and hopefully that will be the 12th of Never) and when Boom’s work there is done for Dan to triumphantly heed back to Hogtown

  7. AusDawg85

    Gator Football
    1990 – 2014
    Rest in Purgatory

  8. The opening sentence of that article is worthy of the Senator himself:
    “Something has been steaming up from the bowels of the Swamp lately, and for most Gator fans, it does not smell good.” Evocative; compelling; engages the senses. Fine writing.

    • Dog in Fla

      “Evocative; compelling; engages the senses.”

      Not only that, it gags the senses too.

  9. Spike

    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth just thinking about it…

  10. joe

    More and more, tebow is uf ‘ s herschel. All they need in the next couple of years is a massive academic scandal and an alum as coach who cannot get it done. Welcome to uga from 1985 to 2002. Hell, if powerade can overtake gatorade and dry up uf’s unending flood of cash, uf may turn back into Mississippi state, just like they were for most of 100 years pre – Spurrier.

  11. Cojones

    Damn! Didn’t know about those 4, only the one that came to us. “Rats leaving a sinking ship”, indeed. There go my sucker bets for the year. Maybe if I take FU and get heaps of points….Nah, that money would taste funny.

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