In case you were wondering…

I’d worry about Georgia facing a running quarterback, except isn’t that what Driskel is, too?  That seems to have worked out okay.

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  1. Russ

    I expect him to give them a little boost. We can’t afford to give the Gators any hope. Thankfully, Pruitt’s defense shouldn’t give Harris much time to improvise (or think).

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  2. AlphaDawg

    Agent Muschamp strikes again. He did us another solid by announcing this.

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    • Just Chuck (The Other One)

      May have more to do with keeping the remaining Gator faithful off his back than actual planning for the game. Word will get out anyway. He might as well announce it.

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  3. charlottedawg

    I hope Leonard and Jordan make Treon wish Driskel had gotten the start.

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  4. Spike

    Bring. It. On.

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  5. Cojones

    This was expected. Thought they would come out like kamikazes throwing and QB running. So what. That game with Mizzou measured Driskel and Harris and they were found lacking and suitable prey for our D.

    FU D is another matter. They have the horses up front and it’s another “pass-their-eyes-out” game for Hutson. Our run threat will set that up nicely and I don’t think that will be the big part of this game. Hope Chubb starts against FU to show our respect for his work thus far. The idea that he is a Freshman leaves me a little giddy until I remember back to Gurley’s Freshman year. At this time of year we were only getting a clue to what he could do. Now Michel and Marshall will try to catch up and get back into the swim of things for Atl and beyond.

    How ’bout those Special Teams? They are as big a part of our success as ever recalled in my substantially aged memory.

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    • Raleigh St. Claire

      If Gurley is eligible, he should be the starter because he is the best player, plain and simple.

      And I’m quite sure that’s how the coaches see it too.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Gurley ‘s responsibilities as a freshman TB differ significantly from Harris ‘s responsibilities as a true freshan QB. Certainly UF can beat us but Harris being a true freshman is a hurdle for UF.

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    • Will (The Other One)

      Given Michel’s shoulder injury timetable (and to my knowledge, the fact that he hasn’t practiced again yet) I’d say we likely don’t have him. But Gurley, Chubb, a healthy Marshall, and Douglas isn’t a bad group at all.
      Been waiting for JSW to show back up too after missing time, this next game wouldn’t be a bad time for it.

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      • Cojones

        Rumph could get in it also….and Mitchell is building speed. That’s why I think we may be pass-happy with J S-W in there as well..

        Correct on Michel. A shoulder labrum injury will take awhile before contact. But the wishing goes on.

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      • …Gurley, Chubb, a healthy Marshall, and Douglas isn’t a bad group at all.

        No. But I honestly don’t think it realistic to expect an effective Marshall. He wasn’t effective before he suffered his latest injuries, and just don’t see it happening this year for him.

        I’m a Marshall fan, and nothing Keith does would shock me. He’s a heckuva kid and a hard worker. But there’s nothing unusual at all about it taking a whole season to completely get back from a bad ACL, even when everything physically looks OK.

        But Gurley, Chubb, and Douglas can get us through the stretch. We need them to stay healthy, of course. And Michel has a very good chance to be effective when he does return, especially after he gets a game or two under his belt.

        BTW, the same could apply to Terry as Marshall, though we haven’t seen enough of him to really gauge. But you’d think so.
        ~~~

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  6. Gaskilldawg

    I do not doubt Harris has talent but I do like our chances of getting turnovers against a true freshman making his first start. His circumstances will be more challenging than garbage time against Missouir doen 42-0.

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  7. They will play us like their hair is on fire. They always do. Anyone that thinks’OK, we got this one’, is deluding themselves. We should be clear eyed and ready to meet them at the point of contact with bad intentions. And GATA.

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  8. @gatriguy

    Run the ball, play defense and special teams. The only way we get in trouble is by wanting to Spurrier them and getting away from the script that got us here.

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  9. Dog in Fla

    Meteor Game recap: “First off, the game plan didn’t change; Harris and Driskel are in the same vein of mobile quarterback, and Harris appeared to be running a slimmed-down version of Florida’s offense….Running speed is about the same for both players, though I noticed more of a quick, ‘burst’ style from Harris, which, I guess, comes down to the design of the run.”

    http://www.alligatorarmy.com/2014/10/8/6931937/florida-gators-jeff-driskel-treon-harris-quarterback-play

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  10. Derek

    The bad news is that you want to run zone coverage vs. running qb’s so as to keep your DB’s from having their back to the LOS. We’ve struggled mightily in zone coverage. It’ll be interesting to see if Pruitt plays mostly man anyway on the belief that Treon tucking and running won’t generate enough offense to beat us in the end.

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    • Will (The Other One)

      Zone without pressure is where we’ve been the worst. Zone blitzes, or even maybe some man with say, Swann as spy could make things miserable(r) for the Gator offense.

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      • Cojones

        More than anything, the D line will affect that gator passing game. They can feast right up. Don’t think Treon can contend except on quick short passes. Swanny will spy and get good shots at interceptions of any screen passes. His gangbuster last game will gain more confidence for him by the time we play.

        Sic’em Dawgs!

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  11. Rp

    I saw FU fans sporting “Fire Muschamp” clothing last year (pre GA Southern). It should be an interesting environment down there this year.

    FWIW my call is Chad Morris for HC next year.

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  12. TMC DAWG

    Do not kid yourself, Fla will be ready. Just glad #3 is back. We up get buy 2 scores they start to pack it in. Go DawgSSSSSSSSSSS!

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  13. Hackerdog

    How dangerous can a QB that took 6 games to win the starting job from Driskell be?

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  14. Irishdawg

    One of Harris’s TD passes was a prayer into quadruple coverage that found its way into a Gator’s gloves by magic. He’s going to make some dick trips against any defense; we just have to make sure he can’t get comfortable

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  15. Guys, remember 2012 when we were in a bad place entering the bye week before Jacksonville. We had our doors blown off by USCe and then followed that up with a sloppy win in Lexington against a crappy UK team. The Gators were #2 or #3 and looking to blow us out in the WLOCP on their way to a national championship. Shawn Williams goes off in the media about how soft we were playing. We came in and dominated the lines of scrimmage to win and kick start our run to Atlanta.

    As Scorpio and others have stated, the Gators are going to play their best game of the year to save their season and try to ruin ours. They may not have the QB play to do it, but they are going to play hard. The Gators don’t lack for athletes, so we better be prepared for a war for 60 minutes. If it becomes a 60-minute dissection like Auburn 2012, let’s revel in it, but let’s be happy to head back across the St. Mary’s River with a 4th straight W regardless of the score.

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    • J.M.

      Don’t think our situation in 2012 was nearly as dire as the predicament the Gators currently find themselves in. Despite the consecutive stinkers we laid against USC and UK heading into that year’s Cocktail Party, we still only had one loss and controlled our SEC destiny. Florida would kill to have that much to play for right now.

      A closer, though still somewhat oblique, comparison might be ’06 when the Gators were rolling toward an eventual national title and the Dawgs had embarrassing home losses to UT and Vandy under their belt. UF did win that game, but it was much closer (21-14) than most of the pundits expected.

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      • That’s true, but no one thought we had a snowball’s chance to win given what we had shown especially on defense to that point. My point is that we better go to Jacksonville ready to play, or we could get beat.

        Your 2006 reference was a good one, but we knew we had an all-world talent at QB. The Gators don’t have that right now.

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  16. AusDawg85

    Wait…I get it. We’re going to get the gators best shot.

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  17. NGA holly

    That’s if Muschamp is still the coach

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  18. uglydawg

    Georgia is a stronger and better team because of the Gurley mishap.
    Now, if he comes back and is rested, strong, angry and under control, Georgia is going to be very, very, very tough to beat. This makes him the best football player in America. He improved his team even when he wasn’t playing…and now he will improve it further by returning to action.

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