Daily Archives: October 25, 2017

A Cocktail Party by any other name

“But as far as what they call it, it’s the Georgia-Florida game to me.”

Don’t worry about it, fellas.  We got this one.

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“Screw Florida and the mule they came in on.”

Jeez, if this doesn’t get you jacked up for Saturday, you dead, mane.

(h/t The Dawgbone)

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Today, in names

Arkansas has a commit from someone named Bumper Pool.  Why wasn’t I told about this before now?

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Quitters never quit.

They just look for easier gigs.

While talking to reporters at Duke, Spurrier shared some insight into what could draw him back to the sidelines.

“I don’t want to be a head coach. There’s too much involved in being a head coach. But if a high school, or a junior high…well, I guess they don’t have junior high’s any more, but just a high school somewhere to coach quarterbacks and pitch the ball around. That might be something that I might want to do again.”

“But it would have to be the right situation,” he shared.

Which is?

“Major college ball, these guys work 11 months out of the year. It is so different than it was back in the 90’s, and even into the 2000’s as far as the total number of hours go. I wouldn’t look forward to that.”

“the only part that I miss is the quarterbacks, the offense, the team, the players, and that kind of stuff,” Spurrier explained.

In other words, he misses everything except working hard… and accountability.  Nice work, if you can get it.

I wonder if he’ll be in Jacksonville Saturday.  If so, how much fun would it be to see Georgia hang half a hundred with him in attendance?  Assuming he doesn’t quit and leave early, that is…

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Today, in just sayin’

I’m just putting this one out there for your general consumption.  Bill Connelly looks at Missouri’s remaining schedule and has this to say about the upcoming Florida game:

The Florida game has become a virtual tossup with the Gators’ recent struggles (and with Missouri rebounding in the rankings following Saturday’s solid performance (even when adjusting for opponent).

“Virtual tossup” means less than a two-point spread.  With a team that Georgia beat by 25.

Interesting perspective, to say the least.

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“It was one of my better games.”

I will always have a particular soft spot in my jaded heart for the ’85 Cocktail Party game.  Florida rolled in ranked number one in the polls for the first time in program history and proceeded to get rolled out by the Dawgs to the tune of 24-3.  It was glorious.

Georgia’s running game was virtually unstoppable.  Florida countered with Kerwin Bell’s 408 passing yards.  The reason those yards were the football equivalent of empty calories was in large part due to the efforts of one Greg “Muddy” Waters, who had a modest day:  13 tackles, one sack and two pass breakups.  Waters was in the Florida backfield so much he might as well have huddled with them.

It turns out there’s a capper to the story I wasn’t aware of until I saw this story.  Florida’s offense had a tell.

Although the Gators’ offense was talented, led by quarterback Kerwin Bell and running back Neal Anderson, it had a crucial tell that could be detected.

And exploited.

“We noticed that when they passed, their [offensive] line would tilt back in their stance,” Waters said. “That would kind of tip off the passing game.”

Stupid Gators.

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Florida mid-term report card

This Robbie Andreu piece is a pretty good summary of Florida’s first half performance, if you’re interested.

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