You may say Your Daily Gator is a dreamer.

But he’s not the only one.

Rose Bowl (Playoff semifinal)

Projection: No. 1 Ohio State (13-0) vs. No. 4 Florida (11-1)

The word: In our way-too-early projection, we’re picking the Gators as the fourth-seeded Playoff team. It’s a bit hazy, sure, but there is a justifiable path to the Playoff for Dan Mullen in Year 3 at Florida. Let’s say Florida finishes 11-1 during the regular season with its only loss coming to Georgia in Jacksonville — which would include a Top 10 win over LSU in Gainesville. Georgia finishes 11-1 with a loss to Alabama, thus wins the East with the tiebreaker. Then, the Crimson Tide beat the Bulldogs again in Atlanta, ensuring Florida is the SEC’s second-most attractive option for the Playoff committee.

If that came to pass, the best part would be the pundits who would point to Florida’s appearance in the CFP as proof that Dan Mullen is a better coach than Kirby Smart.


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33 responses to “You may say Your Daily Gator is a dreamer.


    Gotta love all these picks…but picking UGA again isn’t going to drive clicks for websites..I get it.

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    • Classic City Canine

      This is exactly it. Saying UGA is going to roll through the East again ain’t gonna drive clicks and that means no $$$. However, that means that we get another super talented team without preseason rat poison so there’s a silver lining in being disrespected.


  2. So Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and a one loss Florida over…Oklahoma? Notre Dame? Oregon?

    I dont think so. I dont even see Georgia getting in with one loss unless they win the SECCG.

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    • A 1-loss, non-champion bunch of Hogtown Walmart Handbags in over other 1-loss conference champions isn’t going to happen.

      The only reason Bama got in the 2017 playoff was that there were no other 1-loss P5 champions and UCF was never under consideration.

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    • Chi-town Dawg

      My thoughts as well…a UF team that doesn’t even make it to the SECCG ain’t gonna get selected for the CFP. SOS and winning your conference title now seem to be the 2 main criteria for a CFP bid, so I find it laughable this scenario would occur.


  3. MGW

    Reminds me that Muschamp would have back-doored UF into the BCS in 2012 if Notre Dame had lost that last game to USC, which they almost did. SEC Championship would have been to see who got to play Florida, not Notre Dame, for the BCS Championship.

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  4. Lol. Wow! So we beat them, but they need Alabama to beat us twice! You cant make this stuff up.


  5. Godawg

    I’m sure they’re creaming their jorts over at Alligator Alley. FTMF


  6. DawgPhan

    It’s weird that the playoff has made not making the championship game a much more attractive option.


  7. I looooove all this rat poison being dumped in the brains of UF coaches, players and fans. Keep it up!

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  8. Tbonemac

    What would REALLY be crazy would be if Georgia lost to Alabama in Tuscaloosa, but beat them in the championship game, and then Florida would be screaming “we only lost to the best team in the league, so we should get into the playoffs!”


  9. Milton Dawg

    Several interesting things about that. First, I unfortunately can totally see Georgia losing twice to Alabama. That road game is going to be a bear no matter how many fans are or are not there. I can’t even imagine the media talk if Kirby chalks up loses to Saban for the third and fourth time in three years. Oy.

    The more interesting thing to me is that they are predicting that LSU will still be top 10 by the end of the season. They very well may be when the Gators travel to Baton Rouge the second weekend of October. I know that LSU has stockpiled a ton of talent in recent years and still have the one of the best receivers and DBs in the nation. But losing that amount of talent (plus Joe Brady and DC Joe Aranda) and no spring practice makes LSU a pretty big question. Add in that in the month of November LSU has Alabama at home and Auburn and ATM on the road. And the second weekend of the season LSU hosts Texas. Easy to dismiss, but Texas gave LSU one of the closest games in a shootout last season and Texas has its senior QB back for his final season. It isn’t out of the realm of possibility that LSU has three or four loses by the end of November. 11-1 with UF’s loss to Georgia and best win over a four loss LSU team with a putrid schedule and not even winning your own division? Seems a stretch to say that UF would be automatic choice.

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    • Lutz Dawg

      LSU is at Florida this year


      • I really think LSU is a wild card this year. The talent is on the roster, but no one knows whether the coordinators are going to screw the pooch. If Coach Oeaux makes a run this year, I’ll have to take back everything I’ve said about him catching lightning in a bottle and admit the guy has become a darn good head coach.

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    • Macallanlover

      I agree we lose the first game against Bama, but if you don’t think losing the home field crowd impact is a huge deal you must have never attended a big, meaningful game there. They aren’t as much an edge as LSU’s crowd in a so-so, “average” game, but I think Bama has a bigger home field edge in the big games. But in the 1st game the edge has nothing to do with 25K scattered and covered fans shaking their pom poms, it will be because we have a lot to make up for given our offensive losses and new scheme. Now, I don’t concede anything if we meet in the SECCG, a season’s experience and a better defense make that game pretty equal.


      • Milton Dawg

        By way of explanation, me saying that I could unfortunately totally see us losing twice to Bama isn’t saying that I don’t think that we have a shot in either game or that I am conceding that we should just not show up and go ahead and call them both Ls. Like you pointed out, the first is early in the season and the lack of spring practice and lots of new personnel and coaches doesn’t, in my mind, bode well. If we play them in the SECCG, I like our chances on a neutral field with a season of experience (which they would have with lots of new personnel as well). I am merely saying that if both teams are pretty equal I could see us losing.


  10. Florida is getting in that mental position where they lose their 1st game out of nowhere. Or pull a SCAR


  11. Texas Dawg

    That scenario where they get in with a loss to the DAWGS as there only blemish is not going to happen. The other parts may play out with Georgia losing twice to Alabama (don’t think that will happen, but it is not an outlandish supposition) . The daydreamers are assuming that their annual season killer in Jacksonville is in the range of a 1-2 point loss. The reality (especially with all the bulletin board material) will be a 3-4 touchdown humiliation. What the handbags need to figure out first is how to crack the 20 point mark against the DAWGS before they start fantasizing about Pasadena.


  12. Cousin Eddie

    I see UGA beating Bama in Tuscaloosa, then loosing to Bama in ATL and missing the playoffs after finishing the regular season undefeated, just because UGA.

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    • Mayor

      If the Dawgs beat Bama in the first game between them and win out the regular season, but lose to Bama in the SECCG, a 12-1 Georgia will be in the playoff. Book it.


  13. practicaldawg

    If Florida makes the CFP, it would truly be an outlier. Nothing about Florida’s average star rating, recruiting history, head coaching history, lack of offensive balance, etc. matches the profile of any team that’s ever made the CFP.

    Best case scenario, they stumble into the SECCG and get housed by the SECW’s best.


  14. Macallanlover

    Wish I had known this was that crawford guy’s work? How does he keep his job? Has to have low self esteem at this point, pretty hard to be wrong that often, imo. But it does make me feel better e is picking the gayturds, anchor is around their neck.


  15. stoopnagle

    It’s as if there would be no conversation about their OOC schedule of …

    checks notes

    Eastern Washington, South Alabama, New Mexico State, and FSU.

    A “didn’t even win their division” team with that OOC isn’t getting in over a 1-loss conference champ like Oregon or Oklahoma or Texas.


  16. Godawg

    I hope and pray they die a slow and painful season. Hopes dashed, season on the rocks, Mullen’s competence questioned, Grantham on fire, Gainesville put on America’s Worst Places to Live…Please God this would make 2020 okay with me. 🙂

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  17. UGA '97

    if we lose to Bama 2 times in 9 games, just shoot me. but, somewhere in the back of my mind tex a&m might just be our quiet savior.


    • siskey

      A&M certainly has the schedule to make it interesting this year. I listened to the Barton and Bud podcast yesterday and they opined that this may be the most favorable schedule A&M will have for the duration of Fisher’s contract there.