Third and you-know-who

A couple of choice stats, via The Athletic ($$):


The defense’s third-down percentage last season, which ranked 40th in the FBS and seventh in the SEC behind LSU (29.6 percent), Auburn (29.9), Georgia (31.6), Texas A&M (31.6), Missouri (33.2) and Alabama (35.7). Florida’s total was really dented in the game that mattered most — when Georgia converted 12-of-18 third downs.


Florida’s defense held opposing quarterbacks to a 96.82 passer rating on third down, 15th-best in the nation and fifth in the conference. Digging deeper into the situational metrics, the Gators were splendid on third-and-10 or longer (74.06, ninth in the FBS and second to Alabama in the SEC). Where Grantham’s defense slipped up was on plays ranging from third-and-7 to third-and-9: They ranked 63rd nationally and eighth in the league in those situations (111.92).

I’m surprised nobody has suggested I add “third and Grantham” to the list of Florida’s negatives in today’s preseason predictions post.


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15 responses to “Third and you-know-who

  1. 79dawg

    At this point, on this site, it doesn’t even really need to be said…

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  2. Never mention 3&G so boldly … MuLLLet might eventually figure out that Towel Boy sucks.


  3. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    We don’t need you to add it to the list, because it’s just seen as a given at this point.


  4. godawgs1701

    Emotional blitzing FTW!

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  5. TripleB

    Everyone who reads this site has 3G vision.


  6. When Dan Quinn is Florida’s DC next year, it’s going to suck not having Grantham to kick around.


  7. jdawg108

    The funny thing about this Florida talk will be when they finally manage to scrape a win out. Even if it’s three years down the line there’ll be the inevitable “we TOLD you Mullen was a better coach”.

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    • SlobberKnocker

      I think it’s quite an assumption that Danny will beat Kirby before he is gone from there. Call it Richt syndrome where they finally are tired of 10 win seasons but don’t win the East cause they can’t get by the Dawgs.


      • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

        As every Bulldog fan knows, the gap between 9-3 or 10-2 and 11-1 or 12-0 is bigger even than the gap between 8-4 and 9-3 or 10-2.

        9-3 or 10-2 is that weird island of good, but not good enough that is far more frustrating than any other for CFB fans if sustained for a long period of time with no upward momentum.

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  8. akascuba

    I see third and Wilie in the Lexicon. I must be looking in the wrong place for Third and Grantham. That should have a place in the Lexicon Hall of Fame assuming there ever is one..


  9. stoopnagle

    You know you’re a trash person with Coach Richt willfully RUTS’d your ass.

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