Tales from the gap

Insert this directly into my veins:

Without question, this stings for both Florida and Napier — perhaps more so because he was hired, in part, for his recruiting prowess and absolutely had to have a quarterback in his first full class. When he got Rashada to flip from Miami in November, it was considered a huge win and helped ease some concerns about how well Napier and Florida were doing on the recruiting trail. But now, those concerns have returned. While it is true Napier is not involved with the Gator Collective, it is also true that both Napier and Florida have had to deal with the negative headlines and all the fallout. This will be easy fodder for any opposing coach to use against the Gators.

Given the broader context around Florida, this is especially problematic. With SEC rival Georgia winning a second consecutive national championship and continuing to recruit at a top-three level, the pressure is only mounting on Napier and the Florida program to show they are taking the necessary steps to be competitive with the Bulldogs again. Since Kirby Smart took over in 2016, Georgia has won five of their seven rivalry games. All but one was a double-digit victory.

That the above was written by Andrea Adelson should tell you how much this rivalry has been turned on its head.  There are several people to thank for that, of course, but if Rashada manages to leave a permanent skid mark on Florida recruiting, he’ll go down as the greatest Bulldog never to play for Georgia since Reggie Ball.

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21 responses to “Tales from the gap

  1. D as in Dawg

    These losers just keep making comments about Stetson’s age. It is the dumbest, sorriest, and laziest excuse. Sad! They can’t even say we buy our players. You can do that now. And they suck at that, too!

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  2. practicaldawg

    “When he got Rashada to flip from Miami…”

    I think she meant “when the hot check got Rashada to flip…”

    What has Napier done roster-wise other than purge 2/3 of it?

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  3. Bulldawg Bill

    Hmmmmmmmmm…Agent Rashada… Has quite a ring to it, don’t you think??????

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  4. Dawglicious

    Regression to the FU historic mean, she burns.

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    • Texas Dawg

      With the way they are going, they may break right through that glass floor and head all the way to the basement. What a glorious day it will be to look at the SEC East standings (or whatever it becomes after expansion) and see Florida below the likes of Vandy and Missouri the standings.

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  5. moe pritchett

    To put a finer point in it:

    1) Bull gator screwiness is jacking up Napiers abilities.

    2) We’ve been beating the shit out of Flarduh and there’s no sign of change.

    Got it.

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  6. jim1886

    We can only hope it is another Reggie Ball.
    Can’t happen to a better bunch

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  7. spur21

    Seems like many of the problems stem not from coaches but rather overzealous boosters.

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  8. Terry McCullers

    From what I can tell,the gators are fucked up from the top (administration) to the boosters to coaching . That’s a good thing!

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  9. NotMyCrossToBear

    Fuck Florida.

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  10. setzer613

    But Tebow, Corch, and Spurrier will be back any day now.

    Hahaha

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  11. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    Who?

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  12. gotthepicture

    When I got to the last paragraph, I do declare, I got the vapors [fans self].

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  13. godawgs1701

    Five of seven. There was a time I was desperate just to get one win over those damn lizards, but now the fact that it isn’t six out of seven because of that dumbassed COVID year game and injuries to Stetson and Rosemy-Jacksaint on the same damn play really frustrates me. Funny how quickly things change.

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