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Today, in thought experiments

As we all know, and as we’re constantly reminded by several commenters here, Georgia is on a three-game losing streak against Florida.  So here’s my question for those of you who continue to point the finger at the venue as an underlying cause for underachievement in the series:  what would Georgia’s record in those three games be had the series been played on a home-and-home basis?

Let’s assume that Gainesville would have hosted the 2014 and 2016 meetings and Athens would have been the site for the 2015 game.  (After all, that fits in with another narrative about how playing the Gators home and home would make for a better schedule in odd-numbered seasons.)  If playing away is bad news for the Dawgs, it would seem logical to assume two out-of-state losses right off the bat, which leaves me wondering if starting Bauta in between the hedges would have made any difference in the other game.

In other words, I think we’d still be staring at an 0-3 record in a home-and-home scenario.  What am I missing here?

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“Will somebody at least say we exist? That would be nice, I guess.”

Dude, if, for no other reason than 1980, the Gators didn’t exist, we’d have to invent them.

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Huntley Johnson, workin’

Soon to be appearing in a major season opener against Michigan…

For some reason, I can’t figure out the Afroman lyric that fits this fact pattern.

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They’re gonna need a bigger joke.

One of my wishes for the upcoming season is that some enterprising band of a school playing Florida breaks out the theme from Jaws at halftime.

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Now *THIS* is how to build a new rivalry.

With an epic troll.

I don’t say this often, but well played, Gators.

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I would have committed sexual assault, but then I got high.

Huntley Johnson’s already done a lot of heavy lifting in support of his client, Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway.

Callaway’s attorney, Huntley Johnson, also has been critical of the university’s actions. He previously accused UF of allowing a Title IX official to serve as the “prosecutor, the investigator, the judge” in the case. Johnson also alleged that the Florida official, Chris Loschiavo, had a conflict of interest because he did consulting work for an outside group with ties to Clune.

The university fired Loschiavo and determined he had “both a conflict of interest and lack of independence.” Two other university officials, dean of students Jen Day Shaw and general counsel Jamie Lewis Keith, have recently left, too.

“The removal of those three people has completely changed the dynamic,” Johnson said, “and we are cautiously optimistic that Florida’s going to do better in that regard in the future.”

We’re about to find out, boss.

The University of Florida is under federal Title IX investigation for its handling of a December 2015 sexual assault accusation against star receiver Antonio Callaway, the complainant’s attorney confirmed.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is looking into a complaint filed by Callaway’s accuser, her attorney John Clune said Friday.

The complaint was filed Aug. 10, according to a letter to the university obtained by the Tampa Bay Times. That’s five days after UF held a student-conduct hearing on the case and two days before Callaway was found not responsible by the university for any wrongdoing. Clune and his client boycotted the hearing because the outside lawyer chosen to preside over the case was a Gators booster and member of the school’s Hall of Fame.

Gee, UF sure seems to have a hard time finding anyone who can handle a hearing without a conflict.

Or maybe it’s just a matter of whether Johnson’s on the case.  Take, for example, this tidbit that Mark Schlabach turned up:

Callaway was accused of sexual assault by the woman in December 2015 but was cleared in the August hearing. He had been suspended from the team following the accusation but was fully reinstated after the hearing.

Quarterback Treon Harris was accused of attempted sexual assault by the woman and ultimately transferred to Tennessee State. Sources had told ESPN that Harris agreed to leave Florida as part of a plea deal related to the Title IX case. He also apologized to the woman, the sources said.

Or maybe Harris wasn’t wasted on the night in question.  Pot can be your friend, kids!

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Musical quarterbacks

Man, this is something.

Transfer quarterbacks are nothing new for Florida, which has seen six of its own quarterbacks transfer since 2010 and had signal-callers Luke Del Rio and Austin Appleby transfer in to the program. So far, the players coming in haven’t done much more than the players going out, and Zaire is hoping that all changes with him.

Between that and little things like going through a couple of seasons without a position coach for wide receivers, it’s no wonder that Florida has struggled on offense lately.

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