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Rest Tim Tebow: Florida can lose to LSU and still play for the national title

GAINESVILLE -- I thought about writing a blog post today about who's to blame for Tim Tebow's concussion. It's a hot subject and everyone else seems to be doing it. Then again, in the three seasons I've covered college football, I've learned to swim against the current and focus my efforts elsewhere when everyone else is writing the same thing.

There's no need to point fingers -- just my opinion. Tebow returned to UF in part to win another Heisman Trophy and that's why he was still in the game against Kentucky. As for the play when Tebow suffered his concussion, offensive coordinator Steve Addazio bravely took the blame on Monday when he told reporters that he should have called a different play. But it's not really Addazio's fault.  In the end, a freak accident is to blame.

A freak accident -- Tebow's head colliding with Marcus Gilbert's knee (I've heard that Gilbert is taking this whole thing pretty badly, so Florida's coaches probably need to counsel this guy and let him know that it's not his fault.) -- is the subject of this blog post. Due to the circumstances of Tebow's injury and based upon the current landscape of college football, it's my opinion that UF can lose to LSU without Tebow and still play for the national title.

If you focus on the outcome of the LSU game from a simple risk-reward scenario, there is far more that UF can lose than it can gain by playing Tebow against the Tigers. If Florida rushes Tebow back from his concussion and he suffers another concussion against LSU, then everyone from UF coach Urban Meyer, to athletic director Jeremy Foley, to the team doctor, to the university president, will be in big-time trouble.

It's simply not worth the risk of playing Tebow against LSU when you take into account the first month of the college football season. At the beginning of the season, we all thought that UF vs. LSU would be the pivotal game of the season for both teams. Well, that's not the case anymore. This is not a must win game for Florida.

With so much upheaval in the Top 10 during the first four weeks of the season -- Penn State, Oklahoma, California, Miami, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, USC and Oklahoma State all have one loss already -- Florida can lose to LSU and still play for the national title. Florida can still run the table in the SEC East, defeat either Alabama, LSU or Ole Miss in the SEC championship game and receive a bid to the title game.

Does anyone actually think that a one-loss Florida team (whose only loss came without Tebow) would be left out of the national title game? No. Absolutely not. Ain't gonna happen! No voter in the coaches poll or the Harris poll will deny a one-loss Florida team a berth to the national title game if the Gators' only loss was at LSU ... at night ... without Tebow ... and with a back-up quarterback making his first career start.

Let's take a look around the country. Is an undefeated Boise State team going to play for a national title over a one-loss Florida team? No. Is an undefeated Cincinnati team going to play for a national title over a one-loss Florida team? No. What about a one-loss Virginia Tech team. No, the Hokies lost to Alabama. What about a one-loss Ohio State team? No. A one-loss Florida team will be ranked ahead of a one-loss Ohio State by the end of the season. Same goes for Penn State, USC, Oregon, Cal -- a one-loss Florida team will be ranked ahead of all these pretenders.

Does anyone really think South Florida and Iowa are going to finish the season undefeated? No. Will a one-loss UF team be ranked ahead of an undefeated TCU team? Yes. Is Michigan going undefeated? No. And even if the Wolverines run the table, I'd rank a one-loss Florida team ahead of Michigan. Notre Dame? Please.

If Florida loses to LSU without Tebow and then runs the table, UF will get the sympathy vote and will be ranked ahead of all other one-loss teams and non-BCS undefeated also-rans.

Rest Tebow against LSU. It's not a must-win game and the risky consequences of playing Tebow (no matter how small and unlikely and no matter how asymptomatic Tebow is by next week) far outweigh the consequences of losing at LSU. 

And, personally, I still think UF can defeat LSU with John Brantley under center.

-jo-

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The most important part of that post is the last line - the Gators can beat LSU with Brantley under center.

Tebow is essential to the team, yes, but we can win without him - especially against this LSU team. And it's more important that he, um, get his head on straight for the rest of the season.

Plus, winning without Tebow shows off just how good this team really is. Which is worth it in itself and will go a long way not just for this year but for next year as well.

I had to repost this:

I'm sure Adam will welcome you at OGGOA Sarasota. But it will be moderated and your standard douchebaggery will undoubtedly earn you a ban hammer faster than you can say "head coach search."

You know, douchebaggery like your propoganda campaign in which you insisted that UF was being investigated. Dislike and smack talk are one thing. Flat out fabrications are an entirely different thing. Surely you would agree that that has been your m.o. on many ocassions. I'm guessing you'll earn a ban hammer within a week or two.

And while the highly informed Adam is benevolent, he'll deal with odious scofflaws with a swift finality. I have no doubt you will visit OGGOA, but I also have serious doubts about how long you'll be able to resist posting your standard half-truth bunk.

Have a great day pally.

Posted by: Alan M. | September 29, 2009 at 01:20 PM

I agree 100%. LSU has been much tougher in the past. Their defense doesn't seem to be clicking. Add that Meyer has two weeks to prepare and the Gators should be able to pull out a close one. The defense has to show up and the running game would have to also to take pressure of Brantley. I healthy dose of Moody would do the trick. A team as talented as the Gators should get a win. Tebow needs to rest.

Listen "D" Bag, I mean "Professor Chaos", I have never been on the "UF is being investigated" bandwagon. You think because you have over 100 alias', that everyone else must as well! I've told you before that I'm already using a fake name. If my fake name uses a fake name, I'll tell you!

All schools have minor violations. Remember Willie Williams? UF AND UM should both be ashamed for the way that kid was recruited. I think we stood our ground with Bryce Brown this year, whether you think he he was coming to UM or not. Did we want him? Yeah! Did we WANT him? No!

I wish you and Adam luck with your new blog, but wouldn't it just be easier for you two to call each other? There's only you and Adam, and about 50 'cane fan's here! That's not blogging, that's called e-mailing!

You sound so stupid "D" Bag! "Blog Hammer"?? Pally?? Do you honestly think I would take the time to "log in" and disrupt your UF Circle Jerk, only to suffer the indignity of your "blog hammer"? I feel dirty for just having to write that!

Get over yourself bro! YOU are everything that is wrong with being a fan of ANYTHING! While you're at it, take the "Reptilian Ruler" with you too, or is that one of your many identities as well?

P.S. Based on everything we have read since Tebow was knocked out, it would appear to any rational person that he suffered a grade III concussion. Let's see how the school handles the seriousness of the situation.

Almost everyone outside of Gainesville would tell you that 2 weeks is not enough time to recover from a grade III concussion. Meyer said yesterday that he was fine, except for a headache! Huh?? Except for a headache???

I know Meyer likes Tebow, but if he lets Tebow play against LSU, the ENTIRE country is going to be repulsed. It's just a game after all. I hope Meyers ego doesn't write a check that Tebows brain has to cash!

Have fun with the "blog hammer" "D" Bag!

P.S.S. Set it up like Cramer's Mad Money on CNBC! You can have all sorts of levers and plungers and sound effects and stuff! Oh wait, you could have a web cam, and then do "Web Casts" wearing your tinfoil helmet! You could also wear a cape, and type your "evil laugh"! BUWAHAHAHAHA!!

YEAH! Maybe I will "tune" in!

You could be like this guy "D" Bag, he hates The U too! U can't make this shyt up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuPoZGPs5U8&feature=player_embedded#t=93

Sorry Jo, I may be on hiatus for a while, this kind of event doesn't happen everyday!

Have a great day "D" Bag...I mean "Professor Chaos"!

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This shyt just writes itself!

Go 'canes!

Hey Adam, good luck on the new blog. It's nice to have a place of refuge from the haters of the world!

Go 'canes!

YOU KNOW HWAT JOE, I BELIEVE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY THAT FLORIDA HAS EVER GOTTEN INTO THE NC GAME. THEY'VE ALWAYS GOTTEN THE SYMPATHY VOTE. SO I GUESS THAT IF OKLAHOMA RUNS THE TABLE THE REST OF THE SEASON THAT THEY WILL BE IN THE NC GAME ALSO. I MEAN, WHAT THE HECK. WHAT VOTER OUT THERE WOULD NOT VOTE FOR A ONE LOSS OKLAHOMA TEAM THAT LOSS TO RANKED BYU ONLY AFTER SAM "THE REIGNING HEISMAN WINNER" BRADFORD GOT KNOCKED OUT OF THE GAME.THE GAYTURD NATION MUST REALLY THINK THAT YOUR SHIOTT DON'T STINK. HOWEVER IT REALLY DOES, JUST LOOK AROUND AND SEE ALL THE FLIES. NO SYMPATHY VOTE IS GOING TO GET YOU INTO THE NC GAME. HECK YOU WON'T EVEN WIN THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP. OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE REALITY. THIS IS JUST A GLIMPSE OF THE GAYTURDS AFTER TEBOW. GET READY FOR IT. IT IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.

HEY STEPHEN, DID YOU NOT WATCH THE REST OF THE GAME AFTER BRANTLEY CAME IN? THE MIGHTY GAYTURDS ONLY SCORED 10 POINTS. THEY WERE DEEP INTO WILDCAT TERRITORY WHEN BRANTLEY TOOK OVER. AFTER FINISHING THAT DRIVE THEY KICKED 1 FIELD GOAL. BRANTLEY IS NOT A TIM TEBOW. HE IS WHAT HE IS, A BACKUP QUARTERBACK. IF TEBOW DOES NOT PLAY AGAINST LSU THEN IT WILL BE LSU 31 UF 17

HEY TBONE1999 YOU SAID THAT UF CAN WIN WITHOUT TEBOW IF THE DEFENSE AND RUNNING GAME SHOW UP. HELLO IF YOU ARE ANY KIND OF GAYTURD FAN THEN YOU WOULD KNOW THAT THE ONLY RUNNING GAME THAT THE GAYTURDS HAVE IS TIMMY TEBOW. RAINEY AND DEMPS SUCK. THEY HAVE SPEED,BUT IF THEY CAN'T GET OUTSIDE THEN THEY ARE SCREWED. THEY ARE BOTH TOO LIGHT TO RUN UP THE MIDDLE. THAT IS WHY TEBOW LEADS THE GAYTURDS MOST GAMES IN RUSHING YARDS. REMEMBER PERCY IS GONE. OH THATS RIGHT YALL HAVE PLENTY OF DEPTH TO REPLACE HIM. IF YALL DO THE NATION SURE HASN'T SEEN IT. ALL THE NATION HAS SEEN IS TEBOW RUNNING THE BALL.

Ibis1966 Check Rainey and Demps per carry avg. than talk to me. They can go to house at any time.Add Moody and you have three more than capable running backs. Back in the day Miami had those guys but not anymore. Its funny you didn't mention anything about the D. Even a guy like you knows they are the best in Nation. Why would voters vote for the Sooners when they saw the Gators beat them last year? You make very little sense. If i were you i'd be collecting money and trying to get a real coach. Sooners going to end your so called Swagger is back tour on Saturday. 1966? Aren't you too old to know how to use a computer?

Good post jo...one thing:

"What about a one-loss Virginia Tech team."

Missed the ? - :)

Sarasota,

Alan has nothing to do with the project I am working on - other than apparently being excited that it is going to exist.

You are still a complete idiot, moron and child.

HEY TEBONE1999. 1999? AREN'T YOU A LITTLE YOUNG TO BE ON THE COMPUTER DURING THE DAY WITH YOUR MOMMY NOT AROUND? I GUESS NEXT YEAR THEY WILL VOTE THE GAYTURD #1 AGAIN JUST BECAUSE YOU WERE RANKED THERE THIS YEAR. IT WON'T MATTER THAT TEBOW OR SPIKES IS GONE, RIGHT? YOU SHOULD STILL BE #1 THEN ALSO. GET A LIFE. WHO HAVE YALL BEAT THIS YEAR THAT IS RANKED,HAS BEEN RANKED, OR WILL BE RANKED AT ANY TIME THIS YEAR?
NOBODY. YOU HAVE 4 WINS THIS YEAR AND IF YOU TOOK EVERY POINT FROM ALL 4 TEAMS YOU STILL COULDN'T ADD THEM UP AND HAVE A RANKED TEAM. THE GAYTURDS ARE PATHETIC. THEY PLAY EVERY CUPCAKE THEY CAN FOR 9-10 WEEKS OF THE SEASON AND MAYBE BY THAT POINT IN TIME THEY WILL PLAY A RELEVANT TEAM SINCE THEY'VE HAD ALL YEAR TO PLAY THEIR PRACTICE GAMES. WHAT A PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR A NC TEAM. WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP AND THEN PLAY NOBODY THE NEXT YEAR SO YOU CAN MAYBE WIN 2 IN A ROW. FACE IT. WHEN IT COMES TO UNDEFEATED,THE GAYTURDS ARE JUST LIKE 7UP. NEVER HAD IT. NEVER WILL.

I keep hearing how hard UM's schedule is. I would take Miami's schedule any day. Play the Sooners at home and the weak ACC schedule. Come on. Wake up. ACC is not a football conference. What a pathetic excuse for a football conference. And before it was the Big East(Easy). Not one contender in those conferences. After watching the VT game you know Tenn. would shut Miami out. They came to the Orange bowl a couple years back and shut the Canes down. What's your point of coming on here? You don't really know football. You make very little sense. You shouldn't be hogging the computer at the old folks home. Let some of the other guys get on there too. Hey its 4:00, time for your dinner.

I was going to inform him the same Adam. Apparently we have some clandestine blog activities going on.

No Sarasota you immense idiot, It's all Adam's project. I'm just happier than a pig in shyt that there will soon be an all Gator site than I can participate in and try to lend some creativity to. ( you might want to look up the word "creative") And while Adam has drawn immense numbers of followers to his Twitter feed, it's nothing compared to some of the things he's already done in terms of followers or subscribers. He will be a great asset to Gator Nation. HIs numbers at OGGOA will, over time, be staggering.

You seem to have some anger towards OGGOA. Lashing out is your specialty. It's nice to know already that you won't be lurking there with your braindead stream of consciousness posts.

Did you post that jealous and angry ibis1966 stuff above? Sure looks like your style. Rambinling and not even close to accurate. I guess the typepad name is supposed to throw us off.

"You think because you have over 100 alias', that everyone else must as well!" Say what??????? Not sure, don't care, you're a borderline whacko. I will say that the old lady digs it big time when I get up with her in my Robin Hood outfit if you know what I'm sayin. Dude was packin heat.

" WHO HAVE YALL BEAT THIS YEAR THAT IS RANKED,HAS BEEN RANKED, OR WILL BE RANKED AT ANY TIME THIS YEAR?" uhhhh... UF will have to go through three top five teams to win the title in 09. I'd break it down but you wouldn't grasp it. It's always funny to see UM fans attack Florida for not playing anyone. It's ludicrous.

And since were dragging other posts over here I might as well throw this up :
Great job Propasota.

The Nazi reference just earned you a ban hammer and OGGOA hasn't even launched yet. Lol. Don't worry, you'll get your one flaming post then BUH-BYE!

You have a complete inability to maintain any semblance of courtesy. I honestly think you have some OCD issues as you constantly come out of left field with bizarre statements? Neo-conservative psycho???? There really aren't proper words to describe your endless supply of strange comments.

Did I mention that yor beloved canes had no business being ranked in the top twenty, that your rushing defense, just like last year ,is amongst the worst in the nation, that one year from now you'll have a new coaching staff, and that, as much as you like to think so, nobody hates The U?

You wouldn't know a creative comment if it smacked you upside your delusional head. Sayonara pal. ( yes, delusional OCD moron that you are, we could still be pals...don't hate)
Posted by: Alan M.

Honestly you "idiotic moronic child", I found your entire three o:clock rant to be nothing short of comical. CLEARLY you have blown a gasket. Clearly you are an idiot. Clearly you have gotten smacked around today.

You are still a complete idiot, moron and child.

Posted by: Adam S. | September 29, 2009 at 03:41 PM

Once again, get over yourself Adam! Go line for line through my post and find one word that isn't tounge in cheek!

I took a few swipes at "D" Bag, but I was just poking fun at the concept of you two "running" a blog with a "blog hammer". I guess all you need to start a new website now is a resentment!

Your ego is so sensitive Adam that you'll run everyone off who disagrees with you the first week! I love how you call me a child, and then proceed to "take your ball home" in the middle of the game! (Figuratively speaking of course!)

What a sissy!

P.S. There's a "string" hanging out of your "TE-BOW", I just thought you should know!

Go 'canes!

Posted by: tbone1999 | September 29, 2009 at 03:19 PM

Hilarious second post.
These guys never make any sense. According to them we are horrible and they are premier. Makes you wonder what planet they are on.

About the first post, Good comments about our running backs. Mike Gillislee is going to be filthy as well. This cane clown constantly comments in here that UM has better backs than UF....OKEEEE DOKEEEEE delusional UM fan.

You two deserve each other!

Sarasota cane what are you here for? You want to talk football or sniff Tebow's boxer's?

Alan M.

Moody needs to start getting the ball between 10-15 times a game. This guy is the real deal. 6-0 210 and can run. I hear Meyer doesn't like the way he practices. It seems he is going 110% in the games. Not sure what to make of it.

IT WOULD BE HARD FOR SOMEONE TO SNIFF TEBOW'S BOXERS SINCE YOUR HEAD IS SO FAR UP HIS ARSE.

BigBird1966, is that all you got? Since you are old schooler I have some trivia for you. Who was Miami's only loss in 1983 the year of their first so called Championship? Thats right you guys weren't even the best team in Florida that that year.

That was the knock on him last year tbone. I thought , after reading through the summer, that this stuff was behind him. It's hard to figure out. I've been saying since january that one of our main keys to repeating is for Moody to step it up. He's already compiled 188 yards rushing in 09. Not bad. Should be much higher. Maybe they'll unleash his asss against LSU.

Every time Moody touches the ball he impresses me. Makes people miss, runs thru tackles and has acceleration. Put him in the backfield with either Rainey or Demps and you have Thunder and Lightening. Also would love to see Brantley under center and throw the whole game. That would be fun to watch.

Oh and another thing, Great post Jo.

**Once again, get over yourself Adam! Go line for line through my post and find one word that isn't tounge in cheek!**

Calling me a neo-conservative psycho and then bringing up the references you did was NOT tounge-in-cheek. Good job trying to fall back on that when you know you are dead-wrong for saying what you said. Instead, you could just apologize to me like you did on the other thread a few topics ago.

**Your ego is so sensitive Adam that you'll run everyone off who disagrees with you the first week!**

My ego is sensative? Look how you just responded when I called you a moron, idiot and child. You truly are pathetic, man. It is time for you to get a life instead of trolling around Florida Gators blogs trying to start crap with opposing fans. What a loser move that is.

BigBird1966, is that all you got? Since you are old schooler I have some trivia for you. Who was Miami's only loss in 1983 the year of their first so called Championship? Thats right you guys weren't even the best team in Florida that that year.

Posted by: tbone1999 | September 29, 2009 at 04:36 PM

Since your going "old school", wasn't 1983 the same year you had your 1st SEC title stripped for cheating? "Give 'em Hell Charlie Pell"! You wouldn't sniff that SEC title again for 8-9 years!

I'm not one for stats, but you brought it up tbone!

NEXT CALLER!

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Go 'canes!

Sarasota'cane but you still lost to the Gators during one of your so called dominant championship seasons. Like if Miami is a clean program.Pell Grant and Luther Campbell giving out money on the sidelines ring a bell. I'll give you guys credit for not getting caught until the 90's.

Jo,

You should follow up on your Vegas odds. What are the chances this week that the Canes and Gators play for the National Title? BAhwhahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaahahahaha

The hype going on in this newspaper and across the media was ridiculous. It all came crashing down. Before Manny was posting on weekends, weeknights, in the middle of the night, posting National championships odds, saying Jacory was the front runner for the Heisman. Now???? Now we got Manny missing chats and blogs and talking about recruiting. LOL

KEY LESSON TODAY:
Dont base your opinions of teams based on 1-2 games (whether good or bad).

Jo, Can't we go just one day without these Cane morons coming on here with all this vitrol. They are so full of Gator envy and so unhappy with their program, I understand that. But instead of coming here to bash the Gators, why don't Canes fans actually show up at the stadium and support their own team!! They are the most pathetic fan base in all of sports...

Sarasota,

You're right. Last week's national football column seems kind of silly this week, doesn't it? Oh, well, that's the way it goes. At the time, it was a hot topic, so I stand by the column. Last Friday it was the most viewed sports article on the website -- ahead of Dolphins. So, I was pretty proud of that.

ANYWAY...

The way this season is going across the country, there's probably still an outside shot that Florida and Miami can still meet in the title game. Miami most likely will need to win out from here, though. Rest assured that The Miami Herald hype machine will crank its engines once more if Miami thumps Oklahoma.

-jo-

A one-loss ACC would not get in over a one-loss SEC, Big 12 or Big 10, in my opinion.

Are views and hits all that matter, jo? I'm just kidding...I understood your position posting that article working for a Miami paper....just thought it was premature.

Adam,

I write a weekly national football column this year. It can be about anything I want to write about and I thought and out-of-the box idea would be to interview the head oddsmaker out in Vegas about a possible Gators-Canes game. As for a one-loss ACC team playing for the national title, it could happen. If Miami wins out, Va. Tech loses a couple and Oklahoma defeats Texas, then why not? Not very likely that all that happens, but it's still possible.

-jo-

That 1983 season was special tbone because it was our 1st 'ship (and 1st for the Great State of Florida), not because it was one of our best teams.

The 1987 team, and the 2001 team are both considered "one of" the greatest teams to ever play the game, in any era.

We beat Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl that year. Even with their losses, the FSU team AND the Oklahoma team are also considered the best either school had ever fielded.

We also beat #20 Florida 31-4 (the last time UF played Miami on an annual basis dating back to 1944!).

# 10 Arkansas 51-7 in Little Rock.

# 4 FSU @ Doake. The 1987 FSU/UM game had 11 players that were taken in the 1st round. Cortez Kennedy and Russel Maryland were third string in that game!

# 10 ND 24-0 @ OB.
# 8 South Carolina @ OB.
#1 Undefeated Oklahoma, in what was billed as "The Game of the Century"!

The most memorable aspect of the 2001 program is when UM was faced with certain defeat against BC (our version of UF's 2008 Ole Miss. trap game.), UM intercepted the ball on the 2 yd line, and Ed Reed stripped the ball from his own teammate, and ran it back 95 yds to win the game. They also won 38 straight games and were cheated out of playing Oklahoma in the 2000 BCS CG. The computers the following year were "tweaked" so that a school could not be passed by another school that they beat, provided they had the same win-loss record. I no longer contest the 2002 OSU game, even though it was a bad call at the end. We had 5 turnovers, I'm over it.

The Pell grant scandal was found to be so prevelent throughout all of the top schools at the time, that it was brushed under the rug.

Luther Campbell was paying players for "big hits" on the field, not to attend The U. It's not right, but it was "different"! More bravado than cheating since the kids were already attending the school.

Miami's current compliance program is now considered the model that all other schools use themselves. It was born out of the controversy of the 1990's 'cane programs.

Our other 3 titles were the usual "last team standing" type titles, similar to yours (UF's), again with our 1st title being the 1st ever for the Great State of Florida.

It is what it is. I get tired of the revisionist history that is so prevelant with our program, the facts are right there. Hell we lost 3 more NC's to Penn State, Alabama, and OSU during the same era! All games we were favored to win! Oh well! I'm not a stat guy, but when questioned, it's all on the web.

UF is the only team to date in the history of the SEC to ever have a conference title taken away! Think about that for a minute! In a conference that recently had 9 teams on some form of probation at the same time, UF is the only school to ever have a title taken away in the history of the SEC. The SEC is hands down the best conference in America. It is also, without question, the most corrupt of all the conferences. This is the 1st time in decades that there is not an SEC school on any form of probation.

Chris Rainey told a reporter 2 years ago that the local Lakeland boosters were paying him with clothes, jewelry, and money to attend UF! I believe "gobs of cash" was his answer! Meyer almost died! He said it on TV, and you and I both watched it!

I could care less, but don't smear my school for something that happened in the '80s and 90's, when you have a player on your current roster who admitted the same on TV 2 years ago. We've also only had 2 arrests in all sports over the same period that you have had like 25, and both our players are no longer with their teams.

I miss the annual rivalry with UF (and ND), but it's easy for UM to pickup games of similar caliber. We are playing OSU in the Horseshoe next year, and we have a 4 year home and home with USF.

You questioned, I answered!

Go 'canes!

Jo, we are feasting on humble pie right now, but so far no speeches about the loss have been "chiseled" into the wall of our "Rented Fish House"! Thank God we only had to wait a week for possible redemption!

UM is not worthy of title talk right now, either conference or national!

KEY LESSON TODAY:
Dont base your opinions of teams based on 1-2 games (whether good or bad).

Posted by: Sarasota' Cane | September 29, 2009 at 08:17 PM

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery "D" Bag...I mean "Professor Chaos"!

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Thanks!

Go 'canes!

Canes fans are all over the Gator blogs. LOL!!!! We are all up in their domes.

The most viewed sports article on the Miami Herald is the Gator blogs??? BAHWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA Canes have such Gator envy it isnt even funny.

No one wants to read about Manny Navarro pumping up the Canes and Waaaaaaandy Shannon? Dude disappeared now. He is off talking about the #23 recruiting class in the Canes. WEAK. Gators pulling in another top 10 and when all said and done top 5 class.

I got a story for you Jo, how about Charlie Strongs last year as D coordinator for the Gators? He has to get a head coaching job at the end of this year, especially if we win another title. Our defense will basically all be going pro and there wont be much reason to stick around. This Gator defense is very special and will be the ultimate reason why we win another national title or not. How can you top this years Gator D?

Jo, I just don't think a one-loss ACC will get respect over a one-loss from one of the other conferences I mentioned. Even if it is Miami.

What about one-loss Va.Tech?

-jo-

Last week you would have been wrong, this week you are right. With FSU's 2nd loss to USF, a win over FSU, even in the ACC CG, is not going to propel any ACC team to the CG game.

I think it's a moot point anyway. It appears to me that TX and ALA will both be undefeated at the end of the regular season. If UF and UM are both BCS eligible at the end of the regular season, the powers that be will make that game happen (Sugar or Orange)! It would be one of the biggest games in state history!

We will know Saturday night whether UM is worthy to talk that talk! Until then, more humble pie! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!

Go 'canes!

Rawpimple, try to be funny, or try to be knowledgeable. It's just a suggestion! Right now you simply look like a retard!

That "evil laugh" thing is sooooo last year! Besides that, "D" Bag seems to have created it, and you know how I feel about plagarism!

Your grammar is terrible! There's too much to break down! Did you flunk the 7th AND the 8th grade???

Charlie Strong is not a head coach in the SEC already because he is married to white woman. That's a common rumor. I would like to see him replace Spurrier @ SC, if Spurrier decides to retire. He IS the reason that UF now has a solid presence in South Florida recruiting. If he took that to SC, and could keep the home grown talent home, he could do great things!
P.S. Charlie could coach anywhere, but SC sure seems like a nice fit if Spurrier should decide to retire!

And one more thing Rawpimple, your name is ridiculous! A fake name should "pump" your school, or insult a rival, yours does neither! In fact it conjures up images of what you look like in real life!

Verdict: BLOG HAMMER!

Go 'canes!

"plagiarism"

Hey if you're going to call someone a retard, make sure you spell every word correctly!

P.S. DO NOT buy an Acer laptop from China! You might save a couple of bucks, but I have to proof read every single word I type! I'm not kidding, they suck!

Why do the idiots that complain about grammar always make grammar errors?

((cough::Sarasota::cough))

"grammatical errors"

((sniff: Bryan :sniff))

One-loss Va Tech - maybe. Not familiar with their schedule. Still think a one-loss ACC team is at best 3rd or 4th in line conference-wise.

Sarasota 'cane - '87 canes were good, but don't try to make it sound like they played a tough schedule. You pointed out that they beat UF, a team that finished 6-6 and unranked, Arkansas 9-4 and unranked, and ND 8-4, unranked.

They only played 4 teams in the regular season that finished with winning record, and only 2 of those finished ranked, FSU(2) and So Carolina (15). The combined win/loss record of the regular season opponents was 65-63.

But they played an undefeated OK team! Yes, that OK team played 2 games all season against Neb and OKSt, every other team had a losing record. The combined win/loss was 51-62 (not counting North Texas, not D1).

For comparison sake;

FSU: 61-41 (not counting Furman, not D1)
UF: 79-47

There you go again Gator! They were who they were when we played them! We beat 3 ranked SEC teams, one of the best FSU teams of all times, they shutout 10th ranked ND, and #1, undefeated Oklahoma.

What more could they do? It is WIDELY considered by football pundits to be "one of" the greatest teams of all time. There has never been another team like it in the Great State of Florida! (The 2001 UM team would be the only other team you could attempt to compare to the 1987 team.)

#20 Florida 31-4

# 10 Arkansas 51-7 in Little Rock.

# 4 FSU @ Doake. 26-25 The 1987 FSU/UM game had 11 players that were taken in the 1st round. Cortez Kennedy and Russel Maryland were third string in that game!
# 10 ND 24-0 @ OB.

# 8 South Carolina 20-16 @ OB.

#1 Undefeated Oklahoma 20-14 , in what was billed as "The Game of the Century"!


Stats are for losers!

Go 'canes!

Nope, who cares where they are ranked when you played them. Preseason rankings are known to be way off. End of season rankings are what count.

You played a pretty weak schedule. Hey, you still got the trophy, what's the problem? Maybe they were the greatest team of all time, but they didn't prove it against stellar competition. And anybody who looks closely at it can see that.

How many teams UM played went to bowl games? Only 5.

You say "Stats are for losers." But you talk about the rankings, which are stats. You talk about beating 3 SEC teams, stats again.

Get over yourself, take your trophy and go home, but don't try to convince anyone that the 87 schedule was difficult. It wasn't.

"One of" the greatest! There is no such thing as "THE" greatest!

(And we have 2!)

...but keep trying!

Go 'canes!

screw the gators i cant wait till they lose to LSU and gator nation dies

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