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Florida Gators = Soviets? Fuel for next season brought to you by Nick Saban

If you deliberately ignored coverage of the BCS national championship because of a broken heart, then you probably missed Alabama coach Nick Saban equating the Florida Gators to Communist Russia.

Here's what Saban had to say about preparing his Crimson Tide for the title game.

"I told our players a story the other day about the U.S. hockey team," Saban said. "Probably one of the greatest victories by any team was when they beat the Soviets in the 'Miracle on Ice.' Did you know what people don't remember? That didn't win the gold medal. They had to win the next game against Finland to win the goal medal.

"The first thing I did when we came back from the SEC championship game in the first meeting is I drew a long line on the greaseboard all the way across the room and said, 'It's 32 days until we play the game. Here's the SEC championship. Here's the national championship. How you manage those 32 days is going to determine how you play the game."

OK, it might be a stretch to say Saban called the Gators Commies, but I'm pretty sure UF strength coach Mickey Marotti will figure out a way this offseason to use that quote as a motivational tool. Of course, just mentioning a few numbers might do the trick. 32-13 ring any bells?

Today is Jan.10. Florida plays at Alabama on Oct.2. Got a greaseboard, Coach Marotti? That's a long line.

-jo-

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Herb Brooks . Would have been a hell of a football coach.

Get used to it Gator boy your officially looking up at Alabama as SEC kingpins. Couple of years you"ll be in rearview mirror of Vols.

What ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

LA Times bloggers:
"Someone might want to let Powell know the Gators are a horrible choice. If their coach manages to come back this year he's always a heart attack looking to happen. If USC is a bad choice then so is Florida."
BrianC6234 (01/09/2010, 11:33 PM )

You sound as confused as those guys from the forgotten step-child team down south Brian. Not that anyone would expect some Grape Nut to know the first thing about a top tier SEC program. When LA wakes up from it's oxygen bar and extasy hangover their blog will blow up..

Bammy's the SEC kingpin? Where does that leave the also rans who play in the ALL Cupcake Conference? Iowa and Wisconsin say it makes U their beyatches....lol

The front page photo in the PB Post of McCarthy lying flat on his back with his legs extended upward and toes pointing at the moon is an image that will endure. Clay literally ran him over.

No doubt the unwanted 1-star will shore up the no depth LB unit and lead them to an NC next year. ( fails at containing laughter)

Surely their biggest recruit Storm Johnson will be willing to share the one ball with the 43 stud RB's and lead them to the promised land.

We all know that Linder will anchor the utterly depthless Oline and keep JaPicky out of touble and a full body cast next year.

None of that matters because bama is the new SEC kingpin. Alrighty then.

Didn't Sarasota SCUMBAG spend the better part of three weeks carrying on about all the disarray at UF? Some jibberish about no coaching staff? If memory serves , he went on and on about how recruiting would fall off the map just like the program.

I guess he's too busy celebrating the 1-star LB that Ramsey hammered home. U know the kid that Idaho State passed on. Great work outdoing Nevada State Ramsey. You're on fire man.

Where could that delusional Sarasota SCUMBAG be? Dude just disappeared. He's probably at the clinic trying to get the cheese foot out of his assssss.

ELAM
POWELL
FLOYD
DORSEY
DUNBAR
TRAIL
DUNKLEY
SHAW
DOWLING
EASLEY

Not done yet either.

C'mon Sarasota SCUMBAG, don't be shy. Let us know about how much we had to lose in our bowl game and how much U had to gain. Clearly our respective bowl games had an enormous impact on recruiting. Love to hear your thoughts on that Sarasota SCUMBAG.


1. What do Gators fans have to look foward to?
2. What program is in better condition going foward?
3. Who has a better chance of contending for a conference or national championship next year?
4. What coaching staff has the most stability?
5. What team has more key players returning?
6. Who has the most to gain from their bowl games?
7. Does a bowl game vs. a coachless (most likely out of the top 25 next year) Cincy really matter?
8. Even if you win that game, what does it do for your program?
9. What is your outlook for next season?
10. Of your games @ Tenn., @ Bama, and @ FSU, how many do you expect to win?

Trust me I'm more educated than you think. The adult conversations begin now.

Go ahead sir, first 10 Q's. Let's see how many you can answer honestly.


Posted by: SHHHHH.... It's Mighty Quiet in G-Ville

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Last time I promise ...

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, U were saying?


Posted by: Doun't Let ALL Those STARS Blind Ur Thought Process ... | January 09, 2010 at 11:43 PM


Don't buy Curse the Bitter Pig's story. He is bitter as they come.

Poor facilities? See USC
No on campus stadium? See USC
30k empty seats in a metropolitan area 10x Miami? See USC

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the coliseum is walking distance from sc campus. in fact pregame the band walks to the stadium from campus and the student body foloows

Posted by: Jaime | January 09, 2010 at 03:46 PM

Ok so points 1 and 3 still apply, more o now tha. Caroll is gonzo.

Hola, Pig? Hola, Soldy.

Posted by: Curse is a douchebag | January 09, 2010 at 04:00 PM

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Wrong again on all counts Slunk Meat.

1.) USC's facilities have been updated and far exceed any Duh U has to offer. Numerous BCS Millions over 10 years will do that for a program.

2.) The walk to the Coliseum from the USC Campus is about as far from all those 80's Convicts Dorm rooms to Club Manhattan to pick up their Weed, Coke and Bounty money from Uncle Luke.

3.) Now get Ur calculator out for this one nimrod... True, the Coliseum has 20-30k empty seats for Trojan games, but the joint can hold over 100,000 people... USC averaged 75-85k attendance per game over there 10 year run.

(The 21st century has also seen the rise of USC football's popularity in the Los Angeles market: without any stadium expansions, USC has broken its average home attendance record four times in a row: reaching 77,804 in 2003, 85,229 in 2004, 90,812 in 2005 and over 91,416 with one game to go in 2006 (the capacity of the Coliseum is 92,000). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USC_Trojans_football)

But Ur Tarped off 40k seats look cool and are a huge selling point to 1-2-3 Star Recruits.

Get Ur facts straight


Posted by: U ever get tired of being so wrong ? | January 10, 2010 at 12:55 AM


Don't buy Curse the Bitter Pig's story. He is bitter as they come.

Poor facilities? See USC
No on campus stadium? See USC
30k empty seats in a metropolitan area 10x Miami? See USC

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the coliseum is walking distance from sc campus. in fact pregame the band walks to the stadium from campus and the student body foloows

Posted by: Jaime | January 09, 2010 at 03:46 PM

Ok so points 1 and 3 still apply, more o now tha. Caroll is gonzo.

Hola, Pig? Hola, Soldy.

Posted by: Curse is a douchebag | January 09, 2010 at 04:00 PM

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Wrong again on all counts Slunk Meat.

1.) USC's facilities have been updated and far exceed any Duh U has to offer. Numerous BCS Millions over 10 years will do that for a program.

2.) The walk to the Coliseum from the USC Campus is about as far from all those 80's Convicts Dorm rooms to Club Manhattan to pick up their Weed, Coke and Bounty money from Uncle Luke.

3.) Now get Ur calculator out for this one nimrod... True, the Coliseum has 20-30k empty seats for Trojan games, but the joint can hold over 100,000 people... USC averaged 75-85k attendance per game over there 10 year run.

(The 21st century has also seen the rise of USC football's popularity in the Los Angeles market: without any stadium expansions, USC has broken its average home attendance record four times in a row: reaching 77,804 in 2003, 85,229 in 2004, 90,812 in 2005 and over 91,416 with one game to go in 2006 (the capacity of the Coliseum is 92,000). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USC_Trojans_football)

But Ur Tarped off 40k seats look cool and are a huge selling point to 1-2-3 Star Recruits.

Get Ur facts straight


Let rephrase THIS

Facts

I sit on blogs related to a football team I DO NOT root for ---- fact or fiction --- I am a complete MORON?

I talk endlessly, hours within a day on this blog, sometimes I dont make sense, which is normal ----- fact or fiction --- I am a doucebag?

I never answer questions, I cut and paste over and over and over (stupid huh?) anyhoot, glue I am sniffing is sticking, ---- fact or fiction ---- I am a fat friggin slob?

dammnnnnn, this glue burns, crap, U will see, ohhh man my sister looks sooo hot tonight, be back at U Tards in few, I think she left her panties laying around

Posted by: U ever get tired of being so wrong ? | January 10, 2010 at 01:08 AM

UF should be back in the sec title game next year running a slightly more conventional offense with brantley running the show. Gators should score more points. deonte thompson should emerge as a #1 receiver and highly touted andre debose returning from injury.

John Taylor looks like A prophet. Kehoe looks like A Dooshbag.

dammnnnnn, this glue burns, crap, U will see, ohhh man my sister looks sooo hot tonight, be back at U Tards in few, I think she left her panties laying around


U run out of gas so easily. That's all U got tard?

It's pretty amazing that the best insult Gator fans can come up with is that we're losers. That's really all you've got?

Keep it coming guys! The Patron shots keep flowing with every whiny comment. We get a shot especially for the turd/gay/liar/trailer reference. After yesterday's recruiting haul, I'll be wasted for a week!

Telling you that you're losers isn't aimed at being an insult.

It's the truth!

Unless U don't consider UF outrecruiting you in the ESPN 150 by 500% being losers? Given that you are located in the heart of the richest recruiting ground in the nation, I'd say U lost big time. Sorry if the truth "insulted" U.

UM 3 ESPN TOP 150 recruits ( groveling in the middle is what U do)
UF 15 ESPN TOP 150 recruits ( to TOP of the board to boot)

With all you're bragging about the 305 and some imaginary fence wouldn't you honestly say that you just lost big time? Huh.....losers?

Inbreds!

Looks like Canes fans have just assured themselves being around the Gator blogs for the next 4 years. Enjoy the championship runs and wins every year. 4 more years of it with this years class.

This years Gators class is being touted by rivals as "Unheard of" and on ESPN as "A class of all ages".

I am sure one of your 18 3 star recruits will pan out. Enjoy the run!!!!

Randy Shannon= Urban Meyer minus the coaching, recruiting skills, and intensity.

Double shot if it's international envy....eh? Yaaahhhhoooo!

jesus christ, who really cares about all this recruiting crap. It means NOTHING. Both UM and UF have had hyped recruits that did nothing or were thrown off the team....see Torrey Davis and Willie Williams. Lets just wait until August to start all this smacktalking again.

"jesus christ, who really cares about all this recruiting crap. It means NOTHING"

dumbest comment of the weekend award Mr.2bits. Congrats.

Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes, and Percy Harvin were all the result of BETTER recruiting. Who cares about the washouts? Every class at every school has them. Some are spectacular. Most aren't.

Every national championship team in the BCS era had had excellent recruiting. To discount that because of Torrey Davis or Cam Newton us ignorant on a level worthy of a UM Fan. Are you sure you're really a UF fan "Mr. 2bits"? Your comments sound much more like the sour grapes of a defeated UM fan.

While many factors affect the final product, NONE is important as having the best players on YOUR roster. When you see Sharrif Floyd decapitate a QB you should remember our little talk "Mr. 2bits". Floyd is a direct result of superior recruiting.

Recruiting DOES MATTER.

You know Arty, I'm almost starting to feel sorry for all these Cane Tards... They've been hit with a rough stretch, and it's going to get worse...

Oh well, couldn't happen to a better bunch of no nothing, delusional in denial fanatics.

Question: Does Florida defeat Alabama in the SEC championship game with Torrey Davis and Carlos Dunlap starting along the defensive line?

-jo-

Davis not needed ... but it was the combo of not having AJ Jones(knee) with Dunlap that screwed up an entire portion of their blitz and run packages on D ... Oh well, you gotta go.

While many factors affect the final product, NONE is important as having the best players on YOUR roster. When you see Sharrif Floyd decapitate a QB you should remember our little talk "Mr. 2bits". Floyd is a direct result of superior recruiting.

Recruiting DOES MATTER.

Posted by: Hapless cane fans dismiss recruiting | January 10, 2010 at 07:57 PM

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So according to Cane Logic the Dolphins should just trade away all their Draft picks 1-6 rounds and have 32 picks in the seventh round because ACCUMULATING Top Talent is meaningless because average Quantity trumps Top Quality ?

Aren't U the same Tards that have complained, moaned and cried for years because the Fins never get top talent early in the draft like all the other teams do?

***No BIG BUCKS ... No BUCK ROGERS***

Cane Tard, Ur a Schizophrenic and so are U ...

Alabama next year will be Florida this year. Losing key guys to the NFL....Anyways. Alabama would have gotten their *sses handed to them compliments from Texas IF Mccoy doesn't go out during the second drive. If a green *ss freshman doesn't hand them the game, they get f*cked. That was the worst championship game ever because it was incomplete. Texas kept it close in that 3rd quarter though even with a QB that could barely complete safe 10 yard passes. Congrats to Bama for getting nationally relevant again, judging by Florida's "Itness" through recruiting etc they will need that to stay relevant. You never know when Saban will find a better job and since he is living in the obesity capital of the world, if Meyer leaves he might run to bikini town. They are the higs alright :) Might be why Patton wanted to go to G ville, any recruit who has the option won't be going to Hogtown.

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