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#Gators drop from AP top-25 after loss to MSU

Contrary to what many people expected when they left The Swamp last night, the sun did rise in Gainesville this morning. As a matter of fact, it's a beautiful day, and with it came a realization as clear as the sky I'm looking at through my window right now:

Florida ain't good.

And Saturday night's loss to Mississippi State (read those last six words again for full effect) put the word out. The AP poll dropped today (LINK) and UF is nowhere to be found. For the first time under Urban Meyer, the Gators are unranked, ending an 89-week streak. They didn't even receive a vote (Kentucky, Air Force and East Carolina did).

Here's the game story to put this loss in perspective, courtesy of Clark Spencer, who got a fine baptism to the UF beat last night: LINK

Now, it's pretty clear that 2010 is going to be a forgettable season, but what's next? Well, thanks to South Carolina losing to Kentucky, the Gators can STILL win the SEC East and get a shot at the SEC title if they win the rest of their conference games. A BCS game is still on the table, which is baffling. Then again, the Liberty Bowl is a possibility too.

So how to fix this mess? Here are my suggestions. Feel free to leave yours in the comments, along with the standard UM-UF back-and-forth nonsensical chest-thumping that we've all come to know and love on this blog. All these are on the offensive side, obviously. The defense did its job.

-Firing Steve Addazio isn't the answer

But this photoshopped picture, which a friend of mine posted on facebook, is hilarious: 68960_484032565489_595785489_7399953_7136589_n

Maybe you think Addazio didn't make a single good call, but really, what would you do with this bunch? Running backs Jeff Demps, Emmanuel Moody and Mike Gillislee were all out or slowed at some point during the game, which led to receiver/tight end Omarius Hines taking over the running game.

Add on Chris Rainey's suspension and Andre Debose's ankle injury, and Addazio is running an offense that suffers from a severe lack of playmakers. Plus, let's not give Meyer a free pass here. This is his offense, and it's not like he blindly lets Addazio and quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler call the plays. If you fire Addazio, who would you replace him with?

In truth, the best two replacements have been in The Swamp the past two weeks -- MSU head coach Dan Mullen and LSU receivers coach Billy Gonzales. Those two have the best grasp of Meyer's system, and what Florida has now is a shell of its former attacks.

At the least, Meyer needs to get on Addazio about his offensive line. That's his specialty, and the line was expected to be the team's best unit this year. Instead, the blocking has been very poor, and that effects every facet of the offense.

-The offensive philosophy has to change

Florida is trying to plug a lot of round holes with square pegs. Quarterback John Brantley doesn't need to be running the option because he isn't a runner. Trey Burton is a good runner, but turning the offense over to him isn't a good idea either because he can't throw. The Bulldogs knew that, and they blitzed Burton heavily last night.

Also, enough of putting Brantley at receiver when Burton is in the wildcat. Yes, Brantley standing out there means a defender has to go with him, but a wideout would demand attention too and could actually block/catch, so why not just do that?

Meyer always says he wants to fit his offense to his players. Well, Brantley is supposed to be a whiz at reading defenses and a great downfield thrower. Time to make that his focus. The common excuse this year has been that defenses are dropping deep into coverage, so UF is staying short with passes and "taking what the defense gives us." How often do defenses hand out touchdowns? It's time to make Brantley man up and take what he wants.

-Deonte Thompson has to at least be scaled back

He was supposed to be the big-play wideout, but Thompson has been a flop. A couple more drops last night, including one that was picked off. Deonte has had his moments this year, but Frankie Hammond has looked better. Hammond made five catches for 69 yards last night and looks every bit as effective as Thompson. He and Carl Moore should be the top targets on the outside moving forward, with Debose filling the hybrid role if he's healthy.

-Time to bring Rainey back

Get over it people. Rainey sent a stupid text message and paid the price. His legal troubles are behind him, and what he did was far more dumb than it was violent (go read the victim's statements). He deserves to be made fun of for a while, but there's also no reason he can't come back for the Georgia game in two weeks.

Rainey was underwhelming in the first two games, but the Gators are in no position to leave fast people standing on the sideline just to please a public that has a very loose grasp of the situation.

If given the keys to the Florida program, what would you do? I suppose the good news is that the Gators have two weeks to get healthy and try to figure something out before facing Georgia, but there's a lot that needs doing.

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Mike McCall

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Yep, lets just get over the fact that he stalked a woman then sent her a text saying it was time to die *^-#>. I cant believe people even thought that was a big deal. So what, he only threatened to kill a woman and he somehow learned his lesson from that. Has Oscar ever stood in front of a camera and told the truth?

People can be mad at the offensive coordinator all they want, but when you allow a team to run up and down the field all night with absolutely no threat of throwing that new fangled…FORWARD PASS THINGY…then the problems are a helluva lot deeper and serious than the guy who is simply calling ‘Urban’s plays’.

Do the Gators run a high school offense? Yes! Yet, the defense appears to be even worse from a scheme and physical standpoint.

If you’re looking for the Gator offense I can help you find it…it’s residing in Denver!

PS: The second shoe is about to drop, Gator arrests, and as the great Chris Farley use to say: “That’s gonna leave a mark”.

In the past the media allowed Urban to just wave a dismissive hand and whisper he was upset after the Gators latest felony arrest and the media boobs would nod their square heads (no offense to square headed people) and scribble that idiocy in their note pads. But, losing has a way of rescinding all hall passes and causing people to pile on.

The next Gator football player that is issued even a parking ticket will be portrayed in the media as Osama Bin Laden or even worse…Chris Rainey! (no, I don’t believe Rainey is as bad as Bin Laden, just a sweet, innocent kid that threatened to murder a young girl)

They should have dropped out after thier first loss to an unranked team. Mighty gators my...

Hire me as your new head coach!

Well Mike I like your in your face blogging. But your wrong about Addazio. this ships been leaking oil since Mullen left. As far as the defense. come on 10 pts dude. thats a good night for a defense that was on the field the whole first quarter. by the second half thiseguys had to be sucking wind.

Meanwhile in Denver, Timmy scores his first NFL touchdown.


.....yes, he ran it in.

The trouble lies with the Coaches not wanting to sit Brantley down for Thug Burton. Thug Burton can run that Mickey Mouse offense effectively. Brantley is a classic drop back passer. Not a good match for the O.

Brantley should transfer to a school that will use his skills.

SoooiiEEE!!! Where is Curse Piggy?

After the Alabama loss he disappeared for a few days.

After the LSU loss, he didn't because he thought the Miami loss protected him.

But after this loss, the homophobe (fake Donna) and the racist (fake Art) are both Missing in Action.

Gator losses reduce the threats of lynching our head coach and quarterback by a certain obsessed and diseased Gator troll, so Gator losses are a good thing.

It's true.

The problem is the coaching! Mullen and Strong were able to sculpt the talent urban was shoveling in with his spread option kool aid. But remember, this isnt solely Urban Meyer's offense and schemes. Dan Mullen had a lot to do with shaping it, rich rodriguez (yes, i went there) and a handful of others adopted the spread offense and its schemes. What made Urban sucessful on a national scale with it was having florida speed and talent

So how to fix this mess? Here are my suggestions. Feel free to leave yours in the comments,

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uhhhhh punt on third down ?

Ur right Cane fan , we really do halfway suck .

The offensive line has been the biggest disapointment as it was supposed to be a strength with lots of experience. Second is the defensive line with lots of depth, but younger talent. Hire an offensive line coach and let Addazio concentrate on being OC.

But Jo is right, its not the end of the world. How many teams had 11 players drafted into the NFL last year? Meyer ha had to adjust his entire live due to health problems and he has had a lot of turnover on the coaching staff. I'm willing to give him some slack for an off year. When an off year means you still have a shot at the SEC Championship and a 9-3 record, then be happy because it could be a lot worse. Meyer will get it together.

Posted by: # 25 huh ? Congrats | October 18, 2010 at 02:30 AM

At least were ranked. East Carolina got more votes than the gators. 3 in a row ouch! Getting beat on homecoming?

Because your players suck, are criminals, your coach is a nutjob, and your school has sacrificed it's academic mission to athletics.

No ethics, no morals, and now, no wins.

BWAAAHAHHAHA. SUCKS TO BE YOU gatard trash.

GEORGIA LOOMETH.

"Evening fans and welcome to the 43rd Liberty Bowl where the Floriduh Gators take on the Kent State Zips."

get used to it, Gatard trash. Many more years of that to come.

"They didn't even receive a vote (Kentucky, Air Force and East Carolina did)."

Don't forget, Navy got a vote in the other poll, too, but the Gators? Nope.

"Feel free to leave yours in the comments, along with the standard UM-UF back-and-forth nonsensical chest-thumping that we've all come to know and love on this blog."

Mike, you haven't been here long enough to know the history of this "back-and-forth", so I will give you a quick summary.

Tere is a Gator troll that goes by the name Curse of Art Kehoe, but also uses many other IDs (he admits it) in order to rile up Canes fans by threatening to lynch our head coach. You see, he showed up pretty much right after Shannon was amed head coach, and he FREAKED. He stole IDs on the Herald, Sun Sentinel, and Palm Beach Post, leading to folks responding to him there, getting them banned by whining when they criticised him. Since the folks doing the banning did not know the history of it, they would side with him.

Manny finally had enough, and he monitored all posts, but that meant some posts would take a long time to display. That meant though that Curse moved his attacks to high gear on the Sentinel and Post blogs, joking about murder victims, railing on Canes fans after any loss, (even in other sports), and misquoting Randy Shannon to make it appear he did not speak English. The Sentinel, after changing blog reporters, finally had enough and banned him from there. Unfortunately, Manny opened up his blog to comments around the same time, so Curse had a new platform. Some folks finally had enough of this, and decided to retaliate here on the Gator Blogs, keeping Curse busy on here and giving Canes fans a chance to discuss sports on their blog. Attempts to get a truce from this guy have failed multiple times, and in fact he laugs at such offers, preferring this current state of Canes fans retailating on Gator blogs to having peaceful discussion on our own blogs.

So now, a three game losing streak later, and he is stillo on Canes Blogs, pretending to be a Canes fan, using multiple IDs, and making IDs like mine say things we would never truly say.

If the sicko racist Gator troll had not spent the past three years threatening to lynch our head coach and QB, tried to make false claims about our school President, and stole the IDs of Canes fans every time we had a conversation on a Canes site, none of this retaliation would be happening. But you folks cheered him on, so don't act shocked that payback has come.

Curse Piggy, you should at least apologize to these Gator fans that are bearing the brunt of your poisoned fruit, while you cower in your hood and robes.

Stop the racist postings, threats, and ID theft, and we will leave here. Fair is fair, troll.

One more thing Joe, do you have time for nightcap anytime soon? I heard SoBe on Sundays can be VERY interesting.

Already missing you like the deserts miss the rain!

Posted by: Feral Cat | October 13, 2010 at 02:03 PM

Posted by: karate kid..

Please stop, anyone names Mike-Mike is worth a double take.

Posted by: Feral Cat | October 13, 2010 at 02:04 PM

There are two example above of what I am talking about. I wrote a calm and non-attacking message to Joe and you, and in response, Curse Piggy stole my ID to make my act of kindness sound much different.

Now, if his IP adress got banned, such disgusting ID theft action would be stopped. But, since it is not, I feel no regrets at giving him his fair justice.

This is not about UM-UF back-and-forth, it is about a threatening racist that gets on these blogs, offering to beat people up, lynch coaches, and shows no regrets in doing so.

Once he stops, the "back-and-forth" stops. We have tried everything else to get him to stop, so this is the only remaining option, to return fire in his own homeland.

It seems to be working pretty well, since he has had to go deeper undercover, but his racist comments still shine through, and his ID thefts are still pretty obvious.

Lmao @ hire me @ Randy Shannon......lmao

Mike- A lot of your article has merit, but youare dead wrong on one issue: Addazio. This guy HAS to go. You and others are giving him a free pass and excuses, i.e. players injured, on suspension, missing passes, etc. Beleive me, he's a loser. Look back at last year. Every game you could sense something wasn't right, even though they were winning. They were winning in spite of the coaching because they were good enough. But the Addazio factor finally came through.
PLEASE, FOLEY, FIRE ADDAZIO......

Some Gatard myths:

1. Gainesville is a nice college town;
2. Brantley could start for 95% of the college teams;
3. DeBose = Harvin.
4. Our recruiting will keep us on top every year.
5. Urban really wants to stay here.

Wrong on all counts, Gatard trash. Hear that laughter. It is everyone laughing at you.

Jo,

As a diehard Gator fan in Miami, here is what I would do after admitting that the defense is playing much better than the offense and spend the next two weeks determining the identity of the offense which should focuse around;

1. Stop running the option with Brantley. It's like seeing Dan Marino out of the wishbone formation.
2. Figure out which one of the ten runningbacks and/or wide receivers can stand on either side of Brantley and pick up the blitz. For heavens sake... It's like seeing the old Sir Steve Spurrier days watching five offensive lineman trying to block seven guys.
3. Bench Deonte Thompson and play Carl Moore, Omarius Hines and Frankie Hammond. These three guys atleast catch the ball. Deonte Thompson is like watching the old days of Tony Martin for the Dolphins. The catch the amazing the pass and then drop a 5 yard hitch.
4. On short yardage.... No more outside runs! Line up backs in the eye formation and run the darn thing up the middle. No more dive plays... simple wedge plays! For Christ sake Pouncy and Carl Johnson are #1 draft picks! ACT LIKE IT!
5. Tell Brantley to throw the wheel route to the RB's about three seconds faster on every play... He is hitting the RB's when are practically in the sideline. Stop faking like you are looking deep... You are not fooling anybody at this point.

Ed, great post.

Brantley running the option is a perfect example of their need to adjust the playbook to the player.

I disagree with #4 though. If you never run outside on short yardage, defenses don't have to cover for it. Pull a guard, seal the corner, and get the first down. The call is not bad, it is the execution that needs work.

But I am a Canes fan, so you don't have to discuss those points calmly if you don't want to.

Just think if Meyer really had of taken the year off or retire - Adazzio, like Ron Zook, would have been fired after losing to Miss St.

The problem has to go back to recruiting - don't recruit Brantley (and promise him you'll change the offense to fit his style a la Chris Leak) if you're going to keep the spread. Don't rely on Burton if he can run the spread but can't throw the ball. Now, Burton is a freshman and can work on throwing, plus he's a great athlete. So until then, they should think about installing a pro-set package with 5 receivers wide and throw the ball down the field. If not, then apologize to Brantley for wrongly convincing him to attend UF instead of Texas.

If will be intersting if UF beats South Carolina and actually goes to the SEC championship game with 4 losses (after losing to FSU). Imagine they somehow pull that game out and go to a BCS Bowl game unranked. Has that ever happened?

I find it fascinating that U of F alums and fans don't understand why South Floridians and Miamians, in particular, express such bitterness about their school.

It's politics.

Although nearly 1/3 of the population of the State lives in Southeast Florida, no major four year State funded school was established down here for nearly 100 years after U.F. was founded. The coalition of northern State Senators has coopted our tax money and sent it to Gainesville, where, other than the University and a few ag jobs, there is nothing.

Even today, consider the numbers. The U of F has a budget of $4.3 billion with an enrollment of about 49,700 including grad students. By comparison, FIU has a budget of about $649 million with an enrollment of about 40,500.

The main thing standing between Florida's true economic diversity and prosperity is the lack of educational/reeducational opportunities close to where the jobs and people are. You can't realistically expect businesses in South Florida to collaborate on research with a University that is hundreds of miles away and not convenient to a major airport.

That good ole bull gator coalition has screwed up our economy for generations.

So yes, we get a little chuckle when Mississippi State goes into their house on homecoming and beats them using an old fashioned single wing attack.

tjblaze has spoken the gospel.

18 years or so ago, there was a movement by FIU to rename their school University of Florida at Miami. Well, you can only imagine the uproar by the 'necks knowing full well that students, when given a choice between 4 years in Miami and 4 in Trailerville, would always choose Miami and the enrollment in Trailerville would dwindle.

The proposal was quashed by the good ole boy network in the legislature. Talk about an anchor around the neck (no pun intended) of progress. The state is 50 out of 50 states in public education funding.

"Johnny can't read, write, has no informed view of the world, but damn our Gator football team be good."

Yikes.

A first for college football. You will be able to get the starting lineups for the Ga.-Fl. game on a police blotter.

Well, well, well, look at all of the dumb cane fans on a gator blog posting their none sense about UF this and UF that. I thought this was your year? Or is it next year or the year after that? Why are you on our boards? Now that reality has finally set in, and your pathetic existence has finally came to fruition, you are all back posting on a Gator blog talking shiz about our program? Hey dopes, do you realize your program has been stuck in neutral for the last eight year and is going nowhere fast? I think we know the answer to that question with the 50 + responses from dip shiz cane fans on a GATOR BLOG every time Goody or now Mike has a post. The sad thing is, is that this is therapy for you scUm as you watch your program shiz the bed every single year after you boast "this is the year the phUw is back". You idiots think that it is hilarious and wallow in the fact when we have a down year but guess what? You have a down year every year and things are not getting any better. Keep thinking Jacory and/or Teddy Bearwater is somehow going to pull you tards out of the toilet and we will always have the last laugh, like every year and the year after that.

Wow. Talk about uneducated illiterate 'neck-speak. That is a hell of a speech, you dumb 'billy. Maybe UFelony should post that next to Teblow's banal speech.

As for your "down" year, get used to it. You are starting the process of a return to your mediocre past. It is your destiny.

Hey, Gatards, don't take your anger out on the Canes just because your team sucks and your coach is a nutjob.

"Well, well, well, look at all of the dumb cane fans on a gator blog posting their none sense about UF this and UF that."
You mean nonsense? What about my comments in response to Ed were nonsense?

"I thought this was your year? Or is it next year or the year after that?"
We can hope that next year is our year, just like you can. Why is that a crime?

"Why are you on our boards?"
Because there is a Gator troll called Curse of Art Kehoe that attacks Canes blogs 24/7/365 for the past three years, under multiple IDs, STEALING Canes fans' IDs as well, and threatening our coaches, players and fans, based on a racist beleif that went out of mainstream America in the 1950s.

"Now that reality has finally set in, and your pathetic existence has finally came to fruition, you are all back posting on a Gator blog talking shiz about our program?"
No, I was here when we had lost to OSU and you were undefeated. you can TRY to rewrite history, but that is the reality.

"Hey dopes, do you realize your program has been stuck in neutral for the last eight year and is going nowhere fast?"
Nope, it went downhill from 2002 to 2007, and is rising back up now. That isn't neutral.

"I think we know the answer to that question with the 50 + responses from dip shiz cane fans on a GATOR BLOG every time Goody or now Mike has a post."
Hmm, so it is okay for a Gator troll to attack Canes blogs for three years straight, without a PEEP from you, but as soon assomeone FINALLY retaliates, you consider it unfair for Canes fans to post here? Get your troll to stop, and I will be gone.

"The sad thing is, is that this is therapy for you scUm as you watch your program shiz the bed every single year after you boast "this is the year the phUw is back"."
Really? Show me where I said the U is back. I just said that they are ranked higher than your team. Don't lie and make claims that you cannot support.

"You idiots think that it is hilarious and wallow in the fact when we have a down year but guess what? You have a down year every year and things are not getting any better."
Hmm, again, you feel there is NO PROBLEM with Curse of Art Kehoe jumping on Canes blogs during our down years, but we can't make a peep after three straight losses by a team supported by that racist troll?

"Keep thinking Jacory and/or Teddy Bearwater is somehow going to pull you tards out of the toilet and we will always have the last laugh, like every year and the year after that."
Well then, if you will have the last laugh, what is your problem? You seem confident that you will get go laugh at Canes fans, so instead of attacking us, you shuld sit back and wait for that chance to come about. Heck, we might lose to UNC this Saturday, and you will get your chance, right?

Posted by: It's all about the "U"sed to | October 19, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Wow, another "new" author, yeah I am sure that was your first post on here, while at the same time claiming to know what has happened on here EVERY TIME Joe or Mike puts up a new post. You cannot argue the facts of my comments, so you just attack the messenger.

Who gives a 'f about the troll you are obsessed with except you? So let me get this straight, because one guy goes on your board it means that multiple cane fans can come on a gator board and post shiz after shiz day and night until their fingers bleed? That makes no sense.

That only means that you’re looking for a fight but don't have the balls to do it face to face. So your resort to talking shiz on the internet. If you ran your mouth like that, that often in public, you would be visiting the dentist to have teeth replaced.

And no, I am not the person you think I am just someone fed up with the same tired bullshiz that I hear daily from you clowns.

And to the dope "Fast Forward". Really? I am the illiterate and uneducated one?

News flash, not all gator alum and/or supporters live in g-ville. That's right smart one, we live in this shiz dump, non English speaking cesspool of a third world country called dade county. And you have the stones to call people in g-ville uneducated? Your hypocrisy is comical let alone sad. But keep posting as you prove my point with every post.

Must suck - to be - a florida gator about now. Dan Mullen comes back to the swamp to give you your third loss in a row knocking you out of the top 25. Your offense is horrible and has no identity and Cam Newton who TRANSFERED (he was not kicked off the team) is the favorite to win the heisman. Good thing you guys have had all those great recruiting classes. Reloading not rebuilding right?

That's right smart one, we live in this shiz dump, non English speaking cesspool of a third world country called dade county.

Wow..... Not only does your team suck but your life as well. Step away from the edge gator fan.

"Who gives a 'f about the troll you are obsessed with except you? So let me get this straight, because one guy goes on your board it means that multiple cane fans can come on a gator board and post shiz after shiz day and night until their fingers bleed? That makes no sense."
No, it doesn't make sense, because you just contradicted yourself. You say I am the only one offended by his actions, and in the next sentence say that more than one Canes fan is retaliating on here. Pick a story and stick with it. And like I said, if he stops, then we stop. And I am NOT on here day and night posting until my fingers bleed. I notice that once again you didn't show how my posts were nonsense. I discussed football with Ed, while your guy threatens to lynch our head coach and QB.

"That only means that you’re looking for a fight but don't have the balls to do it face to face. So your resort to talking shiz on the internet. If you ran your mouth like that, that often in public, you would be visiting the dentist to have teeth replaced."
Again, so you have NO PROBLEM with him doing that, and STILL you have shown nothing that I said that deserved losing teeth. Curse of Art Kehoe has been given MULTIPLE offers to meet in person, and he has chickened out each time.

"And no, I am not the person you think I am just someone fed up with the same tired bullshiz that I hear daily from you clowns."
So, when I am tired of reading his racist rants, I an not allowed to respond, but YOU can respond to my normal responses to threads on here? Your hypocisy has no limits I see.

"And to the dope "Fast Forward". Really? I am the illiterate and uneducated one?"
Let's see, you continually attack, misspell words, curse, and insult others just because they cheer for a different team. You have yet to show knowldege of literature, or an ability to discuss facts in a reasoned manner. So based on your actions, you have yet to prove anyone wrong on that point.

"News flash, not all gator alum and/or supporters live in g-ville."
Nobody said that. Nice job setting up a fake straw man argument to attempt winning the debate when the ACTUAL facts posted have you over a barrel.

"That's right smart one, we live in this shiz dump, non English speaking cesspool of a third world country called dade county."
You mean the diverse and growing metropolis called Miami-Dade County? Nice job proving "Fast Forward"'s point to be true one sentence after claiming the opposite.

"And you have the stones to call people in g-ville uneducated? Your hypocrisy is comical let alone sad. But keep posting as you prove my point with every post."
Since you have yet to MAKE a point (other than your support of a racist Gator troll with your own racism against Latin Americans), I do not see how any of your "points" were proven.

Posted by: It's all about the "U"sed to | October 19, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Hmm, the Gator troll Curse is in hiding but still stealing IDs, and a new Gator "fan" comes out to act shocked that someone dared retaliate for the Troll's actions after three straight years of his obsessive hatred. You MIGHT be a different person from him, but your actions sure are similar enough that it doesn't matter, racist. The coincidence is shocking.

Mike,
I agree with you about taking Brantley off the field during wildcat plays... That being said, the reason they do it is for the personnel grouping. If you have JB in the huddle, that dictates a certain package for the defense, and can be confusing for them when the offense breaks the huddle with JB splitting out wide. That being said, in the MSU game, I remember one particular play where the corner left JB PRESNAP to show his corner blitz. There was no safety to that side, and, as ridiculous as it sounds, we should have checked to a pass to Brantley.

On the offense as a whole, this is not the same offensive philosophy we ran with Mullen. We put absolutely no pressure on the defense the way we used to. Before (and also with MSU's offense).. There is a ton of misdirection all the time. There is always some kind of sweep action, veer/zone read option.. Rolling of the pocket, throw backs, etc. Where is that now? Those things slow down defenders and force them to think. We do none of these things.
How often do you see our receivers cross up their routes anymore? Little things like that can cause defenders to get hung up man to man, or make a mistake in the zone. These are ways to scheme people open. With the new offensive staff, we try to scheme people 1 on 1. Seems to me that Steve Addazio has been learning to coach offense based on idioms heard on ESPN.

I forgot to address the "how to fix" issues you posed questions about.
1) Addazio needs to be demoted back to line coach and ONLY line coach. Not OC. Not press guy. Not Gator Club speaker. Just line coach. He is spread too thin, and clearly does not have the ability to run an entire offense. However, as just a line coach, he pretty good -- and also an excellent recruiter. We shouldn't be dumping him, we should only be recognizing that he is unable to perform all of these duties -- and that is ok.
He should be demoted at the end of the season, as we have no viable replacement short of hiring Mike Leach.
2) The offense needs to be simplified for Brantley. He has too many reads and often checks down way too slowly. There needs to be one (and a maximum of two) reads before he checks down to a back on the swing to the flat. Right now, its too late when he gets there.
3) The o-line stinks... the coaching staff is pretending that there hands are tied. There are things you can do when your o-line is bad. Roll JB out of the pocket and get some of those high percentage plays to the tight ends.
More draw plays. We run too many zone reads of the DE and DT where JB never keeps. Stop doing that and just go to the draw.
Jail break screens, get the line out past the DL and let them run a little bit.
Right now the only screens we have been using are receiver bubble screens -- this does nothing to combat the aggression of a DLine that is dominating you. Letting the line slip past them for a screen, or running a few draw plays will slow them mentally, because they can't afford to continually over run these types of things.
This stuff is football 101... which is why it is so frustrating to not see Addazio and Urban try any of it.

And another thing!
Every time we have 4 and 1, we run an I-formation and hand it off to the tailback.
a) we don't block this play well. This is also Steve's responsibility.

b) Sometimes you need to throw in a QB sneak from under center to at least show the defense that sometimes they will have to push into the A-gaps immediately instead of covering all the gaps after the full-back whizzes by.

Again, the idea that pops up the most here, is that we put absolutely no pressure on the defense to make a decision anywhere during a play or presnap. They know what we are doing at all times and never get caught thinking. In that way, its kind of a "dumb" offense.

& who didnt c this comin??
a flip-floppin absentee head coach, 3 d-coordinators in a month, recruitin coordinator leaves 4 the same posistion on a rival team, recruit only 5 star prima donnas with baggage..
& UR MOST VALUABLE PLAYER IS AN ATTORNEY...

Dear raving maniacal angry Gatard fan,

I know you don't live in Trailerville. That place is a stinking dump. You hate, however, living in Miami-Dade County and think it is all those awful adjectives you used. So....how smart does that make you. Either you choose to live in a place you hate, or you are too stupid to realize it.

Either way, you are an angry 'neck and internet tough guy who has probably been beaten down plenty of times.

By the way, Gatard trash, what is "shiz?" Is this more tough guy talk? Or is it more illiterate 'neck talk?

Let me just end this ridicolous nonsense. I'm a Gator fan living in Miami Dade County. Gators are starting with true freshmen and its a new team. The candy canes are now a seasoned team this year. They are only 1 game away from having the 3 losses like the Gators. You should be scared because you will lose another game and then some. I wouldn't be bragging if I were a Canes fan because you haven't managed to win 10 games for the last 2 years or more. Gators are having 1 bad year as opposed to several that the Canes have had. Take your joy while you can that the Gators aren't playing well because it won't last. We will be contenders again but your program is headed nowhere. What you got is what you have now and it isn't very good. Hold on to your #25 ranking because you won't hang onto it much longer. Congrats to Canes fan in Jacory Harris being in top 5 for most interceptions.

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