Sorry, Dawg fans. But Gators look like the class of the SEC East again

 It was a busy weekend of Spring Football. So what did we learn?

 1. SEC East opponents who are expecting—or hoping—for a huge drop off at Florida may be disappointed. Of course Florida will not be as good this season as the past two seasons when the Gators went 26-2. The personnel losses—QB Tim Tebow, CB Joe Haden, DE Carlos Dunlap, LB Brandon Spikes, TE Aaron Hernandez—are just too great. But Florida clearly has its quarterback in John Brantley, who completed 15 of 19 passes for 201 yards in the spring game. The Gators obviously have a lot of guys who can catch the ball like Andre Dubose, a big time recruit who sat out last season after hamstring surgery, Carl Moore and Chris Rainey. They have two options to run the “Tebow package” in Trey Burton and tight end Jordan Reed. Yes, there is a lot of work to do on defense. But when you look at the schedule, Florida will be favored in every game it plays except for an Oct. 2 trip to Alabama and possibly a Nov. 27 trip to Florida State. The rest of the SEC East has even more issues than the Gators. Somebody in that division, like Georgia or South Carolina, is going to have to step up. Florida is coming back to the field this  season, but not that much.

 

2. It’s official. Tennessee is building for the long haul. Dave Hooker of the Knoxville News-Sentinel made this point over the weekend and I agree with it. The departure of quarterback Nick Stephens, who was losing his first team snaps, is further confirmation that new Tennessee coach Derek Dooley is in the process of changing the football culture back to something more stable and reliable than the blip of the Lane Kiffin area. The coaching staff pretty much knew Stephens was not going to be the guy, but at least he had played. They could have given him enough snaps to keep him in the program for insurance for this season.

 Whereas the Kiffin regime was all about selling Tennessee as the Southern Cal of the East and as a spring board to the NFL, Dooley wants to create a more stable environment and sell the entire experience at Tennessee: program, tradition, education, football, etc. I still think that approach can work with NFL obsessed teenagers and parents if it is sold correctly.

But it is a long-term approach that requires patience. Will the Tennessee fans have patience? The Tennessee fans I talk to absolutely know the deal and are prepared for the struggle ahead. It will be an interest process to watch.

 

3. All Clemson can do is wait for June: This much seems pretty clear after Clemson’s spring game on Saturday. If Kyle Parker returns as the Tiger quarterback, Dabo Swinney’s bunch can win the ACC Atlantic division for the second straight year. Despite a practice schedule interrupted from time to time by his commitment to the Clemson baseball team, Parker completed seven of 15 passes for 75 yards in the spring game. The numbers don’t tell Parker’s story. His presence does. Parker is expected to have a big decision to make after the Major League Draft in June. If the up-front money is good, does he walk away from college football and turn the job over to redshirt freshman Tajh Boyd? Boyd, who was once committed to Tennessee, is going to be a very good quarterback. He just isn’t ready right now.

 

4. Stephen Garcia would be wise to do a lot of throwing—and a lot of thinking—this summer. As a third-year starter you would think that the light is starting to come on for South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia. Unfortunately for the star-crossed junior there continues to be a short between his talented arm and his less than finely tuned decision making process. After Saturday’s spring game, a time when a quarterback with 16 starts should be in control, head coach Steve Spurrier refused to even acknowledge Garcia as the starter. “Stephen should be our best player but sometimes he doesn’t act like it or perform like it,” Spurrier told The State newspaper in Columbia. My advice to the young man: Don’t go to the beach this summer. Don’t go out partying with your friends. Spend every free moment throwing to your receivers and watching film.  In other words, work on your game. Your head coach thinks you’re lazy and has made it clear that he will not go into this season with you as the only option at quarterback. Spurrier once benched Danny Wuerffel, 1996 the Heisman Trophy winner. If freshman Connor Shaw proves to be a viable option, the Head Ball Coach will bench you.

 

5. A healthy Christian Ponder will contend for the Heisman Trophy: Ponder, Florida State’s rising senior quarterback, was playing as well as anybody in the country last November when he decided to tackle Clemson safety DeAndre McDaniel during an interception return. The monster hit caved in Ponder’s right shoulder and he was done for the year. There was some concern that he might not be ready for spring ball, but last Saturday he completed 16 of 34 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns in the spring game. Despite missing the last four games of the 2009 season, Ponder led the ACC in total offense with an average of 321.8 yards. “He’s gotten better every day that he has been on our campus,” head coach Jimbo Fisher told me. “He knows exactly what he is doing out there.” With a veteran offensive line and improving receivers, I think this guy is going to have a monster year.

 

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UGADAWG 98

April 12th, 2010
11:44 am

I don’t care who has what…Until UGA can beat UF on a regular basis, UF will be the favored team to win the East every year. UT is down, USC is always “supposed to” have the breakthrough year, Vandy and Kentucky are after thoughts. UGA has a shot, as they do every year, but they have to start beating UF on a regular basis….I am a DAWG fan by the way…

Gatorzip74

April 12th, 2010
11:50 am

SaintsLSU— Why does UF lose to LSU? We play you in The Swamp and its not like you’re a huge jugernaut. You’ll be lucky if the Bayou Bengals finish third in the West (Bama, Auburn, Arkansas)

Tide Rising

April 12th, 2010
11:51 am

I see a recurring theme where some of the dog fans seem to think UGA can catch UF this year based on Charley Strong leaving and UF having a new D coordinator. Strong may have left but from what I understand UF will still be running the same style of defense. If anything I think UGA will be the defense at a disadvantage. Installing an entirely new 3-4 D will take several games if not a full season before the D fully catches on and is playing at full speed.

When Saban came to Bama and installed his 3-4 we only went 7-6 is first year. A lot of that can be attributed to us still lacking talent from the probation but a lot of it had to do with the players being in a whole new defense. A 3-4 is harder to learn than a base 4-3. Its more complicated and it really does take a while before you can really play full speed all the time without the hesitancy of knowing if you’re in the right gap, the right coverage, etc. If you watch a 3-4 you generally see a lot more moving around and pre-snap adjustments right before the snap. Just some food for thought for those of you who think you can pick up and learn a whole new defensive scheme relatively easily.

Gatorzip74

April 12th, 2010
11:52 am

ugafan– Actually he makes some very valid points. Start beating us and then maybe you’ll be considered as a contender year in and year out.

SaintsLSU

April 12th, 2010
11:59 am

GatorZip, LSU will be better than you think this year. Florida’s defense will struggle mightily this coming year. Strong meant a lot for the identiy of that team. And think about how many more players will get suspended at Thug U. I will say that Brantly looks like the real deal, but I think we are gonna get you guys this year. But like I said in my first post, just a guess, that is beauty of the offseason. Many teams think they can win, we’ll find out who soon enough.

DP

April 12th, 2010
12:00 pm

Alabama fans were actually pretty patient with Shula for his first 3+ years because they knew what a mess he inherited. But by the middle of year 4 it became apparent that Shula had not made any progress as a head coach and was overmatched in the SEC. I expect that most Tennessee fans understand that Dooley has also inherited a mess (3rd head coach in 3 years, thin junior and senior classes, no experience at QB, dominant programs in the conference at Florida and Alabama and UT plays both every year, etc.) and will show some patience. While Dooley has some similarities with Shula, I think the fact that he worked for Saban for 6 years is a pretty good endorsement. Nobody is going to win consistently at Louisiana Tech while they’re playing multiple BCS opponents every year to collect the paychecks.

I’ll be interested to see Florida this year. Clearly there is plenty of talent there, but I am a little puzzled that they need a backup QB to run “the Tebow package”. The defense can put 8 in the box when Florida sends in a run specialist on 3rd and 2. Whatever happened to having a big time tailback and handing him the ball in short yardage situations, or using him to credibly run a play action pass when the defense is crowding the line of scrimmage? For all their great recruiting at most positions, will Florida’s offensive philosophy give enough carries to the tailback to attract and retain big time running backs? I know Meyer is committed to the spread and there were a lot of questions about how it would work in the SEC. Now we can see how it will work without a Tebow.

As far as Garcia is concerned, other than the first year with Shane Matthews and the championship year with Wuerfel, has Spurrier every had a QB he wasn’t second guessing and threatening to yank from the game? If Spurrier’s teams could develop a running game he’d make the QB job a little easier. Since he’s been at SC the defense has carried his teams.

Bill E. Goat

April 12th, 2010
12:01 pm

People here are quite contradictory lamenting Florida losing Strong and players on D and then turning around and claiming UGA’s D will give them an edge because of Grantham. UGA lost just as many starters on D as UF but UF returns several players on D who have played a significant part in going 26-2 in the last 2 years and winning a National Championship. NO ONE knows how Grantham will do just as NO ONE KNOWS what impact losing Charlie Strong will have on UF. The Gators still have more talent and more experience on Defense.

PaulC

April 12th, 2010
12:09 pm

Tony, Tennessee fans have known the program has been down for years. What’s amazing is you guys in the media were so late to the game on this issue and didn’t lay the blame on Fulmer until it was obvious to everyone with eyes, ears, and a brain. Heck, you could’ve just visited any random UT message board since ‘05 and you would’ve known how pessimistic we’ve been. Knowledgeable fans were going to give Kiffin the benefit of the doubt until possibly 2012 because of the abysmal recruiting job Fulmer did, so Dooley has until then to build on the much improved recruiting classes of ‘09 – ‘10

mwh6767

April 12th, 2010
12:10 pm

I think IF and its a big IF UGA is going to win the SEC east this is the year they have to do it. UF has talent but they are not what they have been in the last couple of years. The question here is which team has developed by the time they meet. If Grantham has got the defense together then UGA has a real shot at this. I believe the writing is on the wall for Bobo. Richt didnt want to redo the offensive staff at the same time that he had the defensive staff done, too much change in one off season. Look for Richt to be heavily involved in the offensive gameplans, play calling, etc. His confidence in Bobo is gone.

knoxdawg

April 12th, 2010
12:11 pm

Gators are favorites till somebody beats them, plain and simple. There are opportunities but someone has to step up and take advantage. How hard the players work over the summer will be a big factor in how things go in the fall. Also, injuries could ruin a teams chances. If UGA can produce a dominant running game they can win the East. However, past years we all thought the running game would be good but it didn’t pan out. We will see how it all turns out come Novmember.

Duluth gator

April 12th, 2010
12:14 pm

Was at the UF spring game… don’t get to excited opposing SEC schools, Florida is still pretty good. Trey Burton fresh QB is better than thought, he looked very good and Brantley can throw the daylights out of the ball. Lots of starters did not play and UF still looks loaded.

help, I live in Ga

April 12th, 2010
12:18 pm

As far as the current state of the program in Knoxville: I talked to a couple of players this weekend who said that Nick Stephens loss is not bad at all because Matt Simms is a pretty strong leader and Tyler Brey continues to impress everybody–even at 190 pounds. So the QB postion should be ok.

As far as loosing Bryce Brown, they confirmed what I thought wich was that he wasn’t even the second best running back last year but since he was Kiffen’s media boy, he got the snaps instead of Tyrone Poole, who will do just fine this year.

That leaves a very weak O-line and a tough schedule so as far as patience for Dooley; Vos fans minumum standard for the next four years is:
5-7
7-5
8-4
9-3. And continue to improve.
I think most Vol fans could live with that. If he falls below that for two years, give the job to OC Jim Chaney–before someone else does. He’s a good coach.

War Eagle

April 12th, 2010
12:23 pm

It’s a good bet that the Heisman will come from the ACC or the SEC? Ponder-FSU, Nesbitt-GT, Williams and Taylor-VT, Harris-Miami, and the good defensive end at North Carolina (forgot name) or Mallett-ARK. or Ingram-ALA. These seem to be the early front runners, anyone else?

Dorsey Hill

April 12th, 2010
12:24 pm

UGADAWG 98,

Keep this in mind. The three times CMR won the East, 2002, 2003 and 2005 we lost to Florida each time. The two times we beat them 2004 and 2007, we did not win the East. In fact, with respect to the other years 2001, 2006, 2008 and 2009, only the 2008 loss was the difference between winning the East and not winning the East. So there is absolutely no East Championship/ beating Florida correlation. The importance of the series has been more impactful on the National stage. Beating Georgia has allowed UF to win 2 MNC’s in the 2000’s while Georgia’s losses to UF in 2002 and perhaps 2005 kept Georgia from playing for a MNC.

T.O

April 12th, 2010
12:25 pm

Rebuilding year for the Gators similiar to the 2007 season. I see them 8 and 4 maybe 9 and 3. They lost way too much on both offense and defense to do any better.

Lord of The Lizards

April 12th, 2010
12:26 pm

Two of the biggest misconceptions that many UGA fans have about Florida this year ( I say UGA because other fanbases, even National Champion Alabama fans, seem to have a much more realistic view)…1) Tebow is done and therefor so is UF…Obviously, you don’t just replace a guy like Tim Tebow, we all know that. But Florida coaches have had the rare luxury of having a couple of years to deal with that eventuality with Brantley in the fold. Most big time QBs would not have been willing to ride the pine for three years to wait their turn. Also, as Tony pointed out, with the the other two QBs Burton and Reed, you can keep that “Tebow” element in the offense even as you diversify into more of a tailback oriented running attack. And that makes you even MORE multi-dimensional. 2) Urban Meyer…the UGA fans like to characterise him as unstable and as a jerk but he has won wherever he has gone and won BIG time. He put Utah on the map and has been the Coach of the Year in all THREE conferences he has head coached in. And we all know what he has done at Florida so you can’t dispute his consistency as far as success. As far as being a jerk, I can understand why UGA fans would want to believe that but document ONE player…current, former, even a transfer or current NFLer who will agree with that assessment. The players love and revere him and the fans admire him. As far as unstablity… it is clear that he has had to work thru the issue of balancing his life and coaching which he is now doing by delegationg alot more of the “other” responsibilities. Everyone has commented this spring about how excited he is about this team and this upcoming season. Hopefully, he will be able to continue to find that balance but one thing is for sure…the passion is still strong. And I sure wouldn’t bet against the man.

BigTimeTECHFan

April 12th, 2010
12:29 pm

“IF” UGA is at the level they played at 3 years ago they should be equal with FL win the SEC East. UGA has easy schedule up until Florida game which will really help the confidence, which will help Georgia a lot and what UGA needs.

Oh Procter is back, crap, FSU may be team to watch out for.

Agree on Neisbitt, One of the best QB’s in the country last year

Pago Pago Trojan

April 12th, 2010
12:38 pm

We’re already scared to death of UF!

JB

April 12th, 2010
12:39 pm

Listening to this gerald character, I guess the rest of the SECE might as well just pack it in and not even show up. Sheeesh! Whatabuffoon!

HBTD!!!

Gator Mike (Original)

April 12th, 2010
12:42 pm

I just hope the Gators have a chip back on their shoulders rather than playing “tight” as they did last year. If the 2010 Gators play to their potential without being up tight, they will have a successful season. They should have learned a lot from the a$$ whipping they received from BAMA in the SECCG.
It is another season, and nobody has lost a game yet. Let the fun begin in September.
Good luck to everyone in the SEC.

Anonymous

April 12th, 2010
12:49 pm

CHOMP! CHOMP!

Anonymous

April 12th, 2010
12:50 pm

GO, you big, ugly, green lizards!

dawggirl

April 12th, 2010
12:51 pm

Lizard,

He may be a great coach, but I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be married to him. What a poor excuse for a husband and father.

DAWG FAN THAT SEE'S CLEARLY

April 12th, 2010
12:54 pm

I love the Dawgs , but this coming year is looking like 8 wins and happy to get them , I am very concerned with the offense (bobo) , and anybody with a little common sense better be concerned with the Defense until it has time to gel and the new coaches have to land their type of system players. I think Florida is the team to beat , they will be more explosive on offense which is a scary thought , I wouldn’t be surprised one bit to see the gaytors in the championship game.
now in a couple of years when we have a QB that doesn’t cox up the joint and a defense that knows what they are doing we may contend for a title , but I will be cheering for every win and loss just the same as long as the effort is there.

Tide Rising

April 12th, 2010
1:00 pm

JB,

Why are you guys so hard on Gerald? The guy makes some very valid points that a lot of people would agree with. As he pointed out Florida loses Charley Strong but they will still be running the same exact defense and system that the players know.

Strong was always a college coach but the new guys coming in were NFL guys. They will run the same scheme but will probably add some new looks and blitz packages that will make them even better than what they’ve been the last several years.

Georgia will be installing an entirely new system in the 3-4 along with new coaches on top of that. Having seen this at Bama in Saban’s first year(7-6) I can tell you that it took awhile before our defensive guys could really learn the 3-4 D and play at full speed.

In 2011 Georgia will have a chance to be a very good team. Whoever wins the qb job will be more comfortable in his 2nd year, King and Ealey will have grown up even more as well as the O-line, and your D will be much better after a full year in the 3-4. I can see the dogs maybe winning 10 games this year but I just don’t see you overthrowing Florida in the east in 2010. 2011 possibly but not this year.

DawginLex

April 12th, 2010
1:02 pm

I think the Dawgs will struggle early and get a lot better by the end of the season. The QB situation is troublesome but the defense could help that situation if they hold up their end of the deal. Get into a shootout in columbia and we are 1-1. Play it close to the vest by running the ball and punting for field position and keep it in the teens, and UGA can win.

If the running game works and the defense plays well, the QB can avoid mistakes and this team can win 9 games that way. If the QB has to make throws in tight games against top flight competition, we are in trouble.

florida should be the favorite until someone beats them. If we can beat SC, we can be 8-0 going to J’ville. Florida should still be favored.

Tide Rising

April 12th, 2010
1:04 pm

dawggirl,

That seems like a cheapshot towards Urban Meyer. You don’t personally know the man. You would have no idea if he is a good and loving father or husband. What specifically has the man done to warrant you calling him a sad excuse for a husband or father?

UF future looks bright

April 12th, 2010
1:06 pm

I was at the Gator spring game and came away impressed with all the QBs and WRs we played. The Defense looked great too. Even though it’s too early to say, but I feel the future looks bright. Keep in mind folks that the 3 most highly touted D-line players (Shariff Floyd, Dominique Easley, Ronald Powell) is not even on campus yet. Urban Meyer has the knack of playing frosh early. Those 3 guys alone should help bolster the D-line immediately.

Lord of The Lizards

April 12th, 2010
1:06 pm

dawggirl…I think you need to go consult with his wife and children before you make that kind of a foolish statement. I have seen him at practice with his children, including his daughter Nicki who happens to attend Georgia Tech. Just their interaction alone, even sometimes at practice, shows you what a close family they are. And Shelley, his wife, might be the biggest Gator Fan on the planet. Both she and Urban received a special honorary alumni award at the halftime of spring game and her smile could have lit up that whole stadium.

WHAT!!

April 12th, 2010
1:08 pm

First of all….WHO CARES!!! Really, who cares about spring ball? I went to the spring game in Athens and saw about what I expected…Nothing! And as a dawg fan, I was pretty pleased by our defense although you didn’t see much other than the great man coverage rather than the 10 yard zone crap. The east is wide open and imo no one is a favorite at this point. Right now these kids are chasing tail, drinking beer (flaming it up at UF) and partying, they could care less about football. Just keep the arrests down and carry it into the fall where you will finally get a good look at your team….

Lane Kiffin

April 12th, 2010
1:10 pm

Urban, you had me at hello. I’m sorry for being a pest. Good luck in the SEC.

What??

April 12th, 2010
1:11 pm

What!!,

(flaming it up at UF),

XpatHeel

April 12th, 2010
1:16 pm

Tony, all you had to do was tune into espn Sat. to see the #1 Defense at work, and the kid who’s going to take the keys from Yates. And a basketball school put 30k in the stands for a spring game. Yet no coverage at all for the Heels. That’s fine. We’ll get no respect till Sept. 4. After we throw a shut out on LSU and GT, do you think you might pay a little attention?

ReptilesRule

April 12th, 2010
1:20 pm

That kind of unnecessary, unintelligent, and certainley uninformed cheapshot at Urban Meyer that “dawggirl” took (see 12:51 post) is typical of the self imposed ignorance of Dawg fans.

Bill E. Goat

April 12th, 2010
1:25 pm

UNC is a basketball school? Sure couldn’t tell this past season :)

ReptilesRule

April 12th, 2010
1:27 pm

I don’t know for a fact but I am sure that Mark Richt doesn’t love his wife and probably neglects his children…NOW, do you see how ignorant that sounds????????? So why would you make that kind of uninformed inference towards Urban Meyer… or for that matter, even anybody else that YOU DON”T KNOW!

5IML

April 12th, 2010
1:28 pm

I hate to side with dawggirl but…Urban obviously has serious health problems but has chosen football, the stress that’s exacerbated his condition, over his family. I’m sure his public outbursts can be explained away but the health thing. Sheesh.

DawginLex

April 12th, 2010
1:33 pm

Hey reptilesrule,

don’t lump all of us UGA folks into one group and we won’t assume that you have a mullet and wear jorts……….

:) :) :)

Chill Dogg RTR

April 12th, 2010
1:34 pm

Gerald:

“Not like UGA, which has lost 4 games or more 3 times, including 2 of the last 4, and has lost at least 3 games in every single year but 2002 (when the schedule wasn’t that tough).”

Not exactly! UGA went 10-2 in 2004 (#7 in AP) and 11-2 in 2008 (#2 in AP). Check your “facts” next time!

FORTY ONE POINTS to your seventeen points

April 12th, 2010
1:40 pm

#1 mutt

April 12th, 2010
1:41 pm

But we have Aaron Murray!

Tide Rising

April 12th, 2010
1:44 pm

5IML,

Dawggirl went way overboard with that one. You don’t call someone a “sad excuse for a husband and father” unless they’ve done something Tigeresque with all the misstresses and all that. His health didn’t really become as serious until the seccg when he was severely dehydrated. I think every coach out there sacrifices something in the way of stress and long work hours so we could kinda say they all neglect their wives/families. You could make the argument Tony Dungy was a “sad excuse for a father” because he was never around and his son committed suicide. I don’t want to go there of course. He’s fine now. And his whole decision to stay at Florida and not get in the mix for what used to be his dream job at ND comes from the fact that he wants his young son and the daughter to have some stability for the next 10 years as they finish growing up. Not sure but I think his son is around 10 and his one daughter is in her teens and so he’s staying put at UF for family reasons. At least that’s what I’ve read anyway. Same with Saban. He’s just staying put and retiring from Bama cause his daughter is now a sophomore at Bama and his wife has had it with the moving. The last move they will make will be to Lake Burton after Saban retires in 5-8 years.

Gatorzone

April 12th, 2010
1:49 pm

Everybody is still undefeated, so anything can happen. But, watching the Gators spring game I think they will be much more explosive on offense this year. They will spread the ball more, and are loaded with size and speed!

The General Feeling

April 12th, 2010
1:53 pm

I watched the UGA spring game and saw the exact same play as I’ve seen the past 5 years. Which means that UGA will, once again, be dog’d with penalties, miscues, and mistakes. So it looks like Florida will have a cake walk in the SEC East.

Reminds us Tide fans…. did Mike Shula learn/coach under Nick Saban for 6 years before becoming a head coach for three? No, I didn’t think so. So your comparison of Derek Dooley to Mike Shula is weak, very weak. Dooley has a grasp of things and knows what needs to be done to win at Tennessee. But, he’ll need a few years.

Florida is always loaded but they will have some issues just like their basketball team has recently. Remember, Urban Meyer made a difficult decision to retire. When he did, he checked out mentally and will not be the same coach going forward. See Billy Donovan if you need an example.

USC, Vandy, and UK…. who cares?

Dawg Fan in Grayson

April 12th, 2010
1:55 pm

UGA will win at least 10 games this year….I really believe the defense is much improved and Grantham will have his crew coming after the QB’s so you better have running game to slow it down. Brantley is like a statue in the pocket so he will be hit multiple times. We will see if he can handle the physical play of the SEC. UGA will have the best running game in the SEC East. Only Bama has a better running game in the SEC.

Bill E. Goat

April 12th, 2010
1:56 pm

5IML,

Are you Urban’s Dr.? Have you seen his medical records? Were you involved in the conversations between Urban his Doctors and his family?

If not you should refrain from making such statements that you haven’t a clue about the situations or what the situation is. Fairly pathetic to make such claims about someone when you have No idea what the persons health condition is or how his family feels about it.

Dawgbreath

April 12th, 2010
2:03 pm

Spurrier’s team is going to be hard to deal with. Garcia will get his act together and we will be very lucky to leave Columbia with a W. We’ve got more issues than a lazy QB. He may not be that lazy anyway. Spurrier has used these tactics forever. I am very worried about the SC game.

Bill E. Goat

April 12th, 2010
2:04 pm

Dawg fan in Grayson you don’t know much of what you’re talking about do ya. While Brantley is no Tebow running the ball he is far from a statue. He is just as mobile if not more than all of UGA’s QB’s.

While UGa could very well have the best running game in the East history and personell say otherwise. Florida returns their entire 2 deep OL except for one player from last year and their top 4 running backs who ran for more yards last season than any other returning Running Back unit in the SEC except for Alabama. With Tebow graduatiing they’r eonly going to get more carries and more yardage than what they did last season. Also since Urban Meyer has been in Gainesville UGA has only had a better running game than UF in one season and thats it. Even with Knowshon UGA didn’t have a better season than the Gators running the ball.

Greensboro News & Record

April 12th, 2010
2:05 pm

A healthy Josh Nesbitt will …….WIN the Heisman Trophy !

scott

April 12th, 2010
2:10 pm

Tony, I think you fail to understand the importance of Tebow ont hat team, in and out of the locker room. If UGA gets good QB play, they could battle for the sec east again.