Even without Tebow, Gators will win the SEC East again

 Spring practice is over. We’ve learned a lot in the past month but there is still a lot that we won’t know until the teams return in August to begin drills for the 2010 season. This week we are going to break down every team in the SEC and ACC. We’ll talk about what we learned and what we still don’t know. What we do know is that every team, even the defending national champion (Alabama), has issues. How they deal with those issues, and what kind of summer the team has in avoiding off the field problems, will determine what happens come September.

Here is the schedule for the week:

Today: SEC East

Tuesday: SEC West

Wednesday: ACC Atlantic

Thursday: ACC Coastal

Friday: Tony’s Spring Top 25

Feel free to add your own comments to what we learned and what we still don’t know about each team. This exercise is meant to be fun and to give you a football fix that will (hopefully) last until two-a-days.

Enjoy.

SEC EAST SPRING REVIEW

PROJECTED FINISH

1. FLORIDA

**–Last season: 13-1, 8-0 SEC; lost to Alabama 32-13 in SEC championship game; defeated Cincinnati 51-24 in Sugar Bowl.

**–Coach: Urban Meyer, 96-18 in nine years, 57-10 in five seasons at Florida.

**–Key losses: QB Tim Tebow, LB Brandon Spikes, DE Carlos Dunlap, C Maurkice Pouncey.

**–Returning starters: Offense 6, defense 5, specialist 2.

**–Players to watch: QB John Brantley, OL Mike Pouncey, S Ahmad Black, RB Jeff Demps.

**–What we learned:  Florida’s offense will be very good again. Yes Tim Tebow and four other starters are gone from a unit that was seventh nationally in total offense (457.86 ypg). But don’t expect a significant drop off from the 2010 Gators. New quarterback John Brantley has an NFL arm and four of five starters return from a very good offensive line. The Gators are loaded at receiver as Andre Debose and Carl Moore return from injuries. Chris Rainey, who played running back last season, moved to the hybrid “Percy Harvin” position and should have a big year. Florida has a couple of young players, Trey Burton and tight end Jordan Reed, who can run the ball from the quarterback position.

**–What we still don’t know:  Can the defense overcome the losses?  Five starters from the 2009 defense, which finished fourth nationally (252.57 ypg), were taken in the NFL draft. The other lost starter, linebacker Ryan Stamper, led the team in tackles last season with 78. Also gone is defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, now the head coach at Louisville. That’s a lot of talent to replace, but there is a lot of talent waiting in the wings. Look for safety Ahmad Black to have a huge season.

**–Opening game: Sept. 4 vs. Miami of Ohio.

 

2. GEORGIA

**–Last season:  8-5, 4-4 SEC; beat Texas A&M 44-20 in Independence Bowl.

**–Coach: Mark Richt, 90-27 in nine seasons at Georgia.

**–Key losses: LB Rennie Curran, DT Jeff Owens, S Reshad Jones, DT Geno Atkins.

**–Returning starters: Offense 10; defense 5; specialist 2.

**–Players to watch: WR A.J. Green, RB Caleb King, RB Washaun Ealey, OT Clint Boling, C Ben Jones.

**–What we learned:  The offensive line has to be good from day one. After OT Trinton Sturdivant was lost after the first game of 2009, a veteran Georgia offensive line struggled to find the right five guys who could work together.  With players like tackle Josh Davis (6-6, 305) back in the lineup,  the Bulldogs finally found that chemistry in the second half of the season and ran the ball significantly better. Georgia and O-line coach Stacy Searels do not have that luxury in 2010. Georgia has to be able to run the ball and take the pressure off Aaron Murray, the redshirt freshman quarterback. Sturdivant is back at 100 percent. If he can stay healthy, there are a couple of bell cows in this group (Clint Boling, Ben Jones) who give Georgia a chance to be good up front.

**–What we still don’t know: Is the new 3-4 defense going to create more turnovers? Last season Georgia played 13 football games and somehow recovered only two fumbles, which was 120th (dead last) nationally. The Bulldogs were 76th nationally with only 10 interceptions. Todd Grantham was hired as defensive coordinator to install the 3-4 and (hopefully) make Georgia a more opportunistic team. Georgia was 118th nationally in turnover margin (minus-16) last season.  By contrast, Alabama was plus-19 in turnovers (31 takeaways, 12 giveaways). That has to change if Georgia wants to compete again for the SEC East championship. We also don’t know, for all the work that was done in the spring, if Georgia can get a handle on its penalty problem. Georgia committed 105 penalties in 13 games. Only five teams in college football (Troy, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas Tech, Arizona State) had more.

**–Opening game: Sept. 4 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette.

 

3. SOUTH CAROLINA

**–Last season: 7-6, 3-5 SEC; lost to Connecticut 20-7 in Papajohns.com Bowl.

**–Coach:  Steve Spurrier, 177-68-2 in 20 years; 35-28 in five seasons at South Carolina.

**–Key losses: LB Eric Norwood, DE Clifton Geathers, WR Moe Brown.

**–Returning starters: Offense 8, defense 7, specialist 2.

**–Players to watch: WR Alshon Jeffrey, QB Stephen Garcia, S Chris Culliver, DE Cliff Matthews.

**–What we learned:   Quarterback Stephen Garcia is going to be on a very short leash in 2010. Last season South Carolina “pretty much had to live with what Stephen gave us,” coach Steve Spurrier said. That will not be the case in 2010 as Spurrier spent the spring taking a hard look at early-enrollee Connor Shaw of Flowery Branch. Spurrier threw down the gauntlet to Garcia to work harder and spend more time in the film room this summer. “We’re going to have two quarterbacks ready to go this year,” said Spurrier. Understand that Garcia’s numbers (55.3 percent, 2,862 yards, 17 touchdowns) are not terrible. But there is a certain way that Spurrier wants the position played and Garcia needs to make the reads that Spurrier gives him. Under pressure (and he was under a lot of pressure as South Carolina allowed 37 sacks last season), Garcia starts to free-lance. The Head Ball Coach doesn’t like that.

**–What we still don’t know: What will be the impact of freshman Marcus Lattimore? The incoming freshman from Duncan, S.C., was rated the No. 1 running back in the nation by some recruiting services. Lattimore, 5-11, 215, is a special talent who will be thrown into a mix of running backs that includes sophomores Kenny Miles (626 yards) and Jarvis Giles (5.3 ypg). But Lattimore can’t make a significant contribution if the offensive line doesn’t get better. Spurrier hired his third offensive line coach (Shawn Elliott from Appalachian State) in three years.  South Carolina was dead last in the SEC in rushing (121.23 ypg.) That has to improve.

**–Opening game: Sept. 2 vs. Southern Miss.

 

4. TENNESSEE

**–Last season: 7-6, 4-4 SEC; lost to Virginia Tech 37-14 in Chick-fil-A Bowl.

**–Coach: Derek Dooley, 17-20 in three years, first season at Tennessee.

**–Key losses: S Eric Berry, RB Montario Hardesty, DT Dan Williams. .

**–Returning starters: Offense 4, defense 6, specialist 2.

**–Players to watch:  TE Luke Stocker, WR Gerald Jones, DE Chris Walker, LB Nick Reviez.

**–What we learned:  The offensive line is a mess. The Volunteers had only one starter coming back up front, sophomore tackle Aaron Douglas. But Douglas, a freshman All-America last season, suddenly left the program in March and now the Vols are confronted with starting as many as three freshmen on the offensive line. Not good.  Tackle Ju’Wuan James looks like he can play but there are still a lot of questions at the guard and center sports. Tennessee has to be able to run the ball and shorten the game to have any shot at a winning record. Tauren Poole is finally ready to step up as a running back but he has to have someplace to run.

**–What we still don’t know:  Who will be the starting quarterback? Nick Stephens, the only quarterback in camp who had taken a snap for Tennessee, decided to transfer to Tarleton State, a Division II school, in April. That leaves the Volunteers with Matt Simms, a junior college transfer who started his career at Louisville, and true freshman Tyler Bray, who enrolled in January. Bray performed  a little better in the spring game but Simms gained experience last season in junior college. We also don’t know how this group of players is going to respond when times get tough. And times are going to get tough. In a six-week period Tennessee will play Oregon, Florida, LSU, Georgia, and Alabama. Dooley is the third head coach at Tennessee in three years. The players, who are rightfully a little shell-shocked, have bought into Dooley’s way of doing things. What happens if the losses start to pile up?

**–Opening game: Sept. 4 vs. UT-Martin.

 

5. KENTUCKY

**–Last season: 7-6, 3-5 SEC; lost to Clemson 21-13 in Music City Bowl.                                 

**–Coach: Joker Phillips, first season at Kentucky.

**–Key losses:  CB Trevard Lindley, DT Corey Peters, LB Micah Johnson, PK Lones Seiber.

**–Returning starters: Offense 5, defense 7, specialist 1.

**–Players to watch: WR/QB Randall Cobb, TB/RS Derrick Locke, LB Danny Trevathan, QB Mike Hartline, QB Morgan Newton.

**–What we know:  Kentucky has some good options at quarterback. A year ago the Wildcats had to take the redshirt off of Morgan Newton, the 2008 Indiana high school player of the year, when starter Mike Hartline went down with an injury. Newton completed 55.6 percent of his passes in six games. Now Hartline has returned and joining the mix is Ryan Mossakowski, a strong-armed redshirt freshman. Hartline had an edge coming out of spring practice but expect two quarterbacks to play. Kentucky has two great offensive weapons in running back Derrick Locke (907 yards rushing) and wide receiver/quarterback Randall Cobb (447 receiving, 573 rushing). The quarterback has to get the ball to them.

**–What we still don’t know:  Can new coach Joker Phillips keep things rolling at UK? Rich Brooks decided to retire after taking Kentucky to a school-record fourth straight bowl game last season.  Phillips, a former Kentucky player under Jerry Claiborne, takes over. The former OC has to replace the entire offensive line and the defense is missing three big-time players in DT Corey Peters, LB Micah Johnson, and CB Trevard Lindley. Can Phillips rebuild this team and get Kentucky to a fifth straight bowl game?

**–Opening game: Sept. 4 at Louisville.

 

6. VANDERBILT

**–Last season: 2-10, 0-8 SEC.

**–Coach: Bobby Johnson, 89-102 in 16 years, 29-66 in eight years at Vanderbilt.

**–Key losses:  CB Myron Lewis, C Bradley Vierling,  LB Patrick Benoist.

**–Returning starters:  Offense 6, defense 4, specialist 1.

**–Players to watch:  LB Chris Marve, TB Warren Norman, TB Zac Stacy, S Sean Richardson.

**–What we know: It was a costly spring for Vanderbilt. Starting DT Adam Smotherman suffered a torn ACL during a scrimmage and may miss the first half of the 2010 season.  OT Ryan Seymour dislocated a shoulder which required surgery. Seymour should make it back for the first game. A total of six players scheduled to be starters missed all or part of spring with injuries.

**–What we still don’t know: Can the Vanderbilt offense get better? The numbers in SEC play last season were just staggering. In eight conference game the Commodores scored only 71 points (8.875 ppg). In three games Vanderbilt scored in single digits and only once (a 31-16 loss to Tennessee) did Vanderbilt score more than 13 points in a game. Johnson shuffled his offensive staff, moving offensive coordinator Ted Cain to tight ends and replacing him with Jimmy Kiser. Quarterback Larry Smith, who completed only 46.7 percent of his passes last season, held off a challenge by Jared Funk and JUCO transfer Jordan Rogers. Vanderbilt has to get better on offense if it wants to improve on last season’s 2-10 record.

**–Opening game:  Sept. 4 vs. Northwestern.

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765 comments Add your comment

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
4:31 pm

By the way UGA leads Fla head to head by almost a decade of games. Has more SEC titles. Has more bowl wins…I could go on but you already know this…dont you

KGator79

May 3rd, 2010
4:31 pm

Wow! really this is what UGA fan has resorted to? Comparing how many draft picks and heisman winners Richt and Meyer have coached in order to attempt to argue how good UGA is compared to UF? LOL! Well to that I say to you UGA fan…congrats on the acomplishments Richt did as an assistant at FSU with those heisman guys. In the mean time if you ever want to see what the modern day national championship trophy looks like feel free to come to Gainesville and see 3 of them.

Tide Rising

May 3rd, 2010
4:32 pm

Patrick Sulley,

I gotta disagree with you and I think 90% of the people on here would agree with me. The seccg is not part of the regular season. It is a post season game. Championship games and bowl games are both considered by the NCAA to be post season games. Just a fact that this is how the ncaa views it.

14-0 for 2010 & 2011

May 3rd, 2010
4:33 pm

Georgia will not lose in 2010 or 2011. Will go on to set new NCAA record for consecutive wins.

We need a dream team of recruits to follow this year’s team.

It’s on, the time is now. The race begins.

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
4:34 pm

actually no…we have resorted to …
.
more bowl wins…

more SEC titles…

more wins head to head….

more times ranked top ten in last 9 years….

more undefeated seasons

higher alltime ranking

Higher winning percentage in bowls.

Thats what we have “resorted” to.

naganole

May 3rd, 2010
4:34 pm

@Tide Rising. Not a huge deal, but I’m sure I could point out the few services that ranked Greg Reid ahead of Dre Kirkpatrick in ‘09. But we all know Greg is #2 to Dre at #1. By the same token LaMarcus was the #1 to Demarcus at #2 by most services in ‘10…

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
4:35 pm

tide rising….post season explained

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_football

I guess 90% would not agree with you

KGator79

May 3rd, 2010
4:35 pm

Pat….that is one of the most idiotic comparisions I have read in regards to saying the SEC champ. game is part of the regular season because they cant play a season without it. Well they cant play a season without the bowl games and national title game either, so is that regular season too? SEC champ. game is a postseason game. Its a game you have to qualify for. Games you qualify for are POST SEASON.

Gator88

May 3rd, 2010
4:36 pm

Richt is the best. I hope he stays. If not I want Ray Goff back. That was coaching talent-about 1 notch above the Zooker.

Meyer sucks-I can’t believe we didn’t win the NC another year. Fire his arse.

Dawgs always have the best team, they just end up losing a couple of tough ones every year……..but always have the best team…

bamaguy

May 3rd, 2010
4:36 pm

In the end, all that matters is how many National Championships and SEC Championships you have. And maybe bowl victories (only the big ones, everyone with a winning season goes to a bowl these days). All other stats about Heisman winners (individual accomplishment), NFL players (individual accomplishment), winning seasons, etc are all irrelevant. If you don’t get a crystal football or a ring, its really nothing.

naganole

May 3rd, 2010
4:37 pm

Hmmmm…Trends do not look good for UGA
2007: 2 losses
2008: 3 losses
2009: 5 losses
2010: ???

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
4:37 pm

the NCAA has a website…you know this right? Its not that hard to look up. But rational thought is also not that difficult. You can not conclude a SEC “season” without its CG. Hence its part of the season. Bowl games are POST season as they are not needed to conclude ones schedule.

Richham

May 3rd, 2010
4:37 pm

Florida is definitely the safe bet in the East, but I think losing Strong, who was a first rate defensive coordinator and all everything tebow will be huge losses. Tebow was the soul and heart of that team, along with being their best player. There will be a considerable drop off, but they are still the best team in the East until someone proves otherwise.

CHDawg

May 3rd, 2010
4:37 pm

Tony is good, but he misses some key points. Murray is better than he thinks, and our receivers are deep and, imo, the best corps UGA has ever fielded. Ealey much stronger, and King has another year of experience. The key is the O line, I think. If they are dominant, UGA will be dominant on Offense–even in Jax. If they are above average, UGA will have a good season, but they will be humbled again in Jax. D is an unknown. But, I think the Dawgs are better than Tony thinks.

5IML

May 3rd, 2010
4:39 pm

Pat the Flamer = Tony the Writer

Way to increase the number to posts, Tony. I mean Pat (wink wink).

Remember Orson...

May 3rd, 2010
4:40 pm

Gator fans remember, the same guy that shattered your National trophy into pieces will shatter your season for the next few years. Orson Charles is better than Hernandez. And Murray will enjoy getting Orson, AJ, Wooten and Tavarres the ball, with a few dozen power runs from Ealey/King/Smith/Thomas.

KGator79

May 3rd, 2010
4:40 pm

Pat….thats nice. You can have all those things. But excuse me if I rather have the national title rings. I can understand though when its been 30 years since you have seen a national title that you would want to brag about being ranked in the top 10 in the last 9 years or your winning percentage in bowls. All very nice stuff to brag about to Vandy fan.

5IML

May 3rd, 2010
4:42 pm

We’ve all had a lot of fun today but let’s be honest: Dawgs v. Gators is just like Auburn v. BAMA.

BAMA and the Gators have BCS aspirations. The Dawgs and Aubies whole season revolves around winning one rivalry game. Hey, but whatever floats your boat.

QBU

May 3rd, 2010
4:42 pm

Remember folks, Richt has coached 3 Heisman QB’s (2 won it, plus a 3rd guy who finished #2), and the #1 draft in the NFL.

Georgia will be all right with Murray and Mason this year.

Tide Rising

May 3rd, 2010
4:43 pm

Pat Sulley,

Its Wikipedia not the NCAA. It does state that the bowls are post season but it does not say anything one way or another about championship games. Championship games are not part of the regular season. End of story. That’s why during the seccg the last 2 years the commentators referred to Alabama having completed back to bag perfect regular seasons. If the regular season of 2008 encompassed the 2008 seccg then obviously they wouldn’t be talking about Bama having back to back perfect regular seasons since we did in fact lose the 2008 seccg to Florida.

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
4:43 pm

Crystal football? If only the NCAA recognized it as legit. Look at page 108 of the NCAA record book. It says “the NCAA does not condone or approve of how a BCSNC is decided. In fact the NCAA only states what a school claims or what a POLL claims. In fact the EXACT listing in the NCAA records says national POLL championship or BCS championship. It says national championship for every other NCAA sport.

http://collegefootball.procon.org/sourcefiles/2009FBSRecords.pdf

5 National Championships

May 3rd, 2010
4:44 pm

Richt has coached in 5 national championships, but he wants to get to 10.

Tide Rising

May 3rd, 2010
4:44 pm

typo back to back not back to bag.

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
4:46 pm

so wiki is wrong? Ok then…I just thought that you were. My bad. You are more reliable than Wiki….who knew?

Oh wait…can you conclude a SEC season without a CG? Does a SEC team play ANYONE other than a SEC team? If you say no to both of them then its a part of the REGULAR season. PERIOD

7 National Championships

May 3rd, 2010
4:47 pm

Richt has coached in 5, but got 2 more at Georgia UNOFFICIALLY (He was robbed both times). Went 12-1 and won the SEC East early on at Georgia, NCAA forgot to invite him like they did Meyer. Was ranked #3 in 2007, when #1 & #2 lost, should have finished #1, ESPN didn’t agree. Had a pretty good year in 2005 too.

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
4:48 pm

SEC schedule=regular season…CG is part of the regular schedule.

Bowls are not part of the schedule…hence POST season

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
4:50 pm

in fact…..when I said Fla never had an undefeated season I never even mentioned REGULAR or otherwise. I said SEASON. Fla has never had an undefeated SEASON. Happy now?

Preston

May 3rd, 2010
4:51 pm

I absolutely cannot wait to see what UGA is going to do with Grantham running the D! The 3-4 held the lizards to 13 points in a huge game like the SECCG so I’m quite confident that UGA can have every bit the success they had with the talent pool that we have. The SEC is going to get tougher and tougher. All UGA needs to do is keep all the best players in state and the rest will take care of itself with (FINALLY!!!) great coaching. Move over lizards and elephants. It’s time for the junkyard dawgs to eat for a while!!! WOOF WOOF!

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
4:51 pm

let me make this simple…………. Fla has lost at least one game EVERY YEAR of its existence. Better?

Tide Rising

May 3rd, 2010
4:51 pm

pat sulley,

I did not see where the wikipedia page discusses the status of championship games. You are making an assumption that its part of the regular season according to wikipedia. To my knowledge it does not say that on the wikipedia page. You still haven’t answered the question as to why Tony, other writers, and other commentators refer consistently to Alabama’s perfect back to back unbeaten regular seasons. If what you say is true then how can this be if Bama lost to Florida in the 2008 seccg which you state is part of the regular season. Are they all wrong and you are the only one right? Who knew?

Yep

May 3rd, 2010
4:52 pm

I think it will be close between the Dawgs and SC for that second spot. That said, the East will be awfully weak this year. I could see a 3 loss team winning the East.

bamaguy

May 3rd, 2010
4:52 pm

And we ALL want to fix that, Pat. I believe we all agree on that.

But until they do, we go with what we have. One of Alabama’s National Championships came in a year when the polls ended at the end of the regular season and we subsequently lost our bowl game. But it was the system in place at the time, so we claim it.

Just Askin?

May 3rd, 2010
4:52 pm

Fatrick, what are Richts 5 national Championships? I thought Bobby only had 5 when Preacher Boy was his son.

Dave In Tampa

May 3rd, 2010
4:53 pm

Man, even as a UGA Alumnus I can only take so much. Yes, as much I hate it we are second fiddle to UF & Bama… for now. You can say CMR has been in 5 NCG’s. Sorry, Big Deal. He has not been in one for UGA. I do feel good about what he is doing to be back in the mix of things for the next couple years. However, until we beat UF They are the beast in the East.
Please stop with all the stats. I just go by form what happened the past couple years. I don’t give a crap what happened 10+ years ago. I hope you CMR & UGA bashers keep it up. The UF & Bama fans have every right. FOR now, Don’t fool yourself thinking that UGA will be down for long. Our bite will be back, but enjoy your time now. You have earned it! Go Dawgs!

pat sulley

May 3rd, 2010
4:54 pm

exact quote from the NCAA……..The NCAA has not enacted, adopted or otherwise approved of the process described below. The NCAA has no role in the selection of the institutions
that participate in postseason bowl games and does not sponsor an FBS championship.”

not adopted,approved nor sponsor….thats a pretty clear indictment on the championship process.

Patrick is an embarassment to Ga Fans

May 3rd, 2010
4:54 pm

Seriously Dude, you need to go back into rehab or something. If we are lucky and the QB works out (which I doubt based on G-day) we will go 9-3.

Tide Rising

May 3rd, 2010
4:54 pm

Pat Sulley,

So now Richt got robbed of 2 unofficial national championships? Wow! You are flat out amazing.

Patrick is an embarassment to Ga Fans

May 3rd, 2010
4:55 pm

not adopted,approved nor sponsor….thats a pretty clear indictment on the championship process.

Is that the same championship as the 5 that CMR coached in sicko?

tim

May 3rd, 2010
4:55 pm

sulley, sulley sulley hasn’t your mom called for you to finish your homework…uga has not won the mythical NC for 30 yes 30 years, but listening to you you would think uga was….well Florida alas you’re not Florida you are,however. Florida’s bitch, red headed step child or whatever today’s term for lackey is and sulley the sec championship game is not regular season…you idiot

bamaguy

May 3rd, 2010
4:56 pm

Wonder who Tony will pick tomorrow to win the West?

KGator79

May 3rd, 2010
4:57 pm

Yes Pat we all know that the NCAA does not recognize the college football champion. In the mean time the rest of the free world does recognize the winner of the crystal ball as the champion. But I guess your attempt now is to minimize all the past national champions because UGA cant win it, while you pound your chest about bowl winning percentages.

naganole

May 3rd, 2010
4:57 pm

@ Dave in Tampa You’re right. UGA should be able to be a top tier program. Huge alumni base, great talent pool, and they get national exposure from the ESPN/SEC deal. Everything needed accept a vision…

ARdawg

May 3rd, 2010
4:58 pm

I ain’t buying Florida being invincible in the East. Lots of chinks in that armor. The coach is bi-polar, Tebow is gone along with most of their defense. Charlie Strong is gone and Mullen a year removed. I am sorry Barnhart but, if you are going to stick them up top you need better info than you provided. After that drubbing by Bama in the SECCG along with the missing personnel the Gators have an uphill battle. I just do not see them bouncing back as if there is no change.

KGator79

May 3rd, 2010
4:58 pm

Whats funny is BYU has won a national title more recently than UGA

Tide Rising

May 3rd, 2010
4:59 pm

naganole,

Yeah. It doesn’t matter between them as they were both rated either #1 or #2. In any event I haven’t really had a chance to see greg reid play but I hope he turns out to be the real deal. Dre I expect will be everything we thought he would be and as for Demarcus Milliner I have no idea if he will play corner or safety his full career. Saban has him in there practicing in nickel and or dime packages this spring but it remains to be seen where he will end up.

AltamahaDawg

May 3rd, 2010
4:59 pm

How exactly did losing several games before the O-line found itself qualify as “having that luxury” that year? It sure didn’t feel very luxurious.

tormentorgator

May 3rd, 2010
5:00 pm

bamaguy, if he doesn’t pick Bama, something is up. Auburn and Miss St will be much better, LSU still needs someone at QB and had some losses on D and Ole Miss will be down. As long as Saban is your coach, you will be favored every year. He demands results just like Meyer.

Me

May 3rd, 2010
5:00 pm

Well sulley, at least you’ve done one thing real and constructive today. By clarifying the difference between “season” and “post-season”, you have in fact established that Florida has had at least one undefeated season that I can remember…the 1995 season when they went undefeated thru the regular season and won the SECCG but lost to Nebraska in the NC game. SOOO…based on YOUR definition, and being a man of “facts” that you claim…you can now officially stop using that tired old thing about Florida not having an undefeated seasons. Right? WHAT…what’s that I’m hearing??…oh the “facts” have suddenly changed? Will those be the next words I hear from you?? Or will you admit that based on your won definition that you’re wrong? Just can’t wait for the answer you come up with…or the deafening silence that will ensue…

Me

May 3rd, 2010
5:02 pm

should be “based on your own definition” Sorry…. I’m waiting…

KGator79

May 3rd, 2010
5:02 pm

ARdawg….How many players you think left Florida’s defense? Dunlap, Cunningham, Spikes, Haden and Wright is hardly most of the defense. And hoenstly I hesitate to even put Major Wright up in that category because as he was a nice player, Will Hill who will take over that role full time this year most likely will be a 1st round pick in 2011 and a far better all around safety than Wright.