Post by Ocean Gator on Apr 5, 2019 23:46:44 GMT -5
OK, I am goiing to set aside my normal "we're gonna win 'em all" enthusiasm at this point in the year and give my honest expectations for the coming season.
I hope to see improvement, and Dan Mullen has not given me any reason to think otherwise. I think we're going to see a MUCH more refined and sophisticated offensive scheme, and I believe Franks is going to have a breakout year. I really believe he's finally getting it on all levels, and he's got some good coaching behind him.
I think we will absolutely win the games we're supposed to win this year, and that means no losses to the likes of Kentucky or anyone else of that status. I also think we have a solid chance to beat Georgia and return that series to its rightful Gators advantage. What follows from that is that I believe we will get to Atlanta this year. Do I think we will win the SEC? I don't know, but I feel for the first time in almost 10 years that we have a chance to.
I think at a minimum we are looking at another 10 win season, but we have a chance for better.
I'm gonna go with 12-2, with losses only to LSU or Auburn in the regular season and Bama in the SECCG, and a victory over a quality opponent in the bowl, and another Top 10 finish, maybe even Top 5.
I think the season swings on the offensive line and linebackers. If they step up and we get a couple guys playing at an NFL prospect level I think we can be really really good and make a playoff run. If they struggle I could see an 8-9 win season.
Mullen's offense will have guys open and we've got receivers who can go get it and a QB who can put the ball anywhere on the field with a clean pocket, but he still has to continue developing working through progressions and making quick decisions. On Defense, I think the pass rush will be fine. Secondary should be a strength even though they're a little on the young side, and I think Conliffe and Slaton are going to make big leaps forward and occupy interior lineman. Reese is rock solid, we need 2 more guys up the middle to turn into tackling machines, be it at LBer or Safety. They should stay relatively clean with Grantham's scheme (which I don't love but has generally been effective especially early in his tenures) so they're going to need to maintain gap discipline and tackle some good backs in space. Fortunately, I really like what we've got developing those two areas both in the weight room and on the field. I'm can barely wait for kickoff for the first time in a long time.
“I think there are some key components for our football team that aren't playing for us right now. And we're very thin in some areas. And it is what it is. I'm not making excuses, that's just the facts, and it's real. I think we've got a good staff and I think that we've got a really good football team. They're fighting their butt off this Saturday, first of all, and heading into spring. And I'm excited about that. I'm excited about this Saturday and our guys getting out and competing again."
Speaking of LB watch A.Burney he has been Killing it on the field and as a DB who moved to LB he is very very fast and from people in the know said he's been causing problems for the Oline also Trey Dean and Chris Steele are starting to turn heads.
The Oline I hear has been taking their lumps left and right, one article I read said in a scrimmage we gave up like 9 sacks ekk