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One of the best things about the college football preseason is the opportunity to make predictions about your favorite team. Unfortunately these forecasts have a good chance of being inaccurate because lets face it, college football is vastly unpredictable. Each year, however, we find it more difficult to predict the outcome of the season yet we continue to formulate these audacious predictions in hopes that our team will prevail. Being the excessive Gator fan I am (excessive is an understatement), I find it rather tricky to predict their impending season because Florida is good and their potential this year is crazy good. With wins over Texas A&M, LSU, South Carolina, and Florida State, last year’s Gator season was far from a flop even though they did not win an SEC Championship and just missed a trip to the National Championship. Of course, the single-most painful loss from last season was to Georgia in Jacksonville purely because it was Georgia and it cost Florida the opportunity at a SEC Championship appearance. With that being said, here are my top three early predictions for this year’s Florida Gators.
3. 1986 was the last year the Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Florida Gators. Yes, your calculations are correct; that is a mere 26 years since the Wildcats beat the Gators. That is 26 straight wins for the Gators over the Wildcats. This also means five different presidents have served since Kentucky beat Florida in football. Sorry Wildcat fans, but this year will be no different.
Projection: Florida acquired (snatched up) Kentucky’s head coach (I know, he was fired and Muschamp hired him). I also know DudeYouCrazy just dissed the Joker because of his unfortunate attempt at Twitter hashtags and a fake phone called the iJoker. Regardless of these gaffes, I still suggest all people in the state of Kentucky hide their wives and kids because Florida is coming. The Gators will make it 27 straight over the Wildcats, Kentucky fans will continue to not attend football games, and Kentucky will soon become the Sunshine State #2 and the second most popular place in the United States to retire to.
2. In my opinion, last year’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party Largest Outdoor Sobriety Gala did not live up to its hype relative to previous years. Honestly, I say this because Florida did not win and I am a sore loser when it involves losing to Georgia. So how will Florida fare in this annual battle in Jacksonville?
Projection: Florida will not turn the ball over six times, Georgia will not make it three in a row over Florida, and the Gators will rout the Bulldogs. Yup, I said rout. Oh, and Muschamp will allow The Joker to call the plays once the game gets out of hand. That was for DudeYouCrazy. (Dude’s note: I’m not saying I agree because I could never agree with a Gaotr, but if you’re going to mention Joker Phillips activities, at least reference them in his dialect. You meant to say: #TheJokerWillCallPlaysInJax.)
1. It was previously mentioned that Florida has overwhelming potential with this year’s recruiting class, but what about their returning weapons? Jeff Driskel finished the 2012 season with just under 1700 yards passing and a 63.7 completion percentage, neither of which is exactly mind-blowing. Coming off a solid season as Driskel’s second go-to receiver, Quinton Dunbar ended the year with 36 receptions and 383 yards which ranked second among receivers.
Projection: Florida will regain SEC East power and reclaim the SEC Championship throne. Driskel and Dunbar will develop a magical on-field relationship consisting of multiple 5+ catch games. Dunbar’s touchdown receptions will surpass his team-leading four from last year. Driskel, with the help of Dunbar, Trey Burton, Andre Debose, and Solomon Patton, will eclipse 3000 yards passing by season’s end.
Read them and believe them for the Gators will be sneaky, scary good this year.
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Brett Goeringer – often known as Florida Brett – has been around for a while. He was DudeYouCrazy’s best friend growing up, but somehow he ended up being a Florida fan. Nobody’s perfect.
Hi, my name is Brett and I enjoy long walks on the beach, blind boxing with my cat Weezy, and watching The Bachelor. But in all honesty none of these pleasurable activities can even compare to my love for THE Florida Gators. Now I know what you all are thinking; I bet this guy is one of those annoying Gator fans that thinks Florida should win a national championship in every collegiate sport. You are absolutely correct in that assumption; I live and breathe Florida Gator sports.
I am absolutely honored to be a contributor for DudeYouCrazy, because unlike most of the other contributors, I grew up with the Dude until he relinquished his Oak Ridger status and moved to “The Dirty.” Together, the Dude and I balled on a daily basis and spent countless hours on the Wildcat practice field with DadYouCrazy perfecting our 1 on 1 defensive and 20-yard field goals. I realize this is all unrelated to the Gators, but I just wanted to express how cool I feel for having known the Dude for such a long time. Now back to the Gators…
A Studly Bunch of Frosh
Without a doubt, Florida’s second ranked 2013 football recruiting class is tough to match. Question is can they replace the 14 Gators drafted and signed as undrafted free agents in the 2013? In my opinion it’s truly too early to tell as we are still nearly 100 days from the first coin flip, but with two 5-star commits, 20 4-star commits, and seven 3-star commits I have a strong feeling there will be no problem picking up the slack. The single most important commit Florida was able to snag was definitely the #1 running back in the nation, 5’11’’ 216 lb Kelvin Taylor. If Taylor performs to the hype he’s receiving, I’ll go as far to say QB Jeff Driskel will have a stellar year…but only if Taylor shows out. Driskel is beginning to look a lot like John Brantley and the only cure for that problem is more cowbell a running back that will take the pressure off him.
His Stare Will Burn a Hole through Ya
After entering “The Muschamp Stare” into your Google machine the results are entertaining. (Go ahead, take a minute and do it. You’ll thank me later.) Now honestly tell me your coach is better than ours. Liars. The critically acclaimed ‘Muschamp Stare’ received so much attention last year it was given its own Facebook page and Twitter handle. Our coach is better than yours.
Jeans + Shorts = Jorts
Seriously, who doesn’t own a pair of jorts? For years, Florida fans have been ridiculed by every other SEC team for their love of tightly fitting, hemmed or cutoff jorts. For this reason alone, I promise to include something about jorts in each contribution I make to DudeYouCrazy.
With all this being said, I am extremely jacked about this season of SEC football and more importantly the Florida Gators. I will have more analysis and less talk in later posts.
Holler and GB,