Gators' running game key to wins in t...

Gators' running game key to wins in the SEC

There are 20 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Oct 1, 2008, titled Gators' running game key to wins in the SEC. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

If the No. 12 Gators are going to make a memorable run through the Southeastern Conference, they'll likely have to do it the SEC way.

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gatorgal36

United States

#1 Oct 2, 2008
Dan Mullen.... your absolute resistance to change the play calling when necessary is what caused our loss to Ole Miss on Saturday. That's right when you say the "fourth quarter was classic" because we were able to move the ball. Last I looked, there was a first, second, and third quarter. Why didn't you move the ball then!? Yet, you waited until the last drive of the game to call in any decent pass plays. Mullen is the most predictable offensive coordinator in the SEC. There were two players on Saturday, Tebow and Harvin - the rest of our outstanding talent went unused. I'm quickly getting on board with the new www.firedanmullen.com website! You're in the SEC now Dan if you hadn't noticed - start playing like you are.
yeagators

United States

#2 Oct 2, 2008
gatorgal36 wrote:
Dan Mullen.... your absolute resistance to change the play calling when necessary is what caused our loss to Ole Miss on Saturday. That's right when you say the "fourth quarter was classic" because we were able to move the ball. Last I looked, there was a first, second, and third quarter. Why didn't you move the ball then!? Yet, you waited until the last drive of the game to call in any decent pass plays. Mullen is the most predictable offensive coordinator in the SEC. There were two players on Saturday, Tebow and Harvin - the rest of our outstanding talent went unused. I'm quickly getting on board with the new www.firedanmullen.com website! You're in the SEC now Dan if you hadn't noticed - start playing like you are.
Ditto!!!

Since: Sep 07

Greensboro, NC

#3 Oct 2, 2008
gatorgal36 wrote:
Dan Mullen.... your absolute resistance to change the play calling when necessary is what caused our loss to Ole Miss on Saturday. That's right when you say the "fourth quarter was classic" because we were able to move the ball. Last I looked, there was a first, second, and third quarter. Why didn't you move the ball then!? Yet, you waited until the last drive of the game to call in any decent pass plays. Mullen is the most predictable offensive coordinator in the SEC. There were two players on Saturday, Tebow and Harvin - the rest of our outstanding talent went unused. I'm quickly getting on board with the new www.firedanmullen.com website! You're in the SEC now Dan if you hadn't noticed - start playing like you are.
Good point!! I am growing tired of the conservative play-calling. You have SO many play makers on the team - USE THEM DAN. Create plays!! Show some innovation.
Ben Tate

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Oct 2, 2008
Gators suck, they are lucky they arent playing us (auburn) this year
Betty Rodriguez

Pemberville, OH

#5 Oct 2, 2008
youll are so cool
ryyyy

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Oct 2, 2008
Um, wouldn't common sense dictate that rushing attempts/yards would be higher in a win, since a team may be using that to burn clock and hold the lead?
Pago Pago Trojan

Toledo, OH

#7 Oct 2, 2008
How can the gaytors lose when they have the best qb in college. No way..
MMA

Palm Coast, FL

#8 Oct 2, 2008
Mullen is your boy's right hand man. An indictment of Mullen is an indictment of Meyer. Fire Dan Mullen?
That's funny...let the neurosis begin.

Since: Sep 07

Greensboro, NC

#10 Oct 2, 2008
Ben Tate wrote:
Gators suck, they are lucky they arent playing us (auburn) this year
I wouldn't say they are lucky - I say BRING ON AUBURN. I would love nothing more than to have another shot at the War Eagles, er...... Tigers -????- wait, which mascot are you guys this week?
A Dollar

Orlando, FL

#11 Oct 2, 2008
G8RDAVE wrote:
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I wouldn't say they are lucky - I say BRING ON AUBURN. I would love nothing more than to have another shot at the War Eagles, er...... Tigers -????- wait, which mascot are you guys this week?
Let's face it, this season is over and we are playing for next year. We just experienced the worst loss in the last ten years for our program. We are 8-5 the last 13 games! We've even lost to a Big 10 school in that span!

This was supposed to be the year where everything came together. How many times have we heard that this is the fastest team in America or how great our running game will be? We have two Heisman candidates on our team that aren't living up to the hype. We may want to consider changes at the quarterback position because things aren't getting done there. I'm not afraid to boo Tebow if we keep getting Chris Leak production the rest of the year.
A Dollar

Orlando, FL

#12 Oct 2, 2008
MMA wrote:
Mullen is your boy's right hand man. An indictment of Mullen is an indictment of Meyer. Fire Dan Mullen?
That's funny...let the neurosis begin.
Agree with you here. Remember how we've kept hearing about how Miami and Florida State have had "talent" since the beginning of the decade even though the results proved otherwise. Now, it has caught up to the Gators. We keep hearing about this "talent", but where are the results? We say that we have "talent" on our team because we want to believe it, much like Miami and Florida State fans have been believing it.
cody

Grand Ledge, MI

#13 Oct 2, 2008
Florida win's big saturday. Playmakers show up.
A Dollar

Orlando, FL

#14 Oct 2, 2008
cody wrote:
Florida win's big saturday. Playmakers show up.
Who are these "playmakers" you speak of? I count only Harvin.

Since: Sep 07

Greensboro, NC

#15 Oct 2, 2008
A Dollar wrote:
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Let's face it, this season is over and we are playing for next year. We just experienced the worst loss in the last ten years for our program. We are 8-5 the last 13 games! We've even lost to a Big 10 school in that span!
This was supposed to be the year where everything came together. How many times have we heard that this is the fastest team in America or how great our running game will be? We have two Heisman candidates on our team that aren't living up to the hype. We may want to consider changes at the quarterback position because things aren't getting done there. I'm not afraid to boo Tebow if we keep getting Chris Leak production the rest of the year.
Oh ye with little faith! Still a lot of football to be played - they can turn it around. Maybe this past game was an eyeopener - a slap in the face to get them to play with more passion.
A Dollar

Orlando, FL

#16 Oct 2, 2008
G8RDAVE wrote:
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Oh ye with little faith! Still a lot of football to be played - they can turn it around. Maybe this past game was an eyeopener - a slap in the face to get them to play with more passion.
Vandy > Ole Miss > Florida

Tell me why I should be optimistic again?
Pago Pago Trojan

Toledo, OH

#17 Oct 2, 2008
G8RDAVE wrote:
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Oh ye with little faith! Still a lot of football to be played - they can turn it around. Maybe this past game was an eyeopener - a slap in the face to get them to play with more passion.
Actually, we agree that the season is pretty much over.
Disgruntled Gator Fan

Austin, TX

#18 Oct 2, 2008
G8RDAVE wrote:
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Oh ye with little faith! Still a lot of football to be played - they can turn it around. Maybe this past game was an eyeopener - a slap in the face to get them to play with more passion.
If UF is going to double booster fees and if gasoline is going to double each year to get to the games, then the product on the field should be progressing instead of regressing. If they lose their next home game, why should I even bother to go up for the rest of the games? They won't be playing for a major bowl game and I doubt they will be playing for pride at that point. Face it, if they lose again I wont tune into the Gators until it is basketball season. I'm not going to watch this team if they aren't playing for anything. Don't come back with "In all kinds of weather Gators stick together". Even the team doesn't believe that...remember how they skipped out on the alma mater after the Auburn loss last year?
UFan96

Austin, TX

#19 Oct 2, 2008
G8RDAVE wrote:
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Oh ye with little faith! Still a lot of football to be played - they can turn it around. Maybe this past game was an eyeopener - a slap in the face to get them to play with more passion.
If UF is going to double booster fees for football tickets, then I expect a product on the field that is progressing and not regressing like it is now. If they lose the LSU game next week, then why should I even bother with the rest of the home schedule? If they lose next week, I am just going to take a time out from watching the Gators until basketball season.
Enough

Aurora, CO

#20 Oct 2, 2008
Disgruntled Gator Fan wrote:
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If UF is going to double booster fees and if gasoline is going to double each year to get to the games, then the product on the field should be progressing instead of regressing. If they lose their next home game, why should I even bother to go up for the rest of the games? They won't be playing for a major bowl game and I doubt they will be playing for pride at that point. Face it, if they lose again I wont tune into the Gators until it is basketball season. I'm not going to watch this team if they aren't playing for anything. Don't come back with "In all kinds of weather Gators stick together". Even the team doesn't believe that...remember how they skipped out on the alma mater after the Auburn loss last year?
Great fan you are! Before you write the Gators off for the rest of the season, why don't you see if they woke up after last week and see how they play the next two games. I don't think the season is over yet. We won't know at all until after the LSU game.
gatorssfan

Daleville, AL

#21 Oct 2, 2008
i see the gators can win alot more games this year i even think that the gators can even go to the sec champion game this year i will go for them when thay loose and when thay win i love gators football i was there when ron zuck was there i will be there now i like to say one more thing go gators!!!!!!!!!!

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