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08:29 AM ET 12.28 | With John Brantley avoiding the question, it is likely to persist. Is [Brantley] transferring? That's the million-dollar question here in Tampa. Well, besides, is this Joe Paterno's last game? For Brantley the answer remains the same -- he still doesn't know. Brantley said Monday that he would talk to his family after the bowl game and make a decision. "I haven't really discussed it with my parents yet. I don't even know," he said. "I'm a Gator. That's what I am right now. I'm just giving all my effort to this bowl game and just acting like it's any other bowl game or any other game." The key phrase in that is "right now."

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December 28, 2010  08:49 AM ET

First?? Why would he transfer? Any idea of offense scheme Muschamp will run?

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December 28, 2010  08:58 AM ET

Brantley needs to stay put because a year off won't help his mechanics. He needs all the snaps in live action that he can get.

December 28, 2010  09:02 AM ET
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Brantley needs to stay put because a year off won't help his mechanics. He needs all the snaps in live action that he can get.

There's nothing wrong with his mechanics and he won't be taking a year off.

December 28, 2010  09:07 AM ET

Tough spot for the kid. I wish him luck.

December 28, 2010  09:13 AM ET
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Blinn JC?

aka University of Florida JC @ Brenham, TX.

December 28, 2010  09:20 AM ET
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Blinn JC?

What's that? I'm sorry? Did you say something?

<stares distractedly at FJJ's left>

December 28, 2010  09:20 AM ET

Coaches are going soft.

Before, you recruited great players, and created a system to make the best use of their talents. Now, they recruit whatever players look good in their system so that they can look good or make excuses.

I feel sorry for these athletes today... they are being used on all sides. At least Basketball still does it the right way for the most part.

December 28, 2010  09:21 AM ET
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aka University of Florida JC @ Brenham, TX.

$180K schollys for Blinn players. Why not?

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December 28, 2010  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Coaches are going soft.Before, you recruited great players, and created a system to make the best use of their talents. Now, they recruit whatever players look good in their system so that they can look good or make excuses.I feel sorry for these athletes today... they are being used on all sides. At least Basketball still does it the right way for the most part.

Great. Thanks.

NBA Threads are over there =---->

December 28, 2010  09:25 AM ET
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One that is not a ringing endorsement of him staying there.

That sounds exactly like coach speak when there are questions of the coach leaving... except when it is Saban.

December 28, 2010  09:27 AM ET
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At least Basketball still does it the right way for the most part.

Please explain by what you mean "the right way."

December 28, 2010  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

First?? Why would he transfer? Any idea of offense scheme Muschamp will run?

Muschamp says he'll run a pro-style offense, and that's a nice fit for JB. That would not lead one to think transferring would be a smart thing.

Of course, JB will have to learn this "new system", but he'd have to learn a new system if he transferred, so where's the advantage of transferring? Unless WM and JB just can't stand each other, which is quite a stretch to believe since they barely have had any interaction, I don't see transferring being wise at all. But that's just me.

December 28, 2010  09:36 AM ET

If Florida would have hired Mike Price or Mike Leach then remaining would have been the best thing for Brantley.

As it stands, Meyer leaving certainly does not figure to hurt his performance, based on his struggles last year under Meyer.

December 28, 2010  09:38 AM ET
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That's Auburn money.

Now, nobody knows that....yet.

If MSU's $180k was not acceptable to $ecil, common sense would believe that "Auburn money" would be several sheckles higher than that, right? Therefore, $180k is NOT Auburn money.



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December 28, 2010  09:42 AM ET
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What kind of statement is, "I'm a Gator. That's what I am right now." Right now? Really?

All he's saying is he's focusing on the short-term at this moment, and will consider longer-term decisions after the bowl is done.

It's the right approach to take. Y'all are reading waaaayyyyy too much into the "right now" bit. Settle down fellas.

December 28, 2010  09:43 AM ET
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Now, nobody knows that....yet.If MSU's $180k was not acceptable to $ecil, common sense would believe that "Auburn money" would be several sheckles higher than that, right? Therefore, $180k is NOT Auburn money.DISCLAIMER: I have no direct knowledge of people or events depicted here. Any relation to actual events, either past or present, is stricly coincidental.

c'mon man, $cam didn't know nothing about it, i mean, he wouldn't lie about that, would he?????

December 28, 2010  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Now, nobody knows that....yet.If MSU's $180k was not acceptable to $ecil, common sense would believe that "Auburn money" would be several sheckles higher than that, right? Therefore, $180k is NOT Auburn money.DISCLAIMER: I have no direct knowledge of people or events depicted here. Any relation to actual events, either past or present, is stricly coincidental.

Nicely played sir!

 
December 28, 2010  09:45 AM ET
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The system is the beauty of college football. I love the fact that teams can almost be defined by their system, while in the NFL, everything is seemingly vanilla in comparison.

Not quite...

... coaches try adding players to fit their "style of play" at all levels.

In college, it's easier because the players are younger, impressionable, and still developing.

So, a Spurrier, Leach, Price, etc. can get players to fit "their offense" and "mold" them (in a sense).

The NFL needs the players to already be a certain way.

So, a Buddy Ryan wanted aggressive types of players for his defense, then turned them loosed.

He didn't want the passive types.. but the hungry, pressure type players like Hampton, Dent, Marshall, Wilson, Bell, Fencik, etc.

Some of those players may not have been as effective under a more passive defensive system.

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