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Meyer says Gators are 'loaded'

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08:28 AM ET 08.26 | In the post-Urban era, expectations are lower at Florida. But the Gators' former coach, who recruited nearly all of the players on the roster, said he expects a good season. "I think Florida's going to be one of the most underrated teams," said former coach Urban Meyer on an ESPN teleconference. "I think they're loaded." Of course, that's easy for Meyer to say after leaving the program following an 8-5 season last year. While he kicks off his broadcasting career with Chris Spielman at the Akron vs. Ohio State game on Sept. 3, the Gators start the Will Muschamp era with Florida Atlantic coming to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. "If John Brantley gets some help at receiver and their running backs stay healthy, I think they'll be good," he said.

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August 26, 2011  08:38 AM ET
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by loaded he means stoned.

Or ... loaded with cash ...

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August 26, 2011  09:05 AM ET

He's just reminding potential employers what a dandy recruiter he is/was.

August 26, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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Well yeah, really, what did you expect him to say.

Calling my lawyer now....Mr ?Default2?

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August 26, 2011  09:20 AM ET

I think he was talking about Charlie.

August 26, 2011  09:24 AM ET

And Luke Fickell just had chills.

August 26, 2011  09:42 AM ET
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by loaded he means stoned.

LOL! Well played, sir.


And that whole "UF is still loaded with talent" statement DOES kinda sound like Urban is playing the role of "The New Ron Zook", doesn't it? Made me throw up in my mouth a little just typing that.

August 26, 2011  09:47 AM ET

You heard it here first ... Florida's biggest problem will be their DE's producing little to no pass rush. This will put additional pressure on their incredibly young secondary. I think the O will be fine, its the D I am worried about.

August 26, 2011  09:53 AM ET
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You heard it here first ... Florida's biggest problem will be their DE's producing little to no pass rush. This will put additional pressure on their incredibly young secondary. I think the O will be fine, its the D I am worried about.

I feel the complete opposite. Easley and Floyd will get pressure from the 3-4 DE position and Powell will bring it from the "Buck" position.

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August 26, 2011  09:57 AM ET
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You heard it here first ... Florida's biggest problem will be their DE's producing little to no pass rush. This will put additional pressure on their incredibly young secondary. I think the O will be fine, its the D I am worried about.

If you are right, then I will be worried about Mus. However, my moniker states my opinion about the Muschamp's ability to coach.

August 26, 2011  10:01 AM ET
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You heard it here first ... Florida's biggest problem will be their DE's producing little to no pass rush. This will put additional pressure on their incredibly young secondary. I think the O will be fine, its the D I am worried about.

I'm with BSB, I kinda figured the defense will be what wins them several games. That super class they had two years ago is about ready to produce I think.

August 26, 2011  10:02 AM ET
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I feel the complete opposite. Easley and Floyd will get pressure from the 3-4 DE position and Powell will bring it from the "Buck" position.

From what I have read, Powell has completely underwhelmed during practice and Floyd was moved to DE because the actual DEs on the roster were not cutting it. That makes our depth along the Dline razor thin.

August 26, 2011  10:04 AM ET
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I'm with BSB, I kinda figured the defense will be what wins them several games. That super class they had two years ago is about ready to produce I think.

I agreed with you all as f a few weeks ago but my feelings have changed after reading reports of complete lack of pressure on the QB outside of Easley and Floyd. Also remember, our starting CBs may be a true freshmen and a true sophomore.

 
August 26, 2011  10:06 AM ET
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If you are right, then I will be worried about Mus. However, my moniker states my opinion about the Muschamp's ability to coach.

I'm not questioning his ability to coach, I'm just questioning his ability to get a pass rush out of players who have shown very little ability over the last few years.

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