'The World's Largest Cocktail Party' returns this Saturday - Sam Greenwood
As the Florida Gators prepare for the Georgia Bulldogs, Chomping at Bits is preparing for... the party that goes along with it.
Offensive line now a strength: Even though the unit has allowed 21 sacks on the year, they are playing much better. And I totally agree with the comment about how Jeff Driskel holds onto the ball too long. The funny thing is, so does my sister who knows roughly three things about football: The Gators play it, the Washington Redskins play it and Driskel holds onto the ball too long. (Antonya English, The Tampa Bay Times)
Durkin's troops are special: Then again, the Gators have had great special teams play since the mid-2000's. That's one thing that the coach who took over the program after Ron Zook made a point to improve. And (s)he did. (Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun)
Gators secondary want redemption: On the year the Gators have given up touchdown passes of 10, 2 and 6 yards. That's a far cry from where they were last year, especially against Georgia on 4th down. (Michael DiRocco, GatorNation/ESPN)
Dominique Easley is one angry man: Every night before going to sleep, he watches the LSU, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida State games from last year. I know right. Crazy. (Joe Morgan, Orlando Sentinel)
Jelani Jenkins' return goes well: It's too bad that his interception was called back as the result of an offside penalty, but four tackles and a sack is very nice to see. That and the praise from Jonathan Bostic makes it even better. (Joe Morgan, Orlando Sentinel)
Keanu Neal, All-American?: Might be a little early in proclaiming him to be an All-American, but I get the point the author is trying to make. Also, this kid might be my favorite recruit. But don't hold me to that just yet. (Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel)
CBS Sports predicts Gators victory over Dawgs: Well, Daniel Lewis of CBS Sports' College Football RapidReports anyway. He predicts a 21-to-17 victory for the good guys, among other things in his preview of The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. (Daniel Lewis, CBS Sports)
Mark Richt says Georgia Bulldogs are playing for Atlanta too: It's not that he's wrong (which he clearly is not), it's just that nobody, especially nationally, cares. Which they of course don't. (Chip Towers, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Tavarres King eager for Saturday: The Georgia receiver... wait. According to the article, the last time the Bulldogs have beaten the Gators in back-to-back years was 1988-89? Yeah, I was like five years old. Awesome! What was it now about Tavarres King? (David Ching, DawgNation/ESPN)
CBS Sports' Gators basketball preview: CBS has the Gators at No. 14, which I agree with. I'm not as up-to-date as others here I'm sure (basketball mode for me really begins around conference play), but I'm pretty sure I could identify thirteen other teams that are better. Also, as is known on here, I'm not a big Scottie Wilbekin fan. And apparently, other coaches around the SEC aren't either. (Jeff Goodman, CBS Sports)
Casey Prather showing improvement: Again, I have no clue as to how good Prather really was last year... did he even play? I don't remember him. Anyway, what I do know is that replacing Bradley Beal can't be easy. Here's hoping he does well, for the Gators' sake. (Tim Blank, SB Nation Tampa Bay)
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