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Gators finished? I know some of you consider a 6-6 record a distinct possibility this year, but I don't. I think the odds are better that I'll win the lottery and mail every member of Alligator Army a $1 million check. Especially with the increased role of Kelvin Taylor in the running game. (Hays Carlyon, Jacksonville.com)
Injuries aren't an excuse: Like the Carlyon article above talks about, while the injuries have mounted the excuses have not. I like that, a lot. (Scott Carter, GatorZone)
What went wrong with Gators' OL recruiting: Great article on why the Gators' offensive line is starting to struggle and it seems to think that those struggles could continue, which makes sense. I've probably been a little too critical of the offensive line the past couple of years, but it's not like they've been close to the best performing unit. (Zach Abolverdi, Gators Prospectus/GatorSports)
Being on same page is a start: Consistency has always been the key for any offensive line, but at this point even a small improvement on blitz blocking would be considered a massive success. (Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun)
Bringing nasty back: With No. 14 Missouri on the docket this Saturday, the Gators offensive line looks to bring nasty back. I have a feeling that without James Franklin quarterbacking things for the Tigers you could see one of the better overall performances by the Gators this year. (Jason Lieser, The Palm Beach Post)
How does the defense feel?: Let down by the offense yet again, linebacker Michael Taylor says they didn't hold the LSU offense enough. (Jesse Simonton, Miami Herald)
Midseason report card: Lots of areas for improvement but I just don't think the Gators have the horses to do it. With that being said, like I said above, I don't think six total wins is the endgame. (Edward Aschoff, SEC Blog/ESPN)
Francisco Velez is Florida's kicker for now: He's got a nasty hook, but he's 2-for-2 on the year and looks to be the Gators' kicker moving forward. (Jesse Simonton, Miami Herald)
Brent Pease okay with decisions: For those who think that Will Muschamp is handcuffing what Pease is doing as offensive coordinator you'll see here that isn't the case at all. Also mentioned in the article is Ahmad Fulwood, pressure on Zach Mettenberger and passing to the tight ends. (Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun)
Florida State and Clemson: Go Tigers!
Quiznos: Probably one of the worst places to get a sandwich. Unless it's a Muffaletta, grilled cheese or on rare occasions a pastrami and provolone, I can't think of a situation in which a "hot" sandwich is a good idea. No, Quiznos, no ... bad. Quiznos is as of yesterday now on the list that is described below.
Speaking of food: Today marks the three month anniversary of swearing away Chili's for the rest of my life. Chili's is now on a list that includes Long John's Silver/KFC (when they're combined in the same building, since 2004), Cracker Barrel (since 2010) and Mellow Mushroom (since 2006). What did Chili's do you ask? They're nachos appetizer is both terrible and not even nachos. They're more like flatbread with a sprinkle of cheese with a jalapeno them. Which brings me to another question: Who in the hell eats flatbread? Why?
Speaking of food II: In case you're wondering, yes, it is possible for a place to be removed from the list but only if the situation is perfect. Wendy's creation of the Baconator called for their removal from the list, but I've only ever ordered that from Wendy's since 1996. And it's happened like three times.
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