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The Alligator Army Weekly Open Thread, Vol. XI

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The end of spring practice brings the beginning of a long summer of speculation.

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It was nice to see the Florida Gators out on the field again on Friday. I didn't get to go, via being sick and stuff, but watching the spring game, and especially Luke Del Rio's performance, was heartening. This is, I thought, a team that will be, at least, far more enjoyable to watch than last year's Treon Harris-led version of the Gators were by season's end.

But if I'm being honest, I expected Del Rio to be a significant step up from Harris, even if he didn't look like a world-beater. I expected the first-team offense to move the ball, especially against the second-team defense. I expected Mark Thompson to flash, and Eddy Pineiro to get a lot of work and look good, and Florida's array of wide receivers to look better than it did in 2015 — even without Antonio Callaway around.

That spring game, for me, was less performance setting the bar for expectations than vindication of my own. But, because this is the Weekly Open Thread, I now turn the floor over to you, and I'm curious: What did the spring game do for your expectations of this Florida team this fall?

(Or, y'know, we could talk about movies or whatever. Your choice!)