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The Alligator Army Weekly Open Thread, Vol. LVIII

Other than the uniforms, Gators fans...

Florida v Texas A&M
The first Florida-Texas A&M game was just five years ago and yet a LONG time ago.
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I think we have perhaps exhausted all the interesting things to say about Florida’s uniforms for Saturday until which point we actually see them on Saturday.

I also think y’all don’t really want to linger too long on the LSU game — and don’t know what substantial things there are left to say about it. Florida played well enough to go to overtime, at least, and had enough to win, but the Gators missed an extra point and didn’t execute when they needed to, and so they lost. This is life with no or little margin for error, something I’ve harped on this fall, and something that has me going into each weekend with more trepidation than anticipation.

I sure as hell don’t want to get back into the mess that is Richard Spencer bullying the University of Florida into allowing his hate speech after UF’s principled initial stand was met with the threat of lawsuits, except to note that whether you follow the advice of Dr. Kent Fuchs or a conviction that racist garbage ought to be met with forceful protest, I think you should both keep yourself safe and find a way to resist the effort to seduce the susceptible with sinister lies.

And I don’t think y’all actually want to talk too much about the proposed facilities plan, or a No. 1 volleyball team that’s rolling along toward potential history, or the impending start of basketball season — I know we’re football-first ‘round here.

So, uh: Texas A&M, huh? Wanna talk about that? About how five years ago, Will Muschamp and Kevin Sumlin were coaching in A&M’s first SEC game? About how Aggies are going to experience Gainesville — maybe the SEC’s most Austin-like city? — this weekend? About how A&M’s penchant for blowing leads and Florida’s clear preference for coming from behind might stew together?

We can talk about whatever here, as always, but those questions are a good start.