Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ga/Fla Weekend!

The air is crisp, the leaves are falling and football season is in full swing. What a great time of year! The last weekend in October have several constants, fall festivals, Halloween and the World’s Largest Cocktail Party! NCAA officials don’t like me calling the annually border bash that, but what are they going to do to me? It’s not like I am Cam Newton or anything! Oh wait, they didn't do anything to him either so we are both good!

OK, on to the game. This is a huge game for Coach Richt and his team. After two opening loses, the Dawgs have come back to rattle off 5 wins. Granted they weren’t playing top 10 teams, but 4 of those wins came against SEC opponents and we all know the SEC is the best conference in the country, so that is nothing to sneeze at! Anyway, Coach Richt needs to get his team focused on playing the Gators and not worrying about him being on the hot seat if he loses to the Gators again. On the other side of the ball, the Gators are currently on a three game losing streak and are desperate to stop their skid. Basically both teams need this win badly!

On paper, the Dawgs have the edge but the game is not played on paper. In years past the Dawgs have had a much better team on paper, but still ended up losing the game so that means nothing. Each team is dealing with injuries to some of their big time players and the game is played on a neutral field (sort of) so it is going to come down to execution and coaching. Again, the Dawgs would seem to have the edge in coaching since Richt has been a head coach for 11 years and the Gators have a 1st year head coach in Will Muschamp, who by the way, played at Georgia.

I am sure it is going to be another exciting game full of ups and downs for both teams. The Dawgs have had some sort of mental block against the Gators in the last 20 years and I hope this year the Boogie Man doesn’t come out and spook them again. Kick off is at 3:30 on CBS and it is setting up to be another battle on the St. John’s river!

If you can’t be in Jacksonville on Saturday, here are some of the UF fans that you will be missing:

Nice Jorts!

My personal favorite!Go Dawgs!

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