2017 Gator City

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  1. Selvy9

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    PRE-SEASON UPDATE:
    After finishing 2016 with a disappointing loss in the BCS title game, the Gators open up 2017 as the preseason #3 team in the country, due largely in part to Heisman finalist Roderick Watson. The junior QB totaled over 3100 yards last season (2001 passing, 1181 rushing) and 37 touchdowns. While last season's running attack featured a two headed monster with Watson and now departed Kelvin Taylor, this season's ground game may be even more dangerous. Dominic Thomas (95 OVR) and Adam Lane (94 OVR) provide a plethora of options for coach Selvy.

    Defensively, it's a very simliar team to the one that finished last season. Seniors and red shirt juniors fill the starting spot at just about every position, starting up the middle with a pair of monster DTs Caleb Brantley and Jaynard Bostick. The dynamic safety duo of Kenanu Neal and Nick Washington are back for one more year to anchor the secondary.

    The talent is there, and it will need to be as the SEC becomes the first super conference in college football this season. Teams like Miami, Michigan, Texas, and and USC are now in the mix. Whether that's a good thing or not for the sport, this will certainly be one of the more interesting seasons in NCAA history. The schedule is due out in a few hours, with kickoff of the 2017 season shortly to follow.

    SCHEDULE:
    vs Texas
    @ USC
    vs Miami
    @ Tennessee
    vs UConn
    @ Maryland
    vs Vanderbilt
    @ Michigan
    vs Georgia
    @ Kentucky
    vs South Carolina
    @ Missouri
     
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    Gators Open With a Dud
    If Florida wants to get back to the BCS Title Game, they just made things extremely hard on themselves. The Texas Longhorns visited Gainesville, and memories of last season's epic 3OT loss to the Gators were clearly in Texas' heads. They opened with a quick INT and didn't stop throwing punches until the final whistle. 2016 Heisman finalist threw a pick on his first throw of the season, and would end just 6 of 12 with 3 INTs as UT's defense was two steps ahead of anything the Gators tried.

    No time for Florida to lick their wounds, as a cross country trip to #8 USC is up next.
     
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    Selvy Returns, Leads Gators to First Win

    With head coach Mr. Selvy on a leave of absence for the past two games, the Gators have struggled, dropping games to USC and Miami to start the year 0-3. But the HBC's return gave Florida the spark it needed, and the Gators finally earned the first W of the year with a rout of Tennessee in Knoxville.

    UF put up nearly 600 yards of offense, including 350 on the ground. Roderick Watson finally found his legs, leading the team with 134 rushing yards and 2 scores, while also adding another 189 through the air and 3 more TDs. Alvin Bailey (71 yards), Adam Lane (68 yards), and Eddie Lewis (56 yards) executed Florida's offense to perfection.

    "It sucks. That's all there is to say about it. I had to step away from the program for personal matters, and I'd like to thank (AD) Jeremey Foley for understanding. But we're all about looking forward now, and today was a great first step. This season is far from over, and I know we have the kids here who are ready to take charge." -Mr. Selvy
     
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    Finally Over .500 With Sloppy Win Over Vandy

    In what was the antithesis of Florida's week 6 49-38 shootout with Maryland, the Gators were able to get past visiting Vanderbilt despite just 250 total yards of offense. The two teams combined for 11 penalties, 8 of which were personal fouls (6 clippings, 2 facemasks), and two of those clipping calls against Florida negated TDs. In the end, it was an Alvin Bailey 97 yard kickoff return (one of three, the other two were called back) that provided the cushion for the Gators.

    "It's been a weird couple of weeks, where we put up over 600 yards one week then struggle to break 250, but the important thing is we got another W."
     

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