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Mike Bianchi article from the Orlando Sentinel

Postby O&BGator » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:50 pm

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/c ... 880.column

GAINESVILLE — No need to apologize, fellas.
It's OK.
You won another one in front of a less-than-capacity crowd Saturday.

You're 8-1 and ranked No. 7 in the country.
You've won seven SEC games for only the 12th time in school history.
And, yet, the first thing Florida coach Will Muschamp did when he took the podium after the Gators' 14-7 victory over Missouri is to say in an almost contrite tone: "This is who we are. ... It ain't always pretty. ... We need to continue to improve and become a more explosive offense."
Asked later if he was apologizing for the victory, Muschamp shook his head no, but then added, "I'm a realist and I'm honest and I call it the way it is. When it stinks, it stinks."
Ah, another beautiful, sunny day in Gainesville.
And another ugly, stinky victory.
The Muschamp magical mystery season continues.
Seriously, this guy shouldn't be the Coach of the Year in college football; he should be the Miracle Worker of the Year in college football for what he has done from the Gator sideline. He has somehow, someway managed to take half a team and turn them into a full-blown national power.
Essentially Muschamp is winning games with his offense tied behind his back. Florida's receivers can't get open, the offensive line can't really pass-block and first-year starting quarterback Jeff Driskel hasn't yet mastered the nuances of the college passing game. In total offense, the Gators rank 11th in the SEC. In passing offense, they rank dead last.
Three days before the election, Muschamp's approval ratings should be good enough to take the state of Florida from both Obama and Romney. If this guy can turn the Gators into winners with his talent-thin roster, imagine what he could do with our cash-strapped economy. The man has taken a bunch of meatloaf at UF and turned it into chateaubriand.
There is an inclination to say the down-to-the-wire game against a mediocre Missouri team was an aberration, that the Gators were still feeling the aftershock of last week's devastating loss to Georgia. But I disagree. This was no letdown; this was the status quo. The Gators are a team with ordinary talent who have managed to win some close games with extraordinary determination.
"There's just a lot of resolve on our football team," Muschamp said. "We've got guys who continue to fight, show heart and are playing for each other. … These guys never blink."
The fact that the Gators were able to go unbeaten through the first seven games of the season is a testament to the iron defensive will Muschamp has instilled in the team. Even in UF's one loss last week against Georgia, they nearly drove in for a potential game-tying touchdown despite turning the ball over six times.
The same goes for Saturday. By all rights, Missouri could have easily won this game. To put it in perspective, consider that UCF's offense had much more success against Missouri earlier this year than Florida had Saturday. The Knights outgained Missouri (395 to 346), they ran more plays (80-59) and had almost double the first downs (27-16). In contrast, Florida was outdone by Mizzou in all of those categories — total yards (335-276), total plays (86-56) and first downs (23-11).
But the Gators don't win with stats; they win with guts. In Missouri's last six possessions of the game, the Tigers drove into UF's territory every time. And do you know how many points they got for their time and trouble? None. Not a single one.
Before the season, I wrote the Gators — with the talent on hand — would be fortunate to win eight games. And you know what? I stand by that statement.
The Gators do have the talent on hand to win only eight games.
But they have the toughness and tenacity to win 10 or 11.
No need to apologize for that.
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Re: Mike Bianchi article from the Orlando Sentinel

Postby AugustaGator » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:52 pm

Who gave this guy syphilis in the 60's?
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Re: Mike Bianchi article from the Orlando Sentinel

Postby gatorpe » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:03 pm

He is dead on about this team and this game.
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Re: Mike Bianchi article from the Orlando Sentinel

Postby OllieGator » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:05 pm

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Re: Mike Bianchi article from the Orlando Sentinel

Postby tillsb » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:08 pm

Even though I didn't need to click to read that article, (since you so "helpfully" put it in the post", I am still not reading it.
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Re: Mike Bianchi article from the Orlando Sentinel

Postby StreetFightingGator » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:10 pm

I don't like Bianchi but nothing he said is untrue.
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Re: Mike Bianchi article from the Orlando Sentinel

Postby CGgater » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:13 pm

I didn't read it. I just came here to remind everyone that bianci isn't worth reading. The only way his articles would be worth obtaining would be if they were printed on charmin.
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Re: Mike Bianchi article from the Orlando Sentinel

Postby RebelGator » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:14 pm

The article sounded pretty flattering to me.....
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Re: Mike Bianchi article from the Orlando Sentinel

Postby Pineywoods » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:37 pm

Fair commentary. A reasonable perspective.
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Re: Mike Bianchi article from the Orlando Sentinel

Postby Swamp82 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:44 pm

Bianchi suxs
If you would like to keep your coach you can
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Re: Mike Bianchi article from the Orlando Sentinel

Postby Gator-DNA » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:11 pm

And I thought FNB was Florida Never Breaks, apparently it's Florida Never Blinks.
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Re: Mike Bianchi article from the Orlando Sentinel

Postby BSJGator » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:16 pm

Gator-DNA wrote:And I thought FNB was Florida Never Breaks, apparently it's Florida Never Blinks.



Either one works for me... :D
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