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Topic Title: Gators not in Phil Steele's preseason top 25
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Created On: 07/20/2021 02:31 PM
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 11/28/2021 10:32 AM
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Central Floridave

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Sources: Florida has targeted Louisiana's Billy Napier as the school's next coach. An announcement could come as early as this afternoon.
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 11/28/2021 12:25 PM
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garcia

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He just was announced an hour ago as UF's next coach.
 11/28/2021 12:41 PM
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Needs to put UF recruiting back to the Top
 11/30/2021 08:03 AM
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Central Floridave

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Holy Coaching Carousel.

Lincoln Riley leaves Oklahoma to USC and Brian Kelly drops Notre Dame for LSU.

 12/02/2021 07:16 AM
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STATE OF FOOTBALL: In Billy Napier, it looks like the Gators got their man (again)
Ken Willis
The Daytona Beach News-Journal


https://www.news-journalonline...ain-mullen/8793642002/

I like the State Team rankings he has on this article

 12/02/2021 11:28 AM
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Bowl selection is Sunday at Noon. Found this on a news site. Hope it happens. Dec 23rd in Tampa:


Gasparilla Bowl
Bowls love regional matchups, and one of the best this year could be in Tampa. The Gasparilla Bowl is likely to get a dream matchup of Florida vs. UCF.

That's the best thing to happen in this bowl's brief history since they stopped calling it the magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl.

 12/02/2021 12:53 PM
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Link says Dillon Gabriel has entered the transfer portal. Not a good omen for UCF/Malzahn.

I'd go watch UF/UCF in the Gasparilla Bowl if DG plays and both teams really want to compete, but I get the impression both of them are kinda "over it" at this point.
 12/02/2021 01:08 PM
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"I like the State Team rankings he has on this article" Gee, that's a shock. UCF is rated 1st, of course you, the ultimate homer, like it.
 12/02/2021 01:50 PM
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I didn't write that article but agree with it. I've watched every one of Gators and UCF game this year and I would say UCF has the ever slight edge. Having a stable coach helps the Knights. Gators already have players dropping out and won't participate in bowl game or in transfer portal (trouble in paradise ). I'm sure UCF will have a few also.

Dillon Gabriel wasn't going to play for UCF again after the injury and that has been well known. Freshman Qb Mikey Keene is serviceable enough to win a bowl game but the next UCF starting Qb isn't currently on the roster. Hopefully the Qb recruit from Georgia coming in is good and can take over. Or, possibly a transfer qb. UCF going into the Big 12 and we will need a good freshman next year for experience into that league.

Hope the gators and knights get lined up and play in Tampa. Just speculation at this point. UCF has a good enough record to look good on a schedule at 8-4. 3rd place in conference. An award would be beating the gators in a bowl game. But, again...who knows nowadays what is in players and coaches heads. It has been an interesting year.
 12/02/2021 03:30 PM
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I hope they play too. In state rivalries are always fun. I have two daughters who graduated from UCF, one who buys season tickets. So, let the fun begin!

Bowl games suck with all the coaches and players leaving or sitting it out. I have a hard time even watching anymore and they used to be such a big thing. Reference all of my other rants about that for the details. Sadly, they no longer are.
 12/02/2021 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by: Central Floridave
Dillon Gabriel wasn't going to play for UCF again after the injury and that has been well known.


I was not following it that closely. What were the signs and reasons?
 12/03/2021 08:10 AM
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Rumors on a UCF sports chat. Just rumors were coming out 3 weeks before announcement. I ignored them, then it came true.

Dillon Gabriel is a great Qb but if he doesn't want to be at UCF then Buh Bye. I think Malzhan likes the dual threat Qb as evident of the Recruit coming in next year. Think RPO. Gabriel could run, but is more of a pocket passer and a really good one at that. I hope he is succesful whereever he ends up. He was a heisman hopeful at one point.
 12/03/2021 09:51 AM
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Send him to UF!
 12/03/2021 10:20 AM
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I had not read up on Billy Napier's offense, so, I went online -

"Quarterback Levi Lewis continued to thrive in Napier's system, throwing for 2,274 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2020. Entering his final season, Lewis ranks second in career passing touchdowns (54), third in career passing yards (6,286) and fourth in career completions (485)."

Sounds like he wants to throw the ball which leaves dual threat QBs Jones and Richardson in limbo.

So, how about lending us Gabriel!?
 12/03/2021 02:33 PM
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Napier preview. He is coaching for the ragin cajuns for this game.

Saturday Dec 4

3:30pm Appy State (10-2) vs #24 Louisiana (11-1)
 12/05/2021 01:27 PM
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It's official. UCF vs Gators, Gasparilla Bowl TAmpa. Dec 23rd 7pm

TROUBLE IN PARADISE...
 12/05/2021 01:41 PM
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I just got Two Tix To Paradise...

See ya'll gators in Tampa.
 12/05/2021 08:15 PM
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We are getting tix.

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 12/06/2021 04:26 AM
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I watched Napier's Ragin Cajuns and, from what I saw, his is a pure drop back passer. I don't think we have one on the bench (as we did when Spurrier came in and picked out Shane Matthews). It will be interesting to see if he can pick one up. So, Gabriel is looking better and better for us, although he is supposed to be taking a trip to Ol Miss and Lane Kiffen.
 12/06/2021 08:32 AM
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Gators opened as 6 point favorite and it climbed to 7.5 points. I guess that means the bettors are going with the Gators to win.

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