Author Archives: Shawn Kopelakis

Hey Herbie, Bowl Games are Exhibitions

By now, everyone has seen Kirk Herbstreit’s absolute meltdown upon learning that Northern Illinois had cracked the BCS code and was ruining the sanctity of the bowl selection process. As usual, ESPN overreacted and became part of the story. The … Continue reading

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Muschamp is Gators Real Super Sophomore

Earlier this year, I made the case that Jeff Driskel needed to join the amazing second-year quarterback legacy at Florida for the Gators to have a great season. I’ll have more on this in a moment, but the real second-year … Continue reading

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Sorry But Gators Are Not Championship Material

Stop it. Just stop. Twitter was quite the spectacle on Saturday and then again on Sunday. During and shortly after the Gators hideous defeat win over an average I-AA team, Gators fans were expressing anger and frustration with the regression … Continue reading

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Gators Seniors Can Hold Their Heads High

Earlier this week, a west coast buddy and Trojan fan ribbed me for Florida’s two non-conference November games. I responded that we were certainly embarrassed by the fact the Gators have only played the #5, #7, #8 and #9 teams … Continue reading

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Gotta Savor Gators Empty November Slate

We have to humbly apologize for the delay in posting this week’s Our Two Bits Top 25. I could list all the excuses – election week, parent-teacher conferences at school, busy helping Lane Kiffin deflate his balls – but in … Continue reading

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Gators Have Offered Plenty of Tricks and Treats

Of all the Halloween costumes in Jacksonville on Saturday, the scariest was by far the one in white on the field. That certainly bore little resemblance to the team we’d watched in awe the first seven games of the season. … Continue reading

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Jeff Driskel’s Emergence Makes Gators the New Quarterback U.

Once upon a time, Miami was known as Quarterback U. From the end of the 1970s to the early 1990s, Miami cranked out Heisman Trophy candidates, National Championship winners and future NFLers every couple of years. Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar, … Continue reading

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Do Gators Still Love the Head Ball Coach?

Entering the second quarter against Vanderbilt, it sure looked like the Gators had talked themselves into the trap game. They had heard so much about it that they genuinely believed it and manifested it on the field. The defense was … Continue reading

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Gator Football Porn – Formations, Gaps and Unbalanced Lines

Earlier this week, I stumbled across this breakdown of the multiple sets and looks Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease has implemented in his short time in Gainesville. The casual fan certainly hasn’t noticed the varied looks the Gators offense has … Continue reading

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Gators Look Out, It’s a Trap

It has been a long time since the Swamp rocked like it did on Saturday night and Gator fans strutted around with their heads held high. Gator Nation hasn’t felt that level of joy and pride in its team since … Continue reading

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