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I had successfully blocked that game from my memory, so thanks for that. Last year was one of the most disappointing losses we've had in recent years to y'all. We were not good last year, and probably still would have lost with a good effort but we weren't as bad as we looked, we just totally crapped the bed and looked like a bunch of guys who just met for a pick up game and decided to throw on pads and play the Florida Gators.
Which game was the 10-9 game or something like that? Was that 2013 or 2014. It was the game Muschamp and butch tried to out dumb each other. Nobody even tried to win.
 
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I would venture to say the culture of the athletic department for the last 30 years has been not to hire a coach with stones. That’s why we seem snakebit. Yes, Fulmer won a natty, but that largely came from UF uncharacteristicly giving that game away, the Stoener fumble, and UCLA (who would’ve drilled us) inexplicably losing to Miami in a make up game at the end of the year to knock themselves out of the natty game and giving it to a Chris Weinke-less FSU team who was playing with “the rooster” at QB. We were gifted that natty and anyone who argues otherwise is in denial. Spurrier had stones of titanium and he’s got the rings and wins over his rivals to prove it
I really don't know why some of you don't just go ahead and convert over to Florida fans.

You all disgust me.
 
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I really don't know why some of you don't just go ahead and convert over to Florida fans.

You all disgust me.
I know right.

Football is a game of inches and split seconds. Sure we have had the ball bounce our way and win because of a break we take advantage of, but we have had our fair share of bounces going against us too.

All it takes is one mis step and a play can go for a TD as long as a coach is willing to put pressure on the defense.

21-3 is what the score was mid 3rd qtr. then all was right in the world and we scored 35 unanswered points and ended up winning 38-28.

Maybe CJP will be the guy to take some risks to win some games. So far he seems willing to do just that.

I’m looking forward to this year. We’ll have a shot to win it all. See y’all there if I make it and so do you.

All days off are cancelled until the end of the season. That only applies to players and coaches. As fans we get to lollygag, goof off and waste our free time.
 
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I would venture to say the culture of the athletic department for the last 30 years has been not to hire a coach with stones. That’s why we seem snakebit. Yes, Fulmer won a natty, but that largely came from UF uncharacteristicly giving that game away, the Stoener fumble, and UCLA (who would’ve drilled us) inexplicably losing to Miami in a make up game at the end of the year to knock themselves out of the natty game and giving it to a Chris Weinke-less FSU team who was playing with “the rooster” at QB. We were gifted that natty and anyone who argues otherwise is in denial. Spurrier had stones of titanium and he’s got the rings and wins over his rivals to prove it
UCLA wouldn’t have drilled us. When the real pressure hit with a chance at the title game they wilted. We didn’t. Kansas St wilted. We’d didnt. FSU earned their spot by beating that same Florida team that you say gave us the game. We took it. They didn’t give it. Yes we did have some breaks but almost every single National Champion, particularly those that went undefeated, had some breaks along with way. Yes the Stoerner fumble had some luck to it but we put ourselves in that position by coming back from a 21-3 deficit against an undefeated top 10 team in November. When the lights came in we rose up and other teams didn’t. That’s why we won the title.
 
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Bama is the GAME for us older fans, but I think the future will see Florida become more heated for Vol fans. I'll also say that in football Kentucky hates us more than Vandy.
That just because Kentucky has more girls we hit on than Vandy. And when trying to find Vandy fans is about like trying to track a Sasquatch? Kinda obvious.
 
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If you did watch it, it would make you angry at the current state of the program.
Where you been? Is your way of staying out of trouble just not posting? :)

I already know the current state of the program, sure AF don't need to watch something to remind me.

And screw siding with a gator over Tennessee. That's treason in my book and you should be put to death by watching a constant loop of Justin Bieber concerts. Sober.
 
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IDK, UT won 15 of the first 22, UF has won 21 of the last 26. That's kinda ebby flowy. When I was a kid Georgia used to beat Florida every year almost, and even though Florida would usually be ranked higher, then Spurrier came and flipped the script. Now that rivalry has evened up more in the last dozen years or so. The wheel will turn in this one eventually as well.
If you have to go back to the 1950’s to get to a time when a rivalry went in the other direction, there’s not a lot of “ebb and flow”.
 
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If you have to go back to the 1950’s to get to a time when a rivalry went in the other direction, there’s not a lot of “ebb and flow”.
Nah, that's just going back to 1993. It's okay though, if I was a Gator fan I wouldn't be much of a history major either since you guys were in the SEC for about 60 years before you ever won it.
 
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There are definitely rivals who have not won in a long while. Michigan has been whipped and humiliated by Ohio State. Georgia gets mentioned for taking talented teams into Jacksonville and getting hammered for the longest. The Dawgs should have left that place years ago.

Then comes Bama vs Tennessee. Battle and Major's weren't going to best coach Bryant in the greatest decade of his dynasty and Bama went 9-1 in the 70s. The 80s saw 4 different HCs for Bama and Major was dug in deep. Bama still managed to go 6-4. The 90s saw Tennessee go 5-4-1 against the Tide, with both teams winning a national title that decade. The first decade of the new century Bama went through 4 more HCs and probation and Tennessee had Fulmer and one year of Kiffin and both programs went 5-5. You guys know how the next decade has been going so far.

All in all, Bama has managed to hold their own when coaching has been shaky at best. Tennessee after Fulmer has been nothing short of a natural disaster. In reality, the dynasty of the 70s and coach Saban this century has been the biggest dramatic difference between the 2 programs in wins and championships in the modern era. But you knew that.
 
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Coincidentally once we began playing UF regularly they hired a HOF coach then a few years later hired another. In the same time span we lucked into one HOF coach and then entered our worst period ever.

Alabama has arguably the best college football coach of all time still on the sidelines.

Don’t be surprised by the recent history because UT hasn’t been committed to winning since the early 2000s. That may have changed once Fulmer became AD with the way we’re spending money now.
 
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Beaten and battered, it's promising to see the as yet dim and fuzzy certainty trudging purposely our way. It's coming, it's coming, yes indeed, it's coming.
 
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Nah, that's just going back to 1993. It's okay though, if I was a Gator fan I wouldn't be much of a history major either since you guys were in the SEC for about 60 years before you ever won it.
You're not really refuting his point. The "first 22" spanned from 1916 to 1992. And Tennessee won the first 10 meetings from 1916 to 1953. There has been no ebb and flow in most of everyone here's lifetime, it's been one sided.
 
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There are definitely rivals who have not won in a long while. Michigan has been whipped and humiliated by Ohio State. Georgia gets mentioned for taking talented teams into Jacksonville and getting hammered for the longest. The Dawgs should have left that place years ago.

Then comes Bama vs Tennessee. Battle and Major's weren't going to best coach Bryant in the greatest decade of his dynasty and Bama went 9-1 in the 70s. The 80s saw 4 different HCs for Bama and Major was dug in deep. Bama still managed to go 6-4. The 90s saw Tennessee go 5-4-1 against the Tide, with both teams winning a national title that decade. The first decade of the new century Bama went through 4 more HCs and probation and Tennessee had Fulmer and one year of Kiffin and both programs went 5-5. You guys know how the next decade has been going so far.

All in all, Bama has managed to hold their own when coaching has been shaky at best. Tennessee after Fulmer has been nothing short of a natural disaster. In reality, the dynasty of the 70s and coach Saban this century has been the biggest dramatic difference between the 2 programs in wins and championships in the modern era. But you knew that.
I am a diehard UT football fan who has followed them since 1968. That said Alabama has dominated our series since 1971. Even with the 7 game win streak we had and Fulmers record as a coach against your team the record for our side is ugly the past 48 years. It’s hard to believe this series was once dead even in the early 70s and one of the great rivalry games in the nation. I don’t even bother watching this game anymore.
 
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You're not really refuting his point. The "first 22" spanned from 1916 to 1992. And Tennessee won the first 10 meetings from 1916 to 1953. There has been no ebb and flow in most of everyone here's lifetime, it's been one sided.
That’s kind of another way to put it. If you haven’t lived long enough to witness “ebb and flow”, then there is no ebb and flow.
 
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You're not really refuting his point. The "first 22" spanned from 1916 to 1992. And Tennessee won the first 10 meetings from 1916 to 1953. There has been no ebb and flow in most of everyone here's lifetime, it's been one sided.

Really only fair to look at the series when spurrier started (modern era). We got off to a good start: destroyed Florida in 90 and 92. Had fairy decent games at swamp in 91 and 93 so it looked like a real rivalry. Things went south in 94 post Schuler and continued till 98. Started to look like a rivalry again from 98 - 04 but completely tanked when meyer took over through last year.
 
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You're not really refuting his point. The "first 22" spanned from 1916 to 1992. And Tennessee won the first 10 meetings from 1916 to 1953. There has been no ebb and flow in most of everyone here's lifetime, it's been one sided.
I was 15 in 1992, and at that point we had an 8 game, 15-7 lead in the series, and had just won 2 out 3 games played in 3 consecutive years. Since 1992 Florida has shifted the series to an equal 8 game lead for them. I'm 41 now, I don't remember the last time I got carded but I ain't quite AARP age yet either. I've seen this shift occur in my lifetime and I am enough of a college football historian generally to know that swings like this one are hardly unique, even in the context of great rivalries, and that's what I said "ebbed and flowed", i.e. many of the great historic rivalries.

Michigan, for example has beaten Ohio State 8 times since 1992 (whereas we have beaten Florida 5). Most of our wins against Florida are more recent than Michigan's wins against Ohio State. Tennessee has beaten Florida 4 times since 2000, whereas Michigan has only beaten Ohio State on 2 occasions since 2000 and yet I don't think anyone would dispute that Michigan and Ohio State is a great rivalry. Yeah, Florida has gotten the better of us for a while, no one has denied that, but it is not some foregone conclusion that the tide will not and cannot turn back in our favor.

Florida is not some unbeatable behemoth, they've had a good run since they hired Spurrier (not so much the last 10 years though), however as I pointed out, they were once perennial cellar dwellers for about 6 decades, and they can return to the depths from whence they came.
 
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I was 15 in 1992, and at that point we had an 8 game, 15-7 lead in the series, and had just won 2 out 3 games played in 3 consecutive years. Since 1992 Florida has shifted the series to an equal 8 game lead for them. I'm 41 now, I don't remember the last time I got carded but I ain't quite AARP age yet either.I 've seen this shift occur in my lifetime and I am enough of a college football historian generally to know that swings like this one are hardly unique, even in the context of great rivalries, and that's what I said "ebbed and flowed", i.e. many of the great historic rivalries.

Michigan, for example has beaten Ohio State 8 times since 1992 (whereas we have beaten Florida 5). Most of our wins against Florida are more recent than Michigan's wins against Ohio State. Tennessee has beaten Florida 4 times since 2000, whereas Michigan has only beaten Ohio State on 2 occasions since 2000 and yet I don't think anyone would dispute that Michigan and Ohio State is a great rivalry. Yeah, Florida has gotten the better of us for a while, no one has denied that, but it is not some foregone conclusion that the tide will not and cannot turn back in our favor.

Florida is not some unbeatable behemoth, they've had a good run since they hired Spurrier (not so much the last 10 years though), however as I pointed out, they were once perennial cellar dwellers for about 6 decades, and they can return to the depths from whence they came.
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