Lindys and Athlons have us outside their top 30

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    • #17062
      Gator Thriller
      ITG Subscriber

        I stopped in the bookstore to get some pre season magazines to read tomorrow and Monday after I fill my belly.

        I picked up Lindys. They had us ranked 31st so I passed on that.

        I picked up Athlon and they have us ranked 33rd. I definitely passed on that.

        I have to wait to next year to read the pre season magazines and hope they’re wrong until then.

      • #17063
        ITG Subscriber

          If we lose 4 or 5 this year like we probably might being ranked back outside of the top 25 is going to be the norm for us until we can get it turned around.

          I’ll still be all in on Napier if we can go 8-4 or better but if we have a worse record than that it makes it hard to pull for him.

        • #17066
          ITG Subscriber

            As a lifelong Gator, it’s disappointing to read these types of comments from fair weather fans. We were told by CBN, when he was hired, to have patience as this program rebuild would probably take a few years. People are already deriding the man for recruiting and he has yet to coach a game in the orange and blue. In such a short time, he has taken care of issues that desperately needed taken care of and has begun to set the program on the right path. Players and recruits rave about the staff and the program. The culture is changing, but with the recent release of some players, total “buy in” just isn’t there, yet. If you know his history, ULL did have a 7-7 record his first year. After that, things improved quickly and in a very positive way for the Ragin Cajuns. Give the man some time and let him work. Trust me when I say, he has his fingers on the pulse of college football. Operating with NIL in place is probably throwing a few kinks into the hose of recruiting. Hopefully some rules can be put in place as it seems several programs that are operating within rules set forth by their states are experiencing similar recruiting issues. The U ain’t one of them as they are blatantly buying kids’ services with Lifewallet money. We’ll see how long that lasts.

          • #17067
            ITG Subscriber

              This is result of several years of our coaches being great evaluators who didn’t need to sign highly ranked classes.

            • #17095
              Mark Wheeler
              Forum Owner

                I stopped buying all of the preseason magazines a couple of years ago. I get Steele’s and that’s about it.

                What Napier inherited wouldn’t be a couple of years rebuilding job. UF still had more talent than all but 2-3 programs on the schedule. Now, as it stands today, the program has less talent from top to bottom than when he took over and if we are being honest with ourselves, it is probably the largest talent gap between Florida and Georgia that I’ve seen in 20 years.

              • #17241
                ITG Subscriber

                  Where does Steele have us ranked?

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