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bigDgator
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So who is left that might declare?
Toney? Any DL's? Safeties?


slayerxing
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Gainesville
Member since Feb 2010
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re: So who is left that might declare?
I think Toney is the ibis one left to really worry about although slaton Davis abs Stewart may have all thought about it at some point.


Porter Osborne Jr
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re: So who is left that might declare?
What starters are you guys losing from this year?


slayerxing
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re: So who is left that might declare?
On offense, lose Buchanan at center. He was serviceable, but unremarkable so not a big loss. The other 4 starters at Ol return, although I doubt they all keep their jobs. Delance especially.

bigger losses are jefferson, Cleveland, Hammond, and swain at WR and Perine at RB.

Hard to count starters there, they rotated those 4 WR a lot, and Grimes and Toney were also listed as starters at some point and both should return although Toney hasn't announced yet. So basically, UF loses 4 of their top 6 WR (1, 3, 5, 6) but return #2 and #4 (Pitts and Grimes). Copeland was the #7 receiver and played a lot last year and should step into the starting role without any trouble.

On defense, they lose Greenard which is big, Zuniga (who barely played, only about 90 snaps all year including the bowl) Adam Shuler, a starter at DT, Reese, a great run stopper at LB, and Jaewon Taylor, one of the key rotation guys at safety, although he didn't have a great year, and CJ henderson at CB.

So technically, that is 6 "starters" but they return so many guys with experience because of the way Mullen rotates. Miller and Houston played a TON at LB, and Miller is probably the heir apparent to Reese. Marco Wilson is returning and Kair Elam takes over for CJ. Dean, Burney, Davis, Stewart, and Stiner all return at nickel/safety and all played a TON. On the DL, UF returns four guys that played a lot in Slaton, Campbell, and Dunlap at tackle. Elijah Conliffe will be back from an injury that sidelined him last year.

The DE situation looks good. Cox probably slides in for Greenard, although guys like Moon and Diabate may have something to say about that. Bogle and Carter will fight to see who starts on the other side, but Carter basically played starter minutes all year with Zuniga hurt.

Basically, it'll be interesting to see how people view Florida from a lost starters perspective. On paper, they will have lost a lot of starters on defense, but 2020 is probably the best depth they have had on defense since 2012.

On offense, the question will be, can they replace the 4 senior WR that left. But honestly, the bigger question for me is, can they resurrect the running game? That is the difference between UF at 10-2 and 11-1 or better and in the SEC title game.










Porter Osborne Jr
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re: So who is left that might declare?
Well damn, that's a solid breakdown and much more than I was expecting

The only step back I can possibly see is at WR where you lose 4 of 6.

Is Cox going to play DE or OLB? He'll be a beast if he can learn to squeeze and keep containment.


BloodSweat&Beers
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re: So who is left that might declare?
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Well damn, that's a solid breakdown and much more than I was expecting

The only step back I can possibly see is at WR where you lose 4 of 6.

Is Cox going to play DE or OLB? He'll be a beast if he can learn to squeeze and keep containment.


Definitely taking a step back at WR losing 4 WRs that was the best group that UF has had since 2009. Grimes, Copeland, and Pitts are all great targets, some of the new guys should step up. Weston at WR and Zipperer at TE


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finchmeister08
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re: So who is left that might declare?
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I think Toney is the ibis one left to really worry about


i ain't worried about it.


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slayerxing
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re: So who is left that might declare?
Cox is technically a lb but he’ll have his hand in the dirt most of the time.

Ufs wr and te Corp is still solid but with losing those guys and perine the passing game will take a step back. Running attack must improve.


bigDgator
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re: So who is left that might declare?
Yes we will miss Perine, but hopefully our OL will be better and help our running game improve.


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