Cfb365 also did a Q&A with us to get the Dawg side of the story for the WLOCP. You can find the Cfb 365 questions and the C&C answers here.
Lets get started...hope you enjoy:
Catfish and Cornbread: We'll start this q&a off with a short question. Steve Spurrier or Urban Meyer?
CollegeFootball365: As most Gator fans will tell you, there is always a place in my heart for the ‘Ol Ball Coach. If it weren’t for him, we probably wouldn’t have an Urban Meyer right now. His style of play completely revolutionized the SEC. He had the personality that made you love him if you were a Gator fan and hate him if you weren’t. All that being said, I truly believe Meyer is a better game day coach than SOS. I think that shows with what the two have done with lesser talent. Meyer excelled at
Cfb365: Well, the Heisman trophy has already put him ahead of Smith and other greats outside of Spurrier and Wuerffel. He’s also on the verge of replacing Smith as the all-time rushing touchdown leader at UF. You can debate all you want that his touchdowns are “easy” touchdowns, but that’s still impressive.
Stat wise, it’s hard to argue against Tebow. The man is the true definition of a living legend in
C&C: It was anticipated that this years WLOCP could match up two undefeateds.
Cfb365: Ah man, I was hoping I wouldn’t have to relive that shit fest of a game anytime soon. If I had to narrow it down to one word it would be: fumbles. I have never seen a Gators squad put the ball on the turf so many times in my life. The real shocker was that we were one of a few schools left in 1-A that hadn’t had a turnover going into the game. We fumbled the ball 5 times! Harvin alone accounted for 3 of those. Granted we “only” lost 3 of the 5 fumbles, but the other 2 completely killed our drives. We should have never been in the position to lose the game on a blocked extra point at the end.
As a side note, I was completely disgusted with all the Gator “fans” that were calling for Meyer and OC Dan Mullen’s job after the game. Never have I wanted to kick my Gator brethren in their collective nuts harder in my life.
As another side note, I’ll take a loss to Ole Miss every few years if it means I get to spend three hours in the stands with the talent from
C&C: It is well known that the
Cfb365: I know it sounds cliché, but we got one year older. CB Joe Haden and FS Major Wright each have some big games under their belts, which helps our secondary tremendously. Honestly, I don’t think there’s any other reason for the improvement. We’ve just matured. Brandon Spikes and Dustin Doe are natural leaders at LB, and Jermaine Cunningham gains confidence with each snap. Also, true freshman Janoris Jenkins has stepped in at corner and completely played out of his mind.
C&C: Urban Meyer has probably done a better job in Gainesville than any coach in the country bringing in explosive offensive players
Cfb365: The obvious choice here would be Harvin. Percy is scheduled to get double digit touches in the game. Anytime that man has the ball in his hands that much, he’s bound to do something special. However, I think James will have the bigger impact on the outcome of the game. If he can return to pre-Ole Miss form,
C&C: We here at C&C have a lot of respect for LB Brandon Spikes. From the outside looking in he seems to be the heart and soul of that resurgent Gator defense. Where does he rank among
Cfb365: You’re absolutely right about Spikes. The dude is a beast! I think he’s overlooked nationally when it comes to the media. If we’re talking about recent history, which would exclude the almighty Wilber Marshall, I would put Spikes in the top 2 or 3 UF linebackers.
C&C: We'll finish up with the same question you asked us. The celebration. What’s your take on the whole thing? Is it really fuel added to the fire, or just old news?
Cfb365: I personally think its old news. I mean, we had 3 and a half quarters to respond to it LAST year, and we didn’t get it done. However, I know the Gators are using it for fuel. Meyer is that type of coach. We’re talking about a man that once put BYU decals on the urinal cakes at
Honestly, I think all it will do is cause the Gators to put a little extra umph on the first few hits of the game. Once things get settled in, I’m sure last year’s celebration will be the furthest thing from their minds.
I know I'm in the minority on this. Plenty of my fellow jean shorts wearing Gator fans are all about getting revenge for last year. If we need something like that to get us motivated for the WLOCP, then something's wrong...