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kpcane
03-22-2009, 10:33 AM
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/colleges/um/story/961783.html

This makes me so mad. I love our games against UF more than anything, and they're always too scared to play us, even though they rocked us last time. They need to take out the tampon and schedule us more.

Dolfan3773
03-22-2009, 04:41 PM
I hate the Gayturds

JCane
03-24-2009, 12:01 AM
This is really no surprise for me. It's not going to surprise me when they try to get out of their game against Miami in Miami in 2013.

From a financial standpoint—and let's not forget that in an Athetic Department the first order of business is business—it doesn't make sense for the Gators to play Miami on a yearly basis. But there are ways to work this in granted it will probably never happen.

The Gators biggest complaint is losing another home game. "Technically" the Gators get 7 home games if you count the game against Georgia in Jacksonville. But if you were to move that game back to a home and home series, the Gators could afford to play us once every other year. Every other year when the Gators are at home and at Georgia, they could play in Miami. They could then switch around just a fraction of SEC scheduling and make this work. Obviously, the biggest hitch is convincing Florida to go to a home and home against Georgia which is completely out of Miami's hands. I think gergia would more than welcome this move.

CedarPhin
03-24-2009, 12:34 AM
I hate the Gayturds

My sentiments exactly.

Smith21
03-24-2009, 02:11 AM
i love the florida college teams playing each other.. i just wish the "U" would hurry up and get more competitive.. playing 12 starters from the same highschool doesnt seem like the best way lol

JCane
03-24-2009, 03:17 AM
i love the florida college teams playing each other.. i just wish the "U" would hurry up and get more competitive.. playing 12 starters from the same highschool doesnt seem like the best way lol

With the exception of Jacory Harris, the other three from Miami Northwestern would start on any team in the country.

No doubt.

10 wins+ this season. 9 minimum.

CedarPhin
03-24-2009, 03:49 AM
I'm just glad they haven't cancelled the annual baseball series.

Dolpfan_72
03-24-2009, 03:51 AM
The Gators are in fact not afraid to play anyone. They just prefer to earn all their wins and not have them handed to them as would be the case in a UM matchup. Call it a pre-mercy rule.

d-day
03-24-2009, 03:59 AM
The Gators are in fact not afraid to play anyone. They just prefer to earn all their wins and not have them handed to them as would be the case in a UM matchup. Call it a pre-mercy rule.

:lol:

scores from the last 7 times we played each other...

2008/09/06 Miami FL 3 - Florida 26
2004/12/31 Miami FL 27 - Florida 10 !! Peach Bowl !!
2003/09/06 Miami FL 38 - Florida 33
2002/09/07 Miami FL 41 - Florida 16
2001/01/02 Miami FL 37 - Florida 20 !! Sugar Bowl !!
1987/09/05 Miami FL 31 - Florida 4
1986/09/06 Miami FL 23 - Florida 15

...pre-mercy rule alright!

CedarPhin
03-24-2009, 04:01 AM
My favorite was them dropping us to play a "more national schedule" in football, then replacing us with Montana State.

JCane
03-24-2009, 04:03 AM
The Gators are in fact not afraid to play anyone. They just prefer to earn all their wins and not have them handed to them as would be the case in a UM matchup. Call it a pre-mercy rule.

If that were true they would play a tougher out-of-conference schedule and they would also travel out of the South to play opponents.

At least Georgia schedules the likes of Arizone State and Oklahoma State. Even Tennessee plays on the West Coast.

Florida's Out-of-Conference Schedule:

09.05.2009 Charleston Southern
09.12.2009 Troy
11.21.2009 Florida International
11.28.2009 Florida State

That isn't exactly what I would call "earning" your wins. By the way, every out-of-conference game they play is in Gainesville. Georgia is "technically" a home game.

They're also playing AT South Carolina, AT Mississippi State, and AT Kentucky. Not exactly tough road games in the SEC. The toughest road game they have is at LSU.

Miami might end up with one of the toughest schedules in the country when it's over with and they certainly have the toughest first month of anyone.

09.07.2009 @ Florida State (Labor Day)
09.17.2009 Georgia Tech (Primetime Thursday Night on ESPN)
09.26.2009 @ Virginia Tech
10.03.2009 Oklahoma

Miami's Out-of-Conference Schedule:

Oklahoma
Florida A&M
@ Central Florida
@ South Florida

Tough schedule for the 'Canes and a MUCH tougher out-of-conference schedule.

Dolpfan_72
03-24-2009, 04:08 AM
:lol:

scores from the last 7 times we played each other...

2008/09/06 Miami FL 3 - Florida 26
2004/12/31 Miami FL 27 - Florida 10 !! Peach Bowl !!
2003/09/06 Miami FL 38 - Florida 33
2002/09/07 Miami FL 41 - Florida 16
2001/01/02 Miami FL 37 - Florida 20 !! Sugar Bowl !!
1987/09/05 Miami FL 31 - Florida 4
1986/09/06 Miami FL 23 - Florida 15

...pre-mercy rule alright!

Okay okay point made. I just couldn't let my team get beat on from all directions and not at least attemp to defend them. :D

...and you didn't have to actually break out the final scores. ouch. :(

JCane
03-24-2009, 04:13 AM
My beef with the whole scheduling thing isn't just directly with the Gators. It's the entire SEC. Yes, they have great, great football teams. There's no disputing it. But each and every year we hear these SEC chants etc., etc., and if you look at the SEC's history when they play out-of-conference outside of the South, they don't fair too well.

I can recall Tennessee coming down to Miami back in 2003 I believe and beating us 10 - 6 but anyone could have won that. I will give Georgia props though. They went into Sun Devil Stadium last year and took down ASU which is no easy task. This year will be a great game against Oklahoma State. I'd just like to see SEC teams more eager to play nationwide competition away from home.

Southern Cal came to Arkansas and BEATDOWN the Razorbacks. Then they went to Virginia and HAMMERED them. And even without Beanie Wells, it was still impressive for USC to go into the 'Shoe and pound the Buckeyes. That's what I want to see from Florida, LSU, Georgia and Tennessee.

CedarPhin
03-24-2009, 04:28 AM
Don't forget LSU going to Sun Devil Stadium a few years back as well.

The first month of the Hurricanes' schedule this year is absolutely brutal.

RaboGrande24
03-25-2009, 08:00 PM
Don't forget LSU going to Sun Devil Stadium a few years back as well.

The first month of the Hurricanes' schedule this year is absolutely brutal.
Yea and I like it. Were gonna find out what these kids are made of pretty quick. God I wish football season would just start already

DaDolfan25
05-04-2009, 03:33 AM
My beef with the whole scheduling thing isn't just directly with the Gators. It's the entire SEC. Yes, they have great, great football teams. There's no disputing it. But each and every year we hear these SEC chants etc., etc., and if you look at the SEC's history when they play out-of-conference outside of the South, they don't fair too well.

I can recall Tennessee coming down to Miami back in 2003 I believe and beating us 10 - 6 but anyone could have won that. I will give Georgia props though. They went into Sun Devil Stadium last year and took down ASU which is no easy task. This year will be a great game against Oklahoma State. I'd just like to see SEC teams more eager to play nationwide competition away from home.

Southern Cal came to Arkansas and BEATDOWN the Razorbacks. Then they went to Virginia and HAMMERED them. And even without Beanie Wells, it was still impressive for USC to go into the 'Shoe and pound the Buckeyes. That's what I want to see from Florida, LSU, Georgia and Tennessee.

not to nitpick, but USC played ohio state at the rose bowl, and SEC teams usually play at least 1 or 2 relatively tough out of conference games each year. they cannot schedule too tough of games because usually their schedule's are so tough within conference

JCane
05-04-2009, 03:48 AM
not to nitpick, but USC played ohio state at the rose bowl, and SEC teams usually play at least 1 or 2 relatively tough out of conference games each year. they cannot schedule too tough of games because usually their schedule's are so tough within conference

Like I said, Georgia does a good job of scheduling out-of-conference games ON THE ROAD. Tennessee does as well. Florida, not so much. The Citadel? C'mon. Hawaii? Please. Let's see Florida schedule Ohio State in the Swamp. Let's see Florida go to Virginia. Florida doesn't even want to play us in Gainesville and they're trying desperately to get out of coming to Miami in 2013.

Awsi Dooger
05-05-2009, 10:31 PM
The Gators biggest complaint is losing another home game. "Technically" the Gators get 7 home games if you count the game against Georgia in Jacksonville. But if you were to move that game back to a home and home series, the Gators could afford to play us once every other year. Every other year when the Gators are at home and at Georgia, they could play in Miami. They could then switch around just a fraction of SEC scheduling and make this work. Obviously, the biggest hitch is convincing Florida to go to a home and home against Georgia which is completely out of Miami's hands. I think gergia would more than welcome this move.

That's where the problem lies, the Georgia game. I've posted that on various sites for years. Your summary is excellent.

Florida essentially hides behind that game as a road game. It is anything but a road game. Go back and check out Spurrier's related quotes, emphasizing the advantage of playing in Jacksonville so there's no reason the Gators shouldn't win the vast majority of the time. He had it correct but the Florida athletic department is determined to forge the softest path and claiming Georgia as a neutral site accomplishes that.

It means the Gators play the fewest meaningful true road games of any team in the country. I have no idea how the national media lets them get away with it, nor the BCS voters. It's absurd Florida wasn't punished more dramatically for losing at home last year as a 24 point favorite. If you don't risk anything on the road -- no out of conference out of state roadies since '91 -- and your road conference slate is limited to a mere handful of games, then it should be mandatory to sweep everything at home. Florida got the benefit of a doubt when it should not have. They may have been BCS title game caliber but that home loss needed to be a disqualifier. Miami certainly never played for the title in any year when it had a home defeat.

I think the media will finally start questioning the Gator scheduling strategy but it probably won't have impact on the Georgia game. You've got the mystical cocktail party nonsense floating around there. Meanwhille, Auburn and Alabama switched to true home and home a decade ago or more, without any diminishment of the rivalry. Previously it had been a so-called neutral site, but one that favored Alabama.

Oraclepz
05-12-2009, 09:49 PM
Florida is on top right now. So they are trying to keep from playing the other FL because if they lose to Florida St. Miami or USF they start losing recruits.