Who Is The Best Team On Paper?
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The Gators have to replace Tim Tebow, Bradon Spikes, Joe Haden, Aaron Hernandez, Maurkice Pouncey and others. Charlie Strong finally got his opportunity to be a head coach. He’s now at Louisville. Not to mention, Urban Meyer has to find a new way to coach to deal with his health issues.
The FSU Seminoles are going through a complete overhaul to the program. Bobby Bowden, Mickey Andrews and other coaches are gone. Jimbo Fisher has implemented countless changes to the program that are expected to pay immediate dividends. On the field, the biggest question marks surround the defensive line and the secondary after the dismal season those segments had last year.
It would appear that the Miami Hurricanes will only go as far as Jacory Harris is able to take them. Last season he threw 17 interceptions, battled a thumb injury and was beat up in some games. The highly touted recruiting class of 2008 are now juniors with a ton of experience. Will their experience result in greater production now that they are upperclassmen?
The questions surrounding each of big 3 programs in Florida, lead me to make the comment that on paper this is the closest they’ve been in several years. To put my theory to the test, I ranked each segment of teams against each other. Number 1 is the best, Number 3 is the worse. Once the numbers are tallied, the team with the lowest number is the best on paper. Here are my rankings:
I was genuinely surprised by my results. So much so that I decided to bring in some respected Gator and Canes fans to further test my theory. Again, it’s not a question of who is the best team on paper. The issue is how close the 3 teams are on paper.
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Wil from Swamp Talk and BG1906 from Hurricane Alley joined me to discuss their rankings as well as compare and contrasting the segments.
Click the play button above to listen to the podcast. Weigh in with your thoughts. Fill in your rankings to see how you view the teams on paper