UF/Miami get approval to bump opening game back a week to 8/24

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  1. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article226748849.html

    Fixing to be some thuggin' going on in Miami. They got the new attitude. Can't wait for them to pick a fight pregame like they did against LSU in the Peach Bowl then proceed to get curb stomped again. The days of Miami intimidating anyone have been over for more than a decade now.
     
  2. Flywheel

    Flywheel What year is it?

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    Two decades nearly.

    I recall their Tshirts the first time they came to Bobby Dodd after expansion. "We may be in your league, but you're not in ours."

    It took them 4 years to beat us the first time and longer to win the Coastal. Still haven't won the ACC.
     
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  3. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    They actually murdered us in 2004, bit I like your spirit! The Miami MLB was practically taking the snap. Our blocking was so bad Reggie was reduced to QB keepers since we could run nothing else. He got the crap beat out of him that day. Proud he stood in there.
     
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    Olgoldandwhie Varsity Lurker

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    It could. That is always a possibility.
     
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    GoJackets89 Damn Good Rat

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    Was that the 30-3 game? Rashaun Grant busted a huge run to around the 20 right after kick off and we settled for 3. That was a terrible game to go to.
     
  6. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    Yes. Their defense dominated our line. We could block nobody. Their MLB was nearly taking the handoff. It was awful. The game was never in doubt.
     
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    One could almost say we really weren't in their league. But yet that was their first year in the ACC, right?
     
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    It was.

    Greeting the team at Bobby Dodd at 4 a.m. the next year, after whipping them in Miami when they were #3, made up for it.
     
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    That was another "rock" defense game. Reggie had horrible numbers but yet we pulled another defense-based game out of our ass. I know that it's hardly ever mentioned here but if we had a typical NCAA QB from '05-'06 the landscape of GT football would have looked a lot different in that era. Ball peaked in '03 (couldn't really ask more) and yes, he always had heart. That doesn't win games.

    What I mean say is that Collins very likely know how essential we need a very good QB and a balance on defense. How Gailey couldn't recruit just one still astonishes me. CPJ could do it some years but that defense, though.
     
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    Flywheel What year is it?

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    I suppose I blocked that one out of my memory. I remember now. *shiver*
     
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    Unless the waiver says different, this will give them an extra week of practice.
     
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    I’m not following. Do teams not practice right before the season?
     
  14. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    And the whiteout where the front came through and turned things cold near the beginning of the game. The Miami players huddled around non functioning heaters, so I hear, as we were busy kicking their ass.
     
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    The rule, at least it used to be, was that your preseason practice start date was set based on the date of your first game. Everyone didnt start the same day, which is what it should be.
     
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    BranMart BLUE PANTS ARE THE TITS!!

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    They count backwards from the first game to the allowable start date. Basically the NCAA has given them an extra week of practice and an extra bye that no one else gets.
     
  17. GoGATech

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    The NCAA approved this in January 2018:

    So by moving their opening week back to "week 0," UF and Miami just got an extra week of preseason practice, and will now have an extra bye week during the season.
     
  18. 18in32

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    If I understand correctly, I think it would be more accurate to say they get an extra week of in-season practice. Everyone gets the same amount of preseason practice, but their season is now a week longer, with an extra bye week, than everyone else. I think.
     
  19. GoGATech

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    Fair enough. They get to start preseason practice a week ahead of everyone else, and I think bye week practice guidelines are pretty much the same as preseason, no mandatory days off and less restrictions. So it's not just an extra week of regular in-season practice. practi way, still an extra week.
     
  20. jacket67

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    Since we don't play da U until middle of October, I wouldn't consider it to be much of an advantage against us. But Miami plays UNC week two, and the Tar Heels face USCe the week before. If I was UNC, I'd be unhappy that a division opponent arranged an extra week of practice and a bye going into the game.