## Week 37 of 213: Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters

Cubicle Warrior’s blog, week 37 of 213 (1,200 more days to military retirement). This week started off with the inauguration of Barack Obama. Congratulations, Mr. President. Ben Franklin would have some good advice for you:

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
– Ben Franklin, April 17, 1787

# #random

SEC girlfriends

• Happy 33rd birthday anniversary to my little brother! Each year I find it harder to face the fact that my little brother is another year further removed from being that cute little kid in diapers.
• Video footage of Rissa at the San Diego ATA tournament.
• Video footage of JR at the San Diego ATA tournament.
• Manti Te’o jokes. In case you missed it, here are 10 of the top jokes on Manti Te’o.
1. Manti Te’o wasn’t missing tackles in the National Championship, he was hugging his girlfriend.
2. If you having girl problems I feel bad for you son Manti Teo has 99 problems but a girl ain’t one.
3. On the bright side for Manti Te’o, his relationship was probably better than any Taylor Swift has had.
4. These Te’o jokes are all very funny but let’s all try and remember that a person who never existed is dead.
5. Brent Musberger hasn’t seen Te’o's girlfriend either, but he is assured, real or fake, that she is smokin’.
6. At least my girlfriend, Halle Berry, is real. It’s just the relationship that’s imaginary.
7. Two pople that don’t know what its like to be touched by Manti Te’o, his imaginary girlfriend and Eddie Lacy.
8. In response to the T’eo fake girlfriend story, AJ McCarron said, “Only 5% of my girlfriend is fake. I win again.”
9. Just heard “AJ McCarron’s girlfriend will be featured in SI Swimsuit Edition, while Manti Te’o's girlfriend will be feature on Mythbusters”.
10. What do Manti Te’o's “girlfriend” and Obama have in common? Neither have been able to produce a birth certificate!

Watch American economy grow…as seen from space!

• You can see the American economy changing from space.

“That new constellation of lights [in the picture above] is evidence of a major shift in the American—and global—economy. They come from the fire of natural gas burning as companies work all night to extract petroleum from the Bakken formation under North Dakota, a place whose citizens now refer to it as “Kuwait on the prairie,” according to NPR’s Robert Krulwich.

This is “fracking,” the controversial technology using water and chemicals pumped into the ground to shatter bedrock and gain access to the surrounding oil and natural gas. While some drillers are specifically tapping gas reserves, others that are going after the oil often just flare off the accompanying gas, because the oil is more profitable. As a result, some 29% of the gas being extracted goes to waste—or rather, into creating this spectacular light show.” [READ MORE from qz.com]

• 2 Days in the Valley. I forgot how much I liked this movie when I first watched it 16 years ago. I watched this in the day room of my tech school dormitory. Good times.

2 Days in the Valley

# #foodspotting

Ninja Monkey’s Breakfast, Honey Bunny Cafe, Los Angeles, CA

Ninja Monkey’s Breakfast, Honey Bunny Cafe, Los Angeles, CA

Fuddrucker’s Ribeye Steak Burger, San Diego, CA

Pizza From Scratch, Honey Bunny Cafe, Los Angeles, CA

Mofongos Carne Guisada, North Hollywood, CA

Bulgogi, Love Sushi, Newhall, CA

Tonkatsu, Love Sushi, Newhall, CA

Santa Julia Malbec

Ropa Vieja, Versailles Cuban, El Segundo, CA

# #technology

Samsung Galaxy S4

# #sports

• Florida Gators hire Brad Lawing as defensive line coach to replace Dan Quinn, who recently left to a job as defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks.

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## Week 36 of 213: I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest are only details.

God‘s Equations?

Cubicle Warrior’s blog, week 36 of 213 (1,207 more days to military retirement). This week’s quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein, but I cannot confirm this. Regardless of the source, I like this quote, and it does fall in line with Albert Einstein’s thoughts on god, God, and science.

I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest are only details.
– Unknown, often attributed to Albert Einstein

# #random

Wolverine as Jean Valjean

• 태권도 물리Taekwondo Physics. I started up a series discussing the physics of martial arts, focusing on what I observe in the kids’ taekwondo and backing up my conclusions with mathematical rigor. If you want to know some of the science behind martial arts, feel free to follow the series.
• Lesson 1 summary: Intro.
• Lesson 2 summary: Force is a product of mass and acceleration, not velocity.
• Lesson 3a summary: A properly executed straight punch will create a force equal to the martial artist’s weight at the target.
• Lesson 3b summary: Re-breakable boards start off being harder to break than wooden boards before settling into the rated, equivalent hardness of a wooden board, which is enough force to cause major head trauma with a well-placed strike to the head.
• Lesson 4 summary: A martial artist must be a master of his or her own size, weight, and power.
• God’s equations? The picture above is a common one used to merge discussions of science and religion, or merely as a clever physics joke. The more common version of this joke is to simply assert Maxwell’s equations in macroscopic, differential form and QED “let there be light”, as shown below.
• Gauss’s Law: $\nabla\cdot{\bf D}=\rho_f$
• Gauss’s Law for magnetism: $\nabla\cdot{\bf B}=0$
• Faraday’s Law for Induction: $\nabla\times{\bf E}=-\frac{\partial B}{\partial t}$
• Ampere’s Circuital Law (with Maxwell’s correction): $\nabla\times{\bf H}={\bf J}+\frac{\partial \bf D}{\partial t}$
• What does this tell us about God and religion? Nothing really. This does open up a much deeper discussion on God’s role in science. I hear all the time from under-educated, non-techies that scientists hate religion or that religion overrides science. There are plenty of brilliant scientists whose beliefs fall in line with religion, or whose work need not be considered counter to religion. Most non-techies are thrown off by the math, as if the math were forcing the issue. The math is just the language of discussion that cannot be biased one way or the other. The only bias comes in lack of understanding.
• Marion “Mike” F. Kilar: 14 September 1914 – 4 January 1996It has been 17 years since my grandfather passed away. He is easily the most influential man in my life.
• Cubicle Warrior’s Movie Review: Les Misérables. Awesome movie. This one is well worth the seven days’ running time of the movie. Just make sure that if your neighbor sings along that you give him or her a stiff throat punch, especially if your neighbor is Russell Crowe. Hint: if you need to take a potty break, wait until Catwoman dies, but make it back to your seat before Wolverine gets into a sword fight using a coat rack.
• Cubicle Warrior’s Movie Review: Looper. Very good movie. This movie provides the solution to gun control. Ban all guns in the future, but send people that you want killed back in time to a time where everybody carriers blunderbusses and shoots drugs into their eyeballs! Imagine crossing Terminator with, I don’t know, every other movie that uses time travel. The difference is that this movie has a nice twist at the end–it solves the problem of gun control!

# #foodspotting

Ropa Vieja, Versailles Cuban, El Segundo, CA

2011 Santa Julia Malbec

# #technology

The Good: Samsung flexible phone prototype.  This phone will fit in your pocket better than that POS iPhone5 that is getting bent out of shape sitting in your pocket right now.

The Weird: WTH? Nobody will buy this, unless Apple makes it and charges everyone $500. iGlasses. Get it? iGlasses! • Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 8-11, 2013, Las Vegas Convention Center. The best gadgets seemed to be centered on touch screen technologies. • Good. Huewei introduced a competitor to the Samsung Note, the Ascend Mate. Yay! Something new for Apple to copy! Chevy previewed its MyLink and Ford previewed AppLink, each of them essentially being customized tablet computers built into the dashboard of a car. Samsung showed a prototype of the flexible phone. The Tobii Rex is a situational awareness sensor that observers your eyeballs and uses that input to guide the cursor on screen (in the military, we call that CoT, Cursor on Target). Of course, there were several iterations of the large screen television–some with better displays (Samsung 55″ OLED TV and 110″ LED TV), and some with the same displays with touchscreen control (TCL UltraSurface TV). Sony showed off its visor television, which if worn properly simulates a 150″ screen from 12′ away. • Bad. For those of you spoiled bitch moms that must stuff an iPad in your toddler’s face so you can watch TV, there is the iPotty for teaching your future high school dropout how to poop in a toilet. Take heed, future jailbird. It will be a lot easier to poop after a few years in jail. The HappiFork will vibrate when you are eating too quickly, theoretically to make you slow down. All that would make me do is eat with my hands, Filipino style! • Weird. The PSiO Booster glasses enhance your viewing experience by “stimulating the brain with lights and sounds”??? # #sports • The spread offense in the NFL. A couple years ago, ESPiN “experts” said that the college spread offense would never work in the NFL. Surprise, surprise. Just a reminder: the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers have been using elements of the “college spread offense” for years now. Some people confuse the wildcat with the spread, but they are not the same thing. Today, the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, and Carolina Panthers use the spread extensively, and three of those teams made it into the playoffs! As mentioned earlier, the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers use elements of the spread in their pro-style offense. The spread is here to stay for a while. I am not saying it is the only offense that should be used in the NFL, but I am saying that as long as quarterbacks are as mobile as they are now, it makes sense to fold their skills into the numbers game using the spread. Evolve the play-action fake into the zone-read, but put that fake at the point of attack where the linebackers are reading the offense, force good players out of position, and let the numbers work in favor of the offense. In the standard pro-style offense, the QB does not need to be accounted for at the point of attack 2-5 seconds after the snap–he will either hand off to the RB, throw to the WR, or scamper for 5-10 yards before the linebackers tackle him. In the spread, that QB is still part of the numbers equation because 2-5 seconds after the snap he is still running with the RB and reading the linebacker, or he has fooled the linebackers and defensive ends out of position and will now take an additional 2-3 seconds for the deep pass or will run through the empty defensive backfield for 10-20 yards. • The #9/#10 11-2 Florida Gators ended the 2012 season with a loss in the Sugar Bowl. Although the loss is disappointing, it is understandable. The Gators were up against a Gator legend, now Louisville head coach Charlie Strong. The players were a bit underwhelmed in having to play in the Sugar Bowl, just as Alabama was deflated years ago after losing to Florida in the SEC championship and having to play Utah (a team that ran the same offense as the Gator team that beat them only a month earlier). To be honest, I am quite happy with the overall season. The Gators are ahead of schedule with their return to prominence, and they made it this far without an offense to speak of. Part of that problem may be due to the Gators losing their wide receiver coach before the season. The problem area this year was that the receivers were neither getting open nor catching the passes that him them in the hands. These receivers had been recruited under Urban Meyer’s staff (some even recruited by Charlie Strong) as blockers or speed flankers, not primary pass catchers. The Gators may have ended the season with a top-five defense, but they have once again ended up with a bottom-five offense. # Related articles ## Cubicle Warrior’s Preview of the 2013 Sugar Bowl: #3 Florida Gators vs. #22 Louisville Cardinals Sugar Bowl 2013: Florida vs Louisville • Sugar Bowl 2013: #3 Florida Gators (11-1, 7-1 SEC) versus #21 Louisville Cardinals (10-2, 5-2 Big East). Allstate Sugar Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana. January 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM CST. Betting line: -13.5, Florida. The Gators look to assert their return to power. After their 24-17 Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl victory over “the team up North”, Gator head coach Will Muschamp rallied his troops in the locker room and told them that he does not want them to forget the frustrations of losing games they should have won. Muschamp used that pain of losing to focus the Gators–”[the Florida Gators] are not a 7-6 program”. Coach Muschamp reinvigorated the mighty Gators as they laid waste to four BCS top ten teams. All that stands before them and validation of their return to power are the Louisville Cardinals, led by former Gator coach Charlie Strong • Gator scouting report: The mighty Gators have turned around from 3-5 in the SEC to 7-1 in year 2 of the Muschamp Era. The Gators were just one fumble away from playing for the SEC title and possibly the national title. Look for the Gators to come out fired up. The Gators will swamp the Cardinals with the nation’s #3 defense, a defense that only yields 12.9 points per game. They also bring in the #35 rushing offense in the nation, with 194.1 yards per game. The Gator winning formula is simple: run left, run right, run middle… make field goals. with the #3 kicker in the nation… flip the field with #6 punter in the nation… stuff the run with the #6 run defense in the nation… and enforce the #1 “no fly zone” this side of the Middle Eastern war zones. • Key players to watch: RB Mike Gillislee – the workhorse of the Gator rushing attack also has Matt Jones to back him up, DB Matt Elam – this All American hard hitter wants to put someone to sleep. • Passing: Jeff Driskel - 140-216, 1471 yds, 11 tds (#56 in FBS pass efficiency, #96 total offense) • Rushing: Mike Gillislee - 235 car, 1104 yds, 10 tds (#42 in FBS) • Receiving: Jordan Reed - 44 rec, 552 yds, 3 tds (NR in FBS) • Tackles: Josh Evans – 6.58 tackles per game (34 assists, 45 solo, 4 TFL, 2 sacks) • Tackles for loss: Shariff Floyd – 0.92 per game (#99 in FBS) • Interceptions: Matt Elam – 0.33 per game (#30 in FBS), Jaylen Watkins – 0.25 per game (#78) • Gator bait scouting report: Former Gator defensive coordinator and head coach during the 2004 Peach Bowl, Charlie Strong, will have his work cut out for him. His number one offensive weapon, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater needs to heal from his ankle injury, or at least close enough to give his Cardinals a fighting chance against the Gators. The Cardinals have the nation’s #19 pass defense, but that will not help much against the run-happy Gators who bring in the #119 pass offense. The Cardinals #52 run defense yields over 150 yards per game. The passing offense is a very respectable #24 in the nation, but it is going up against the Gator no fly zone. On offense, the Cardinals look like Tennessee, at least in terms of statistical rankings. In terms of style of play, the Cardinals offense will look somewhat like a cross between FSU and TAMU. On defense, the Cardinals look like TAMU, at least in terms of statistical rankings. In terms of style of play, I would say that the Cardinals look like FSU on defense. • Key Gator bait to watch: QB Teddy Bridgewater and KR/CB Adrian Bushell. Adrian was part of the vaunted 2008 Gator recruiting class before he transferred to Charleston Southern, then to Louisville to rejoin the coach that recruited him. He was also roommates with Gator WR Frankie Hammond, Jr. Teddy went to football camp with Gator QB Jeff Driskel. In camp, they both spoke of being Gator fans as kids. • Passing: Bridgewater - 267-387, 3452 yds, 25 tds (#8 in FBS, #25 total offense) • Rushing: Jeremy Wright - 186 car, 740 yds, 9 tds; Senorise Perry - 135 car, 739 yds, 11 tds • Receiving: Devante Parker - 38 rec, 712 yds, 9 tds (#99 rec per game); Damian Copeland – 48 rec, 597 yds, 1 td; Eli Rogers – 42 rec, 443 yds, 4 tds • Tackles – Preston Brown (#84 in FBS); Calvin Pryor (#97 in FBS) • Kick returns – Adrian Bushell (19.59 ypa, #89 in FBS) • By the numbers: • Gators rushing offense vs Cardinals rushing defense: 194 ypg (#35) vs 151 ypg (#50). +Gators • Gators passing offense vs Cardinals passing defense: 144 ypg (#114) vs 127 ypg (#49). +Cardinals • Gators scoring offense vs Cardinals scoring defense: 27 ppg (#74) vs 24 ppg (#36). +Cardinals • Gators rushing defense vs Cardinals rushing offense: 97 ypg (#6) vs 127 ypg (#98). ++Gators • Gators passing defense vs Cardinals passing offense: 92 ypg (#1) vs 298 ypg (#23). ++Gators • Gators scoring defense vs Cardinals scoring offense: 13 ppg (#3) vs 31 ppg (#49). ++Gators • Gators turnover margin vs Cardinals turnover margin: 1.42 TPG (#5) vs 0.75 TPG (#21). +Gators • Gators X-factor vs Cardinals X-factor: Gators line of scrimmage vs Cardinals discipline. +push • Prediction: This will be a first-half scoring game as both defenses will clamp down in the second half. If the Gators can beat down the Cardinals in the trenches on both sides of the ball, the Cardinals may not score in the second half. 21-10, Gators. If you are betting on the game, I would not bet on the spread. There is a chance that the Cardinals can pull off the upset, but it would depend on the Gators committing turnovers. • In summary: the Gators specialize in rushing AND passing defense, which makes them an elite scoring defense. The Gators have handled similar type teams. The X-factor will be who plays more disciplined ball, since it is a foregone conclusion that Florida will own the line of scrimmage. • Postscript: Congratulations to the Louisville Cardinals, winners of the 2013 All-State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 33-23. The Cardinals capitalized on a Gator turnover just 15 seconds into the game when Driskel’s pass bounced out of Quinton Dunbar’s hands on the first pass of the game. The game was all downhill from there. The Gators had no answer for Bridgewater, and their run defense failed them at pivotal moments. • First downs: 23-17, Louisville • Total yards: 336-286 yds, Louisville • Passing: 266-175 yds, Louisville • Rushing: 70-111, Florida • Penalties: 2/25-9/98, Louisville • Turnovers: 1-3, Louisville • TOP: 35:37-24:23, Louisville • Final note: Yes, it sucks to lose big games, but the Gators finished the season 11-2 and probably were underwhelmed at being left out of the national title game (not that they would have fared much better against a top-five BCS team). ## Week 34 of 213: He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. Cubicle Warrior’s blog, week 32 of 213 (1,223 more days to military retirement). This week’s quote comes from Epictetus, a Greek philosopher that believed that suffering came trying to control the uncontrollable, that individuals are responsible for their own actions through self-discipline, and that it is man’s duty to care for fellow man. In 2012, I wasted a lot of time complaining about things that I did not have, but overlooked the great things that I do have. He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. – Epictetus # #random • My new year’s resolutions: • Get back to running 20 miles per week • Spend less time on Facebook • Spend more time with my computer nerd hobbies • Spend time converting my ninja monkeys into ninja monkey computer nerds • Spend more time with my Honey Bunny! • Cubicle Warrior’s review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to Jar Jar Bink’s House, part 1 of 3. • A long time ago (between the dawn of the faerie and the dominion of men), in a galaxy far, far away (somewhere between the Shire and The Lonely Mountain)…At face value, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Three Part Journey That Could Have Been Done In One ****ing Movie If Peter Jackson Were Not a Greedy Fat***” (TH:AUTPJTCHBDIOFMIPJWNAGF) is a delightful tale of Bilbo Baggins‘ resplendent trip outside the warm and cozy confines of Bag’s End to help the Dwarves reclaim their lost home under Lonely Mountain–a voyage replete with visually stunning views of Rivendell, the Misty Mountains, and the Goblin kingdom. [READ MORE]… • If you do not like my review of the movie, then check out my buddy’s more serious critique [READ MORE]… • If you failed to take your Adderol or Ritalin, then check out the 3-minute musical version of the Hobbit: # #foodspotting # #technology Facebook vs Google+ • I am falling more in love with Google+ each day. Eventually I would like to transition off of Facebook and stick to Google+. My plan is to transition in three phases: 1. Prune and tune friends. 2. Lock photo albums and delete as much as possible. 3. Trial phase without Facebook. • In a typical Facebook experience, I spend 25% of my time culling through under-informed, uninformed, or downright demented political posts and pointless re-posts. I spend about 50% of my time going through notifications, and another 25% blocking game requests. I have had enough. With Google+, I can tune my social networking experience to be a much more rewarding use of my free time. On Google+, I have had meaningful discussions on quantum physics, SEC football, NFL football, and random math problems. I do not get these kind of interactions on Facebook, so it is time to take my social networking elsewhere for now. • I experimented with Google Blogger and decided that I will stick with WordPress. WordPress is quite powerful and is loaded with a plethora of automated blogging utilities. • I have learned a lot about YouTubing from my son. I now waste entirely too much time on “How It Should Have Ended (HISHE)“, “musical versions of my favorite movies“, and “Cinema Sins“. # #sports UFC 155: Cain’s Revenge! • UFC 155: Dos Santos – Velasquez 2. MGM Grand ArenaLas Vegas, Nevada. Saturday, December 29, 2012. Facebook fights start at 3:30 PM PST, FX fights start at 5:00 PM PST, and PPV fights start at 7:00 PM. [READ MORE]… I went 1-2 with the Facebook prelim picks, 3-1 with the FX undercard picks, and 1-4 in the main card picks. Sugar Bowl 2013: Florida vs Louisville • Sugar Bowl 2013: #3 Florida Gators (11-1, 7-1 SEC) versus #21 Louisville Cardinals (10-2, 5-2 Big East). Allstate Sugar Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana. January 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM CST. Betting line: -13.5, Florida. The Gators look to assert their return to power. After their 24-17 Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl victory over “the team up North”, Gator head coach Will Muschamp rallied his troops in the locker room and told them that he does not want them to forget the frustrations of losing games they should have won. Muschamp used that pain of losing to focus the Gators–”[the Florida Gators] are not a 7-6 program”. Coach Muschamp reinvigorated the mighty Gators as they laid waste to four BCS top ten teams. All that stands before them and validation of their return to power are the Louisville Cardinals, led by former Gator coach Charlie Strong.Gator scouting report: The mighty Gators have turned around from 3-5 in the SEC to 7-1 in year 2 of the Muschamp Era. The Gators were just one fumble away from playing for the SEC title and possibly the national title. Look for the Gators to come out fired up. The Gators will swamp the Cardinals with the nation’s #3 defense, a defense that only yields 12.9 points per game. They also bring in the #35 rushing offense in the nation, with 194.1 yards per game. The Gator winning formula is simple: run left, run right, run middle… make field goals. with the #3 kicker in the nation… flip the field with #6 punter in the nation… stuff the run with the #6 run defense in the nation… and enforce the #1 “no fly zone” this side of the Middle Eastern war zones. Key players to watch: RB Mike Gillislee – the workhorse of the Gator rushing attack also has Matt Jones to back him up, DB Matt Elam – this All American hard hitter wants to put someone to sleep,Gator bait scouting report: Former Gator defensive coordinator and head coach during the 2004 Peach Bowl, Charlie Strong, will have his work cut out for him. His number one offensive weapon, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater needs to heal from his ankle injury, or at least close enough to give his Cardinals a fighting chance against the Gators. The Cardinals have the nation’s #19 pass defense, but that will not help much against the run-happy Gators who bring in the #119 pass offense. The Cardinals #52 run defense yields over 150 yards per game. The passing offense is a very respectable #24 in the nation, but it is going up against the Gator no fly zone. Key Gator bait to watch: QB Teddy Bridgewater and CB Adrian Bushell. Adrian was part of the vaunted 2008 Gator recruiting class before he transferred to Charleston Southern, then to Louisville to rejoin the coach that recruited him. Prediction: This will be a first-half scoring game as both defenses will clamp down in the second half. If the Gators can beat down the Cardinals in the trenches on both sides of the ball, the Cardinals may not score in the second half. 21-10, Gators. By the numbers: • Gators rushing offense vs Cardinals rushing defense: 194 ypg (#35) vs 151 ypg (#50). +Gators • Gators passing offense vs Cardinals passing defense: 144 ypg (#114) vs 127 ypg (#49). +Cardinals • Gators scoring offense vs Cardinals scoring defense: 27 ppg (#74) vs 24 ppg (#36). +Cardinals • Gators rushing defense vs Cardinals rushing offense: 97 ypg (#6) vs 127 ypg (#98). ++Gators • Gators passing defense vs Cardinals passing offense: 92 ypg (#1) vs 298 ypg (#23). ++Gators • Gators scoring defense vs Cardinals scoring offense: 13 ppg (#3) vs 31 ppg (#49). ++Gators • Gators turnover margin vs Cardinals turnover margin: 1.42 TPG (#5) vs 0.75 TPG (#21). +Gators • Gators X-factor vs Cardinals X-factor: Gators line of scrimmage vs Cardinals discipline. +push On offense, the Cardinals look like Tennessee, at least in terms of statistical rankings. In terms of style of play, the Cardinals offense will look somewhat like a cross between FSU and TAMU. On defense, the Cardinals look like TAMU, at least in terms of statistical rankings. In terms of style of play, I would say that the Cardinals look like FSU on defense. In summary: the Gators specialize in rushing AND passing defense, which makes them an elite scoring defense. The Gators have handled similar type teams. The X-factor will be who plays more disciplined ball, since it is a foregone conclusion that Florida will own the line of scrimmage. # Related articles ## Week 31 of 213: They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Cubicle Warrior’s blog, week 31 of 213 (1,242 more days to military retirement). This week’s quote comes from Ode of Remembrance by Laurence Binyon in honor of the 2,402 Americans that perished in the Pearl Harbor attacks 71 years ago on December 7th. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.. – Laurence Binyon, Ode of Remembrance # #random Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! # #foodspotting # #technology # #sports # Related articles ## Week 24 of 213: They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Cubicle Warrior’s blog, week 24 of 213 (1,300 more days). They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~ Ben Franklin. # #random Spoiler alert: The plot of Taken 2 is basically (1) the same as the plot in Taken. In case you forgot, the original premise was that the protagonist, Qui-Gon Jinn, was killing a bunch of people responsible for kidnapping his daughter. In Taken Part Deux, Qui-Gon is killing people responsible for kidnapping him and his ex-wife. Read more [LINK]. # #foodspotting Shumai, Gogi House CA Korean BBQ, Gogi House Bulgogi, Kyoto Sushi # #technology Cyber Pearl Harbor. It’s coming. Cyber-Fear? Cyber-Uncertainty? Cyber-Doubt? (Cyber-FUD?) Fodder for a struggling defense cybersecurity industry? Maybe. What do you expect? This is the defense secretary, and former CIA director. He makes a living being more paranoid than everyone else! The boss has a point. Read more [LINK]. Protect your e-mail with World War 2 era encryption. Rune Information Systems has a system called Deadbolt that is based on World War 2 Vernam encryption. The user has software and hardware on hand to generate privacy keys to protect critical messages. Only a user that has the key can unlock the message. This could be used to protect e-mails, or even private messages on LinkedIn or Facebook. It will not protect Facebook wall posts or anything like that. If you wanted the data secure you would not be posting it publicly on a wall, right? Read more [LINK]. # #sports The Spider TKOs the American Psycho Anderson Silva toyed around a bit with Stephan Bonnar and then TKO’d his prey in the first round. Read more [LINK]. #4 Florida Gators run over the Vanderbilt Commodores 31-17 after yet another slow start. I am not sure how many times the Gators can lay low in the first half and then spring to life in the second, but they did it again this day and came away with a win against a very pesky and persistent ‘Dore team. QB Jeff Driskel broke Saint Timothy Tebow’s QB rushing record with 177 yards on 11 carries. Saint Tebow gained 166 yards on 27 carries with the previous record. The Gators are 6-0 for the first time in a long time and have far surpassed expectations after being projected at 7-6 or 8-5 this year. With LSU beating SC, the Gators should rise to #2 in some polls. Other polls will be cautious to put this odd Gator team at #2, especially with Oregon looking better on the field than Florida. Give the Gators some respect–their resume warrants a high ranking. They just need to keep winning in order to prove the naysayers wrong. Up next: the former #3 South Carolina Gamecocks and the Ol’ Ball Coach, Steve Spurrier in the 8th edition of the Spurrier Bowl.  AP Top 25 RK TEAM RECORD PREV 1 Alabama 6-0 1 2 Oregon 6-0 2 3 Florida 6-0 4 4 Kansas State 6-0 6 5 Notre Dame 6-0 7 6 LSU 6-1 3 7 Ohio State 7-0 9 8 Oregon State 5-0 10 9 South Carolina 6-1 4 10 Oklahoma 4-1 13 11 USC 4-1 11 12 Florida State 6-1 12 13 Georgia 5-1 14 14 Clemson 5-1 15 15 Mississippi State 6-0 19 16 Louisville 6-0 18 17 West Virginia 5-1 5 18 Texas Tech 5-1 NR 19 Rutgers 6-0 20 20 Texas A&M 5-1 22 21 Cincinatti 5-1 21 22 Stanford 4-2 17 23 Michigan 4-2 25 24 Boise State 5-1 24 25 Ohio 37-0 NR  BCS Standings RK TEAM RECORD 1 Alabama 6-0 2 Florida 6-0 3 Oregon 6-0 4 Kansas State 6-0 5 Notre Dame 6-0 6 LSU 6-1 7 South Carolina 6-1 8 Oregon State 5-0 9 Oklahoma 4-1 10 USC 5-1 11 Georgia 5-1 12 Mississippi State 6-0 13 West Virginia 5-1 14 Florida State 6-1 15 Rutgers 6-0 16 Louisville 6-0 17 Texas Tech 5-1 18 Texas A&M 5-1 19 Clemson 5-1 20 Stanford 4-2 21 Cincinnati 5-0 22 Boise State 5-1 23 TCU 5-1 24 Iowa State 4-2 25 Texas 4-2 # Related articles ## Week 23 of 213: Men of ill judgement oft ignore the good that lies within their hands until they have lost it. Cubicle Warrior’s blog, week 23 of 213 (1,307 more days). This week’s quote comes from Sophocles. I could have easily substituted this quote with a line from the 80′s rock band, Cinderella: “you don’t know what you got, ’til it’s gone”. Over the past 161 days that I have been here in hell Los Angeles, I have complained and moaned about First World Problems. A couple weeks ago I realized that my problems are not bad in the grand scheme of things, so I have been slowly readjusting my attitude. This week I focus on the good things I have–a great wife, awesome kids, a steady job, and a decent home. Sophocle’s Ajax lost his best friend, Achilles, and killed himself over it. In comparison, I have great friends around the world, with only one of them with limited time on his clock. Afghanistan has been at war for millenia, and here we are in America complaining about$4.00+ gasoline. We truly do have First World Problems in America. I, for one, will try harder to keep such things in perspective.

Men of ill judgement oft ignore the good that lies within their hands until they have lost it.
Sophocles, Ajax

# #random

“Theater of War”, a dramatic reading of select scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax [LINK]. I was fortunate enough to be volun-told to attend a dramatic reading of Sophocles’ Ajax at the Los Angeles Air Force Base conference center. Normally I dislike being volun-told to attend these things, but this time it turned out well. I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation. “Theater of War” is described as follows:

“Theater of War” presents readings of Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes to military and civilian communities across the United States and Europe. These ancient plays timelessly and universally depict the psychological and physical wounds inflicted upon warriors by war. By presenting these plays to military and civilian audiences, our hope is to de-stigmatize psychological injury, increase awareness of post-deployment psychological health issues, disseminate information regarding available resources, and foster greater family, community, and troop resilience.

What I got out of “Theater of War” is that the lessons of war have been passed down through the years and we are still struggling to learn. In Ajax, the Greeks were just coming off nine straight years of war, and Sophocles wanted to pass on to society that the warriors need to re-adjust to peacetime, but that society must bear the scars of war, and heal from those scars. It was inevitable that war would return to society, which is why it is important to go through the process and prepare for the inevitable. Here we are winding down from Afghanistan and Iraq, and we should be learning from the Greeks. Society needs to be prepared to welcome its warriors home, and be prepared to spin back up for the next war. The warriors need to normalize to hometown, peacetime operations, but be prepared to redeploy. Before redeploying, the warriors need to heal from the last war–physically, mentally, and emotionally–and do this with the family and friends that support them.

A framework to end the Afghan War [LINK]. What is the plan for ending the Afghan war? Right now, the plan is for the US to simply pick up its toys and withdraw combat forces while leaving behind occupation forces. Since this is not a war, there are no objectives… unless you consider killing Usama Bin Laden an objective.

The goal is a framework for political transition where each side’s demands are boiled down to the irreducible essentials — providing a better deal for each party than they could get from battling on. [reference 1]

# #foodspotting

Montagnard Crepe, Creme de la Crepe

Vino de Eyzaguirre Cabernet Sauvignon

Pan de ube (Filipino bread filled with sweet purple yam)

Jambalaya

Chicken Cordon Bleu

# #technology

Potential Chinese attacks on Google Services [LINK]. Google placed a banner above my GMail account warning that Google may be subject to attack from Chinese hackers. Whether or not you as a Google user are under attack or if Google is taking a shot at China’s censorship policies, your friendly Aerospace Cubicle Warrior offers some friendly advice on securing your e-mail services. (Click on the link above.)

# #sports

Gator Safety Matt Elam wants LSU WR Odell Beckham to go to sleep

#10/11 Florida Gators finally got Coach Will Muschamp his signature win with a 14-6 upset over #4 LSU. To make the day even better for Gator fans, the Georgia Leghumpers were destroyed by Saint Spurrier and Da Ewe was beat down by the Notre Dame golden domers. Many of my fellow Gator fans will also take pleasure in seeing FSU lose, but I am the rare Gator fan that actually likes the Noles. Besides, I wanted them to be undefeated until Florida beat them at Ron Zook Field. With this win, the Gators got their second victory in the Will Muschamp era over a ranked team, and first upset win.

 AP Top 25 RK TEAM RECORD PREV 1 Alabama 5-0 1 2 Oregon 6-0 2 3 South Carolina 6-0 6 4 Florida 5-0 11 5 West Virginia 6-0 8 6 Kansas State 5-0 7 7 Notre Dame 5-0 9 8 West Virginia 5-0 9 9 Ohio State 6-0 12 10 Oregon State 4-0 14 11 USC 4-1 13 12 Florida State 5-1 3 13 Oklahoma 3-1 17 14 Georgia 5-1 5 15 Texas 4-1 11 16 Clemson 5-1 15 17 Stanford 4-1 18 18 Louisville 5-0 19 19 Mississippi State 5-0 20 20 Rutgers 5-0 22 21 Cincinatti 4-0 NR 22 Texas A&M 4-1 NR 23 Louisiana Tech 5-0 NR 24 Boise State 4-1 NR 25 Michigan 3-2 NR

Week 6 SEC Football Power Rankings

1. Alabama. #1 in the poll. #1 in total defense. #68 in total offense. #24- SOS. Dismantled B1G Michigan, destroyed then-top 5 Arkansas, and is efficient in all phases. The schedulers were too kind to Alabama (and Georgia), so they have their first SEC West test against an angry LSU team in November. They can cruise until then.
2. South Carolina. #3 in the poll. #11 in total defense. #63 in total offense. #32+ SOS. Yay for the C0cks. They get an angry LSU team in their home, then travel into the Swamp. They control their SEC East destiny. Florida is not at this level yet. I look at Connor Shaw as being similar to Jeff Driskel, but one year ahead in development and experience.
3. Florida. #4 in the poll. #12 in total defense. #88 in total offense. #10 SOS. No passing offense = reality check against SC in two weeks.
4. LSU. #9 in the polls. #3 in total defense. #76 in total offense. #16+ SOS. I am pleasantly surprised that Florida upset this team. As an LSU outsider I foresee LSU settling in right about here in the polls and taking care of SC before having to get kicked in the teeth by Alabama. If anyone can beat Alabama, it is LSU. In terms of size and overall depth, nobody else comes close.
5. Georgia. #14 in the polls. #51 in total defense. #24 in total offense. #17 SOS. I love watching the Leghumpers lose to Steve Spurrier. They have all the athletes, size, speed, and balance, but crappy coaching and cocky QB.
6. Texas A&M. #22 in the polls. #45 total in total defense. #12 in total offense. #14+ SOS. Welcome to the SEC. Gets the edge over Miss. State due to SOS and keeping it close against #4 Florida and exploding on Arkansas. They still have LSU, Miss. State, and Alabama to test.
7. Mississippi State. #19 in the polls. #25 in total defense. #64 in total offense. #68+ SOS. I purposely kept Miss. State below aTm because they will get the meat of their schedule with Alabama, aTm, and LSU.
8. Tennessee. “#28 in my poll”. #86 in total defense. #17 in total offense. #19 SOS. They are getting better, but need balance on offense.
9. Ole Miss. “#50 in my poll”. #56 in total defense. #42 in total offense. #13 SOS. At least they kept it close against aTm. Please smash Auburn and Arkansas, just to shut those clowns up. Have fun wrapping up the season with back-to-back LSU and Miss St.
10. Arkansas. “#60 in my poll”. #110 total defense. #60 in total offense. #7 SOS. Abandon ship!
11. Vanderbilt. “#64 in my poll”. #33 in total defense. #90 in total offense. #12 SOS. Vandy has a shot at jumping over Arkansas. Just expose Florida’s lack of a passing offense, and they are back in the “not the bottom of the bottom, but top of the bottom” class.
12. Missouri. “#65 in my poll”. #26 in total defense. #95 in total offense. #20 SOS. Downright embarrassing. I guess Mizzou joined the SEC for baseball and basketball.
13. Auburn. “#61 in my poll”. #75 in total defense. #113 in total offense. #18 SOS. Somebody has to be in the bottom of the pile, and it might as well be the cheaters from the single wide trailer park school. If Auburn does not blow the doors out of Ole Miss and Vandy, then expect Gene Chizik to get a yellow card. The red card will come if the losses to aTm, UGA, and Bama look extraordinarily ugly.
14. Kentucky. “#91 in my poll”. #69 in total defense. #104 in total offense. #22 SOS. Mizzou says “save me a spot in the I’m-a-basketball/baseball-school seat”.

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## #10 Florida 14, #4 LSU 6

The Florida Gators finally got Will Muschamp his signature win, a 14-6 upset over the #4 LSU Tigers. This is the first upset win during Coach Muschamp’s tenure at Florida. Until today, the Gators had only won the games they were supposed to win and lost some of the ones they could have won. Mike Gillislee once again displayed his explosive running while the Gator defense smothered the Tiger offense after its halftime adjustments. The Gator offense was not pretty, but it got the win by grinding out 37:24 on the clock compared to LSU’s 22:36. The Gators did turn over the ball twice, but they did gain three turnovers. Jeff Driskel did hold the ball long enough to get sacked multiple times, so he needs to clean that up again as he goes deeper into the SEC gauntlet.

Passing C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Driskel 8/12 61 5.1 0 0
Rushing CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Gillislee 34 146 4.3 2 12
Hines 1 14 14.0 0 14
Receiving REC YDS AVG TD LG
Reed 3 30 10.0 0 14
Dunbar 2 15 7.5 0 8

## In all kinds of weather…

…we’ll all stick together! That line from the University of Florida song is appropriate if you are a Gator fan reeling from four consecutive losses. Two of those losses came at the hands of NFL teams, the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide. The other two losses were tough, because Gator fans are stubbornly holding onto the thought that “this is Florida…we are not supposed to lose like this”. Fast forward to this week as the Vanderbilt Commodores come to town for the Florida Homecoming Game. Last year, the Gators lost the homecoming game to the Mississippi State Bulldogs. I was there at the game. Legend has it that the last time the Gators lost to Vanderbilt at home was in 1945. The Gators expressed their frustration by tossing head coach Tom Lieb into Lake Alice, which actually had alligators in it. I am assuming that the university did not renew his contract. One thing I do know is that if the Gators lose to Vandy at home this year, I will make plans to toss Will Muschamp into Lake Alice myself!

…and in all kind of food spills, we wear BDUs! Rest in Peace, Battle Dress Uniform (BDU). BDU was born in September 1981, when the US Army adopted this uniform to cover up coffee spills on the fatigue uniforms. Some officials at the Pentagon spread rumors that the camouflage worked in real combat situations. Apparently, the Commie Pinko Bastards of Russia liked to spill coffee on the frozen tundra of Russia. This fact made the BDU an ideal uniform for combat with the Americans during the Cold War. In 2005, the Army conducted a 30-second trade study and replaced the BDU with the Army Coffee-resistant Uniform (ACU) and immediately declared the BDU outdated with a 1-minute phase in period for the new ACU. In 2006, the Air Force started a 10-year acquisition program to replace the BDU with something sexy, functional, yet sassy for a modern Air Force. Was resulted was a blue Hawaiian t-shirt with a belt. After much consternation from Air Force officials due to the Hawaiian t-shirt’s inability to obscure coffee stains as well as the BDU or ACU, the Air Force embarked on another 20-year study to copy the ACU, yet instill the Air Force’s own sexy, functional, yet sassy for a modern Air Force modifications. This ah-mazing invention is called the Airman Barracks Uniform (ABU). Even though the ABU does not conceal coffee stains, the Air Force stuck with the ABU thanks to General Halftrack getting kickbacks from his retarded brother, who owns a company that makes ugly ass, vomit-green boots. With the adoption of the ABU, the BDU’s demise was set at All Hallow’s Eve 2011. Perfect. On this day, All Hallow’s Eve, we bid adieu to our old friend, the coffee concealing BDU. Meanwhile, the Army is already at generation 17 of its uniform evolution.

…we run our fat asses off, since we do not get time to do it at work thanks to “organized PT”. This weekend I ran a total of 14 miles, with 3 of them being barefoot. Conclusion: I need new shoes. Maybe I do not need any shoes. I am thoroughly intrigued by the concept of barefoot shoes. I just might take the plunge and wear the ugly Vibram Five Finger (toe) Shoes.

…we Tebow. Saint Timothy Richard Tebow failed to miracle the Denver Broncos to a win. Unfortunately, Saint Timothy ran out of Holy magic and stunk up the joint. I am a big supporter of Saint Timothy, but if he continues to embarrass the name of NFL football with that God-ugly…well, everything he ****ing does with a football, I will disown him. Seriously. Put down the ****ing Holy Bible and open up the ****ing playbook, ***hole! ****! I have seen ****ing 10-year old ****ing girls throw a ****ing football better than your ****ing ***! What the ****ety **** **** are you trying to do? It is too ****ing late to enter the Suck the **** for Luck ****ing Sweepstakes! Do you ****ing realize that as soon as the Broncos ****ing draft another ****ing quarterback that they will trade your ****ing *** to another ****ing team? At this ****ing rate, you will not be worth more than five ****ing pesos! ****, Timmy! You ****ing embarrass me! Oh yeah, your ****ing coach and the rest of the ****ing Broncos ****ing suck! Suck! Suck! Suck!

…we’ll all stick together! This weekend’s back-to-back Halloween shindigs at the Echevarria house and the Shavano Park school were awesome! At least I think it was. The sangria and appletini are making those memories somewhat fuzzy.

## Cubicle Warrior analysis of #22 Florida Gators vs Florida Atlantic Owls, 41-3

Florida Gators entered this game as 32-point favorites over the Florida Atlantic Owls in Will Muschamp‘s first game as head coach, and Howard Schnellenberger‘s last opening day game. I expected Florida to not crack open its offensive playbook very much as it preserves the element of surprise for later games, but for the defense to not hold back as it irons out some wrinkles in its hybrid 4-3/3-4. I had predicted a score of 45-10 with John Brantley IV passing more than 30 times for over 300 yards. Looks like I fell a little short. I had also assumed Jeff Driskel would have looked better in his first outing.

PLAY-BY-PLAY

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1st Quarter
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- 28 Jeff Demps opens up the Will Muschamp Era by returning the opening KO 58 YDS for a TD, but called back for penalty on 13 Dee Finley.
- First play of the Muschamp Era, handoff to 1 Chris Rainey for 12 yards and 1st down
- Rainey stuffed running to the right edge
- 5 YD swing pass to the edges seem to work. This is a good way to attack the edges out of a pro style.
- 8 Trey Burton nice grab for 11 YDS, 1st down
- Single back set 28 Demps stuffed on strong side, -4 YDS. Yeah. Demps needs a blocker.
- Dual back set, 28 Demps blocks for 1 Rainey, 13 yard gain. Demps blocks well for a little guy.
- 12 John Brantley can run! 2 YDs, 1st down on a QB sneak. Calls his own number. Quite a difference from last year.
- 28 Demps 1 YD run up the gut.
- JB4 once again nice pass in the flats to Rainey 10 YDS 1st down.
- WTF! Bad snap sails 15 yards over JB4′s head. NOT AGAIN!
- That should have been PI on the incompletion 12 Brantley to 11 Jordan Reed.
- 9 Quinton Dunbar great 14 YD pitch and catch, even though short of the 1st down. Gives the kicker more room to kick.
- 1st points of the Will Muschamp era, 51-yard FG by 19 Caleb Sturgis. Welcome back, Caleb Sturgis!
*******SCORING SUMMARY*******
3-0 at 8:28 of 1Q. Scoring drive 12 plays, 47 yards, 6:32. 0:32 per play, 3.92 YPP.

- Smothering defense by Florida. FAU does not look too snappy.
- 3 Jelani Jenkins, Marcus Roberson, swarm to the ball. Good defense out of the 4-3.
- 4-3 defense is like a tornado! Strong side push, weak side follow up. FAU getting overpowered from the front and back.
- SS LB 34 Lerentee McCray quick at stopping the up the gut run, but needs help to stop 6-yard run

- 1 Rainey no chance at punt return. This punter sucks. Maybe this is to prevent punt return.
- Dude, I am falling in love with Muschamp. No homo.
- JB4 goes deep for 9 Quinton Dunbar, nice throw, but incomplete.
- 28 Demps run right stuffed, -1 YD. Needs to be shiftier. 3rd and long. Demps will either gain 9 yards or lose 1 on any run.
- Charlie Weis timeout to think of the next play.
- Deep left 85 Frankie Hammond 15 yard reception. Nice touch.
- 28 Demps 1 YD underneath pass from no huddle. Nice command of the huddle from JB4, but would like to see him gain confidence to go deep from time to time.
- Flare-out to 1 Rainey 14 yards. This may become a staple play for dependable yardage.
- Incomplete quickout to 4 Andre Debose.
- 11 Jordan Reed goes upstairs and takes a sweet draw play roll out from Brantley for 15 YDS and 1st down. Good play from both.
- 12 Brantley rolls out, chased, throws ball away. Smart move.
- 12 Brantley missed in the end zone to 32 Gerald Christian. Double post – receivers too close.
- 84 Quinton Dunbar makes the 12-yard REC for 1st down on the out route weak side. JB4 finally has a dependable weak side Y-receiver.
- 28 Demps up the gut, loss of 1.
- Flare out to 1 Rainey 14 yard TD REC at 2:41 of 1Q.
*******SCORING SUMMARY*******
10-0, good guys at 6:10 of 1Q. 12 plays, 67 YDS, 3:29.

- 3 Lerentee McRay great stuff on the FAU RB Morris.
- LB corps a little iffy on transition to pass coverage. Definitely look built for LOS attack
- DL great push up the middle, DB 26 Pop Saunders good stop

- 85 Hammond kick return 6 YDS, shifty, good cut, no help. Penalty on kicking team.
- Gators in the I, Rainey avoids his blocks and goes to the outside for 6 YDS.
- 28 Demps takes the draw play HO for 22 yard gain. Great opening by OL. Saw a few pancakes in there, and I ain’t talking about IHOP.

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2nd Quarter
Notes on 1st Quarter: Offense is clicking on limited playbook. CW attacking the perimeter with Rainey, testing Demps up the gut to show he can handle it. Good use of Reed as receiving TE and Burton as blocking TE. I would have expected to see the reverse.
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- 28 Jeff Demps goes around the corner 35 yard TD run. I had just stated that Demps cannot run as the single TB in the I, and he proves me wrong. Boy, that was fast. 18th career TD for Demps. Great block by Xavier Nixon. Good kick out block by Jordan Reed.
*******SCORING SUMMARY*******
17-0, Florida. 14:52 of 2Q. 3 plays, 63 yards, 1:01.

- FAU 33 yard return to midfield. Florida ST still looking quite soft.
- Lerentee McCray swallows the FAU offense for 3 YD loss.
- Poor FAU. Switched QBs and now the Pensacola Catholic grad gets to meet 7 Ron Powell. Ouch. 13 and 6 Howard from Florida nearly attacked each other meeting the QB!
- FAU net on this drive: -15 YDS. Great job, defense!

- Strange ST formation. No attempt to attack the punter. I guess I miss Urban Meyer’s attacking special teams.
- 1 Rainey runs around the strong side for 16, bouncing off defenders along the way for a 1st down.
- Burton shifts from FB to slot. Rainey’s rush as lone TB did not work. Loss of 2. Note: Demps is better at lone TB than Rainey.
- 6 Deonte Thompson takes an ugly pass, short for 4 yards.
- 11 Reed great separation 13 YD REC, 1st down. I like this very confident JB4.
- Strange audible and formation change. 28 Demps fumbles after hitting his own man, but gains 1 on FUM REC by Matt Patchan.
- 85 Frankie Hammond 12 YD REC. Great jump catch on check down from the Y-receiver.
- Play fake, great roll out pass to Gerald Christian 9.5 yards.
- Penalty on Florida. Illegal substitution for breaking huddle with 12 men.
- 14/19 147 1TD so far from Brantley. Looking good.
- 6 Deonte Thompson great catch in the flats 1st down after take end around. Penalty on defense for late hit out of bounds.
- 1 Rainey easily runs left 14 YDS for the TD.
*******SCORING SUMMARY*******
23-0 at 8:34 of 2Q. 9 plays, 91 yards, 4:35.

- FAU returns Sturgis kick 68 yards. Really?
- FAU QB David Kooi trips, loss of 9
- Florida defense swarms to the strong side and stuffs the edge runner. Why would anyone want to attack Florida’s perimeter? These guys are fast.
- Moses Jenkins hits Kooi short of the 1st.

- Bad punt hit 31 Cody Riggs in the back, and he falls on it. Yuck. I think FAU punts ugly on purpose to avoid the return.
- The first snap by freshman phenom, 16 Jeff Driskel, results in 5 YD rush, as expected.
- 16 Driskel avoided the sack, cannot see the openings(?). 3 YD gain. Mixture of good and bad on that play.
- 16 Driskel lucky to have that penalty. Delay of game erases the fact that the ball slipped out of his hands and was recovered by FAU.
- 16 Driskel fizzles by throwing a ball that was 10 feet too high to 11 Reed on crossing route. Okay. Difficult throw for a first pass.
***DRIVE SUMMARY***
3 plays, 3 yards, 1:38.

- FAU junior rookie fares no better as his pass hits the ground.
- FAU tries a screen and 52 Jon Bostic stuffs runner for loss of 4.
- FAU completes pass in front of 22 Matt the Mohawk Elam. I imagine he won’t be tweeting this tonight.
- FAU QB ugly pass incomplete.
- Funny to see Driskel sitting next to CW.
- Uh oh. FAU moving the sticks, 1st down.
- FAU incomplete, good coverage by secondary, great 1st step by Easley as he disrupts QB
- Great swarm by Florida defense, 6 yard loss, plus penalty
- Florida defense being “tested”, but FAU offense too inept to take advantage.
- All-out blitz by Florida worked.
- FAU scores 27 YD FG 24-3 1:22 2Q

- Brantley back in at QB, pass tipped way back for INT. I do not think that was Brantley’s fault. Great tip by defense, bad blocking by strong side.

- FAU moving the pocket to avoid the rush, 15 YD REC
- Florida weak side LB 3 Jelani Jenkins stuffs the run up the gut
- 22 Matt Elam looks lost in lineup
- Howard and Easley stuff the run up the gut.
- That hybrid 4-3/3-4 seems to be working
- FAU bad pass again. FLorida did not even bother to cover. Might be a concern unless this was by design.
- FAU misses 34 YD FG

- 7 Ron Powell personal foul. Dan Quinn chewed him out. Powell was retaliating and was caught with push and swipe at opponent.

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3rd Quarter

Halftime analysis: The Gators look mighty sharp with JB4 under center on offense. On defense, the DL looks mighty scary. some concern with the secondary leaving the field open. Demps and Rainey are rock solid. JB4 is confident. Reed is dependable. Bostic, Howard, Jenkins, Powell, and Jenkins all looking good. It is good to have Sturgis back. ST looks different from past few years, but livable.
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- Caleb Sturgis 70 YD kick for touchback. What’s this? The NFL?
- FAU changes QB and is chipping away.
- PI on 31 Cody Riggs. Sprained thumb affecting his judgement? He got beat.
- FAU still trying to run between the tackles? Idiots. Easley and Powell stuff the run.
- Florida good swarm on FAU’s screen. Note: do not try screens or running between the tackles. Passing over the top if you want to beat Florida. Could spell danger against FSU.
- Great sack by Green, Howard, et al.
- 1 Rainey 22 YD RET TD off 83 Solomon Patton blocked punt. XP by Sturgis.
*******SCORING SUMMARY*******
Punt block recovered and returned for TD. 31-3 Florida. 10:13 of 3Q. Together, Rainey and Demps averaging 7.5 YPC. CW looks to be adapting his philosophy to adapt to these guys, including leaving Rainey on ST for these kind of plays. We sure missed Rainey in those five games last year.

- FAU gets 65 YD KO return to 25 YD line. Soft KO coverage by Florida again. Don’t like the soft ST coverage.
- 44 Leon Orr great pursuit of FAU RB Morris.
- Penalty on 2 Dominique Easley. Muschamp pissed. Now he is cramped.
- FAU goes for it and gets the 1 YD QB sneak for 1st down, exploiting Easley’s injury. Looks like we need him at that gap.
- Florida defense still playing well, forces FAU to punt.

- Hammond loses a yard on the punt return and lands at the Florida 14.
- 12 JB4′s pass tipped and knocked back. WTH?
- 1 Rainey 19 YD scamper between the tackles. Nice 1st down!
- Demps squirts through for a 7 YD scamper. Loving this 1-2 punch of speed.
- JB4 to Rainey 5 YD with some extra shake and bake, 1st down. Speaking of shake n’ bake, I propose that we refer to Rainey and Demps as Shake and Bake. Rainey is shifty, and Demps is just plain fast!
- JB4 to Demps 8 YD.
- Back to the running game! Demps 7 YD gain off play action.
- 28 Rainey takes it around the back to the right side behind 41 block for 20 YDS. Great blocking at the edges.
- Demps 1 YD rush.
- Good rollout by JB4 to Demps 12 YDS. We might need this play against an aggressive FSU defense. Mark my words.
- 12 JB4 intercepted into the back of the end zone on a very bad throw. Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad pump pass to #6. Too low. Should have been thrown to the crossbar.
***DRIVE SUMMARY***
10 plays, 80 yards, 4:09, intercepted in the end zone. 0:24 per play, 8 YPP. Would have been nice if we had scored.

- Florida defense still swarming.
- FAU still throwing well to the middle of the field and move the chains.
- 14 Jaylen Watkins good coverage. I like this kid.

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4th Quarter
Notes on 3rd Quarter: 344 total yards, 3 TOs, 6.7 YPP vs 2.2 OYPP. Muschamp must be happy that the offense is average nearly 7 yards per play and that the opponent is being held to only 2 yards per play, but those turnovers cannot continue when we face harder opponents. The Gators actually looked better in the no-huddle. Why did we not put Driskel back in? We do not want the memory of his first start to be the interception.
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- Another quarter, another incompletion by FAU.

- Florida still being bashful on punt returns. 36 yard punt, no return.
- 1 Rainey off tackle run strong side 3 YDS
- 12 JB4 missed to Gerald Christian on a rollout. Come on, man!
- JB4 audibles, but play clock forces time out.
- 6 Deonte Thompson makes the tricky low catch, gets hit and loses helmet. At least he didn’t drop. 1st down.
- 1 Rainey slips one tackle around the right side.
- 1 Rainey 13 YD gain 1st down, zigging and zagging from the 2 hole, in front of the LB, and around
- 4 Andre Debose 8 YD quick out, taken down at sideline, defender gets flag for late hit. Tack on 15 YD penalty. We really need to get him the ball more often.
- 28 Demps 3 YDS
- 28 Demps scampers up the right 20 YD TD run 37-3 Florida at 11:18 of 4Q.
*******SCORING SUMMARY*******
Great blocking from the receivers. 8 plays, 78 YDS, 3:23. JB4 showing great command of the offense. Weis must really trust him to run this offense. Shake and Bake are really carving up that defense. Good to see Debose get the ball.

- Sturgis’ kick goes 67 yards, and once again, soft ST coverage lets FAU return the ball 38 yards.
- Blah, blah, blah. FAU starting to find some running lanes, or Florida’s defense is going easy on them.
- 51 Michael Taylor TFL on FAU RB Fortner
- 14 Jaylen Watkins stops the FAU receiver after letting him haul in 11-yard pass.
- 93 Kendrick Johnson shoots the gap and stuffs the run for 4-YD loss. Turnover on downs at the Florida 36.

- Jeff Driskel comes out and makes the easy pitch and catch for 7 YDS.
- 23 Mike Gillislee 7 YD rush to midfield. Good to see him get the ball.
- Gillislee gets 9 YDS on another north-south run.
- False start. Penalty on Solomon Patton.
- Patton redeems himself with an 11-yard snag. 1st down.
- Gillislee stuffed for loss of 3.
- Jeff Driskel to Debose for 4. Meh.
- That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout! Debose 20 YD snag from Driskel!
- WTH? Why can’t Gillislee pound in more yards? 2 YD gain.
- Gillislee 4 YD gain.
- False start again, this time on T 63 Kyle Koehne.
- Driskel misses Debose. Sigh. Maybe I bought into the hype and am expecting too much too soon.
- Caleb Sturgis 29 YD FG. 41-3 with 1:46 to go.
*******SCORING SUMMARY*******
10 plays, 52 yards, 6:15 for a field goal. Definite drop off in production with the 2nd-team in. 0:37 per play. 5.2 YPP. The youngster Driskel looks hesitant to make reads and fire away, but looked good when throwing.

- FAU does not even look like it is trying to mount any offense. Run, run, run for a total of 15 yards. Game over.

- Brantley 21/30 (70%), 229 YDS, 7.6 YPA, 1 TD, 2 INT, 3.33% TD%, 6.66 INT%, 131.8 RAT
- Driskel 4/6 (67%), 42 YDS, 7.0 YPA, 0 TD, 1 INT, 16.66% INT%, 92.13 RAT, 2 RUSH/ 8 YDS, 4 YPC.
- Rainey 11/79 7.2 YPC 1 TD, 16 LG
- Demps 12/105 8.8 YPC, 2 TD, 35 LG
- Rainey 6 REC, 67 YDS, 11.2 YPC, 1 TD, 19 LG
- Thompson 3 RED, 34 YDS, 11.3 YPC, 17 LG

Florida
- 30 1st downs
- 70% 1st Down efficiency
- 468 YDS TOT
- 271 YDS passing, 25/36 (58.3%), 1 TD, 3 INT, 7.52 YPA, 2.77% TD%, 8.33% INT%, 114 RAT
- 197 YDS RUSH, 33 ATT, 6.0 YPR
- +3 TO ratio
- 31:21 TOP, 0:27 per play, 6.78 YPP, 36/33 pass/run

DISCUSSION

1. Quarterbacks – A-. Last year, Brantley started year of the Post-Tebow Era by going 17/25 (68%) for 113 YDS, 2 TD, 0 INT, 132.37 RAT. That did little to erase the memory of the first Tim Tebow start, which was 13/17 (76.4%) for 300 YDS, 17.65 YPA, 3 TD, 0 INT, 282.9 RAT. If it were not for the two interceptions from Brantley, his output today would have been a respectable 156.12. This could be a reality check that Brantley is good, but he will never live up to the high standards set by Mr. Tebow. Jeff Driskel was expected to be the next coming of Tim Tebow, but even without that interception his rating would only be 125.47. All this was against a rather weak defense, so be careful with the “Florida is back” commentary. Whomever is under center at Florida needs to throw the ball downfield more and not throw so many interceptions.

2. Running backs – A+. Wow! Shake and Bake really like the I-formation. Demps likes to go north-south, like Hershel Walker, and Rainey likes to be shifty, like Percy Harvin. Put those two in the same backfield, and I see great things happening. Both average over 7 yards per carry. Rainey has shown that he can run between the tackles and bounce off a few defenders. Demps is so fast that he runs right past the defenders. Both have great vision in the I-formation being 7 yards behind the center, versus 5 yards back in the spread.

3. Wide receiver – B. This is looking to be a run-oriented offense. None of the receivers will reach 100 yards per game like this, but they block very well. Then again, it is possible that Charlie Weis was holding back his offensive playbook so he can unleash it later. We will find out soon enough.

4. Offensive line – A. Wow! These guys have come together nicely. They really create some good holes for the scatbacks to run through. These guys need to stay healthy, for we have little depth here.

5. Defensive line – A+. ****! These guys are good! Not only do they manhandle the opposing OL, they also disrupt the middle of the trenches and seal the edges. My only concern is how they transition to pass coverage.

6. Secondary – C. I am a little concerned that the secondary did not shut anybody down, even a weak opponent. Lack of depth and experience are killing us here. On several plays, the corners and safeties were trying to hit hard instead of make the tackle.

7. Special teams – B. The punter is the MVP here. Why? We never had to use him! Just kidding. Welcome back, Caleb Sturgis! We missed you! Caleb was 2/2 on FGs, 5/5 on XPs for 11 points with a long of 51 YDS. I am not very happy with the punt and kick coverage. On kickoff and punt returns, it looks like the plan is to let Rainey return it, or down it there. When kicking and punting, it appears that we do not care if the other team makes 30-yard returns. No rush on the kicker/punter, and a lackadaisical coverage scheme. Maybe this is to prevent injuries to our playmakers???

8. Overall – A-. Yes, the Gators won. They played like the #22 team in America against a vastly overmatched FAU team. Compared to last year, this is an A+. The team shows flashes of brilliance, but enough weaknesses to make me believe they will finish the season around the #20 position. This team looks better than last year, so there is a possibility of finishing around #15. There is a lot of football to be played before anyone can proclaim that the Gators are back to their former glory, but they appear to be well on their way. Go Gators!