Poll Reviews: FIU/FSU MVP, most important

Over the past two weeks, OGGOA asked you to participate in three polls. The first two determined your Most Valuable Players for the Florid International Golden Panthers and Florida State Seminoles games, while the third determined which administrator was most important to University of Florida athletics. An OGGOA-record total of 875 combined votes (292 average) were cast, and the results are in:

Who was your Florida Gators MVP vs. FIU?
QB Tim Tebow (50%, 92 votes)
QB John Brantley (25%, 47 votes)
RB Chris Rainey (13%, 25 votes)
LB Brandon Spikes (12%, 22 votes)

Who was your Florida Gators MVP vs. FSU?
QB Tim Tebow (77%, 203 votes)
TE Aaron Hernandez (21%, 55 votes)
LB Brandon Hicks (1%, 4 votes)
RB Jeff Demps (1%, 3 votes)

Tebow’s third and fourth OGGOA MVP honors came in back-to-back weeks for the first time all season. His previous victories were against Georgia and Arkansas. Both victories are well-deserved, especially the Florida State one seeing as Tebow put up five touchdowns and had his best performance of the season.

Who has done more for the Florida Gators?
AD Jeremy Foley (39%, 166 votes)
HC Steve Spurrier (32%, 135 votes)
HC Urban Meyer (27%, 114 votes)
HC Billy Donovan (2%, 9 votes)

Reviewing the results of this poll, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the respect and appreciation for what Foley has done for UF’s athletic program is wide-spread. Often times, fans look at the coaches and players and do not know who is really taking care of things behind the scenes. Though I do not need to convince you to vote for Foley, this is just a taste of what he has done since becoming the athletic director in 1992. He hired Meyer, Donovan, Becky Burleigh (soccer), Tim Walton (softball) while retaining Buddy Alexander (men’s golf) and Mary Wise (volleyball) and helping the Gators finish as the top-ranked overall program in the Southeastern Conference in 15 of his 16 years.

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Poll Reviews: MVP at ‘Cocks, NFL-ready Gators

This week, OGGOA asked you to participate in three polls, the first two which determined who you believed were the most NFL-ready Florida Gators and the third to choose the Most Valuable Player in the Gators game last weekend against the South Carolina Gamecocks. A total of 464 combined votes were registered and the results are in:

DT Justin Trattou (51%, 82 votes)

CB Joe Haden (38%, 60 votes)

DE Jermaine Cunningham (6%, 10 votes)

WR Riley Cooper (5%, 8 votes)

This was Trattou’s first time nominated for an OGGOA MVP award, and he obviously came away with the title due to his 53-yard interception return on Saturday. For possibly the first time since OGGOA has started these MVP polls, I happen to disagree with your decision. Haden easily had the most impressive game coming away with an interception of his own, two forced fumbles, a sack, a pass deflection and 11 total tackles (10 solo). If that is not an MVP performance, I do not know what is.

Which Florida Gators offensive player has the greatest potential for NFL success?
TE Aaron Hernandez (58%, 87 votes)
OL Pouncey Bros. (20%, 30 votes)
QB Tim Tebow (14%, 22 votes)
RB Emmanuel Moody (8%, 12 votes)

Which Florida Gators defensive player has the greatest potential for NFL success?
LB Brandon Spikes (43%, 65 votes)
DE Carlos Dunlap (32%, 49 votes)
CB Joe Haden (22%, 34 votes)
DE Jermaine Cunningham (3%, 5 votes)

Reviewing your prior two polls, I was pleasantly surprised to see fair judgment of Tebow’s NFL prospects. As someone who, just last season, staunchly defended his ability to play quarterback on the next level, I am starting to come around to the more conventional wisdom of experts like ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. who think Tebow will indeed play in the league, but not as a full-time signal caller. Looking at your choice on defense, the fact that Spikes, Dunlap and Haden are all within 10% of each other proves that this defensive unit really is stacked. All three will be first round picks in 2010 as long as Haden comes to the expected conclusion that declaring is the right thing to do for him. The only thing that may come into play would be a desire to play with his brother Jordan, a four-star 2010 cornerback commitment.

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Poll Review: Florida Gators MVP vs. Vanderbilt

This week, OGGOA asked you to vote for your Most Valuable Player in the Florida Gators game last weekend against the Vanderbilt Commodores. 238 of you registered votes and the results are in:

TE Aaron Hernandez (60%, 144 votes)

RB Jeff Demps (21%, 49 votes)

QB Tim Tebow (19%, 45 votes)

This is Hernandez’ first OGGOA MVP award, though he has received plenty of votes on other occasions. Standing out as the team’s most reliable pass catcher, his stock continues to rise both in the NCAA ranks and among pro scouts. This led OGGOA to its latest poll question: Which offensive player has the greatest potential for NFL success? Head over to the right sidebar and cast your vote!

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Poll Reviews: Basketball, MVP, Spikes and Meyer

This week, OGGOA asked you five poll questions and responses were a plenty. Ranging from whether or not Florida Gators basketball should be in the preseason Top 25 polls to senior linebacker Brandon Spikes’ punishments, responses were both varied and interesting. So let’s stop wasting time and get straight to the results.

See the results of all five polls and a summary after the jump…
Continue Reading » Poll Reviews: Basketball, MVP, Spikes and Meyer

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Poll Review: Gators MVP at Mississippi State

This week, OGGOA asked you to vote for your Most Valuable Player in the Florida Gators‘ game last weekend at the Mississippi State Bulldogs. 154 of you registered votes and the results are in:

Good call everyone. Three sacks and five tackles for Dunlap make him the easy choice here. That’s not to take anything away from Rainey, who filled in more than admirably for running back Jeff Demps, and Haden, who continues to impress week-in and week-out. Back to Dunalp, I have said on more than one occasion that I predict him to be a top five pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and potentially even No. 1 overall should he continue to improve throughout the season.

Be sure to vote in the new poll up now about Florida basketball!

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Poll Review: Concerns about Gators football

Last week, OGGOA asked what concerned you the most about Florida Gators football going in to the Mississippi State Bulldogs game Saturday night. 199 of you registered votes and the results are in:

What troubled me the most both in creating the poll and watching people answer it was the fact that there are at least four major problems affecting the Florida football program right now. And that was before quarterback Tim Tebow struggled against Mississippi State. In the end, the voters were right in choosing offensive play calling over injuries on defense – that unit played well last week even without the interior of its line healthy. As OGGOA reported earlier today, the Gators coaching staff has taken stock of its red zone difficulties and worked late over the weekend to correct and improve in that area. It will be telling how it plays next week.

Be sure to vote in the new poll up now and crown your MVP from Saturday night’s game!

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QB Tim Tebow leads Heisman, wins OGGOA poll

In this week’s Scripps Howard Heisman Trophy poll, Florida Gators senior quarterback Tim Tebow earned six of the 10 first-place votes. Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram followed him with three votes while Notre Dame Fighting Irish QB Jimmy Clausen received one vote. Houston Cougars QB Case Keenum and Texas Longhorns QB Colt McCoy did not receive a single first-place vote. Voting tabulations are made on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis, with each voter ranking their own top five. This is the closest the Heisman race has been in the Scripps straw poll all season.

Tebow won another poll this week, OGGOA‘s, which began on Sunday and asked who your MVP was for Saturday’s game against the Arkansas Razorbacks. 183 of you registered votes and the results are in. Tebow narrowly defeated kicker Caleb Sturgis who (after missing his first attempt) nailed three consecutive field goals including a 51-yarder and game-winning 37-yarder. I was actually surprised by this result as I figured Sturgis would have earned the gratitude of Gator Nation for his game-winning kick. This was Tebow’s first OGGOA weekly MVP award.

Be sure to vote in the new poll up now!

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Poll Review: Florida Gators’ MVP at LSU Tigers

On Sunday, OGGOA asked who your Florida Gators MVP was for Saturday night’s game against the LSU Tigers. 206 of you registered votes and the results are in:

LB Brandon Spikes (68%, 141 votes)

QB Tim Tebow (17%, 35 votes)

TE Aaron Hernandez (13%, 27 votes)

RB Jeff Demps (2%, 3 votes)

I was (pleasantly) surprised that more of you did not vote for Tebow, considering his return to action following a concussion two weeks prior. Spikes was certainly the MVP of that game. Also found it interesting that Hernandez received 27 votes as the leading pass-catcher but Demps was only given three although he was the leading rusher. Be sure to vote in the new poll up now!

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