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Hays Carlyon's Jaguars Blog

Jaguars have to hit reset button after embarrassing loss to Texans

By Hays Carlyon Go to London. Figure it out. Come home. Reset. Regroup. There are 14 games left. The good news is none of the 14 can possibly be as disappointing as Sunday’s pathetic 37-17 loss to Houston at EverBank Stadium. The Jaguars (1-2) were favored by 7.5 points and have now lost two consecutive home games. All facets of the team were to be blamed for this debacle. The […]

todaySeptember 24, 2023

Florida Gators

FSU skies over Clemson in OT to regain ACC superiority

FSU goes to the air to snap Clemson's dominance   By Hays Carlyon The San Antonio Spurs had Tim Duncan and David Robinson. Florida State has Keon Coleman and Johnny Wilson. The Seminoles leaned on their pair of huge receivers to get a gigantic 31-24 road victory against rival Clemson on Saturday. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak in the series and kept No. 4 Florida State in prime […]

todaySeptember 23, 2023

Hays Carlyon's Jaguars Blog

Jaguars not ready to join elite after offense falters against Chiefs

By Hays Carlyon The inside track for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs: Gone. The chance to make a definite statement about being a legit contender: Squandered. The opportunity to provide the city with a signature home victory: Blown. The Chiefs owning the Jaguars: Very much alive. The Jaguars still can’t play close to a crisp offensive game when they see the Chiefs. Sunday’s 17-9 disaster was the most galling of […]

todaySeptember 17, 2023

Florida Gators

Gators regain control of season (and narrative) by upsetting Vols in Swamp

Gators regain control of season by upsetting Vols   By Hays Carlyon Presented by Woolsey Morcom GAINESVILLE – Billy Napier didn’t want to leave the field after beating No. 11 Tennessee. He was too busy recruiting the best players in the country. An hour after pulling off the best win of his Florida career, the second-year Gators coach was at the 22-yard line talking to many of the blue-chip prospects […]

todaySeptember 17, 2023

Hays Carlyon's Jaguars Blog

Help, I’ve been spoiled by good Jaguars offense

By Hays Carlyon INDIANAPOLIS – I sat down to write about my concerns for the Jaguars offense after a 31-21 win over the Colts on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The offensive line looked overmatched, the play calling was puzzling at times and the offense didn’t execute well in short-yardage situations. The Jaguars were 3-of-12 on third down and 1-of-3 on fourth down. Then, it hit me. I had an […]

todaySeptember 10, 2023

Hays Carlyon's Jaguars Blog

No reason Jags D shouldn’t dominate Richardson, Colts offense

By Hays Carlyon The NFL is a 51-49 percent league. Coaches can’t allow tendencies to be formed. Keeping your opponent off guard is a difficult, but required, element to winning in the NFL. The Jaguars defense can throw that tenet out this week. Forget running any man coverage schemes against Indianapolis when the season opens Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Jaguars coach Doug Pederson and defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell need […]

todaySeptember 8, 2023

Hays Carlyon's College Football Blog

FSU’s improvement in trenches makes ‘Noles a legit title contender

FSU’s improvement in trenches makes ‘Noles a legit title contender   By Hays Carlyon Presented by Woolsey Morcom   Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis might win the Heisman Trophy. The redshirt senior leads a dynamic group of FSU playmakers. However, the reason FSU might go from good to championship contender is the improvement coach Mike Norvell has led in the trenches. FSU is a big, bad bully again on both […]

todaySeptember 5, 2023

Florida Gators

Gators are young but Napier looks like the rookie

Gators are young but Napier looks like the rookie   By Hays Carlyon Presented by Woolsey Morcom   Florida was certainly relying on several freshmen and first-year players in Thursday night’s opening game at No. 14 Utah. So, why did its head coach look like the rookie? Billy Napier was leading his 66th career game as a head coach. There was simply no excuse for his lousy performance in a […]

todaySeptember 1, 2023

Hays Carlyon's Jaguars Blog

Jaguars conclude undefeated preseason: Let’s make the cut to 53

By Hays Carlyon Hooray, the preseason is over. The Jaguars made it out of the finale without any substantial injuries in a 31-18 win over Miami on Saturday night at EverBank Stadium. The offense found its rhythm immediately, putting together two impressive drives with the starters. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence helped lead the offense to 12 first downs on their first two possessions. You’ve got a problem, Indianapolis. And Houston. And […]

todayAugust 26, 2023