Florida Football Needs to Step Its Photoshop Game Up

By Jason Priestas on April 24, 2013 at 9:57a
Florida thinks this will work on the recruiting trail. Pssst... Tell them it will.

A recent trend in college football recruiting is the use of graphic designers to help convey powerful visual messages about your school to potential recruits. Ohio State, under Urban Meyer, does this exceptionally well.

The Florida Gators, it appears, do not.

Florida offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brent Pease sent the following tweet early Wednesday morning, hoping to lure the nation's next great signal-caller to Gainesville.

Because the Harry Potter demo aligns perfectly with five-star dual-threat quarterbacks, of course.

Source: @CoachPease

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Poison nuts's picture


"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

steensn's picture

Wow... that was... bad...

gravey's picture

You mean this isn't a hacked account by some Georgia fans?  That's just weird.  What next?  Barney with a Gator helmet on?   It'll be interesting to see if this is the last one.

Unky Buck's picture

This is awful. He needs to stop this...seriously, someone make it stop...

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

+1 HS
Bucks43201's picture

LOL is that "Corey Matthews"...that takes me back to my middle school days. Where's "Topanga" haha

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

BuckeyeChief's picture

In Maxim!

"2014 National Champions...deal with it!!!"

Unky Buck's picture

That spread is ridiculous...brings back that crush on Topanga.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

AndyVance's picture

Here's the link, if you're in to that sort of thing (Disclaimer - the link contains photos of a scantily-clad former child television star now all grown up. Not safe for work or anywhere were women in revealing swimwear is unappreciated.)

hodge's picture

I was always more partial to the Danica McKellar shoot, meself (Winnie Cooper ftw).  Plus, she's writing math books now, awesome.

Unky Buck's picture

Nice one, Hodge. Winnie Cooper is still super hot...

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

hodge's picture

Her presence was one of the saving graces of the West Wing's later era, there's something about really smart women in Aaron Sorkin (or Sorkin-related, as West Wing post-season 4 was) shows.  Be it Demi Moore in A Few Good Men, Allison Pill and Emily Mortimer in The Newsroom, or Rooney Mara and Rashida Jones in The Social Network, the appeal of a smart woman is unyielding.

AndyVance's picture

Ditto... Thanks, Hodge, and God bless Google.

Unky Buck's picture

You better believe it. And Topanga, she's just gearing of for the reincarnation of the show...now titled Girl Meets World - the tales of Corey and Topanga's daughter.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Bucks43201's picture

ahhh yesss Danielle Fishel
used to have a huge crush on her

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

One Bad Buckeye's picture

Back in middle school we'd call her T-Bang-A

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

fear.the.nut's picture

Topanga has some big a$$ tittayss

+2 HS
Grayskullsession's picture

This is how they hope to get QBs, with Harry Potter? I think they might be sending the wrong message.

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

tennbuckeye19's picture

Are they saying that Harry Pottter is "The Standard" for QB play @ UF? I don't get it.

hodge's picture

Nick Saban is totally Voldemort here. 

Earle's picture

Only more soul-less....and shorter.

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

This makes me feel better about my repeated 11W Photoshop Phriday failures.
I'd like to think that my Photoshop Phriday attempts were technically well-executed images based on bad/unfunny ideas.
Whereas the Florida QB/Harry Potter example above is both a very bad idea and sloppily executed.
Now I'm wondering if Alligator Army blog has a Photoshop Phriday contest. If so, and I can hold my nose long enough while visiting the site, I might actually be able to win one over there . . .

Doc's picture

....but who wants crappy gator stuff.
I finished your thought for ya there Fido.
My 9yo wants to play for the Gators now, 'cause they have Harry Potter.  I'm not sure it'll work with older guys.  WTF Florida, WTF?

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Maestro's picture


vacuuming sucks

hodge's picture

I just realized that--aside from the horrendous actual photoshopping, the proportions are completely wrong, as well.  Harry Potter and the quarterbacks (?) are giants.

rdubs's picture

#17 is either levitating or is about 8 feet tall.

Unky Buck's picture

I can't get over how awful this truly is. Everything is just terrible about this. Took no consideration of lighting (the light hitting the seats comes from the right side of the photo while the light is hitting each guy from the left. Not to mention the strength of the light hitting the guys as opposed to what's in the stadium), depth perception (If this was real life, Skyler Mornhinweg - yeah, I had to look him up - would be like 10 ft. tall), etc. If you're going to do something like this as a selling tool, you sure as hell should at least do it right...or hire someone to do it.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

carence's picture

"I actually like it" said nobody!

thowen79's picture

This is incredibly stupid.

Hovenaut's picture

I tried to like it. Just seemed too damn goofy.....

b_pbucksfans's picture

You talkin to me?!?!

Dougger's picture

everything I've ever seen during photoshop Fridays here is better than that... that's worse than calling the college football playoff "the college football playoff"

I like football

tennbuckeye19's picture

The saddest part is that it took Will Muschamp 6 1/2 days to make this. 

Jdadams01's picture

Fat fingered! Sorry man. 

Unky Buck's picture

No need to worry...I got this...

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

+1 HS
ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot...seriously, this is terrible.  Harry Potter?  Would've made more sense if they used Tim Tebow.  The QBs look like proverbial angels on TV shows with the white glow.  #17 is definitely levitating.  The layering with the three players is about the only thing they did right in this picture.

Class of 2010.

Maestro's picture

The only thing I can even remotely think of is that this must be an inside joke.  Other than that.......

vacuuming sucks

cajunbuckeye's picture

This was Florida's second choice.............................

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

Unky Buck's picture

So what is worse now? This image in general or the fact that these 3 guys are considered #TheStandard for QB's at Florida?
Full disclaimer: I hate this image with about every ounce of my being but I can't discount the dumpster fire that is that team (offense in particular) and think that their awful QB's have everything something to do with it.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'