Interesting Link on WHO should Florida hire

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  • #25658

    DrG8r
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  • #25691

    Threadkiller
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    Thanks for the link. That guy who recommended Lane Kiffen is an idiot.

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  • #25815

    DrG8r
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    I’ve never been a Lame Kitten fan! He’s a loose cannon and too much risk! Even the AD of UCF is concerned about where Frost may be next year: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/open-mike/os-sp-ucf-smu-mike-bianchi-1104-story.html

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  • #25847

    NotQyteNeo
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    Kelly can recruit Texas and Cali? … ok, but does he have any Florida ties? I think not.

    Kiffin??? … Bwahahahahahahaha – what a buffoon!!!

    We have to have someone who can recruit the state of Florida first, and coach offense second. Doesn’t matter how good a coach he is if he can’t recruit any better than McElTrainWreck. The greatest chef in the world can’t do squat with an empty cupboard.

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  • #25901

    Urb Jones
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    A coach who can recruit and develop players would be a great start. Get away from the Saban mold (pro style) and get a coach who can scheme the spread and recruit the speed recruits that are already in FL.

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  • #26093

    NotQyteNeo
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    See the video on this link. This is someone else who knows how vital it is to bring in a great recruiter. And he points out what I’ve been saying for the last 18-20 months – that McElwain has been a bad recruiter.

    In terms of recruiting, these are the top candidates
    1. Charlie Strong
    2. Willie Taggert
    3(tie) Dan Mullen/Scott Frost

    https://www.si.com/college-football/2017/10/29/florida-gators-coaching-search-candidates

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  • #26159

    NotQyteNeo
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    It’s looking like Spurrier is right – it’s not Kelly.
    http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/11/chip_kelly-to-florida_rumors_s.html

    My guestimate odds on the next coach:
    Mullen – 50%
    Frost – 20%
    Strong – 14%
    Taggert – 8%
    Fuente – 8%

    Is it crazy to think they might get Meyer to come back?

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  • #26259

    NotQyteNeo
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    Since it seems to me that Mullen is Stricklin’s HC front-runner, I watched the Miss. St. v Arkansas game of Saturday. Is it just me, or does his offense still look exactly like what he was doing at Florida 10 years ago? I have reservations about bringing him in because he is not innovating on a year-to-year basis. Sure, his offense is still effective. But it’s not nearly as innovative and difficult to defend as the ones Kelly and Frost run.

    On the other hand, I did do some research on his recruiting at MSU. He has recruited quite well at a school that historically has not recruited well.

    If Stricklin hires Mullen and Mullen either keeps Shannon as DC or brings in a great DC who can recruit, then I’d be on-board. BUt I still think he is the 3rd best choice behind Kelly and Frost.

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  • #26431

    Black Dahlia
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    Strangely enough Lane Kiffin is sounding better and better.

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    • #26521

      NotQyteNeo
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      He’s arguably as much of an offensive genius as Kelly is – just saying.

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  • #26448

    gator67
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    Kiffen would be an utter disaster. I can’t imagine Stricklin would even think of going there.

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  • #26453

    Al Bundy
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    Kiffin & Strong are both too soon after being fired from high profile jobs for not meeting expectations and/or just being a general douche. Mullen doesn’t want to come back to UF and I don’t think Stricklin wants him either. About the only realistic names left out there after Kelly and Frost are Norvell, Taggert (who probably won’t leave after only 1 year), Gundy, or Fuente. At this point, I’m pretty much apathetic to this hire once it became pretty clear we were going to miss on our top targets yet again.

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  • #26518

    NotQyteNeo
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    Richt was stinking it up at UGA. But now he has Miami potentially getting into the BCS+2. Strong knows how to recruit and coach Florida players. And he’s a Gator. Texas was a bad fit. They already had a systemic problem at UT before they hired Strong. And their new phenom coach is doing no better.

    We’re not getting Kelly, Frost, Taggart, or – most likely – Mullen. Strong is the best recruiter in Florida. He’d out-recruit Richt and Fisher easily. After the 3 years of sh#$ recruiting we’ve had under McElTrainwreck, it’s VITAL that we bring in a good recruiter. Who else is out there that could recruit better that Strong? Answer: nobody

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  • #26551

    NotQyteNeo
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    And it occurs to me that we probably can’t get Strong this year either. He is only in his 1st year at USF. Strong is a classy guy who I doubt would pull a Kiffin (jumping from UT to USC after just one season).

    So if we can’t get any of these high-success odds guys, what do we do? I don’t want us to make another McElwain mistake and throw too much money, and – more importantly – offer a huge buyout to some group-of-5 coach with a decent degree of potential. If we end up in this scenario, I see these as our best 2 options:
    1. Take the “interim” label off Shannon and give him one year to see if he can get it done – logic says probably not. Then let’s see who’s hot and available in 2019.
    2. Give Les Miles a 2 year contract with no to minimal buyout. I’d much rather have Miles than another McElwain. He’s won a National championship, sent lots of players to the NFL, and – most importantly – he needs us more than we need him. I honestly think this could be a successful hire and a great redemption story.

    I’m not saying “Let’s hire Miles. He’s a great candidate!”. But if we’re out of options, let’s give him a try.

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