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November 3, 2017 at 1:29 am #25658
November 3, 2017 at 8:02 pm #25691
November 6, 2017 at 7:03 pm #25815
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
November 8, 2017 at 1:58 pm #25847
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.
November 10, 2017 at 5:47 am #25901
November 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm #26093
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
November 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm #26159
It’s looking like Spurrier is right – it’s not Kelly.
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?
November 20, 2017 at 11:49 am #26259
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.
November 25, 2017 at 5:50 am #26431
November 25, 2017 at 10:26 pm #26521
November 25, 2017 at 9:30 am #26448
November 25, 2017 at 11:12 am #26453
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.
November 25, 2017 at 9:38 pm #26518
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
November 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm #26551
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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