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November 11, 2017 at 8:46 am #25951
November 11, 2017 at 8:49 am #25952
Wow!!!! Lots of smoke now.
November 11, 2017 at 10:00 am #25953
I would be super excited if it was true. I think he checks most of the boxes.Just a rumor at this point though.
November 11, 2017 at 10:41 am #25955
Not the best choice…..he’s another west coast guy and same personality as Coach Mac! He will not do well in this environment!
November 11, 2017 at 11:57 am #25956
It’s over. The fat lady sang, and it was a glass shattering performance.
November 12, 2017 at 8:40 am #25997
Home Grown GatorParticipant
I have a unnamed source at the SEC Office that denies that any exemption for Kelly to Cooach in conference has been requested
November 12, 2017 at 6:43 pm #26008
Please let this unreliable thread be true!!!!!
November 13, 2017 at 10:59 am #26017
Kelly can coach – no doubt. But can he recruit the state of Florida? With the talent gap we now have from McElTrainWrecks horrid recruiting, we cannot take a chance on another coach who can’t recruit.
November 13, 2017 at 11:34 am #26022
I bet the farm on YES.
Every kid will want a piece of Coach Kelly. McElwain isn’t even close to being in the same arena. Kelly would immediately be knighted Prince of Coaches of the SEC behind Saban.
November 13, 2017 at 11:36 am #26023
9-3 worst case scenario year 1
November 13, 2017 at 11:51 am #26024
Chip Kelly is obviously a proven winner and successful offensive minded coach. He would be great here. I think , if true, a home run. But there are many potential homers out there, so we’ll see. I would not get too caught up in this rumor . However, I will say the timing of this rumor with Tenn’s firing of Jones is interesting.
November 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm #26043
November 13, 2017 at 8:07 pm #26044
November 13, 2017 at 10:56 pm #26054
If we sign Kelly I believe we can flip Justin Fields with no problem.
November 14, 2017 at 11:51 am #26066
If Kelly is signed all the kids will come running….are you kidding me! This class will end up with another Matt Corral and 3 5-star WRs. The defense will reload. It would be a program changer.
November 15, 2017 at 10:00 am #26087
Like Hugh Freeze? Jimbo? Urban? Butch? You think others haven;t done it or just haven’t been caught? Why does Florida have to always be a pedigree above winning? Kelly is a proven winner. Mac was never proven except for his limited tenure under Saban… Muschamp>Mac. The program needs a playcaller. Innovative. Proven. Coach Kelly is on record for not liking to recruit or attend booster meetings? What big time coach likes that? Recruiting under Kelly will be automatic. Just like when Urban was here and cared about the job. Or when Spurrier was here throwing the ball downfield.
November 15, 2017 at 10:01 am #26088
Quit thinking like FOLEY
November 15, 2017 at 12:34 pm #26092
Many of the Florida fan base have become win at all costs. This is the mentality that keeps resetting the program, was every five, now every two and a half years.
Mentions of Kelly and Kiffin as the Gators head coach makes my skin crawl. I’m with you on this one Narcoossee.
November 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm #26094
I think Dooley is spot-on. We don’t need another bad fit Like McElwain:
November 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm #26095
I respect where folks are coming from re upside and downside of Kelly. We all want what is best for the team and school. But there are some coaches who have clearer evidence of character issues than others. Some are open books, perhaps like Petrino. Others may be more wolves in sheep’s clothing, like Mac. I don’t know. It is a dangerous business to forecast human behavior.From everything I’ve read on Kelly, he is no different than any other coach out there. His NCAA violation was in the past. He learned from it. And Florida is the last place where he would be able to do that again. It was nothing compared to what many other schools have done. He seems to be a guy with a great love for coaching. He loves to come up with schemes to defeat the other guy. He is innovative and has been consistently successful as a coach, even going to the playoffs his first year in the pros after winning 10 games. His offenses have worked. He failed as a GM and he is not going to be the AD here, and I think based on his previous experience, that is the last thing he would want to be. No coach not named Zook loves recruiting but recruiting in Fla is a hell of a lot different than recruiting in Oregon. Spurrier and Meyer , our two best coaches to date, were not exactly in love with booster tours either, but I think Kelly would be welcomed with open arms. The bottom line is the best thing for the school is to get someone like him as a coach. I know he has earned his reputation as a coach. The AD will vet him to death and if he says “yes”, who are any of us to judge, especially since we have one tenth of the information Mr. Stricklin has. Kiffen is a no brainer. And he will not be the next coach at Florida. Whoever is pushing that is someone who just bought his daughter a ticket to a Mylie Cyrus concert.
November 15, 2017 at 4:14 pm #26100
Just FYI… Dooley is never spot on. Talk about needing change. Nothing personal. Rotate him into being in charge of the Classifieds section or something.
November 16, 2017 at 11:23 am #26114
I’m not sure what to think about Kelly. I am very concerned about his past history with the NCAA, and would not want to see anyone coaching the Gators who took them in the direction of violating NCAA rules. Even those not concerned about the ethics should worry about the impact on the program if sanctions were imposed yet again. On the other hand, he does seem to be a genius in what he does (maybe the closest thing to SOS we’ve seen since his heyday). He could revive the fortunes of UF football quickly, I suspect.
I am willing to trust Stricklin and the UAA to vet him properly before they hire him, if they do. So I will support him fully if that happens and hope the Gators are soon competing for a national championship.
November 16, 2017 at 1:33 pm #26116
His show clause was pretty weak. He wasn’t alleged to have really done anything wrong. The recruiting service he hired to recruit for the Duck DID do something wrong. I don’t think it is a big deal and our compliance department at UF is strong.
November 16, 2017 at 7:14 pm #26124
This doooley girl sounds like a tranny….
November 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm #26149
I’m starting to get onboard witn this. I still think Strong is the best option when you factor in how well he’d recruit at florida. But I think we would have a winning program with Kelly. One that would be DAMN FUN to watch. After all these years of miserably unwatchable offense. We’d have an offense that could light it up.
A pro-style offense requires lots of raw power. This comes in the form of big, strong 5-star linemen, TEs and RBs. Bama has plenty of those 5-star guys. That’s why Bama’s offense is so successful.
Florida, on the other hand, tends to recruit lots of fast, agile 4-star guys. Kelly’s offense is buiit on speed and agility. Essentially, it converts speed and agility into power. That is a match made in heaven for UF.
Plus, if Kelly starts winning at UF, I think it would be unlikely he would bolt to the NFL again. His offense is perfectly suited for the college game. So we’d probably have good long-term coaching stability. And that would boost our recruiting right there.
If they bring in Kelly, I’m on board. Especially if he keeps Shannon who recruits defensive players very well.
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