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December 2, 2018 at 1:14 pm #40720
That’s just it, do these retirees have the energy and passion to be successful by working 14+ hour days, seven days a week to rebuild second tier programs? It’s a young man’s game.
Both coaches are taking positions geographically where they are starting from scratch with high schools, coaches and recruits. That alone is a 3-4 year curve.
Both of these colleges have football programs that are second to their hoops programs. These are challenging situations that take incredible effort and time by a new coach to address.
Both of these coaches are too old for anything but putting a coat of new paint on these programs. Let’s see how long they last as a second priority in funding and focus within the athletic departments of these universities.
No matter what their reputations and accomplishments, this is a steep uphill climb to turn these two wanna-be football programs around.
November 26, 2018 at 11:10 pm #40603
Stability is what every program needs. That was certainly the under story of the game.
The significance of Fischer leaving FSU is a loss of coaching continuity back through Bowden. That’s devastating. Taggert has much to do in creating and rebuilding relationships.
For UF, the Mullen hire was a throwback to Meyer’s golden years. Some of the coaches from that staff are still with Mullen, more so than with Meyer. They came with Mullen from MSU. That’s a high degree of coordinated coaching and organizational capability at UF from day one of the Mullen era.
November 25, 2018 at 10:51 pm #40580
These games mean everything because other than the clown school, it’s all they got.
November 25, 2018 at 5:16 pm #40571
Franks and the offensive line easily played their best game. Other than some red zones issues early, the offense played well.
November 19, 2018 at 12:10 am #40367
Continuity of coaching, or lack thereof, is the #1 factor that has hurt the Gators over the past decade.
How different would things have turned out if Mullen would have taken over when Meyer left? He may not have been a “big” enough hire at the time for many boosters. If hindsight is 20/20 this program would of had a better chance of staying at the elite level.
November 13, 2018 at 12:24 pm #40224
Some SEC West programs have always fared a little better such as Alabama and LSU to some degree.
It always comes down to continuity of coaching for the individual SEC programs. The West was stable for the past few years. They recruited well over time for their systems. Success followed.
Now that the West is turning over, LSU, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and MSU have new coaches. The East has been more stable and the victories are mounting.
November 4, 2018 at 9:22 pm #40003
It’s not just the defense. Third down has been weak on offense.
November 3, 2018 at 11:13 am #39956
On the road this week and late to the thread. Thanks for getting it started Arnie.
Gators will have to shore up the secondary or this gets ugly. Not a pretty win but Gators do enough 24-21.
October 31, 2018 at 10:55 pm #37183
The back of our defense is thin and inexperienced. Georgia had the personnel to exploit that weakness. Our front seven has done well to cover for the secondary.
The most significant statistic from the game is not third-down conversions but turnovers.
October 31, 2018 at 12:57 am #37054
That’s just it, hero or goat. It’s the nature of the QB position.
The reality of his situation is different. That’s why this program is on the rebound. The team accepts responsibility for the loss.
October 24, 2018 at 10:36 pm #35965
So true. We’re playing with house money with no room for error.
It’s the steady progress this Gator team has shown in each game that has me optimistic. It will take something approaching our best game to beat Georgia.
October 24, 2018 at 3:09 am #35956
It should be considered. Let’s call it a consolidation phase for the conference.
October 21, 2018 at 9:53 pm #35924
October 18, 2018 at 11:43 pm #35914
I miss the time when most of the top Florida teams scheduled and played each other.
Until that happens, we’ll have to rely on results from the weekly beauty pageant.
October 17, 2018 at 10:41 pm #35903
I look forward to the Georgia game more than any other. It’s a great time in the season to have an off week.
This game, in the inaugural year of the Mullen era, will be especially interesting. Dan Mullen understands the rivalry. He’s going to give Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs all they can handle and a bit more.