Foley's Baby

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  1. g8rvet
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    I'd like to see us land the Offensive equivalent and keep him for 5 or 6 years in a row... This is not all on Foley but he does hold the purse-strings on the coaching staff

    In many many cases, unless the assistant is pait head coach salary, if he is worth his salt, we will one day become HC material. No program in the country, including the beloved bastions of all that is good in NCAA football, Bama, can pay their assistants on a head coach scale. Not to mention, even if they did pay an even scale, I understand these guys wanting to try their hand as the HBC.
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    Foley's Baby? More like Foley's White Whale!
    Stanford has more sports, thus always a higher score. Yet it seems Jeremy's obsession to win the 'athletic director's' trophy than win titles in the sports that matter to this fan base.
    Oh well, he's tied his leg to this dense mass of a head coach. Can only hope they both suffer the same fate at sea.
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    There are three options here:

    1) Foley is getting soft in his old age, and can't do what needs to be done. This may tie into whether or not he felt stung by criticism that he fired Zook too soon and did not give him a fourth year (although 2 MNC's should help lessen the sting, you'd think). Lots of people lose their competitive edge as they get older. Bobby Bowden would not have fired his own son as OC unless he was forced into doing it (which he was).

    2) Foley can't see a clear choice for a new head coach, and doesn't like his options right now.

    3) Foley is purely a businessman, and he won't make a change until the costs of keeping Muschamp exceeds the costs of firing him. Lack of interest in buying tickets has become a minor loss compared to the guaranteed television money for being in the SEC, so we may have to wait for the buyout to be reduced a bit more.
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    as per above, if it's number one, he should resign before he causes permanent damage.

    if it's #2, maybe he's lost his nerve as per #1 because other big time programs WILL find a coach, he'd have to work harder to identify candidates, yes, but that's why he GETS PAID BIG $$$$, he should have done his job and fired Champ. Texas had a WINNING SEASON AND A BOWL and they got rid of Brown. ESPN wrote "they should keep him" article, then this morning it was "Why it was Mack Brown's time to go" as soon as it was learned he was done. You can't be sympathetic when a millionaire coach isn't getting it done. The fanbase deserves better.

    if it's #3 he should be fired immediately. His job is to GET more butts in the seats, increase interest and the fan base. UF currently has lots of $ to buy a coach mostly because of FOOTBALL, if he lets it fall off then people will take their $ elsewhere, especially in this economy and then we won't be able to AFFORD a great new coach. Right now we CAN AFFORD a great new coach and he is really taking a terrible chance by waiting.

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