Is Muschamp a stat padder?

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  1. UFreak

    UFreak Well-Known Member

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    For the defense

    Unlike Spurrier, who was an offensive guy, and who CLEARLY was a stats guy (while at UF), Muschamp is a defensive guy.

    We are the captains of TOP and the less the D is on the field, the chance of them giving up any yards diminishes.

    It cracked me up watching the camera on WM during the UK game in the first half. He was ready to call a time out but waited until the final second on the play clock to call it with the ref right next to him. This with about four or five minutes left in the first quarter, if I recall???

    Yes, I realize the plan was to keep UK's fast-paced offense off the field. But deep inside, I think WM was saying "Sweet, our defensive stats are going to look sick after this game."

    Lastly, I am a stats guy. Love them. Naturally, my favorite stat is wins over losses. But I'd be lying if I said I didn't like gaudy numbers, as well. They just happen to be secondary.

    Now I will hunker down for the anger and abuse from my fellow Swamp Gas posters. Noooooooooooooooooo
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    I can't say I haven't kind of jokingly had this same thought myself. I noticed the time out thing. You would have thought we were about to kick a game winning field goal.

    When your defense is only on the field for twenty minutes a game they are going to be very fresh and there just isn't much time for the opponent to rack up yardage.
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    Hah. Interesting thing to bring up. I would say, however, this would require some cross statistical comparison with his work at UT and AU.
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    True, but his level of control was different at those coaching stops. As the HC, he has a bit more say so. Plus, I'm at work and plus I am probably too lazy to look it up.
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    No, I realize that. I just think there's probably a pattern to his defensive success that would indicate better whether our defense is truly awesome or if it's augmented by our offensive strategy this year.
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    He has said before that when he was DC he used to immediately review the stats the second the game ended. Very well may not have left him.
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    No!

    He cares about the stats that he thinks bears on winning. Due diligence.

    Padding?
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    Yeah... Champ wants to pad his Ws stat.
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    Meyer and Spurrier always seemed to know what the line was.
    They made sure, if possible, they beat the line.

    THey know it helps with alumni support.

    Not sure if Muschamp does.
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    The last thing I want my head coach to worry about is the betting line.
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    Really? The last thing? Wow...
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    Thanks, but I only like wins. Can't say that for some of the posters on this board.
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    I'd like to see you be awarded credentials, go to the next press conference and ask him the question.

    His facial response will tell you all you need to know about whether he considers himself a 'stat padder'.

    If there's any coach I believed more about then being a "Just Win" kind of guy than Muschamp, I can't recall them...
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    Truth is, its best that they don't even know the betting line. :whistle: #peterose
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    Well, I don't want to get my ass kicked. So I wouldn't do that.
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    Oooh burn!
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    What planet did this thread originate from?
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    Earth. Specifically - Earth, North America, United States, Florida, Gainesville
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    :grin: repped
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    Nope.....Muschamp strikes me as a coach who wants to earn his defensive stats the hard way....by beating up the other teams offense. However, if the best way to win the game is to keep it away from their "hurry up" offense, Muschamp is smart enough to ride that pony as far as it will go! I also think the only stat he really cares about is scoring more points than the other team. That means we win!
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