Is Muschamp a stat padder?

Discussion in 'Swamp Gas' started by UFreak, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. dadx4
    Online

    dadx4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    28,377
    Likes Received:
    395
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Greenville SC
    Ratings Received:
    +788
    I don't think he does but then again I see what you are trying to say and it does make some sense.
  2. chemgator
    Offline

    chemgator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    8,267
    Likes Received:
    188
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +817
    I don't think they did it to get alumni support. I think they were both very competitive, and realized that Vegas gives an unvarnished view of who should win the game and by how much, and they want to prove they can do better than that. Spurrier was extremely competitive about final scores if he thought it meant something. When someone told him that no one had ever scored 50 on UGa between the hedges, he was determined to do it and he did do it. For both of them also, it was part of their belief in that they needed to set high expectations for the team's performance. With Zook, the team often played up or down to the level of competition; on one occasion, winning three times in a row against top-12 teams, and in other cases, losing (almost) 3 straight bowl games or 3 straight games against teams from Mississippi.
  3. vandygator
    Offline

    vandygator Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings Received:
    +9
    Not really.

    Vegas wants the line where they can get equal action on both sides of the line, guaranteeing a profit and eliminating a potential loss.

    That number is about the betting publics perception of the outcome, not what their "experts" project as the outcome.

    The two numbers may be the same, but often they are not.
  4. SavageGator
    Offline

    SavageGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Messages:
    2,859
    Likes Received:
    125
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Brandon
    Ratings Received:
    +378
    Winning is all he is focused on. Look at how we sit on the ball on offense for time of possession in order to keep our defense and their offense off the field. If padding stats was what he was after that strategy wouldn't work.
  5. NoahBeanBizzel
    Offline

    NoahBeanBizzel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,651
    Likes Received:
    111
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +473
    I think Muschamp and his staff probably have a lot of deep, dark, resentful inside jokes about padding stats.

    But Muschamp makes it clear that he doesn't care what anybody on this board thinks about his style. He's going to win his way. On his terms. And if you don't like it, don't watch the games.
  6. Lizardgrad89
    Offline

    Lizardgrad89 New Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings Received:
    +7
    You forgot Alachua County.
  7. kygator
    Offline

    kygator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,799
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +213
    I also noticed, and was amused by, the first drive time out thing too. I don't think I've noticed him do that before, except in obvious situations. Would be interesting to see if it becomes a common thing.
  8. Tipmoose
    Offline

    Tipmoose New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    9,667
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings Received:
    +59
    Judging from the empty seats in the Swamp, folks aren't.
  9. UFreak
    Online

    UFreak Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    6,312
    Likes Received:
    196
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +871
    What? I don't think I follow. Keeping one's own D off the field by dominating time of possession would be a good way to lead to good defensive stats. In other words, if the other team's O does not have the ball, how can they score or gain yards, i.e. amass stats?
  10. SavageGator
    Offline

    SavageGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Messages:
    2,859
    Likes Received:
    125
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Brandon
    Ratings Received:
    +378
    What about defense taking the ball away numbers-turnovers? What about the number of tackles made. So I gather you just selected the stats that support your theory!
  11. hd80dun
    Offline

    hd80dun New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,843
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings Received:
    +6
    I don't think it has anything to do with "stats." I think it has to do with winning. The less your defense is on the field the better your chances of winning.
  12. SavageGator
    Offline

    SavageGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Messages:
    2,859
    Likes Received:
    125
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Brandon
    Ratings Received:
    +378
    Right you are hd80dun !
  13. UFreak
    Online

    UFreak Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    6,312
    Likes Received:
    196
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +871
    Hahaha! What? First of all, this is kind of a tongue in cheek thread. I feel like you're getting a bit worked up over nothing.

    Second, the defensive stats that matter most are ones like total defense and scoring defense. That's the ones people are talking about when they say a team has the top defense statistically in the country.
  14. SavageGator
    Offline

    SavageGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Messages:
    2,859
    Likes Received:
    125
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Brandon
    Ratings Received:
    +378
    I'm glad it was in jest, but turnovers decide a whole lot of games like the 5 we gave up against Miami. But I'm glad that you believe they aren't important. What planet is it you're from again? Missed tackles many times lead to big plays. Whoops I guess I'm getting worked up again. I'm sorry I mean I sure you are right and no one ever concerns themselves with them.
  15. UFreak
    Online

    UFreak Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    6,312
    Likes Received:
    196
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +871
    Good night savage.
    Go Gators my friend. Go Gators
  16. gator07
    Offline

    gator07 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Messages:
    3,164
    Likes Received:
    165
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +703
    LoL!
  17. twodaparty
    Offline

    twodaparty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    9,980
    Likes Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +103
    There was this girl who was a padder I knew back in the 5th grade. What a disappointment that was!
  18. oneatatime
    Offline

    oneatatime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    5,148
    Likes Received:
    57
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +255
    The only stat that Spurrier padded at Florida was the notion that his offense had a 50/50 run pass ratio.


    Typically it was 2 to 1 pass in the first half, where he tried to stretch and tire the defense, while the second half (unless he was way behind, which wasn't often), would be totally in reverse, particularly when he had Ericct Rhett to carry the rock.
  19. Wormwood56
    Online

    Wormwood56 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Messages:
    4,971
    Likes Received:
    249
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +972
    And it worked! Most Gator fans think SOS had a balanced offense at Florida...
  20. hd80dun
    Offline

    hd80dun New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,843
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings Received:
    +6
    There was nothing in the 5th grade like a girl who had stats!

Share This Page