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Discussion in 'Swamp Gas' started by gulfgator, Oct 22, 2013.
That there is only one acceptable way to react to disappointment.
Ups and down periods. Cycles. Full strength versus depleted teams. That sort of thing...
To act like we should keep everything status quo and hope for the next up cycle to click in is wrong. Maybe Bama should have kept Mike Shula. They were just in a down period.
Up periods are created by good coaching, recruiting, and luck. Down periods are created by bad coaching, recruiting, and luck. They aren't just completely random.
Never said they were random, but experienced talent is a bigger factor in success than coaching. You used Shula as an example.
2003...............4-9..............Brutal schedule, 10 new starters, transition year, sanctions
2004...............6-6..............Aftereffects of sanctions
2005.............10-2..............Five new starters, sanctions over, senior-laden team
2006...............6-7..............12 new starters, brutal schedule
Now I am not saying that Shula is on the same level as Saban (no one is), but when Shula had a stocked team, he too could win.
You say good coaching and recruiting are what creates up and down cycles? Then explain SOS in 1992 and 1999, and Meyer in 2007 and 2010. They weren't worse coaches in those year than they were in the one loss seasons.
How about SOS at USCe. His W/L records his first six years were at the same level in the SEC compared to other teams as his recruiting was. Was he in a fog from 2005-2010?
I never said keep the status quo. What I said was that Muschamp is working under exceptionally tough circumstances this year. What coach would have gone 6-1 or 7-0 with the group Muschamp has? I seriously doubt Spurrier or Meyer would have (history doesn't support this), and I doubt Nick Saban could, even though he is a better coach than SOS or Meyer.
More than anything else, experienced talent is required.
Hate to point this out, but all the chatter on Saturday was that Dalvin Cook was reconsidering his verbal to UF because he "wasn't impressed." It seems this kid makes up his mind on what he wants to say based on what he eats for breakfast.
Well, he wouldn't be the first teenager to think this way...:laugh:
"We" are fans. "We" don't have any role in this. "We" don't do anything but support or don't support the team (and by extension go/don't go to games) because those are the two options available to us. You act like the future of the program is in your hands and if you don't do something right now the program will be crushed.
Relax. It's not and it won't.
Shut down the boards everyone. We don't have any control over any of this so there is no use talking about it.