JUST IN: Now It's Official - When Eric Speaks...We All Listen!

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by harnettgator, May 3, 2018.

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Why do you think Armon Gates left the UF MBK Staff after less than 30 days?

Poll closed May 10, 2018.
  1. Nebraska offered him more money

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  2. UF discovered something shady in Gates' background

    14 vote(s)
    31.8%
  3. Gates found the UF climate somehow disagreeable

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  4. Gates' mama forbid him from recruiting against his brother

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. Gates suddenly remembered his deep and abiding love for genetically modified corn

    6 vote(s)
    13.6%
  6. This was all a nefarious plot concocted by Dennis Gates and Leonard Hamilton

    4 vote(s)
    9.1%
  7. We'll never know

    14 vote(s)
    31.8%
  1. harnettgator

    harnettgator Gator Girl, Exiled to Harnett County, NC Moderator VIP Member

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    In case you missed the alert....This just in from GatorCountry's @Efawcett7 -

    In a bizarre series of events, newly hired assistant coach Armon Gates has departed the Gators and has been hired by head coach Tim Miles and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Gates was hired on April 8 and has already been out on multiple recruiting trips, and many recent Florida offers to players in the northeastern and mid-western states (Gates’ comfort zone) would suggest that his fingerprints were already all over the Gators’ recruiting strategy. In the midst of an important time of the year in terms of recruiting, head coach Mike White now is back on the search for an assistant, a role that is likely going to be significantly more difficult now than it was 6 weeks ago when Dusty May was hired to Florida Atlantic, opening up the assistant job.

    Gates’ departure had been rumored for nearly a week as speculation from Nebraska media sources praised the hire before their was even word of him leaving Gainesville. Though it was considered to be a done deal by many for the last several days, even without official word, Gates’ removal of any reference to coaching at the University of Florida from his Twitter bio on Thursday afternoon was considered the de facto announcement.

    Read more here.
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  2. gatorbogey

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    I half suspect that UF plays by different self imposed rules when it comes to recruiting. Gates is used to a different mindset and set of permissible tactics. They are mutually exclusive. UF /CMW had to set him straight on proper procedures. Gates probably realized he’d fail at recruiting with that methodology and and UF wasn’t going to compromise so UF suggested finding a different program/ better fit.
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  3. harnettgator

    harnettgator Gator Girl, Exiled to Harnett County, NC Moderator VIP Member

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    Completely agree Bogey!
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    "overall dynamic of the coaching staff..."
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    At the very least, this side show and drama keeps this board active in the off season!

    Who’s on Mike White’s short list of candidates?

    Wonder if he’s added a few more additional interview questions, now, too? Maybe that’s the question to ask coach as a means of discerning what transpired with Gates?
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  7. swampgas44

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    How about Udonis? Coach bigs. Loyal Gator. Miami connections.
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    Certainly street cred for a long career in the league but can he coach?
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    Don't know. Patric Young is doing rehab in Gainesville now. Was on the radio a couple days ago.
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  10. harnettgator

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    I'm pretty excited that as of right now (1322 0n 4MAY) at least 2 voters think this was all a nefarious plot concocted by Dennis Gates and Leonard Hamilton, no doubt some sorta misguided collaborative effort to distract college hoops fans from the ending of F$U's EE game and Hamilton's exceedingly bizarre post-game interview! o_Oo_Oo_O
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    UDONIS!!!
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    Has anybody referred to this as Gatesgate?

    If not I'm claiming it
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  13. swampgas44

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    I thought of that yesterday but it sounded so bad I decided against it. :monkey:
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    Nah. I like it. Well-played CCH!
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    Gates recruited in the Chicago area and I am from there. I am leaning toward the second option, but I am pretty sure that it will always be the last option.
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    Too close to Manafort.
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  17. harnettgator

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    Interesting article on Udonis posted just today (May 8th), in fact, that provides some insights into UD's current thoughts and values and his perspective on having played the role of mentor the last few seasons with the Heat. The article also makes reference to his previous statements that evidently "downplayed (his interest in?) a role in coaching..." Overall a nice read on a Gator great!

    Udonis Haslem on his future: "For me it's about having no regrets"
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  18. themistocles

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    I voted for Plot because today, storylines have become so widespread due to various media outlets.

    It doesn't matter why, neither in the short, nor long run.
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    No Russian Collusion option?

    That's a joke btw.
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  20. harnettgator

    harnettgator Gator Girl, Exiled to Harnett County, NC Moderator VIP Member

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    Haha! Was trying to avoid having my own thread booted over to TooHot due to political reference. :ninja2:
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