Okay, folks ... calm down a bit

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    Okay, folks, calm down.

    The policy at Gator Country has always been -- and I'm the one who made the policy in the first place way back in 2004 -- we don't run anything from sources unless we get it from more than one proven and reliable source. If you remember, back in 2004 we were the first to report that Urban Meyer was going to be the new head coach. The UAA denied it, called us out and said we had no clue. I know who our sources were and they were unimpeachable. We had it right. And, of course, a month later Urban Meyer was the new coach.

    Now, fast forward to this weekend. Gator Country got information from trusted sources, double checked and got it confirmed by others, then ran with it. There were multiple suspensions, but the Bostwick information turns out was inaccurate. The other suspensions were correct.

    We're not the only ones who ran with that information. It's not like Gator Country just flew off the handle and ran unsubstantiated rumor.

    I posted information about suspensions with the basketball team earlier in the week. I got it from two sources whose information has never been wrong and double checked it with two others who confirmed it. That's four confirmations.

    The goal is to get it right 100% of the time. In this case, there was one inaccuracy. Apologies will be issued, but that does not mean Gator Country is running some rogue operation in which the folks on staff make things up.

    They don't.

    They got one piece of information wrong. Don't hang them out to dry for the one wrong piece, particularly when they had the other suspensions 100% correct.
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    Thank you.

    Independence means locking horns with UF from time to time. No worries from me.
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    Thank you. You guys do a great job the right way and if there was some wrong information it just happens sometimes.
    IMO WM should have an understanding with all parents HE will tell them of any issues with their sons and don't listen to anything else. I think he is over reacting.
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    If the head coach gets that upset, at least you know you are relevant. If you made a mistake, frankly, after following you since 1996.....that is ok.

    So you guys relax.

    LL
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    But think how many new people heard about Gatorcountry today.
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    Hey, can't be perfect. I'm ok with it...
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    why single you guys out then???? why not say PB POST or Orlando Sentinel ???? those are major publications too. Got to be something else for him to single you guys out , perhaps something happened before this and this was the straw that broke the camels back.
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    It's always easier to go after a website. I've worked for newspapers and I've worked online for years. There is this almost unwritten rule -- when in doubt, blame the website. It's not exactly fair, but it is the reality that we live with.
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    Keep doing it right!
    Thanks Franz.
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    They will not try to limit PB or OS because that is harder--limiting a web site is easier
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    Good post.

    Go patch it up with Muschamp :)
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    Yes, crawl back to feet of Muschamp and bow down b/c he flex'd at you like a madman when 2 bigger operations made the same mistake and the mistake itself wasn't nearly enough to warrant this aggression.
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    Good for Muschamp. You people taking up for GC act like this is GC's demize. Talk about overreacting.
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    Everybody makes mistakes...

    ....if you admit it and apologize, its over. I see Ray did that, its classy and in my mind its over. Plus I fail to see the why Muschamp was so outraged over the damage to the player. He needs to relax a little. Let their SID fight those battles.
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    This was almost certainly a mistake, right? Having read Dooley and Beard for years I can't imagine them purposely naming a player as being suspended when they knew otherwise. So it seems to me the..adult...... thing to have done, rather than this childish rant would have been to call the errant parties and pitch your bitch to them directly. I'm guessing Dooley and Beard would have publicly apologized to all parties involved. Then that coach could comment. Both of those guys are UF grads, aren't they? My criticism of these guys is they're too polyana-esq. Dooley can't be too negative or truthful or the coach person will cut him out as this coach wants to do now. And any web site pusher has to be a sunshine pumper or Billy-Bob won't pay up.

    It's always easier to just whack the media boys. It's the popular thing to do, too. Billy-Bob will love it. But, hey maybe that's the way the Ray Goff coaching tree works. But doesn't everyone make mistakes? I wonder if this coach ever apologized to that ref he sprayed with saliva last season during that sideline rant he threw when the ref...... correctly..... called the Gator player foR being offsides?
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    Toledo is a decent team. These threads remind me of last year.
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    In the coach-rant, the coach says it's OK to call him a bad coach and comment on the offense.

    OK.

    Dear Coach,

    The Florida offense is awful. It combines the creativity of Whitey Jordan and the precision of Lynn Amadee.

    Sincerely,

    Bryan
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    it doesnt matter if other outlets had it wrong. obviously his folks
    read GC.

    In some mad rush to be the one 'breaking' information
    the first casualty is being right.


    When your business name has GATOR as the first word

    you have to be right 100% if the time on gator news. Or end the charade that you report news in the gators.

    shame in you
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    Damn, where the hell have I been.
    Franz is posting again?
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    Gator Country does a good job!
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