Worst coached uf team in a long time!

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    No coach should be retained simply for recruiting purposes. As I said in another thread, I hope foley isn't so torn on the muschamp decision he actually keeps him to shore up the 2014 class. I just don't see the decision being an easy one to make.

    Even if Grier decommitted and muschamp went bye bye, I think Murphy would do fine under the next guy.
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    Spurrier has his own issues now, after scraping by UCF and losing to Tennessee. If we scratch our way to 7-5, he should return regardless how we play against FSU and Georgia. In 2014, we should lose only five starters. 2014 would mean fix it or go.

    No skepticism. Come back for another year, but no excuses. He will have an experienced team.

    It's not all about the coach. Last year, Muschamp lost five starters and finished the regular season 11-1. It wasn't because of the coach, but it wasn't in SPITE of him, either. Next year, he stands to lose five starters. A history lesson:

    W/L Record of Florida when they have a team with experienced talent (< 12 new starters), last 30 years:

    Year---------------W/L Record (minus bowl game)

    1983.........................................8-2-1
    1984.........................................9-1-1
    1985.........................................9-1-1
    1990.........................................9-2-0
    1991.......................................10-1-0
    1993.......................................10-2-0
    1994.......................................10-1-1
    1995.......................................12-0-0
    1996.......................................11-1-0
    1997.........................................9-2-0
    1998.........................................9-2-0
    2000.......................................10-2-0
    2001.........................................9-2-0
    2005.........................................8-3-0
    2006.......................................12-1-0
    2008.......................................12-1-0
    2009.......................................12-1-0
    2012.......................................11-1-0

    Average................................10-2-1

    Only ONE season with more than two losses, and that was Urban Meyer's transition year. IMHO, had he kept Fedora as OC for 2005 and 2006, he might have won another MNC in 2005. But this is Florida football when we have an experienced team on a level playing field.

    When Florida does NOT have a level playing field, or is saddled with 12 or more lost starters and injuries:

    Year---------------W/L Record (minus bowl game)

    1986.........................................6-5-0
    1987.........................................6-5-0
    1988.........................................6-5-0
    1989.........................................7-4-0
    1992.........................................8-4-0
    1999.........................................9-3-0
    2002.........................................8-4-0
    2003.........................................8-4-0
    2004.........................................7-4-0
    2007.........................................9-3-0
    2010.........................................7-5-0
    2011.........................................6-6-0

    Average..................................7-4-0

    If you were to add a cupcake for the 11-game seasons, the loaded number would be 11-2-0 and the depleted number would be 8-4-0.

    Regardless who the coach is.

    Anyone who really saw the team without O&B glasses or Florida arrogance and entitlement saw the team as an 8-win team this year. Now, I hate the offense as much as anyone, but we'll have to see how the season transpires.

    What would it take to say goodbye to Will? A losing season. Galen Hall had perhaps the most crippling sanctions ever levied on a team not named SMU, and never had a losing season. Ron Zook had to replace 13 starters every year, had his share of injuries, and played tougher schedules and he only averaged four losses a year.

    If the train falls this badly off its tracks to have a losing season, I would agree if Foley decided to terminate the employment.

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