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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by supduc, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. supduc

    supduc Freshman

    Nov 30, 2016
    The year is 2017. The season has just concluded.

    UF has just come off a 4 win season and 5th loss to rival Florida State.

    UF has dipped to a 38ish Blue Chip roster percentage.

    FSU is featuring the *4th most talented roster in the country. *

    Fast Forward to 2020:

    Back to Back blowout wins over FSU and double digit win seasons.

    UF sitting at 63% Blue Chip roster percentage (top 10 roster in the country) Dark horse playoff contender.

    FSU on their second coach and rocking a 29% roster Blue Chip Ratio.

    Just a friendly reminder for perspective.
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  2. Gatorhead

    Gatorhead GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007

    The cycle of "football". It's past time for UF to rise to the top again.
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  3. DBCooper

    DBCooper GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    Hendersonville, NC
    Who is to blame for this rise and fall and who gets the credit, the HBC or the AD for hiring him?

    IMO the ultimate responsibility rests squarely on the shoulders of the AD but most of the blame or accolades go to the HBC. Foley was fiscally competent but made poor football hires (he majored on the minor sports) and was too slow making changes when it was obvious they weren’t up to the task.
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  4. GatorDoc74

    GatorDoc74 Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Although when Foley fired the Zooker 7 games into the 2004 season, it was considered an incredibly radical move by an AD. No one could remember firing a college head football coach in midseason before, just for losing. Now it happens more often (see: Taggart, Willie and Kiffin, Lane) but at the time it was considered to be extremely bold.

    I agree he was too slow to fire Muschamp and McElwain.
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  5. GatorSean

    GatorSean GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    He was slow to fire Muschamp, but Mac was 7-1 in the SEC in '15 and we finished '16 ranked #13. Mac was a bad hire, but there is not an AD in the universe that would fire a coach with that record in his first two years.
  6. supduc

    supduc Freshman

    Nov 30, 2016
    This thread isn't about blame.

    It's to bring attention to the reversal of fortunes and bask in the misery of our rivals.
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  7. malscott

    malscott Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    West Hills, Ca
    After reading the first part of your post I threw up in my mouth a little. Thanks for following it up with some glory. Yeah. Moving in the right direction.The timing looks about perfect. Now if we could just tip toe over the patches of virus that block the stadium entrance we should be good...

    Go Gators.
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  8. blackbird68

    blackbird68 VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Not doubting your information just interested where you were able to find the “blue chip” ratios?