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Ali Peek - Urban Meyer

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by Mikog8tor, Nov 14, 2023.

  1. Gatorrick22

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    A head coach that was hands on with the special teams that were the best in the nation at it... Say what you want about him as our ex-coach, about I have long ago forgiven him for the way he left Gainesville.
     
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  2. Endless Excuses

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    Listen carefully from 2:34..."wait until I get my own players in here...thats awful"..."the minute you say "I do" and sign that contract those are your players and you better make them great"..."they did not chose me...I chose them as coach." So much for the burn it down and start over with your own players philosophy some love to spout around here...
     
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  3. g8torlenny

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    It will forever be a revolving door of coaches and players from now on. What Meyer did is in the past. NIL and this new rule of multi transfer and being immediately eligible has ruined the game. Players are committed to themselves, not a team anymore. Coaches are becoming managers at best. The whole landscape is now a shizz show and I am checking out more and more every day. The game, the spirit it I once loved have faded and it pains me to say it.
     
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  4. gatorrob87

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    Agree on principle but if there’s one person out there who may have figured a lot of this stuff out, I bet it’s Urban.
     
  5. ufmc84

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    This was not a 5-7 roster. There is zero excuse for the results we saw this past season.
     
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  6. swampbabe

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    I know someone that played for Meyer as a senior. Lets just say that Meyer has selective memory.
     
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  7. Gatorhead

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    Just hope the third times the charm for coach and Gator Nation. We need to see progress against the better competition, and a glance at the schedule suggests ample opportunity for that.

    Obviously game one will be huge, for both programs. I'm looking forward to the hype already. A heck of an opener for Napier
    and Gator Nation.
     
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  8. finorman

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    A few years ago, a boss that I have a great deal of respect for told me, “I come into work every day and genuinely do my very best to be good at what I do. However, I know that the day will come when my best just won’t be good enough. I will either leave, or more than likely the organization will see me out the door. It doesn’t matter that I’ve performed at an high level in the past. When I can’t produce it’s over. That day comes for all of us.”
    I’m grateful UM gave his all, and I’m also grateful that the dude didn’t just start day waking to cash a check. He didn’t make UF fire him, then pay him $5 million a year to not work. He didn’t drive the organization into the ground with half efforts, and he didn’t try taking shortcuts to make it easier for him. From what I saw he did his best, and when he didn’t have what was needed to give, he did the honorable thing and walked away from the job, and $20 million in guaranteed $.
     
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  9. The_RH_Factor

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    Ahhh, the Zooker.

    Hire him to coach special teams and be the recruiting coordinator. Pay him $1 million a year.
     
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  10. 62gator

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    I know several things Urban Myer hasn’t forgotten, nor me:

    year 1: 9-3
    year 2: 13-1 BCSNC
    year 3: 9-4 Heisman Trophy QB
    year 4: 13-1 BCSNC
    year 5: 13-1 finished 3rd
    year 6: 8-5

    65-15

    Bowl Game every year 5-1
     
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  11. wingtee

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    Who laid two Nattys at you’re feet…
     
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  12. wingtee

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    Exactly !! You are getting smarter as the years pass by
     
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  13. wingtee

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    Excellent post
     
  14. wingtee

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    The HS Coaches love Kirby. Not that it means much anymore. Don’t think he is not well liked
     
  15. Gatorhead

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    Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away..... lol.
     
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  16. Gatorhead

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    Let's resurrect Gerry DiNardo!
     
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  17. Claygator

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    Better yet, Charley Pell. That man could recruit. It would be like "weekend at Bernie's". Nape hired all of these analysts. They could just prop Charley up and take him around.
     
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  18. Gatorhead

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    Coach Pell was the guy that pushed UF forward to respectability and later..... Greatness.
     
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    Pell had a RB, Lorenzo Hampton, a stud. So he signs 4 more stud RBs in one year, Neal, John L, Henderson and Pennington who became a LBer. He signed great players left and right. And it was not about the $ under the table. Lomas Brown stated that Miami offered more money to sign than UF but he wanted to play for Pell. Pell could sell ice to an Eskimo and panties to Marilyn Monroe.
     
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  20. gbranton

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    I can promise you John L Williams didn’t get $ under the table. He went to high school with two of my roommates at UF and we visited him in the athletic dorm a few times. I gave him a ride a couple times when he needed to go places and he didn’t have cash to eat out.
     
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