Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by Juggernautz, May 3, 2021.
You won't have Jeff Dismal to kick around anymore!!!
The right time to hire Mullen would have been right after Urban. He’d have developed JD, recruited Lamar Jackson, with the benefit of the retained talent and higher program profile. His poor recruiting would have told over time, but he’d have been set up for bigger success early on.
This is distressing info to be sure. It really illustrates the dysfunction and rot that subsequent coaches - McElwain unsuccessfully, Mullen TBD - have had to face and attempt to overcome. I'm optimistic that Mullen, who knows what it means to be a head coach and runs a professional program, will finally get us past the Muschamp/McElwain disaster and restore our program to where it was in the glory years, and where it should be now..
And maybe his poor recruiting wouldn't have been so poor if he could have maintained the success of the Meyer years. There's definitely a self-reinforcing cycle of on-the-field and recruiting success.
What happened to our QB guy that was caught banging back some contraband at the health food store and then ended up at WV?
Is he a success in the NFL? He kicked butt at WV. Names, I'm bad with names...
Will Grier did not do well in the NFL. om not sure if he's still hanging around
Doesn't look like he played in any games after the 2019 season. Surprising to me.
He's still listed as being on the Panthers roster.
Jeff would have been a beast playing for Mullen.
Driskel had the misfortune of coming to UF right after Tebow left, having crappy coaches, and facing Alabama in his first college game. I will never forget the deer in the headlight look when Brantley went down. Everyone thought he was going to be Tebow 2.0, but he was raw and was thrown to the wolves in his first game with no preparation. Franks faced much the same thing when he started against Michigan in the first game of the season. Getting crushed in your first game creates negative momentum that is hard to turn around.
Ask Charlie Weiss, Brent Pease, and Kurt Roper.
That season showed that Weiss had absolutely no clue how to handle and develop a young quarterback. Or in his case, young quarterbacks. Two of whom got to the NFL in spite of him.
Oh well, he was a boon to the Gainesville pizza and fast food industries
Play for Kirby at UGA?
The biggest and really only thing about Muschamp and McElwain that UF fans need to remember is that they both made us miss the Zooker.
My boys played against him in football and with him and against him in baseball. He’s a good kid. He was definitely still raw coming out of Winter Springs but my god the physical talent he had. Hell of a baseball player too. He reminded me a little of Wayne Peace who my younger brother played against in the playoffs in 79. Felt bad for him at UF. Just a little coaching and he would have been great.
All true, except I believe it was Hagerty High.
You’re right. I always got those two confused. And just a few miles away at Oviedo was Blake Bortles, also a great baseball player.
A friend of mine lives in the same neighborhood as the Bortles family in Oviedo. He said Blake used to play basketball with the other neighborhood kids in his driveway. Said he seemed like a good kid, too.
With Champ, it was a talent.
Texans sign veteran Jeff Driskel to one-year deal, add fifth quarterback into the mix