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Charlie Strong to Bama

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by tilly, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Gatorfred

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    Analysts don’t recruit. Only the on field staff recruit. While a recruit is on campus of course they could meet but analysts can’t actually recruit.
     
  2. Gatorfred

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    Charlie Strong: Source tells FootballScoop after fielding a number of offers from various SEC programs, Charlie Strong appears to have selected Alabama as his next stop. We hear an agreement could be in place soon. Stay tuned…
     
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  3. your_perfect_enemy

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    While I’d love to have him, Did we even actually offer him a position?
     
  4. gatorzilla91

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    Traitor.
     
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  5. Gatorfred

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    That’s a strong accusation.
     
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  6. Zepgator

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    Agree. And Gatorzilla railed on those who wanted to boot McElwain. So, I’d just take it with less than a grain of salt. Charlie is a great guy and did a fantastic job here. I wish him all the best.
     
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  7. GatorSean

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    I can't blame him. He's already coached here multiple times under multiple coaches. I'm not sure coming back again in the smallest role he's ever had would do him any good.
     
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  8. gatorzilla91

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    I’ve already gladly admitted I was wrong. You still going to hold that against me 3 damn years later?
     
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  9. INGATORSWETRUST

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    All 3 analysts from last year were hired for other full time posts this year, but acknowledge that Bama might provide the opportunity to be a HC or at least pick up some how to run a program and defensive scheme ideas from Bama/Saban
     
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  10. Zepgator

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    Bro - you were off the rails on me and many others that wanted McElwain out. Basically very rude. I never saw or received any sort of apology, but maybe I missed it. Admitting you were wrong is easy because it is obvious the right choice was made by the University. My post was that whatever was blinding you on McElwain when it was so obvious he was not good for our program, should be taken into account because if you call Charley a traitor - then couldn’t Mullen, Spurrier and others be called the same? Charley is a class act and we have no idea why he is making his decision to go to Bama (if true). I would love to have him back here, but if he thinks Bama is better for he and his family, then I wish him the best.
     
  11. crl

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    Most people who wanted Mac out were rude too. I don't remember who. Just that a lot of "rude" things were written.
     
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  12. TrueGator

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    Yeah, I guess I forgot that part. Thanks.

    But, at the same time, I think analysts have historically been just placeholders for eventual on-field coaching opportunities at Alabama, with Butch being an exception at this point.
     
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  13. 95Gator

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    Good to have him in the stable when someone comes calling for CTG in the pros or HC at a smaller program.
     
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  14. manigordo

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    Pretty strong opinions from fans here who have no idea what's going on behind closed doors in the Gator football offices.
    Seems pretty likely about Coach Mullen is all about chemistry more than anything else for his team and this coaches.
    Maybe it was a simple as him not wanting to have 2 Alpha males on the defensive side.
    Fact is no one here knows the truth but it sure as heck doesn't stop people from having Strong opinions.
     
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  15. Skink

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    That’s kinda what I’ve been thinking. Charley has been DC on championship teams and HC at 3 different schools. So now you bring him into an established coaching dynamic under DC Todd Grantham and expect him to just play analyst......while TG continues working to resolve issues and fill holes in the roster.....I’m not so sure that would work, no matter how much experience Charley has to offer. All we’d need is one big difference of philosophy between these two “alpha males” and cohesion on defense could begin to fracture.
     
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  16. shane4three

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    Post of the day!!! Chemistry everything and Mullen gets it.
     
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  17. shane4three

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    agree 100%. Thought Frey great hire last year on offensive. Dan’s going to be very careful as this is about trust and finding somebody that can really help have to be very careful doing these type of things.
     
  18. TrueGator

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    Agree. I don't know much about the DC at Alabama, but, it would seem that the same logic would apply there, too, though.
     
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  19. Gator_druid

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  20. sandmangator

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    I bet Nick gets him...
     
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