....whatever is or is not happening with regards to Coach Gates, execute a decision and/or make an announcement. If there is no substance whatsoever to these rumors—- squash em. If there is a looming parting of ways... equally important to expeditiously executing that decision is transparency as to the reasons. Taking the “high road” could be equviilant to inadvertently falling on the proverbial sword in this situation. I say this because few will believe “not the right fit” or “mutual decision” mantras here. Circumstances, timing, tweets, etc. do not lend themselves to such a scenario. Instead, one side will be blamed and rumors circulated. It is not hard to project which side will take that fall, as it is easier (and, in some cases, more beneficial) to demonize a program than an individual. In fact, this has already begun, with some entirely whacky and potentially very damaging “reasons” being perpetuated. If.... IF... Florida has reason and does indeed part ways with Coach Gates, provide those reasons as tactfully as possible. Doing otherwise may seem the classy move, but it will invite unfair, undeserved, unwelcomed and unflattering speculation. So, make a decision (or an announcement of “no decision needed”) and be forthright in the rationale for such decision. That’s all I’ve got.