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FSU Search: Proactive search for Norvell's replacement getting a head start.

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by tilly, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. gatrfanzz

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    Wow, that was back in 88 wasn't it Gray? Free Shoes U I'm sorry I have it mixed up with the Sanders deal.
     
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  2. benheb

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    Agree. Those saying he was way down on their list are correct but that's because FSU admin is full of dumb hacks. This is a good hire for them but that doesn't mean he will succeed and even if he does, unlikely he can do so quickly. Recruiting is the name of the game now and ours needs to keep getting better. Let's see how he does on first test. I thought Willie did great in that area for his first year.
     
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  3. phillyblount

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    They got themselves a "stuntaz" -- watch out
     
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  4. chemgator

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    We would probably have taken Winston if he wanted to play at UF. He was the #2 QB the year he came out. I don't recall any major indications that Winston was a sociopathic rapist when he was a high school football player. We would have dropped him the minute the rape allegations came out and seemed credible, just like we did with Cam Newton and the stolen laptop. That's what sets us apart from football mills like F$U.

    I think Norvell will recruit the best players that are attracted to a school like F$U, so that means some questionable characters will slip through. UF has wound up with a few questionable characters in the past, but never enough of them to torpedo the football program. It is much easier to get rid of a bad seed if there is only one or two on the team, versus a third of the team.

    What makes you think that F$U (the university or the football team) has improved its academics?
     
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  5. phillyblount

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    "woooo" lol
     
  6. JaxGator75

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    Well Josh Griffis just committed...



    To Louisville
     
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  7. chemgator

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    When do you think that will happen? Middle of next year?
     
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  8. 62gator

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    Mike Norvell is a Todd Graham (arrogant prick) disciple. He was with him at all 3 of his stops as a HC, Tulsa-Pitt-Arizona St. Graham has been collecting his ASU $$ for 2yrs now and wants to now get back into the game. As a favor, would not be surprised to see Norvell give him the 2nd in command spot on his staff. There was talk during one of Champs several searches for a OC that he was after Norvell. ASU then gave him more $$ and another title and he stayed, eventually getting the Memphis gig. He runs his offense and calls his own plays, uses a small trifold play sheet.

    This is really how it should happen. You do well and prove yourself at a mid-tier program, then move up to a bigger P5 job. Success doesn’t always translate though, some do, some don’t. Still believe defense and recruiting elite talent is gonna be his biggest challenge. He’ll whip up some chicken salad and probably win 8 games next season. He’s a massive upgrade over Willie, who’s inept level was mind boggling.
     
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  9. coach

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    This is a different coach for fsu. I actually like him. Never could stand Bowden or Dumbo, both scumbags.
    Didn't dislike Taggert, just thought he was ridiculously bad.
     
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  10. 62gator

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    Too funny!

     
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  11. WhattaGator

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    *****************7:00 PM UPDATE*************

    So...Now, as the 4 milk crates and plywood podium has been dismantled, and the 12 chairs stacked neatly against the wall.....

    New Nolie Head Coach Norvell is set to get to work....
    He's already told Odell Haggins "Get off of my lawn!", as he removes Odell's nameplate from the HC office door...
    As Norvell unpacxks his briefcase, setting his trifold playbook on his new desk, he knows that there's precious little time to prepare for his "Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl", ACC game....then realizes that's the wrong Bowl......he's still got to get his ass kicked by Penn State in the Cotton Bowl first... riight, Mike, it's AAC, remember??..I guess recruiting will just have to wait.

    Josh Newberg reports; "The Nolie faithful numbers are dwiindling, same as the recruiting class...and rumbliings of shakeups in the coaching staff echo like faint rumblings of thunder..

    Trusted insiders are now already prepared to give Norvell a pass for his first 2 years, since after all, he was their 7th choice in theiir search, and ya' know, beggars can't be choosers.

    The glow of dumpster fires in Tallacrappy can be seen on the horizon...and it just warms the hearts of Gator fans everywhere.

    Hmm...Now...will it be...

    # GO-Dell??

    News at 11
     
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  12. fox

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    As someone who knows Memphis and Norvels, can you give us some details? What's going to happen in Tally town? Will he crack the whip? Have a decent staff? Recruit decently? Will he be an odd fit?
     
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    Reason why I'm not sure about this hire is that look at how many of us (not really myself included, but a plurality of Gator fans) felt about Frost. Frost beat this guy head-to-head, repeatedly, yet look at how he's turning out at Nebraska... Do I think he would've been better at Florida? Yes... But even I, who was a Frost skeptic, thought that Frost was a more "obvious" hire than Norvell, at the time... makes me feel like this is a coin flip...

    Good coach? Yes... Good enough to compete with Florida and Clemson? Mullen and Dabo? Time will tell...
     
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  14. shane4three

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    Shocked, dismayed, concerned that kind of a badge of honor that this thread is 158 pages long. I sort of get Kelly but continuing to talk about a rival?????

    yep, I contributed on pg 158 at 8:12 but it’ll be my last. Hopefully this thread is retired as talking about the ACC’s 5th best team and possible coach now hired coach for 158 pages is concerning. He’s hired. Let’s be done.
     
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  15. nobbqsauce

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    You know you really want to tell us how these FSU players will.play their hearts out for norvell how they will love hi., hes a players coach and gets the most out of his players....

    Of course you may notice this isnt 158 pages of talking about a rival's team and coach as much as its 158 pages making fun of a rival and their coach...which seems to be all good to most of us.
     
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  16. fox

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    The cornrows alone are worth a dozen pages.
     
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    So you can be useful unlike a lawyer
     
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  18. tafc_5_1981

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    Good coach? Yes... Good enough to compete with Florida and Clemson? Mullen and Dabo? Time will tell...[/QUOTE]

    UF is improving and Clemson is not going anywhere so he will be tested early.
     
  19. duchen

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    Thank you for your humorous addition to the comedy classics in this thread. If i incorrectly presumed that you were joking, my apologies.

    BTW; what did you think of page 136? Pretty much nailed it there, didn't we?
     
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  20. The_Graygator

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    But when IS the Stoops presser?

    Really?

    Anyone?
     
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