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Lane Kiffin

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by GatorLuke, Nov 7, 2021.

  1. GatorLuke

    GatorLuke Senior

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    There have been quite a few times Lane has been mentioned all throughout threads, some endorsing him as our next head coach and others mainly just unsure. Just wanted to put some comparisons out there between Lane Kiffin and Dan Mullen. In my opinion, Lane would be much of the same as Dan.

    Lane is terrible with the media as is Dan Mullen. Fans always jump down Dan‘s throat for this.

    Lane is extremely arrogant, even more so than Dan Mullen.

    Lane has a great offensive mind as does Dan Mullen.

    Lane has struggled finding an elite defensive coordinator as has Dan Mullen.

    Lane says some head scratching comments to the media as has Dan Mullen.

    Was easily beaten by Alabama this year. Dan played them much better.

    Lane inherited an elite Heisman candidate quarterback.

    Florida’s recruiting ranking is 12 and Ole Miss is recruiting ranking is at 17.

    In my opinion Lane is Dan 2.0.

    Lane is not the answer if you are looking for dramatic changes.
     
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  2. tec68

    tec68 Premium Member

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    Definitely do not want Lane.
     
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  3. sqgator

    sqgator All American

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    An elite Heisman candidate QB we didn’t want….damn I am still pissed at that.
     
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  4. coach

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    Don't think you've been following the more mature Lane. Not the same guy I disliked at Tennessee.
     
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  5. grouchygator

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    We would hire Pee Wee Herman before Lane Kiffin.
    Keep your eyes on Dan Lanning.
     
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  6. GatorLuke

    GatorLuke Senior

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    True but Kyle Trask was pretty special in his own right.
     
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  7. upstategator

    upstategator All American

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    Gawd no
     
  8. GatorLuke

    GatorLuke Senior

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    Actually I have been. Before the Alabama game he told the sideline reporter for everyone to get their popcorn and then went out and got lit up. He’s arrogant and terrible with the media. Same things gator fans have been grilling Dan Mullen for.
     
  9. gatorsforevr

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    I'm not on the Lane train but if it means getting rid of Mullen then I'm down. I just want something new, I want hope.

    That all being said, Lane is not even close to being on Dan's level of being terrible with the media. Dan is at Mac levels of terrible but somehow worse, maybe because Mac just always seemed like a bad fit whereas Mullen does it all to himself.
     
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  10. co_gator89

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    I honestly don’t think he would even listen if we called. At this point, it would be a lateral move for him.
     
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  11. coach

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    I find him very humorous and entertaining. Quite the opposite of Dan. Plus much better at building excitement around program and recruiting. Your snippet before bama game doesn't really constitute following him.
     
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  12. Gatuar

    Gatuar GC Hall of Fame

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    Lane is more Spurrier

    more important he would recruit lights out speed and talent to UF …especially ok offense
     
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  13. GatorLuke

    GatorLuke Senior

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    It was just 1 example from a few weeks ago. You can go Google search his last 10 years if he would like.
     
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  14. nawlinsgator

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    Give him Dan’s salary. He would listen.
     
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    He can recruit, and that would be a major upgrade. And at this point, that may be priority one.

    All other areas, hard pass.

    Not nearly enough to even consider. Most likely he would pump the pursuit to Defcon 5 and then clown us.

    Verdict: Don’t even float this possibility.
     
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  16. GatorLuke

    GatorLuke Senior

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    It’s entertaining till he’s losing games. The excitement you mention will turn the arrogance when he’s losing games. We are currently ranked higher than them in recruiting.
     
  17. twodaparty

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    Lane Kiffin would have us recruiting at Alabama levels in no time. Only gamble would be if he could out coach the likes of Saban as he ages.
     
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  18. GCNumber7

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    Where’s the evidence he would though? How many top 5 classes has he signed in all his years as a head coach?
     
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  19. twodaparty

    twodaparty GC Hall of Fame

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    How many elite programs has he coached at in all his years as a head coach. Plus he has clearly evolved.
     
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  20. GCNumber7

    GCNumber7 Premium Member

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    So no evidence that he is an elite recruiter then.

    USC? Tenn?