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Napier Press Conference

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by The_RH_Factor, Feb 7, 2024.

  1. ThomasD89

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    I agree, and those of us who want the program to succeed need to remember same and remind others if/when the time comes.

    Would rather have Napier pull the nose up, even if it means a slow climb, rather than face another coaching change.
     
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  2. ThomasD89

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    Game ends, you get up, hit the bathroom, swing by the fridge for another cold one and by the time you sit down again and find the remote...

    It just happens.
     
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  3. wingtee

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    Maybe
     
  4. wingtee

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    Maybe in a perfect world but his ass is on the line and I would call the plays too. No matter what this knowledgeable fan base says
     
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  5. 62gator

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    This from someone who was just a position coach, all be it a really good backer coach, it’s probably why you had such a long career, they never let you call the plays. :D
     
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  6. Claygator

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    Here is what I call lunacy:

    Do what you have always done, get what you have always gotten.

    You apparently have short term memory loss. Can't remember back ten years it seems.
     
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  7. Claygator

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    Oh yes, the "objective " so called sports journalists.

    Did you just land here from Uranus?
     
  8. Wanne15

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    Ali is fair unlike some whiners.
     
  9. steveGator52

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    And the counterpoint to your argument is which of the coaches that were fired since Meyer left would have improved if given more time? We missed on those hires and sticking with them longer wouldn’t have made them any better of a hire. Each of those coaches had issues that giving them more time wasn’t going to solve.

    Muschamp got a second chance at South Carolina and didn’t show he learned much from his time at UF. McElwein? Mullen could still be here if he had proactively made changes to the defensive coaching staff after the 2019 season. But he didn’t and like Meyer he seemed to check out his last year.

    Napier has shown he is willing to make changes on the defensive side of the ball, but the offensive side of the ball is staying the same. The offensive scheme may be ok, but the playcalling and lack of going for the throat/urgency was an issue last year. Playing close to the vest reduces the margin for error and magnifies any issues in execution and bad bounces that can occur during a game. We will see if that changes next year.
     
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  10. wingtee

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    lol… but I was a Head Coach 62 . I’m not just another pretty face . And as a HC I did call plays . Trap left , Buck sweep right .
    Thank u for the complimentary words concerning being a position coach .
     
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  11. 62gator

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    How did I forget about that one season at Middleburg. :D


    During the 1994-95 school year, wing was promoted to head football coach for Middleburg High.

    "I really enjoyed it," wing said. "There's nothing else like being the head guy at Friday night."

    :emoji_thumbsup::emoji_thumbsup:
     
  12. Matthanuf06

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    The ass of every coach is on the line at every school. If you lose more than the baseline at a school then you get canned.
     
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  13. Matthanuf06

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    We fired a coach after 3 years with a far better record than Napier and won 2 national titles in 4 years.
     
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  14. phatGator

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    Would that have any meaning in the offseason?
     
  15. Tolbert1906

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    No, he's awful.
     
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  16. wingtee

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    So let’s do it again .
    Pay the contract out
    Blow up the roster
    Wait another 3 years
    Rehire to a pool of prospective coaches we have never heard of .
    Continue the wash / rinse
    Makes freaking perfect sense !!
    We will never figure it out.
     
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  17. Skink

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    It’s just another opportunity for haters to hate
     
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  18. TJtheGator

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    Zook didn’t have 3 consecutive losing seasons.

    Lumpy didn’t have 3 consecutive losing seasons.

    McYellowHorseTeeth didn’t have 3 consecutive losing seasons.

    Mullen didn’t have 3 consecutive losing seasons.


    Firing Napier and Stricklin after 3 consecutive losing seasons would not be more of the same. It would be ridding the program of two obvious mistakes.
     
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  19. TJtheGator

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    Stricklin will never figure it out.

    If Napier fails in ‘24 they’re both gone. And the next hire must have input from Sasse, the new AD, and the big-time boosters.
     
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  20. TJtheGator

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    Spurrier, Urban, Saban, Kirby all know that you must avoid close games at all costs.

    Napier seems to relish close games given his playcalling style.

    I will continue to root for him, but he inspires zero confidence. Hope to be wrong.
     
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