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The last thread ever on Mac

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by GratorGator, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. GratorGator

    GratorGator GC Legend

    Nov 14, 2015
    I know this may sound absurd, but it just seems like Mac was a bad dream from a long time ago. It has been so easy to forget him. Anybody else?

    I am terrifically excited about Darth Dan as our new coach.

    Let the Big Gator Eat, again.
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  2. GatorByte

    GatorByte GC Legend

    Apr 10, 2007
    Complete disaster. I’m embarrassed that I had him in my top 5 around the time we hired him. Honestly I don’t want anyone from the Saban coaching tree anywhere near this team ever again.
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  3. GratorGator

    GratorGator GC Legend

    Nov 14, 2015
    There is no Saban tree just about. Saban is more of a concrete telephone pole. He's just out there by himself.
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  4. gottapanda

    gottapanda All American

    Jul 22, 2008
    Are you new to the board? The Zooker still gets brought up here on a regular basis. If this is the last thread ever about Mac, I'll eat Les Miles's hat.
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  5. 18walfu

    18walfu Best Fan In America VIP Member

    Jul 16, 2017
    VIP room
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  6. fox

    fox GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Florida Beachland
    post shark photo. lock thread. pin it.
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  7. LonedawgUF

    LonedawgUF Premium Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    Oviedo, FL
    There is no Saban, only Mull
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  8. tegator80

    tegator80 GC Hall of Fame

    May 29, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    Um, if you are going to reference Miles and eating, you need to say "eat all of the grass at Florida Field."
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  9. VAg8r1

    VAg8r1 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    I have to confess that I originally thought that Jeremy Foley hit a home run with Mac. On paper Mac seemed liked a great hire. He took Colorado State from 3-9, the year before he took over their program to a 10-3 record, doing so with a very productive offense and a quarterback who was a third round NFL draft pick. As it turned out his offenses at Florida were as offensive as the offenses under Will Muschamp. He demonstrated that he and his trusty sidekick Doug Nussmeier were incapable of developing quarterbacks and he managed to alienate Will Grier the one quarterback who could have made a difference. Jim McElwain may again be a successful coach at another Group of Five mid-major. During his tenure in Gainesville he demonstrated that he didn't have what it takes to coach a program in a major conference.
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  10. eightiesgator

    eightiesgator GC Legend

    Oct 16, 2017
    I liked Mac OK and supported him, but he didn't understand Florida football. He had legitimate beefs, to be sure, but Gator Nation whined about Zook's and Meyer's substandard offenses that were ranked in the top 25. Having triple digit offenses are unfathomable, and the pressure ground him down to the point he was desperate to leave.

    I wish him well. He didn't seek out to sabotage the program...
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  11. gocartmozart

    gocartmozart Sophomore

    Apr 10, 2016
    I agree with you to a point but his unwillingness and hardheadedness to make changes doomed him. I was hoping he would stay as Head coach and just change OC, Special Teams coach and Strength & Conditioning coach. But I am so happy to have Mullen that now I am glad McElwain could not see or fix the problems.
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  12. LonedawgUF

    LonedawgUF Premium Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    Oviedo, FL
    I couldn't deal with the down in the dumps attitude anymore.
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  13. RealGatorFan

    RealGatorFan Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Mac's downfall were these things:

    - Too laid back. Never took the job seriously.
    - Zero player development at any offensive position, not just QB
    - Zero ability to make any in-game adjustments, even at halftime
    - Zero accountability; he never once blamed himself or his staff; threw his players under the bus
    - Never made any staff changes when it was apparent changes were needed
    - Horrible attitude at press conferences

    I never liked the hire. I thought it was way out there and I thought he was picked because of his past accomplishments. The red flag is why Saban pushed him and Nuss out - they were too conservative for even Saban.
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  14. sierragator

    sierragator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    pretty cool huh
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  15. cubangator

    cubangator All American

    Jul 8, 2017
    Fraud Mac was a horrible hire.
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  16. GatorRade

    GatorRade Rad Scientist Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
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  17. 92gator

    92gator GC Hall of Fame

    Jun 14, 2007
    Good luck Mac.

    (Don't feel the need to pile on, other than to invoke his name from time to time for context--as in 'McElChump', since it seemed like a seamless stretch of suck from Muschamp through McElwein).

    A new day has dawned and a new era begun, in the Swamp!
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  18. madgator

    madgator GC Hall of Fame

    May 28, 2007
    South Florida

    For some reason I really believe that the whole Kelvin Taylor incident fundamentally changed the man......he was completely different after that.

    before that he was confident and somewhat brash. After that incident he seemed silly, whimsical, and unfocused. Like he was trying not to offend anyone.

    if that was indeed the case, then he was too thin skinned for this kind of job.
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  19. SwampThing316

    SwampThing316 Freshman

    Sep 22, 2012
    Extremely proud to have Dan Mullen as our head coach. I cringed every time Mac spoke. Dan will represent the school well.
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  20. Kirby

    Kirby GC Hall of Fame

    Sep 14, 2009
    Rocket City
    He coached his tail off.