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UF Asked Frost To Be Head Coach

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by seaofred92, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Gil_the_Gator

    Gil_the_Gator Junior

    Sep 9, 2014
    Alligator Underground
    Who is Sean Beckton?
  2. Gil_the_Gator

    Gil_the_Gator Junior

    Sep 9, 2014
    Alligator Underground
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  3. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 19, 2011
    South Florida
    I only believe what @tilly says with regard to coaching searches...
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  4. seaofred92

    seaofred92 Junior

    Nov 6, 2017
    Nebraska tight ends coach Sean Beckton dropped an interesting piece of information in Blair, divulging that Scott Frost was in fact offered the coaching job at Florida. But, according to Beckton, Florida would not have allowed Frost to bring his entire UCF staff. So Frost said no.

    Beckton said the entire UCF coaching staff was “pretty involved” during the final few weeks of the season in the decision to come to Nebraska. Beckton said there was a meeting in which Frost asked the entire staff who would join him in Nebraska, and all the coaches went around and, as Beckton said, “committed.”

    Husker notes: Tight ends coach Sean Beckton says Florida would not take whole staff
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  5. gatorgrad92

    gatorgrad92 GC Legend

    Nov 25, 2013
    I'd hardly call it transparent....
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  6. gator7_5

    gator7_5 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 9, 2007
    Maybe Mullen had a lot better staff at msu than frost at ucf.

    Not sure of the slant. If true, the only people who look bad in this is UCF staff and their ability to coach.

    I doubt at this point wether Mullen cares if he was 1st or 5th choice. It's his job now and the future is in his hands.
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  7. Claygator

    Claygator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 11, 2007
    I don't buy it. I may accept that UF pursued Frost, and perhaps even offered the job, but I seriously doubt that Stricklin told Frost which assistant coaches he could bring. Are they saying that Stricklin had assistant coaches on staff he wanted to keep, or others at different schools? If so, who are they?

    The narrative I believe is the one that the facts tend to support: that Frost wouldn't commit right away, that he wanted to coach UCF in the bowl, and that given the uncertainty of that situation, Stricklin hired Mullen. UT was going to offer Mullen within days, and if Stricklin waited on Frost, then struck out, he was going to lose them both. That makes sense.
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  8. Agreed, and that was an untenable position for UF to be in. It was also an especially untenable position for a new athletic director to allow himself to be pigeonholed into. Stricklin has been around the block, Mullen may have been *his* preferred coach all along but some bigtime boosters seriously wanted Frost. When Frost did a hop and a skip, Stricklin wisely said to hell with this.
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  9. apkgator

    apkgator Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    I agree with your second paragraph and the likely narrative. But thats not really mutually exclusive to the Bckton assertion. Certainly UF had conversations with Frost, and his desire to keep his staff intact was likely conveyed, along with UF not being entirely comfortable or willing to commit to that scenario....and both parties somewhat moved on
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  10. fortmyersgator

    fortmyersgator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Nonsense. Florida, like all universities only hire the Head Coach, and the head coach picks his staff. UF, nor any other school would require any assistant coach be retained or one fired. I would take note of such an irresponsible thing for a coach to say..trouble there.
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  11. gator_lyn

    gator_lyn Junior

    Oct 28, 2017
    Mama called, but this ain't the 90s anymore
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  12. CHFG8R

    CHFG8R GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 24, 2007
    St. Augustine, FL
    I kinda agree here. Seems counterproductive to hire a new coach then dictate who his assistants should be. But. . . who knows? Stranger things have happened. I mean, I personally believe we forced Charlie Weiss on Muschamp. I may be crazy, but it sure felt that way to me.
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  13. Skink

    Skink GC Hall of Fame

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  14. wrpgator

    wrpgator GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 12, 2013
    Frost would have been good here but I'm glad coach Mullen is head ball coach of our Gators. He wanted to be here, this is his dream job. I will root for Frost & Nebraska however, to beat Ohio State & Michigan.
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  15. Gatorrick22

    Gatorrick22 VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    S.S. was waiting for his friend Mullen's season to end... The rest was just misdirection...
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  16. swampgas44

    swampgas44 Junior

    Feb 1, 2012
    Igloo franchise was available locally :cool:
  17. I like steak and cheese omelets.
  18. themistocles

    themistocles VIP Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Temple Terrace, FL
    Frost did a simply Astounding Job at UCF, however, this in now way proves that he can recruit at the Power 5 level because he only had 1 year to estimate recruiting and they were all true Frosh last year.

    Sheer luck played a huge part in his success, but clearly he inherited a pretty good team (like Harbaugh did), that had been horribly miscoached.

    Two were sought ahead of Mullen, Kelly and Frost. So far, as a recruiter, Mullen is destroying both of them:
    Kelley - 2018 - #18, 2019 - less than 100
    Frost - 2018 - #22, 2019 - #33

    Mullen was #12 in 2018, and right now is #27 in 2019 with a lot of kids waiting for all these coaches to show what they can do before deciding.

    It wouldn't surprise me if Frost performs miracles at Nebraska, but I've always felt that Kelly was far, far overrated. He never has been able to Finish (win the last games, the Important ones).
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  19. CHFG8R

    CHFG8R GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 24, 2007
    St. Augustine, FL
    Maybe. I just don't know. But something just seemed wrong about that. The relationship between he and Muschamp did not seem close and he seemed aloof from the start. Felt like a name hire to help recruiting. And if it was, then it was a horrible decision that may have laid the shaky foundation for the next 6 years. Seems we were always playing catch-up from the minute we hired him.
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  20. 92gator

    92gator GC Hall of Fame

    Jun 14, 2007
    I don't care how we got here, just glad for where we are...

    ...but I would salivate at the opportunity to beat Nebraska's ass while Frost is their coach--redemption for the '95 nightmare, and SF's snub, in one glorious fell swoop!

    Not that I'm one to harbor grudges or anything.... :cool:
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