Welcome home, fellow Gator.

The Gator Nation's oldest and most active insider community
Join today!

WHAT Will/Needs TO HAPPEN IN YEAR THREE!

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by doctorg8r, Jan 11, 2024.

  1. doctorg8r

    doctorg8r GC Hall of Fame

    1,222
    939
    1,788
    Dec 11, 2018
    Your posts are often serious, but this quote struck me as absolutely hilarious! I am not sure GN enters 2024 with an outlook of absolutely crushing the competition. IF we had a solid OL and defense, could BN crush it? I think of the Gator BB team. A piecemeal squad that really had a miracle season! Will it take a miracle for the football team to crush it? Borrowing the line from Josey Wales, "I reckon so." But, quoting from the same movie, this also needs to happen: "Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean."
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. uftaipan

    uftaipan GC Hall of Fame

    7,990
    1,806
    1,283
    May 31, 2007
    Land o' Lakes, FL
    I guess we’ll just have to “Endeavor to persevere” then.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2024
  3. Porschegator

    Porschegator GC Legend

    978
    413
    1,713
    Aug 15, 2016
    Canton Ohio
    You know much more than I but I question your comment only because there are many more football coaches fired than athletic directors.
     
  4. TJtheGator

    TJtheGator GC Hall of Fame

    11,364
    1,899
    2,128
    Apr 3, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    In the simplest of terms, at the top 10-15 athletic departments in the country no AD can survive two consecutive failed football coaching hires unless there is some extreme circumstance.

    Stricklin does not have extreme circumstances surrounding him. In fact, he’s already on a short leash for the hires of Amato and Newbauer who verbally abused female student athletes.

    So in short, NO, Scott Stricklin will not get a third bite of the apple if Napier fails.

    Those who know, know.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. Wanne15

    Wanne15 GC Hall of Fame

    13,701
    3,605
    3,088
    Jan 18, 2015
    That’s for a select group of schools. There are far more schools that aren’t paying.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. uftaipan

    uftaipan GC Hall of Fame

    7,990
    1,806
    1,283
    May 31, 2007
    Land o' Lakes, FL
    This dude doesn’t even mention special teams with all of the problems we had last year and the fact that the head coach has still not assigned someone to fix those problems? But don’t worry. Spring Ball rarely features special teams, so we won’t get the first hint about whether that aspect has improved or not.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  7. Tolbert1906

    Tolbert1906 GC Hall of Fame

    3,752
    182
    283
    Apr 8, 2007
    United States
  8. gatorbait23

    gatorbait23 Junior

    163
    32
    1,763
    Nov 10, 2017
    Both are bad outcomes for Year 3.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  9. doctorg8r

    doctorg8r GC Hall of Fame

    1,222
    939
    1,788
    Dec 11, 2018
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  10. wargunfan

    wargunfan GC Hall of Fame

    4,740
    815
    1,888
    Jan 6, 2010
    Inside your head.
    Nine and four or hit the door. That means 8-4 reg. season and a bowl win. And I agree that the AD goes with him.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  11. wargunfan

    wargunfan GC Hall of Fame

    4,740
    815
    1,888
    Jan 6, 2010
    Inside your head.
    Coach's salary should be calculated at the end of the year; something like this:
    $250k per cupcake win
    $250k per OOC win
    $500k per conference win
    $500k bonus for division champ
    $1Mil bonus for SEC champ
    $1Mil per playoff win
    $2Mil Bonus for a Natty
    That's around $12,000,000 total for an undefeated season. The less you win the less you make. That way he gets paid based on deliverables. Sounds fair to me. Last season CBN would have made $2,000,000 for a 5-7 losing season and no bowl game. Sounds about right.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. 62gator

    62gator GC Hall of Fame

    10,489
    3,808
    3,303
    Dec 4, 2007
    Tampa, FL
    It’s definitely the “show me” year for Billy.

     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  13. sqgator

    sqgator GC Legend

    661
    216
    1,883
    Apr 3, 2007

    Yup, no other way around it.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  14. doctorg8r

    doctorg8r GC Hall of Fame

    1,222
    939
    1,788
    Dec 11, 2018
    Ah, does Mullen make his point to Gator Nation? Hmmm, how far behind has the Gators football program been? You only have to listen 60 seconds, because Dan will tell you everything you need to know!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. gatorwalrus

    gatorwalrus GC Hall of Fame

    1,862
    493
    1,798
    Sep 24, 2022
    Guess that explains why the D went to shit under Mullen, fans want scoring.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. lizardbreath

    lizardbreath GC Hall of Fame

    2,159
    1,338
    1,968
    Aug 30, 2017
    Pace, FL
    Oh, happy day!
     
  17. eightiesgator

    eightiesgator GC Legend

    920
    266
    1,853
    Oct 16, 2017
    Actually, I think the dialogue was excellent. The points were spot on. Anyone who's been a Gator fan for more than a couple decades could see this pattern emerge repeatedly. He's especially on point regarding offense. Gator fans complained about our "weak offenses in 2006 and 2009, in spite of the fact we won 13 games each year (actually, our total offense in 2006 was 19th while our 2009 offense was ranked 6th in the nation). We all remember the howling in 2012, when Muschamp turned in a damned strong 11-2 team, beating Texas A&M (11-2), LSU (10-3), Vandy (9-4), USCe (11-2), and FSU (12-2). In spite of that, many fans couldn't get over the fact that our offense was ranked in the triple digits, and especially our pass offense was 114th out of 120 teams.

    "This ain't Florida football. We toss the ball all over the field and score half a hundred on everybody!" The 2012 season was, to many, the 1989 pre-SOS Gators with "Emmitt Left, Emmitt Center and Emmitt Right." This in spite of the fact we had one of the top defensive teams in the nation (ranked 3d in the nation), one that Spurrier was delighted to inherit.

    Mullen was also right about Florida lagging behind in facilities, infrastructure, support services, etc., and was spot on regarding the challenges faced with The Portal and NIL. Just because many here hate him does it mean he didn't have anything constructive to say...
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  18. Wanne15

    Wanne15 GC Hall of Fame

    13,701
    3,605
    3,088
    Jan 18, 2015
    He made a lot of good points yet he’s still a dipshit.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  19. Matthanuf06

    Matthanuf06 GC Hall of Fame

    12,245
    527
    673
    Sep 13, 2007
    It’s very different to complain about the Urban O that finished top 10 vs the Muschamp 2012. That Muschamp year was unsustainable. You can’t be a long term good program with an awful offense.

    Obviously I’ll take a flukey lucky season over an earned bad season but there is nothing wrong or spoiled about raising alarms about an awful unit.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1