It's amazing what Muschamp has been able to do to that program.
I heard he was selling jerseys in Georgia as well.
Unless he's been selling jerseys on Mars, I don't want to hear about it.
I bet Texas is thanking their lucky stars that the "Head coach in waiting" never panned out.
"Of the 71 players Muschamp has signed since he's been at Florida, 15 have transferred, two never made it to campus, one took a medical hardship and one left early for the NFL draft."
First losing record since 1979 last year and their 34 year bowl streak snapped. Players transferring and a HC under fire from the fan base.
Hmmmm.....this sounds vaguely familar. I believe I've seen this movie before and I don't think I liked the ending much.
Reminds me a lot of richrod
Ah....it warms my heart to see negs doing their job. Now only if they would grey out the comment
I don't know about everyone else, but I would still read the greyed out comment just to know what someone said to get negged so much.
I always set my threshold to negative. That add I can bask in the stupidity and oils on when I'm feeling particularly hateful to ignorance.
to see both the infraction and its inevitable reward.
After all, there aren't that many any more.
Way to read between the lines on that one. A+.
Nothing gets passed this guy, I tell you what..
Ahhhhahahahahahahaha. NEGBANG! The first good one of the new era of MGoBlog.
I could beat those guys...mostly because they're in their early 60s and I'm in my late 40s.
I wasn't aware it ended..
Will Muschamp was head coach in waiting at Texas. Looks like they dodged a bullet when Florida hired him. Texas shouldn't be complaining about Mack Brown. As medioce as Texas has been the last few years, it could have been a lot worse under Muschamp.
Maybe Ace Williams had it right about the transfers, but he got the school wrong.
/i really don't need to tag this, do I?
A more responsible/thorough report from the Sentinel might actually mention the programs to which said transfers are transferring, no?. I realize that likely wasn't part of the official announcement from UF, but I sort of expect a professionsl reporter to anticipate the questions of his/her readers. Regardless, I suppose I won't begrudge a little late night schadenfreude.
They probably don't know where they're transferring yet. Usually in these situations, the player will announce he is leaving and then take visits, talk with other coaches, etc., before deciding on his next school and signing a new letter of intent.
That appears to be the case here as well -- tight end Kent Taylor, for one, says he has "no idea" where he's transferring.
the headlines are premature. These players intend to transfer. Neg away if you wish, but as of now, they have merely left the pogram (as far as anyone can tell from the reports).
but those Gainsville Cossacks are a notorious lot.
hence the DP
before you criticize? The headline is "Six Gators Leave Program".What was it again that you think they should have said?
The thread title was transfer. I did not click the link, not even read what the link was to. I assumed from reading the thread title that transfer was talked about in the article.
he made it clear he was criticizing the newspaper. And he referenced something from their story.
he made it clear he was criticizing the newspaper. And he referenced something from their story.
the headline is as you say, but the second paragraph starts:
Coach Will Muschamp announced the transfers . . . .
If there is a clear distinction to be made, the writing in the article isn't helping to clarify it.
From what I'm reading, it sounds like these guys are mainly transferring for playing time.
I'm also reluctant to call out Muschamp as a failure so far. They had so many injuries this year (If we'd suffered Florida's injuries we'd probably have ended up 2-10) it seemed to cause a snowball effect that culminated in the loss to Georgia Southern and the beatdown at the hands of Florida State.
They were 11-2 last year and 7-1 in the SEC and beat LSU, Texas A&M, South Carolina and Florida State. So its not like Florida under Muschamp hasn't been able to compete when healthy. I'm willing to bet they rebound nicely next year.
Is just an abject disaster, and has been for his entire tenure, injuries or no. It's Florida so he had a shitton of highly rated defensive talent (seriously, Florida's D has been studded with former 5*'s recently), but he's basically pulled a reverse Rich Rod.
Muschamp hit rid oh his OC Pease. He is a defensive guy himself. If he gets a great OC I think he could still be a good coach.
Georgia Southern actually had just as many scholarship player injuries as UF did for that game.
So they followed a trip to the Sugar Bowl with a disappointing season? The poor record was primarily the result of an offense that regressed. As a result they fired their O-line coach and O Coordinator. I don't understand.
Things don't work the same everywhere.
are so annoying when I'm trying to get really sucked into the narrative. Never mind that this narrative could completely shift at any given moment, because one of the necessities of 24 hour everything is the insatiable need for something fresh and new - right now I REALLY want to think about the Muschamp is terrible narrative because everything is and always has been completely reducible to something as basic as one person's inherent goodness or badness at a simple thing like "coaching" that is in no way complicated or multifaceted and context is for the weak.
Exactly. At least three of the these transfers makes absolute sense: A freshman QB who just saw another freshman QB get significant playing time, a fifth year lineman who wants to start if he's going to continue the grind of football, a third string TE who has two receptions in two seasons. Then you have a RS-Fr. lineman, a RS-Fr. fullback and a true FR lineman, the latter who seems like a project at best. I'd have to know the Florida roster better than I do to know how the latter departures would affect Florida, but I sure don't see the "Muschamp is horrible" storyline being furthered by this story. Sure, 23% of his recruits no longer being on the team isn't great, but it doesn't seem like an unreasonably high percentage.
What's even more amazing is that Florida also just got a commit from #2 OT today. The first line of this article says it all though:
"The Florida Gators may not have an offensive coordinator or offensive line coach, but they still managed to land a commitment from the No. 2-ranked offensive tackle in the country, David Sharpe (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence), on Thursday."
So they don't have an OC. Or an O-line coach. They lose 6 players to transfers. What is going on? It's a pure tire fire there, yet somehow they still get a player to commit.
What is the difference between not having an OC and OL coach or having an ineffective pair?
So they don't have an OC. Or an O-line coach.
In other words they have something in common with Michigan... Zing!
firing Funk and Borges would improve recruiting?
a.) Recruits want a reason to believe they will be developed for the NFL and showcased in a positive way (e.g., there was a long period of time where Michigan was Quarterback U. That meant QBs, and WRs had reason to believe choosing Michigan would increase their chances of getting to the NFL.)
b.) After three seasons of seeming offensive decline, that reason to believe may not so strong right now
c) Al Borges does not do reportedly do much recruiting anyway. However Funk does a lot of it.
So if we are having trouble landing top offensive prospects, then we need to make a change that increases the reason to believe Michigan is one of the top places to develop and be showcased on that side of the ball.
I don't know if I believe it. This sounds like an Ace Williams special to me. Oh wait, it's from a major newspaper, which would never print anything inaccurate or damaging about the local college football program.
//remembers Freep is not "major" paper
///posts review of Rosenberg book on Amazon
////sleeps well at night
// investigates "War . . ." review, referenced above, at Amazon;
///confirms that the following is still posted there as "The most helpful favorable review":
I was given this book as a gift for my constipated dog Messner. He circled it twice before settling down and relieving himself for the first time in days. We plan on picking up a case of these.
(Nice to see Mike Messner's namesake still holding the line for the team.)
////cackles gleefully, enjoys warm feeling of satisfaction inside.
(Maybe I shouldn't say this after the last sentence . . .) Thank you, Benoit Balls.
BTW, I googled to make sure I understood your e-name correctly. It appears everyone is calling them "Ben Wa Balls" these days.
was trying to create a story out of nothing regarding a coach taking some heat. This is the SEC and Florida. Players are frequently forced out if they don't meet expectations. The number may be slightly higher than average. However coming off a bad year, it's hardly surprising.
Okay, I'll ask. Can we use any of them?
I remember suggesting that Michigan should pursue Allen Robinson when the PSU exodus began.
I'm wondering if he'll get a waiver to play next season since he sat last year due to injury.
Either way, I'd take him. Especially with Funchess playing more and more WR.
Please pass the gator dipping sauce. Had some gator at lsu/uf tailgate this fall. Nom nom nom...
Now wait a second. Has Muschamp gotten his five years? Shouldn't a coach get at least that to prove himself? Coordinators and position coaches? Sure, I could see only giving them a couple of years.
In reading the article, OT Ian Silberman will be a graduate thus making him a college free agent who is able to be eligible upon arrival. He is not likely to leave the south, but our depth chart has to at least look interesting to him.
Taylor was a stud coming out of high school.