kevin holt

December 8th, 2010 at 5:54 PM ^

If we are getting uncertainties from recruits left and right because of the talk of POSSIBILITIES of a coaching change, why would coming out and saying you retire/quit/take a break gain you commitments?

If Rich Rod came out tomorrow and said he quit because of the stress of coaching, we would see pandamonium and decommitments (heaven fucking forbid, and I mean that in the most serious way possible) across the board.


December 8th, 2010 at 2:44 PM ^

It wasn't clear from your post, but are you insinuating that Dan Mullen would be hired by UF?  I think that he'd be a great hire considering his ties with the program and the fact that their offense sucks since he left.  He's a good coach.

I think he'd have to be the odds on favorite, and that's a high probability that if this is true and Meyer is really done, then we might be playing a team in our bowl that is coach by an interim coach and not Dan Mullen.

I think this might make it more probable that Chuck Heater could be a candidate for the DC job here too.


December 8th, 2010 at 5:02 PM ^

I think there is a 70% chance Mullen is hired. The guy can flat out coach and he already has MSU headed in the right direction. I believe that if he wouldnt have left Florida to become Head Coach at MSU that Florida would be the two time defending champs, just look at the drop off on offense when he left


December 8th, 2010 at 6:18 PM ^

Thing is, uncertainty hurts recruiting, so they'd want to announce it ASAP. It'd also be a disservice to MSU to wait, since they'd have to launch a search after most of the prospects have already selected a seat in the big game of musical chairs.


December 8th, 2010 at 2:52 PM ^

what effect does this have on Hart's recruitment?


Does this push him to reconsider Alabama, lock on to Michigan because at least they still have their coach? This is likely the most immediate "good news" to come out of today and while I am not opening this for rapid speculation... his biggest concern with UM was coaching stability... or would it not be an issue since Florida would likely remain a Spread team? idhe80fdh08hw328h


December 8th, 2010 at 3:40 PM ^

I sense a disturbance in the retirement force. Nobody had been discussing Favre's retirement for too long. Meyer had to drop a bomb to turn the discussion in his favor.

Don't care. I will gladly accept Florida falling into mediocrity...unless I get in there for grad school.


December 8th, 2010 at 6:21 PM ^

More likely he thought he would figure out his issues last time, and didn't. So he's still facing the same issues and came to the same conclusion.

I'd be surprised if he can sit still though, and doesn't come back; maybe not at Florida again, but somewhere within a year or two.


December 8th, 2010 at 5:36 PM ^

While the Denver Broncos are the obvious Denver, I first thought you meant that since the Denver Pioneers are headed to the WAC, he was going to be in charge of restarting their undefeated football program.  Then reality hit.