Is this the biggest smoke screen?

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  1. malo

    malo Daily observer

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    Let's really analyze this.

    Last couple of weeks the noise of Frost to UF was almost deafening. So much so, that there were articles posted about UCF having to battle SMU, child birth and The GATORS. Could this Kelly to UF be a major play orchestrated to keep our fan base at bay? The reports are not flying out of Orlando as much and have cooled. The Kelly word, has blown up, yet all we are hearing is one recycled story from Yahoo as the main source.

    Could we still be in play for Frost to UF with Kelly agreeing to hold out till after his regular season? Does UF have that much leverage?
     
  2. Swamp Donkey

    Swamp Donkey Stop steaming up my tail!
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    Yes, it could be. Or it could be us proving to Frost that he isn't the only good looking chic at the dance.
     
  3. '78

    '78 Dazed and Confused
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    1. Kelly
    1a. Frost

    As simple as that.
     
  4. Slevin

    Slevin Ox won’t make me a Mod
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    Yes.
     
  5. LagoonGator68

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    1b. Norvell
     
  6. '78

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    I'd probably change the 1 to 2.
     
  7. Slevin

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    I think we were vetting frost, told frost we wanted him, but told him our time table. Maybe he needs time til after the season. But it’s smart to not sit on our hands and wait when you got the guy who groomed him free as a kite in the wind.
     
  8. Blacklabgator

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    1A Baby Kiffin
     
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    Frost may not be the perfect answer to our problems, but he has some amazing intangibles.
     
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    It just so happens that there are not one but two really attractive and seemingly available candidates. You couldn't say the same thing in 2014.

    All things being equal, I think you lock up Kelly now and make Frost your backup plan. If it were the other way around, Frost being immediately available and Kelly being the wait, not so sure. I still think Kelly is the first choice no matter how you look at it, but we're in very good shape if we end up with Frost.
     
  11. TheDouglas78

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    I wouldn't doubt for a second this is a large smoke screen, if you looked at the articles written yesterday alone about a single tweet, I counted 13 were all based along the same tweet about Kelly to UF. The whole articles were based on the same 240 character tweet.
     
  12. Okeechobee Joe

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    Who really knows what's happening?
     
  13. backstop13

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    I just can't imagine that we're using Kelly as a smoke screen for a less established coach. Nothing against Frost, but we haven't seen him coach against the big boys. We know Kelly can win. Why would you use Kelly as a smoke screen for any other coach? You're just setting yourself up for a pissed off fan base when they constantly compare the new coach to "what might have been" with Kelly.
     
  14. gatormandan

    gatormandan We wont suck long..
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    You mean why did the internet start the Kelly rumors? Because thats ALWAYS what happens when a coach is fired. Our AD clearly warned us not to listen to rumors. Who knows.....still frosty over here....
     
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    OP makes it sound like the whole Kelly news was orchestrated by our administration. I'm simply responding that no administration would smoke screen with a dream candidate. It just sets everyone up for second guessing.
     
  16. TheDouglas78

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    Why? It helps Kelly's buying power, and it shows that we vetted a top tier candidate (which is true). We don't know what happened when they spoke. Either way it helps both parties.
     
  17. Gator Fever

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    I think the job is Kelly's if he will sign the paperwork.
     
  18. Ancient Reptile

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    Stricklin.
     
  19. deuce

    deuce I'm not as smart as I look!
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    Foley..............:headslap:
     
  20. williston_gator

    williston_gator Twitter junkie

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    Stricklin has warned us many times to not believe a thing until he announces it.

    That being said it's fine to speculate and brings excitement back for a change.
     

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