Why Not Bell?

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  1. 12Gator

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    I know this has been discussed in the past; but really, why doesn't Kerwin Bell have more support? Could He do any worse than Nuss? FWIW I have been going to games since '68. Thanks for the opening.
     
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    From what little we know, Bell hasn't expressed any interest in being an OC in the past. He wants to be a head coach or nothing.
     
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    a while back he did interview to be Auburn's OC, before Malzahan got the job.
     
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    Is this your "ringing" endorsement of Bell.
     
  5. 12gator

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    He is my choice for HBC. Does that help?
     
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    I was trying to be funny with ringing and his name. Im good 12. I love Kerwin. He has lots of experience running a program (small) and he is ours. I say hire all our old guys. Marquand Manuel Noah Brindise. That RB SOS hired at USCe. Charlie S was ours. IF they played for SOS give em a look.
     
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    OC would be nice. Not HBC. No experience with a major program.

    I think he was bandied around as a choice for QB coach but he wanted no part of that.
     
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    I'd take Bell.... Right now....
     
  9. deuce

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    ok, i logged in..... I'd take Bell, at least he knows offense..
     
  10. 12Gator

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    No worries Coach. 12 is from the old license plate nomenclature not my age/IQ. Just thought I would get that out of the way. Back to my OP, I seriously think we need to get a Gator back in the fold.
     
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    If Kerwin Bell hadn't played here, would any of you even remotely consider the head coach of a mildly successful non-scholarship FCS program? Or a Division II program? No, you wouldn't.
     
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  13. 12Gator

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    No I wouldn't be considering Kerwin. But He did, so I am. You might be able to say the same thing about SOS. Who knows? Look if you don't think he is a good choice that is fine. I am frustrated.
     
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    A little something for you old Kerwin Bell fans, my memory of the great comeback against Auburn:



    I may be getting older, but I'll never, ever forget that Auburn game. It was, without a doubt, the greatest moment in Gator , if not American, history.

    The Gator offense was inept that day. Auburn jumped out to a huge, insurmountable lead. The O&B faithful despaired. Then, a desperate Galen Hall picked up his emergency red telephone and called the ER at Shands. He gritted his teeth and simply said "Bring me Bell." To the horror of his physicians, Kerwin demanded that an ambulance immediately transport him to the stadium.

    Kerwin didn't start because he was on crutches that day. You see, he had broken his leg in an earlier game giving his all for the Gators. He was in a full cast from hip all the way down to his foot. Gangrene had set in and the leg was due to be amputated later that day. It didn't matter to Kerwin. The Gators needed him, and he wasn't going to let them down.

    Galen called a timeout so the hospital helicopter could land at midfield and drop Kerwin off. Florida had the ball on their own 1 foot line, with .0001 seconds left on the clock. Kerwin's positioned his wheel chair under center and called the last play of the game. He took the snap with his teeth and used both hands roll the wheelchair back. Auburn blitzed their entire defense. Bell juked two defenders, rolled over a third, then, just before being sacked for a safety, he launched a prayer of a hail mary downfield.

    Alas, his WR had fallen down the ball was fluttering down, destined to fall incomplete. But, from nowhere, Bell's powerful arms drove his wheelchair toward the spot where the ball was falling. At the last second, he made a fingertip catch to keep the play alive, but the entire Auburn offense, defense, the 1972 Dolphins, and the entire Stanford band was between him and the endzone. On that day, however, Bell would not be denied. He spun the wheelchair around, juking Auburn players while kicking up a rooster tail of dirt and grass in his wake. He drove his wheelchair over and around defenders until he got to the 5 yard line. At that moment, he was stopped by Dolphins middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti and a trombone player.

    Knowing there was no way to get around these last two defenders, Kerwin clutched the ball with his left hand and used his pocketknife to saw off his own broken leg. He used the leg (still encased in the cast) to hit Nick upside his head. He swung his leg back the other way and drove the trombone all the way through the poor band geek's skull until 3 feet of the instrument was sticking out of the back of his head.

    WIth the way ahead finally cleared, Kerwin hopped up on his one good leg and completed the last five yards into the endzone. The referees consulted and decided to award the Gators 27 1/2 points for the play, giving the Gators a 1/2 point win.

    Yup--so help me, that's EXACTLY the way it happened or my name isn't William Jefferson Clinton.



    Alex.
     
  15. deuce

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    If I could give you 100 likes, I would......... I was there that day and that's exactly how I remember it....
     
  16. crosscreekcooter

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    Alex the like was for your creativity
     
  17. Gator Rob

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    Its almost as if i dont care if they hired mullen, charlie, etc. ( 2nd tier coach). As long as sos is the oc or at the least the qb coach. Let the younger guys recuirt and steve can coach em up. Hell do that now with butterhole.
     
  18. stephenPE

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    I remember the wheel chair had a broken wheel. It kept jamming into one position digging into the Dougs's Rug that was still there PreSOS.
     
  19. 12Gator

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    Alex. One of my favorite posters. I was there and concur with your recollection.
     
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    that would be great but I don't see it happening, he is retired.
     

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