Double Gator Dad
- Jun 12, 2014
Ox, When you went full SwampGas, it just puts the rest of the concept of this being the free board in doubt forever. It is the free board unless you feel it is Christmas Eve and a pony will be there in the morning. Sorry, but it won't. But, you will have cool Ghostbusters gear.
Regardless, the best part of this board, and some of the most negative here, is that they are often right and earlier than the rest of the fans, media, admin, etc.
We can also be hopeful and know we are far better off than 30 days ago, yet still find the lack of effort on grabbing the true Urban Meyer of this coaching class - Lincoln Riley - to be disappointing and another sign that Sticklin is not the guy for the job. Florida football has been at its best with large cult of personality type coaches. Riley is the closest there is in all of college football right now. But, he doesn't match Stricklin's milk-toast personality.
I can simultaneously have that view and recognize that nearly everything Napier has done so far seems to be on the right track.
But, let's not act like nothing is concerning, including his offensive philosophy being so heavily shaped by Butters that he is quoting him word for word to his team. Another example, let's not act like he only said stars don't matter as much as eval or something similarly benign and out of context, because if any of our other coaches we now hate said it in the same context, we would all be killing him. He was asked a recruiting question and came out of the gate with a warning about stars not mattering being the most important thing. If we step away from the honeymoon, we'd see that is a pre-built excuse. To the state of the board question, that is the type of thing we used to be able to notice while also appreciating the budget improvements. Not so much this week.
Ox went full SwampGas more than this board went full negative. This board has been 85-95% positive on Napier and even those who are hesitant aren't fully bashing the guy, but expressing concerns to keep an eye on.
The nuance (and personal insults) set this place apart when allowed to occur.
So the guy that clearly wants nothing to do with the SEC is the next Urban Meyer or Steve Spurrier?
Lincoln Riley is a younger version of Dan Mullen, an offensive coordinator playing head coach.