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  1. Slevin

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    Lol what. He took his dream job and he wasn’t good at it. He built a hell of a talent base for Meyer to work with and beat Bobby the night they named the field after him. That right there is absolutely priceless and deserves its own trophy
     
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      I say hire him as an analyst and let him recruit behind the scenes.
       
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        Honestly, why is this guy still coaching? ST's in Wisconsin? He's worth at least $10 million. Go enjoy life, live in a warm weather state, and relax. Same goes for Butters. How he landed on Harbaugh's staff as a WR coach is amazing....and then he gets ANOTHER D1 head coaching gig (from an AD who was a staffer at Alabama while he was there). I don't get it. First off, Butters is worth at least $10 million, he's a terrible football coach, he's lazy, and he's approaching 60 years old....plus he's a fat POS, so he's probably got a heart attack on the horizon. Why stay in the business? He's failed. He should use his UF money and buy a ranch in Montana never to be heard from again...
         
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          Lots do. He followed SOS so he was destined to fail. I appreciate how he left the cupboard in good shape.
           
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            This. I had the chance to talk to him a couple times. Really liked the guy. He loved being a Gator and especially being our head coach. He just wasn’t real good at it and had to go. So a bunch of folks hated him and talked a lot trash.
             
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              You’re too young to know. Not young enough to be considered young, just too young to have a clue.
              8-4 was a good year before SOS raised the bar.
               
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                Best transition coach in the history of college football.
                 
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                  No, he was a crappy coach so he was destined to fail no matter who he followed.

                  Ultimately Foley is to blame, not Zook.
                   
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                    Had a whacko client who was so obsessed with retribution against neighbors for walking their dog on his property that he installed a remote cam with a monitor and a Hunter irrigation control box all in an office in his house.

                    He would sit there at his desk slamming beers watching the monitor. Whenever a neighor walked by with a dog, he would flip the switch on the irrigation system.
                     
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                      I'm waiting on UPS and stabbing those too.

                      Just don't turn your sprinklers on.
                       
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                        Only on Gatorchatter could a thread about Ron Zook turn into a discussion of Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Brooks Robinson.
                         
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                          Because he humiliated the university at every turn with his bumbling incompetence?

                          Besides, he really does serve as a janitor at a bank.
                           
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                            Why do you hate him so much?
                             
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                                That’s all just corporate lingo to make people feel better. The guy was knee deep in garbage, reeked of Windex and spent hours each night disinfecting those pens attached to the counter with a chain.

                                He gave it his all here and had some really good wins, so I’ll give him that. But he and his approach had an expiration date the moment he began and we were fortunate to make a move before he took us completely off the rails.

                                I’d have no problem with him doing some recruiting for us but that’s about it. And if he is coming back, and has access to those lollipops they give out at the bank, I’ll take a red.
                                 

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                                  So that's why the hatred. You were casing that bank and the mere presence of superhero Zook foiled your heist.
                                   
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                                    Bc he and his linemen lost a fight to some frat boys.
                                     
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                                      I've really softened on Zook..."we're getting better"...it was on Fooley. F ing foley.
                                       
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                                        As a little kid i was a Baltimore Orioles fan and when Brooks Robinson retired he was replaced by a guy named Doug DeCinces. Good guy, decent fielder and hitter, but no Brooks. Meanwhile there was a young hotshot thirdbaseman in the farm system who everyone knew was destined to be a Hall of Famer; fellow by the name of Cal Ripken. Once Cal was ready they sent DeCinces to the Angels and that was that. (Who knew they were gonna move Cal to short the next season?) I have always thought of Zook as UF's DeCinces: The average guy stuck between two legends.
                                         
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                                          I'm driving to Florida to stab 78's tires.
                                           

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