Butters interviewed by The Athletic: "I worked my tail off (at Florida)"

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    Interview in The Athletic (subscription required) with former Gators coach "Butters".

    Q&A: Central Michigan’s Jim McElwain on his return as a...

    Among the (high)lights:

    Coaching at CMU: "I thought, what the heck?"

    Time at Florida: It was fantastic. What a great opportunity. We were able to go in and accomplish some things. Everywhere you go, you meet great people. We’ve got a lot of good friends from every stop, Gainesville included. It’s one of those things, you sit back and reflect no matter where you at, you keep learning and moving forward. I don’t have anything negative to say about anything. Shoot, somebody gave me the opportunity to be the head coach there, right? I worked my tail off, we had a great staff, I loved the kids. It was really good."

    About the "abrupt" end of his tenure at UF: Those choices were really out of my hands. The choices were made. People there didn’t like the way it was going. That’s the way it is. That’s the business. My biggest thing was the players and our staff. They took care of those guys and had a chance to move on. The players are seeing success now, and that’s what it’s all about. My care was for the people. I worked my tail off. It didn’t work. That’s the way it is.

    Summary: Thank my Father in heaven Butters is no longer HBC at Florida.

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        He "worked his tail off"? He was the laziest coach I have ever seen and am confident will ever see again in my lifetime.
         
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          Getting new facilities, too -- they are tripling the size of their locker rooms and "we went from 3 1/2 working showerheads to 22 separate shower stalls in the trailers. For the players, this thing is awesome."
           
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            Interviewers should ask every time, "Coach, did you bring your S & C program from UF?" That should make him sweat, right off. And he should have lump-throated interviews always.
             
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              Butters...pfffff

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                Read these quotes and they show a completely complacent, lazy personality. He had a job land in his lap, after the shytshow here, and basically, said "ok, I guess, sorta, sure, I'll take your job." Good luck, as he will likely work just as hard:

                How did this [the CMU job] come together? Did they reach out to you or you to them when this got going?

                They reached out. I had no idea, didn’t know much about it. Speaking with Michael, his vision, I thought what the heck? This should be a lot of fun working with good people, getting some of the band back together and getting back involved with helping kids be successful.

                Were you looking to get back into a head-coaching job right away?

                No. I’ve never really looked. I was enjoying what I was doing at Michigan. Coach Harbaugh brought me in and it was good. Truthfully, I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve done.
                 
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                  It's easy to "enjoy things" when you make millions for being lazy, and make even more for getting fired.
                   
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                    Sounds like he's thrilled to be there. :rolleyes3:

                    It won't end well.
                     
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                      You always want to hear the guy who was just hired to coach your football team say his reasoning for taking the job was "what the heck?" :lol:
                       
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                        I think he’s taken that approach to everything. What a fvktard!
                         
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                          What the heck.... a shark
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                            Did you edit this photo? His teeth look far too white. Maybe its a glare.
                             
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                              he did get us a full-size ipf instead of the embarrassing little Foley special 30-yarder mini IPF.

                              Can you imagine? Getting laughed at by UCF Marshall and W Kentucky? I guess he did the make them finally fix the plumbing in the locker rooms.

                              It's really impossible to say anything more positive about what Butterteeth did. However the only football facility we've gotten in the last 40 years was due to Butters.
                               
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                                  ,,,, and yet.
                                   
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                                      Is that you AR?

                                      Who were the other die hard butter lovers?
                                       
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                                        "worked my tail off" ? Define WORKED. Maybe it had something to do with that shark.
                                         

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