Urban Meyer calls UF 2008 team best to ever play the game

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    A great read if you have the time. I read this again several years back. A must read to really understand the depravity of that organization.

    [​IMG] [h=1]Coach And Jury[/h] [h=2]Nebraska players charged with crimes have a steadfast ally in the man who runs the program, Tom Osborne[/h]
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1007153/index.htm
     
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    Percy Harvin sticking around for his senior season would have helped, too.
     
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    But then he got high.
     
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    Thanks J. I've read this article before and I have to say it is one of the most incredible things I've ever heard. It really is unprecedented.

    ""I don't tell Tom Osborne how to run the football department," Lancaster County Attorney Gary Lacey says, "and he should stay out of the criminal justice system. He hasn't done that at all." According to Lacey, Osborne has taken it upon himself to interview witnesses in criminal cases, offered very public opinions on the probable innocence of players who have yet to stand trial and attacked the credibility of witnesses testifying against his players. In January 1994 he and an assistant even locked away a gun that had allegedly been used by one of his players in the commission of a felony. "That's Osborne using his influence to disrupt the criminal justice system," Lacey says."

    Among many other things on that team, including attempted murders, was Phillips' who dragged his ex girlfriend down several flights of stairs and ran her face across several rows of mailboxes. Osborne tampered with this witness on this case too, and was quoted by the press as saying "I wouldn't call it a beating. But [Phillips] certainly did inflict some damage to a young lady."
     
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    This ended up evolving into a discussion about who the slimiest coaches were in CFB history. Osborne was a very special kind of sleazebag. I'm not sure we'll ever see the likes of him again.

    In any case, I agree with Meyer. That '08 team may have been the best to ever play the game.
     
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      08? Seriously? Option, Hernandez, Mullins, scatbacks, Esophageal Spasm King.....who would of course call one of his teams best ever. Yeesh!
       
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        It's that outrageous to you that the 08 team may be one of the best ever? I have no idea where you're coming from as a Gator fan. You're putting down that team?

        In my opinion it's certainly the greatest Gator team that ever was.
         
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        I hold the '08 football team in the same regard as the '06-'07 basketball team. It's really hard to crown any team in any sport as the "best ever," but if you had to put either of those teams up against the other "best ever" teams in their respective sport, I'd like their chances to win a majority of the time.
         
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          Turn your sarcasm meter on again please. My post was a tribute(?)/recap of the crap we've heard on here over the years.
           
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          No one we ever put on the field would have beat the 95 Nebraska team Crap they were the oldest team by far they could have beat half of the NFL

          This **** hurt but just watch it tell me I am wrong

           
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          Oh.
           
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          No college team is going to beat an NFL team, especially one that runs the triple option. That roster was loaded, no doubt, but it had what, a dozen NFL players at most? An NFL roster has 54 NFL players.
           
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          Actually 53 men, which helps your argument a little more :)
           

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