Your account of the "talks" between SOS and Foley do not square with Spurrier's comments that were made to the press, and are still available on line. He was not offered the job. Period. For a new guy on this board, your history of distorting history is impressive - in a very negative way. Incidentally, I'm having more trouble trying to figure out what you're trying to say, due to the many misspellings and tortured syntax, than your "thoughts" are actually worth.
Believe what you like. Foley wrecked the FB program with his slum lord mentality, micro-managing and a catastrophic series of bad hires. You can spin it however you wish. You can deny facts and "interpret" those you choose to believe to any desired effect. You can't however alter the fact that during his tenure, Foley committed multiple blunders that resulted in the near collapse of the program. Bye.
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Spurrier wasn't all about the paycheck, but he certainly didn't mind being paid well. See: Snyder, Daniel.
The Bucs didn't do so poorly in Spurrier's absence. Tony Dungy quickly took them to new heights.
The notion that Foley was needed to convince Spurrier to stay really does humor me. Spurrier marched to his own drum and it was his alma mater. I don't think he needed Jeremy Foley to sell the idea of staying.
1. Interesting that you own your support for mac and chump, but then csll out foley for not having the prescience to see what epic disasters theyd become. Imho, he took well calculated chances in both hires (thoigh i wouldn't have made either). Surprised u didnt throw zooker in there too...
2. Foley was a lot of things--worst uf disastr aint one of them. The guy was literally indispensably NECESSARY to ALL THREE Gator Natty's! He talked Spurrier into staying after 94 season. NB: we didnt win until 96.
He hired and closed the deal on urbs, ingeniously playing the wife angle (please spare me the enbarassingly baseless suggestion that he came here bc of machen, or thst machen made him hire urbs--AD works for UAA, not u. Pres). He also hired zook, who though unsuccessful on the gridiron, rocked the recruiting trail, picked so.fla clean, stripped Miami's juggernaught dynasty (got Coker fired 2 years after 1.9 nattys)....and who laid the NECESSARY, foundation for both of urbs nattys...
Thats without uttering a syllable about the dominance he facilitated in the other sports.
Yes, his last 2 coaching hires blew up in his face, and justly taint his legacy. Yes, he failed to see the facilities arms race that was taking place on his watch, and you can justly second guess that omission...
But give the devil his due--he was responsible for a pile of great things at uf, including (if not especially) in football, even overseeing excellent fiscal health of the program.
TBL, he is likely (if not certainly) not the best AD ever....but he is just as likely (if not as certainly) the best AD UF has ever had--and that's just from football vantage point.
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