Post by Wabash NaviGator on Feb 17, 2014 13:40:49 GMT -5
Being the shallow dullard I am, I had planned about 14 awesome game watching parties, in detail, last fall. Needless to say my liver condition cleared up when I cancelled them all and watched the games alone with the shades pulled and the lights turned out. But I've been out of pocket for a while and come back to a whole new board... I was saying to myself to give the guy one more year, but I guess my thinking is skewed now that I read what's going on here.Gosh I hopes you guys are wrong, but even for me an average season won't make me want to keep him...
Post by Mojave Gator on Feb 17, 2014 15:12:07 GMT -5
Good to see you again, Wabash.
I wouldn't mind being proven wrong, but I see no possibility of that happening. We were right about Zook, and Muschamp is worse. The main difference is that Zook didn't have a fluke season (like he did at Illinois) that bought him more time. Our idiot AD, apparently completely forgetting the lessons of the Zook debacle, rushed in and handed Muschamp a contract extension and a raise after one good year.
As far as the board goes, it was dying because there is little enthusiasm for Florida football. It just occurred to me one night that perhaps the answer was returning to our roots, since our services are apparently needed again.
We need to improve more from where we are improving now, and then we will be improving.
He gave him an extension and raise after he went 7-6 because and I quote "he's special."
Foley wasn't invested in Zook. Everybody knew Zook was his 3rd choice. He took a flyer on a guy who he knew was at least a good recruiter. If he failed, it would be easy to replace him and nobody would really blame him given that Spurrier left abruptly with no warning in January by which time all the top coaching prospects had already been hired by others.
The case here is different. He had plenty of time. He picked the guy he wanted and bragged about how he used no selection committee or outside firm to help him do the search. This one is entirely on him. His ego and his professional reputation take a huge hit if this fails...and its failing. So Foley has chosen to double down on failure hoping that refusing to admit the truth will make it all somehow go away. He's 62. I don't think he wants to go through a coaching search again and given that the only guys he personally hired were Zook and Muschamp, who the hell would trust his judgment when it comes to football coaches? His reputation for being some kind of genius AD has been holed below the waterline. His ego just won't let him admit it. Foley gave him that contract so he could use it as an excuse not to fire him....which sure enough, was one of excuses trotted out when last season turned into a complete cluster.
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2014 14:34:44 GMT -5 by deathroll