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John, I went and did some research. This is what Muschamp said about the Florida/LSU rivalry;
Florida Coach Will Muschamp has seen the annual LSU-Florida game from
both sides and apparently likes what he sees. The former Tiger
assistant coach and defensive coordinator said at SEC Media Days
Wednesday that he doesn't want the cross division matchup to end.
"I think Florida-LSU is good for our league," Muschamp said. "It's a
national game. From '03 to now, you're looking at teams that have won
(four) national championships, and LSU played for another one last yer.
Both programs operate at high level."
LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva and Coach Les Miles petitioned the
SEC in the offseason to change the assignments or drop the permanent
rivals completely. Miles has called the assignments "arbitrary."
Can you point to any other Florida coach or official whining about the matchup? If not, man up and admit you are wrong about Florida.
1 month, 1 week ago on LSU, Florida… Just Man Up And Stop Whining
When did Florida complain about playing LSU every year? Can you point to actual quotes? In fact, I distinctly remember Muschamp opining that he like having LSU as a yearly opponent.
And now we learn from the Gainesville Sun that the victim has said nothing of note took place. One wonder if John will scold himself?
5 months ago on Ex-Gator Rainey Proves That Discipline Isn't A Bad Thing
Rainey was suspended for five games for threatening a woman. Richt suspended Sanders Commings for only two games for actually hitting a woman.
5 months, 1 week ago on Ex-Gator Rainey Proves That Discipline Isn't A Bad Thing
My goodness man. I am not trying to defend Rainey, but he WAS suspended for 5 SEC games before he was let back on the team. All for a misdemeanor stalking. Was that punishment enough? Who knows. Rainey's recent behavior suggest they were not. But five SEC games is over half the season.
Consider this; there was another player on another team last year that actually was arrested for allegedly hitting a woman. This young man was arrested for hitting a woman in the face during a dispute. His punishment? Two game suspension. For actually striking a woman as opposed to threatening one. His coach and his team is one you often laud for good discipline and good behavior. If you like, I will be happy to let you know the team and the player. That is not the point as I am not trying to throw that coach or that team under the bus.
I am not accusing you of being a Gator Hater, or a lover of the above team I mention. I am merely suggesting you look at your standards and try and apply them consistently
John, you write;
"With a win against Missouri and a Georgia loss to Ole Miss, Florida will be back in the driver's seat in the SEC East." If that happens, it will be a bit better than the Gator being the driver's seat. The Gators will win the SEC east outright.
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@John at MrSEC @phrogs4ever
John, he did not get him fired.
You folks are confusing the right of the press with the right to not be criticized. The constitution protects the first, not the second.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Doyel: Spurrier Needs To Worry About Coaching, Not The Media
John, I agree with your overall point and with Doyle's overall point. I am not a USC fan, but I am a Florida fan and a fan of college football. When Spurrier was the coach of Florida, even though I loved what the man did for Gator football, I sometimes found him to be too thin skinned and petulant. Hell, his wife once said something like 'He can be a brat.'
That said, please allow me to quibble with something you wrote. To wit;
"Doyel simply makes a pretty good case for freedom of the press."
I think too often people mistaken freedom of speech and freedom of the press to be freedom from criticism. You did not quite go there, but you are getting close.
Reporters are no more immune from criticism from what they write than Spurrier is immune from criticism for how he acts. Short of illegal acts and libelous columns, both are free do do what ever they want.
@John at MrSEC
Did you delete my reply? If so, then please allow me to repeat what I said; I can only respond to what you wrote. I wasn't being "snotty." If you deleted my reply then you are indeed incredibly thin skinned.
So many people deliver so much misinformation about things, especially about gun control, that comment is necessary, even when the headline does not match the body. Your headline was egregiously wrong.
You made a mistake, I corrected you, you explained that you did it on purpose. No big deal.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Allergy Medicine And Cigars Are Tougher To Get Than An Arsenal Of Weapons
I can buy cigars over the internet and have it delivered to my house. I cannot buy an weapon over the internet and have it delivered to my house.
11 months ago on Allergy Medicine And Cigars Are Tougher To Get Than An Arsenal Of Weapons
Come on John. Admit it. You are jonesing for the return of the leisure suit!
1 year, 1 month ago on UK's Harrow Welcomes Signee Noel With A Fade
I think aside from winning two national titles, one of the biggest accomplishments by Meyer was proving that Florida was a brand, independent of any one coach. Florida badly needed for a coach not named Spurrier to win conference and national titles.
Spurrier ceraitnly made those accomplishments possible by proving they could be done, but had Meyer (or some other coach) not come in and do the same thing, Florida fans would be forever hearing "Hey, Florida could only be successful under one coach."
1 year, 2 months ago on Writer: Spurrier Is Still The Top Gator Over Meyer... And He's Right
Indeed, John, indeed
1 year, 2 months ago on Writer: Dollars Could Save Petrino
Folks, the President of the United States lied about having an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate and got away with it. Why should a football coach be held to a higher standard?
I think where most people thought Calipari would fall down was his recruitment of the "one-and-dones." The theory went like this; the guys he recruits are enormously talented but willl inevitably fall down during the rigours of the tounament due to lack of experience and/or huge egos.
Calipari has done a remarkable job imo of taking great talent, albeit young talent, and modling them into a hardworking, unselfish team.
Hat off to him and I write this as a rival
1 year, 2 months ago on UK Makes The Cover Of SI, But Not In The Way Many Expected
John, when you say
"All I said was that it doesn't "look too good" and that "it's another black eye" for the UF program."
right after claiming NOT to judge Muschamp, you make a distinction without a difference.
You have already judged him, especially when you add
"Leonard was the ninth Gator arrested since Muschamp took over the UF program in January of last year."
Again, factually correct, but nowhere do you share how Muschamp handled those other eight cases (several players were dismissed from the team,) nor do you even bother to explore what the eventual outcome of those cases might have been.
John, I am not of the opinion that you favor one program over another.I have read you long enough to be pretty sure that is not the case. I have read you long enough to know that you have strong opinions about things, and sometimes you do not let the facts get in the way of those opinions.
In any case, I don't want to leave you with the opinion I don't like your site. I appreciate your site a great deal, and love your mathematical analysis.
1 year, 2 months ago on Battery Charges Filed Against UF's Leonard
I think I will let this whole thing play out before I judge whether Muschamp did the right thing or not. You should too, John
Given that Pearl has lied before, then it does not stretch the imagination that he might have lied again.
1 year, 3 months ago on Did Ex-UT Coach Pearl Break Another Rule While In Knoxville? (Updated)
Only time will tell if Pease works out. That he studied under a brilliant offensive mind at Boise is no doubt. As Florida fan though, I am not crazy about his history that had him accepting and showing up for the IU job, only to resign a month later to return to Boise. I also am a bit concerned that it seems Petersen was still very much in control of the Boise offense and still even called the plays? If true, then how much of the Boise offense last year is due to Petersen and how much was due to Pease? Finally, if another SEC program picks up Kerwin Bell as OC, it will be interesting to compare his success with Pease.
1 year, 5 months ago on Pease Hire Official At UF; Ex-UK QB Tweets Warnings