Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE)
I am just reporting the updates.What are you implying here?
Is there really some "anywhere but Florida" trend among higher profile Fla prep recruits?
As things stand, I (and not a few others) suspect some "gray-area" (at BEST) hanky-panky regarding that last-moment Rashad flip...but between the way those monied thugs down there in South Fla traditionally operate (been doing it a long time, and are GOOD at it) and the way N.I.L. is clouding the issues currently, that one really didn't shock me by the time it actually materialized.
No matter what, this sudden sea change in the former enthusiasm for Billy Napier's hiring to the mounting derision is NUTS.
It doesn't speak well of us. I believe it is mostly a vocal minority of ignorant, paranoid loud mouths--but it is also the way of the world we all now live in.
"Build 'em up to tear 'em down!"
"Whatta ya done for us LATELY?!"...Never MIND that he just got here, he hasn't even fielded a team for his first GAME yet--and oh by the way:
He inherited a complete MESS from Mullens, whose background INattention-to-detail was starting to bear evil fruit by HIS third season, if you look back with clear eyes, and it was gonna take some time to UNDO and rebuild under the BEST of circumstances.
We'll be fortunate to go over .500 in 2022, as I've previously discussed.
With the growing crescendo of mob lynching mentality already, I can only hope the true "powers-that-be" in the Gator braintrust, the folks who in truth HIRED the man, steadfastly ignore all that and back him regardless of likely mediocre results as far as the eventual record this first season.
I believe we DID hire the right guy.
He's gonna be a good fit here...but it won't be "overnight", not this time. Let's give him the time and room to build, and "build RIGHT".
I KNOW this is an era of "We want what we want and we want it NOW!"...He must know that it can't be a "5 year plan"; It doesn't work that way anymore, if it ever did.
But if we want a "winner" that is there perennially, like Alabama and a handful of others now (either already in the SEC. or in most "promising possible future" cases about to be...and a few others now trying to pattern and maneuver themselves into somehow eventually competing at or near that level of consistency), this quick-fix, short-attention-span, latest flash approach hasn't and WON'T WORK.
Let's be smart. Look for signs of our health and growth AS A TEAM. The rest will come soon enough, if we are on track there.