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Recent Activity

Comment 31 Jan 2015

This is just speculation, but I have felt for a while, that those last two years at Florida, that Urban just couldn't look himself in the mirror in the mornings.  Before I get downvoted into oblivion let me explain.  

There seems to be a prevalent theme going on in northern Florida (UF and FSU) as far as athletes and their accountability in the legal system.  At FSU, as we have seen over the last two years, the local police force runs interference for players.  At UF, it seems to be the DA's office which gives them a pass.  If you compare the number of arrests during Urban's tenure, with the number of cases that actually resulted in significant legal penalty for the player involved, the number drops significantly.  Whether it was the legal wizardry of athletic department attorney Huntley Johnson (I joke.  He only seems like he must be on retainer with the athletic department) or the disinterest of the DA's office in prosecuting UF football players, cases seemed to drop off.  I think one of the final straws for Urban was the aggravated stalking case for Chris Rainey in which he stood outside of the home of a former girlfriend and texted her "Time to die Bitch."  Being the father of two college age daughters that had to hit Urban deep.  And when the girlfriend refused to press charges after her name was printed in the school newspaper, I am sure he had to have second thoughts about Gainesville.  He wound up suspending Rainey, but I really think his heart was not in the job after that point.   

I do think that he and his family are much happier where they are now.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

There is a train of thought that would suggest Bama pushed for a decision by telling the lineman that if he visited Ohio State he would no longer have a spot in Tuscaloosa, a move that worked on a number of other Tide pledges this past weekend including linebacker Josh McMillon who canceled a visit to Michigan at the last moment.

Does anyone else get a sense of desperation down south from this report?

Comment 22 Jan 2015

Of course they are confident.  What else are they going to say?  That Harbaugh told the secretaries not to bother putting any more paper in the fax machine?

Comment 17 Jan 2015

I disagree.  Until ESPN locks up the B1G broadcast rights in 2016 for the following ten years, there will be bias.  Much of this bias with regards to the B1G was attempting to gain an advantage in the upcoming rights negotiations for the B1G, the only negotiations that will occur for a major college conference until the early 2020's.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

I figure he was probably cooling his heels in a jail cell somewhere as I am positive Texas has a state ordinance against the improper use of a Stetson.

Comment 09 Jan 2015

Somehow, I don't think that alcohol is his mind altering substance of choice.  

Comment 01 Jan 2015

Pretty sure there are quite a few more than two scumbags on that team.

Comment 01 Jan 2015

And do you like how Williams has the Sr. on his jersey?  Such a fine family man.

Comment 29 Dec 2014

Any truth to the rumor that FSU would have finished in the top 10 for revenue until they subtracted out the attorney's fees for the football team?

Comment 28 Dec 2014

Don't do it.  Buffalo chicken dip as an illegal benefit will get Braxton a two game suspension from the NCAA.  

Comment 27 Dec 2014

I find it hilarious.  Many of us have been saying for the last few weeks "Bring on Bama."

Now, some of those same people are saying the sky is falling because our rival "might" be hiring a head coach who has never won a college conference title much less a national one. 

Comment 21 Dec 2014

Either that, or he is aware of his own limitations.  No head coaching experience (other than high school).  And to be expected to not only turn the program around but to actually compete for championships.  This job is not for a first time head coach who will be learning as he goes.  Not with the expectations of the fans and administration.  The odds would be stacked against him if he took the job, more so than the other names that have been tossed out there.

Comment 21 Dec 2014

Now that they have gotten those annoying Title IX requirements out of the way, they can get back to important business.  

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Not going to happen.  He is a specialist who teaches mechanics.  But that is only half the job of a QB coach.  It includes being able to contribute to drawing up offensive schemes and game plans as well as implementing them.  I am not sure he has ever shown that ability.  And Ohio State is not an entry level position for that.  (by the way, I would say the same for Tim Tebow)

Comment 15 Dec 2014
Understandable. But keep in mind, he has Urban to give him advice. Piece of advice number one, don't try to do it all yourself. Get your staff in place and let them do your legwork. If in fact, Applewhite is already a done deal as OC/qb coach, the offensive staff should fall into place like dominoes. For DC he could probably get a few suggestions from Urban. All told, if he is organized, and if Houston is supportive (flying candidates to Columbus or New Orleans to meet with Herman) He could get his staff together in a week or two with only a few hours a day taken away from his OSU duties. Then turn that staff lose on the recruiting trail while he finishes up Bama and Oregon. One hour conference call each night with his new staff on the days progress, and one hour tweeting and calling the recruits your staff points you at. Not an insurmountable task to balance both jobs for the next month, if you stay organized and get your staff up and running quickly.