Monday, December 8, 2014

The College Football Playoff


As I just typed that title I realized, that's pretty much 100 percent bullshit.  I mean, let's be honest, is it really a playoff, or is it just an invitation to play an extra game at the end of the season to crown a mythical champion?  For all of the bitching the fans got about the BCS (which wasn't really broken btw) it looks as if this new playoff by committee thing is going to really work out...NOT!  Sunday, TCU and Baylor were basically robbed because the conference they play in is stupid, and Urban Meyer somehow weaseled his way into the top four with a mediocre B1G team.  Wow, now that's America ain't it?!  Don't let the deserving teams in, no way, let's give it to the team with the better fan base!  Good one playoff committee, good one.

TCU, get to the back of the line!

There's never been a bigger argument for a TRUE playoff than now.  The whole bowl thing has been and always will be stupid.  The problem with getting it changed is there's too much money involved.  The fact of the matter is it MUST be changed for the sake of the game.  I mean, what do you do if you're Gary Patterson or Art Briles who just compiled 11 win seasons and are sitting on the outside looking in?  "Well guys, should have gone undefeated".  On the other hand, the Big 12 knew there was going to be a playoff committee, and they also knew they didn't have a championship game, and even crowed "co-champions" after Saturday's games.  I would think, that even in today's imperfect world that the head-to-head win over TCU would have put Baylor over TCU for the championship.  Crowing one champion might have helped the Big 12's case.  As it is, they Big 12 simply have out 2 trophies for 1 championship.  Uh...this isn't Pop Warner, where we all get a trophy for participation.  I mean, while you're at it, let's give Kansas and Iowa State a trophy too, hell they showed up.  For crying out loud, crown one champion, or have a championship game!



The sad part is the that those coaches and players for TCU and Baylor have played their guts out this season, and the bowl game is a lowly consolation game.  I'm sure those players will be totally motivated to play to be the sixth best team in the country.  The NCAA is absolutely destroying the game, by discrediting the works of some of these teams.  I don't want to get into scenarios, but damn, if we can put a man on the friggin' moon, why on Earth can we not come up with a system that marries the bowls into a true playoff pairing conference champions AND some wild-card bids?  I mean, is that too much to ask?

Anyhow, in my opinion, college football is broken, and really is laughable at best to watch for the pure purpose of rooting for teams.  To be honest, I've watched very little live games, as I DVR most to watch for schematic purposes.  There was a time when I watched live games for the matchups and implications they brought about, but with this playoff being presided over by a committee, I've lost touch.  The whole thing seems "rigged", even though I know these folks are trying to be as impartial as they can, it just doesn't sit well with me.  I think the NCAA can and should do better.  However, what will end up happening will be that we will loathe in this 4 team playoff bullshit for another 2 or 3 years, then simply change it to 8 teams.  The fact you won your conference may become irrelevant, and you simply have to pass the "eye test", or do whatever unspeakable act behind closed doors that Urban Meyer did to get into the playoffs.  Quite frankly it sucks.  Especially for those that matter, the players and the fans.

Well, I'm going to pick them anyways, so here goes:

  1. Alabama over Ohio State
  2. FSU over Oregon
  3. Championship game Alabama over FSU
Woo-friggetty-who...

Pretty much how I feel about the College Football Playoff


Duece

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Jeremy Foley...You are an Idiot...



Well, the inevitable has become reality.  Once again, faced with a major coaching decision for the University of Florida's football program, Jeremy Foley rakes the bottom of the mediocrity barrel and scrapes up crud known as Jim McElwain.  Why do you ask?  Because Jeremy Foley has no fucking clue, that's why.  Look at the hires by this man and tell me if he deserves to be the A.D. at the finest institution God's ever put on this Earth:

  1. Ron Zook.  Foley, who asked Spurrier to submit an application and a resume to the fucking program HE built (Florida was for shit before Spurrier got there) before hiring one of the dumbest damn football coaches I've ever seen.  Zook was the poster child for inferiority if I ever saw one.  His teams consistently found ways to lose games and Zook consistently found ways to look stupid in front of a camera.  Why Foley wasn't fired here, I have not the foggiest idea.  When you work for the best in the land, incompetence shouldn't be tolerated.  Foley should have gone down with Zook.
  2. Urban Meyer.  I think I'm the only Florida fan that thinks this was a bad hire.  I love the two championships in three seasons.  The fact that UF won both the BCS national titles, and the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament during that time frame was awesome, but the cost to the football program will resonate in Gainesville for decades.  Meyer, a worthless leader at best, allowed the inmates to run the asylum, and left Jeremy Foley holding the bill on a program he basically torched, all because he was "stressed out" over the pressure to win at UF.  Then the little weasel takes a year off, is miraculously cured when the head job for that school that hates Michigan came open.  What a douchebag, pretty much like the idiot that hired him.  Strike two Foley.
  3. Will Muschamp.  We go from hiring the hot commodity in 05' to the hot coordinator commodity in 2010.  Willie was scheduled to replace Mack Brown at Texas.  Damn I wish Mack would have retired in 2010 so that would have happened.  Probably wouldn't have mattered thought, Foley would have hired any slap dick at that point, as he was flabbergasted that Meyer was leaving.  All has come out about how Muschamp was a good guy, and did things the right way and all.  That's great in Pop Warner or High School football, but when the day draws to a close, you gotta do it the right way and WIN.  Florida has become a double digit win program every year.  If not, you're getting run out of town.  The occasional 7-5 or 8-4 is alright if  you follow it up with 10-2 or 11-1.  Muschamp never produced results, his teams lacked discipline, the players never developed, and he was awful at finding assistant coaches (the whole Charlie Weiss thing screamed ignorance from day one).  This should have been strike three for Foley.  He should be out there looking for a job just like Muschamp, but unfortunately, he's driving the Gator brand further into the ground as we speak.
  4. Jim McElwain.  While McElwain is probably a better hire than Zook or Muschamp, the guy is very unproven.  Anyone can move the ball at Alabama, hell they gave the keys to that offense to Daniel Tosh for crying out loud and here's the kicker, THEY ARE MORE PRODUCTIVE NOW THAN WHEN MCELSTICK WAS THERE!!!!  For crying out loud, Bill Callahan could hang 40 on people with Alabama's talent.  Then there's the "look at what he's done at Colorado State" argument.  Are we really that ignorant people?  It's the Mountain Fucking West Conference...the SEC wipes it's ass with Mountain West toilet paper.  Sure Urban Meyer came from that very same conference, but like I said, he wasn't a good hire either.  McElwain's a miss guys, plain and simple.  Our SEC foe are laughing at us.  Butch Jones would have been a better hire, at least he's got Tennessee headed in the right direction.  I guarantee you, there's not one SEC East coach that is remotely scared by this hire.  Thanks to Foley, we've become our own worst enemy, and we'll be lucky to beat the likes of Tennessee, Kentucky or Vandy in the future.

Nope folks, Foley's got to go.  He pulled the trigger too early on the Zooker, giving the appearance of head hunting A.D., and then turns around and doesn't pull it quick enough after Chump went 4-8 in 2013.  We could have had Charlie Strong or James Franklin, but no folks, we've got McElwain.  Good luck selling that offense and that brand in Florida.  Foley's misses deserve him to be ousted, and I'll likely go to jail if I ever meet him because I'm going to punch him right in the mouth.  UF is better than this, we deserve better, no wait, we DEMAND better.  None of the guys I mentioned in my earlier post have been contacted by UF.  Not one has come forward and publicly said "no, I'm not interested in the Florida job".  Chip Kelly, was asked by a reporter, but I want to see the report that says UF officials flew to Philly.  Where was that one?  Ok, maybe they didn't fly up there, show me the phone records where he told you no.  Nope, once again, Foley has failed Gator Nation.

Foley...U SUCK!!!

The future is bleak folks, thanks to Chump our recruiting class is full of 1/2 stars and Georgia Tech walk-ons.  This is bad Gator Nation...very bad.  I was thinking that it would take three to four years to recover from Chump, but after this hire, it'll be 10 years before Florida makes any waves on the national stage.  I'd also be willing to bet, after this next blunder bites him in the ass, Foley's packing his bags.  Gator Nation is fed up with you and your stupid decisions.  My call to you is this...let Mr. Foley know...daily, no hourly, your displeasure.  His Twitter account is @JeremyFoleyUF or you can go here to email him.  Do not let this asshole rest, as he's destroyed a once proud football program by allowing the guy that built it (Spurrier) to got to South Carolina, and then hiring four of the biggest dipshits in College Football to date.  Strike while the iron's hot Gator Nation....

UF Football, from dumpster fire to junkyard...thanks Foley.


Duece

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

McElwain...Really?

Not really what I'd like to see as the "face" of UF's football program...


Well, according to the latest reports it looks as though UF is going after Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain.  Once again, Jeremy Foley is making another capital blunder, and I shall share why.


  1. It's the Mountain West.  Jesus Christ, are you telling me we have to go the Pop Warner's of College Football to find our next head coach at UF?  What the hell Foley?  At least give me some reports of "Gary Patterson declined our interview" or "Chip Kelly says he's staying put in Philadelphia".  To just up and report that McElwain is your top target, doesn't sit real well with me, nor does it Gator Nation.  I'm sure you've been on Twitter, and seen the arguments, and what you're job is requiring you to do.  Gator Nation doesn't want Unproven Joe, they want Joe Winner.
  2. "He's a Saban guy".  I heard this one yesterday and liked to have crapped my pants.  Really???  We're gonna go with that argument?  Well, wasn't Mustdump a Saban guy too?  Uhh...yeah, he was.  Looks like you can go flush that logic right down the crapper Foley.
  3. "He's an offensive guy".  This one baffles the ever loving shit out of me.  Why on Earth does this matter?  If he's a good football coach, then he's an offense, defense, special teams, recruiting, fund raising, kissing babies minded guy.  HE'S A FOOTBALL COACH, NOT AN OFFENSIVE COACH, JACKASS!!!  I knew this was going to happen, good coaches such as Doc Holliday (who could recruit a nun to become a prostitute) and Gary Patterson were going to be passed over because they are "defensive guys".  The thing is Foley, they're damn good coaches who have defensive roots, but have shown that as a HEAD COACH, they can be concerned with the other facets of the game.  Gary Patterson has brought in some of the top offensive talent in the state of Texas...did you hear me Foley...TEXAS to little ol' TCU, and is now pissing in the Cheerio bowls of the likes of Texas, and Oklahoma.  Uh, but we need Jim McElwain cause the dude knows how to score.  Bullshit.  We need a guy who can get that die-hard FSU kid to switch before signing day, that can steal that good South Georgia LB away from FSU or Georgia, and a guy who can sway the Liberty City kid away from going to school 5 minutes away to driving 5 hours away.  Yeah, that guy is Doc Holliday, but you already knew that...or at least I hope you did.
  4. Knee jerk reaction.  Again, we see Foley being quick to the guns here with releasing who he's looking at.  Why not wait until after championship weekend to decide who you want.  That way you can talk to more than the dude from Southwest Louisiana State University.  Wanna know why McElwain can talk to you BEFORE championship week?  Uh, because he coaches at CSU?  Damn right.  Gary Patterson's a bit busy right now.  If you lose McElwain to Nebraska or Michigan, so be it, we are UF, let them have the unproven guy.  You need to buy a guy that can rival Nicky Satan.  If you aren't in that mindset, please pack your bags and get your ass out of Gainesville.  Oh, and thanks for Urban Meyer...
  5. He left Alabama and their offense got BETTER...with LANE KIFFIN as their OC.  Did you ever let that sink in?  If you haven't, please do.
  6. Lastly, I plain don't like the way he looks.  I dunno...looks like a jackass to me...doesn't pass the eye test.  Oh well...
Someone text this guy Doc Holliday's phone number!!!


I don't get it.  Foley's a miss here.  If he makes this hire, I promise you, Gator football goes off the radar.  All of what Steve Spurrier built will become memories, talked about like the Bo Schembechler days at Michigan, or the Tom Osborne days at Nebraska.  Foley, you HAVE to get this right...or else...



Duece

P.S. to voice your displeasure with Mr. Foley please follow him on Twitter @JeremyFoleyUF.  Better yet you can go here and email him!  Let him know what you think Gator Nation!!!