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And before anyone tries to jump on my case, I say alleged victims in the legal sense. Not to imply that it did or didn't happen.
Jones was never arrested. They alleged victims filed reports, but no declined to press charges.
I think UF is the only option for them. They know the offer. They get to play the "no respect" card while having an out. They can claim they "want" to play up, but only on equal terms. It doesn't benefit UF to meet in the middle, and they know it. If they look elsewhere, they may just have their terms accepted. Lose/lose for UCF. Look what happens when they played LSU at 50% strength. What do you think would happen if they played any SEC team (save for maybe Ark and Vandy) at full strength?
Corch, I think your view of "Sideshow" Dan may be biased, maybe just ever so slightly. Recruiting, no. But game day,on field coaching, Mullen trumps Kirby. Sorry to say it but it's true. A coach that can manufacture points by play calling doesn't have to rely on depth to win. It catches up when there is better talent and a better coach. With all that said, the UF game is a toss up, and UT is still a year or two away. I think UK takes a small step back. Vandy, next. SC, entertaining through 2(but never in doubt), then uga pulls away. Same with Mizzou. Even if UF or UT can pull an upset you can't say the UGA reign is over unless they both do, and for consecutive years. But you still gotta get through Bama! (Wink)
This shows a level of class rarely seen.(fortunately) A kid struggling academically,gets his grades to the point that he narrowly misses his dream of playing high level college football. Instead of cheering him on and well wishing, you clowns use it as an opportunity to trash talk a coach. I get that it's a rival team, but even other fans have hit the mark. I'm all for trash talk and ribbing other fans, but at least try to hit a minimal level of human decency. There are plenty of things to nag a rival about. A kid busting his butt to make a grade, and barely missing, isn't one of them. Do better, Gentlemen.
To me, seeing the response of his team tells me that there is more to the story than what Steele, his family, and the media would have you believe. The players know waaaaay more than we ever will. With all that being said, this is not the way to address it. Bad look here.
I couldn't bring myself to call it an a$$ spanking. Close enough that it had me sweating. But as it relates to this ranking, I'd say that 1-2 are right, 3-4 a toss up. UGA fans like to point at the final score of the cocktail party and thump their chests. But they neglect the fact that UGA was losing in the 3rd, and it took til the 4th to expose the fact that UF was down 2 potential All American corners. If you put the 2 coaches head to head with equal talent, (purely to evaluate coaching prowess) I'm not sure I could go with Smart.
I don't have a problem with it. If it were an "all time list", I'd be ready to argue. Saban is the GOAT. Dabo is the best as of this moment. But to me, the difference is minimal and can swing from year to year and game to game. They flat out whooped the Tide last year. Until Bama can return the favor, he has the crown.
Nope! After the Night King cracked a smile, Saban now hates them.
Hey guys, relax. It's funny, it's the offseason, and no one forced you to read it. Just laugh and move on.
Is that based on something aside from hatred of a rival? Just curious, I'm likely betting the game and wondering what's out there to consider.
My apologies if that came off as accusatory. I was just stating what I saw from the young man himself as opposed to speculation from fans. My intent was not to accuse you of passing misinformation.
Per Hill's twitter 38m ago, "I came to Florida to play ball & that's all I'm focused on..Hold the transfer lies to ya self (crying laughing emoji) y'all sound foolish (facepalm emoji)
And by brokering terms, that is to include with the networks. At the end of the day, the network has the final say. If Bama and Clemson wanted to open every season against each other, it doesn't happen without ESPN, CBS, ABC, FOX picking it up. Gate revenue alone isn't enough to make these games happen.
Of course they have input as in, "who do you want to play" but that's about it. They aren't sitting at the table negotiating these deals. If the game/games happen, it's due to the AD brokering terms.
You realize how very little the coaches have to do with scheduling, right?
Could you point me in the direction of any information regarding the rumors of the other 3? I've not heard of this yet and would like to see what it's worth. No offense meant, but not interested in articles on dawg nation, chop talk, etc. Preferably from non-biased media outlets. Thanks in advance.
Cross posted this in another thread just to see the responses and thoughts: Just a thought,not to say one way or another, just to play devil’s advocate for a minute. Is it outside of the realm of possibility that maybe Steele was simply homesick, and he wanted to transfer and that this is a perfect scenario for him to be closer home and play immediately? If so, that would put the UF staff in a catch 22. “IF” that were the case, and they (UF) come out with that in a press conference, and Steele denies, that’s a bad look for recruiting. But sitting still and tight lipped could also be bad for recruiting. Thoughts? Please, I know it’s next to impossible for rival fans of any team to have rational discussion on matters such as these, but I have faith in my fellow man. (Albeit little, and shrinking) Prove me wrong please!
Not really attempting to defend, just have people look at all possibilities, since we have next to zero iron clad information. I can say though, from personal experience being on a team, it happens more than one would think and usually with newer players. It's usually a fight, arguement, or a player staying in an unassigned area that leads to the "___ game suspension for violations of undisclosed team rules that was handled internally." fortunately it's usually a pretty arguement or just wanting to room with a friend. Rarely does it turn into something like this.
Just a thought,not to say one way or another, just to play devil's advocate for a minute. Is it outside of the realm of possibility that maybe Steele was simply homesick, and he wanted to transfer and that this is a perfect scenario for him to be closer home and play immediately? If so, that would put the UF staff in a catch 22. "IF" that were the case, and they (UF) come out with that in a press conference, and Steele denies, that's a bad look for recruiting. But sitting still and tight lipped could also be bad for recruiting. Thoughts? Please, I know it's next to impossible for rival fans of any team to have rational discussion on matters such as these, but I have faith in my fellow man. (Albeit little, and shrinking) Prove me wrong please!
Maybe not. Reports say that Mullen personally flew to meet with the parents of Steele. He is still on the team as of now. If there is any chance of smoothing things over, anything said in a statement could derail that. Sometimes it is prudent to speak, other situations require one to ride out the storm in silence.
I would have to disagree. Again, let me state that I am NOT defending Jones. Legally, it is allegations until a court or other governing body proves wrongdoing. If the alleged victims themselves declined to press charges, I'm not certain how an athlete's father can be the decisive voice from nearly 3,000 miles away. Especially so when his sole source of information is his clearly disgruntled son.
Corch, keep in mind, we still live in America where one is innocent until proven guilty. There is a delicate balance. The staff could run the risk of kicking a player out of school for an infraction later found to be bogus, which would open them up to legal repercussions. While I'm not defending Jones in any way, to be certain, let's not pretend that every allegation is 100% certain and honest
TDOW, I'm inclined to agree with that. Had Jones actually been charged, I'm sure things would have been different. However, since no charges were filed, I tend to believe that the staff told Jones " you WILL enter your name in the portal" as a way to resolve the issue without killing his chances wholesale while distancingthe team and protecting the university. As for the initial request to change rooms, it's a bad look to just move players on a whim, and let's remember, the sex assault aspect was nonexistent at the time. We only know that it was a personality dispute and not who the culprit was. So by moving a toxic player, you simply spread the issue. By trying to resolve it before moving players as a last resort, you are trying to fix an issue before it spreads.