Foley/Machen, I hope you’re reading this.
Ditch Willy and his 8 year old boy haircut and tantrums. Florida regressed from a team featuring an unqualified and overworked interim coach and a sleepwalking coach who was counting his days until he was able to get out.
Go get Art Briles. NOW. You missed the boat on Sumlin. That’s fine. Briles is right there. RG3 is going pro. The thought of rebuilding from the ground up with foolish fans might sway him.
Now, the easy path on this would be to suggest that Baylor is a decent gig – low expectations. Nonsense. This was their high water mark but you can rest assured, in 4-5 years when he’s unable to duplicate that success because he’s at BAYLOR and there are no RG3s just falling out of the sky every year, the fans will not care; they’ll see 7-6 and wonder why he’s “lost it”
If you’re going to deal with foolish, unreasonable fans, might as well do it at a school that thinks 9-4 is a down year. That offense with Florida athletes would be a thing of beauty.
Now, his coaching history suggest he is, as Tim Riggins would say, ‘Texas 4 ever” but with news of Mack Brown in line for an extension until 2017 and Sumlin getting the A&M gig, well, elite Texas options are off the table.
This guy returned Houston from the ash heap of history. He moved to Baylor and did the same. To say the man can coach is a gross understatement.
Now, having worked at Texas Tech under Mike Leach, he knows full well about meddlers, so that would be a deterrent.
However, with back to back shitty years, the “Urban Meyer shadow” really isn’t a factor now.
I realize Briles isn’t a spring chicken, but his experience has experience. And he apparently loves a challenge. At this point, what better challenge than restoring Florida to greatness with the SEC having expanded.
Also, we hear about Muschamp’s inroads to Texas recruiting. Nonsense. he was there 3 years. There is no rapport. Briles has been there his entire life. THAT is inroads.
Get him now !!!!!