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theCAW
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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he's pretty on-point discussing the state of florida athletic program. I feel like Florida athletics has taken a step back in multiple sports the past 5-6 years, so he has to be on to something
Thecaw was right about billy Napier before he coached a game and the uaa had their plants in the media try to discredit the caw!

https://fansided.com/2022/09/03/florida-football-message-boards-waste-no-time-replacing-billy-napier-urban-meyer/
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The Florida Gators massively underperformed last football season, leading to the university firing Dan Mullen. In the offseason, the team hired Billy Napier, then the head coach of the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, to replace Mullen. Napier’s first game was scheduled for Sept. 3 against the Utah Utes, the seventh-ranked team in the country entering the season.

Even though the season just started, one Florida football fan took to the message boards to declare that they have seen enough from Napier. This user already has a replacement in mind — Urban Meyer.



TheCAW called from the start that Napier sucked but the Disney gators said he was crazy! Who’s crazy now???


superstroke33
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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Thecaw was right about billy Napier before he coached a game and the uaa had their plants in the media try to discredit the caw!


What a goof, talking about himself in the 3rd person. "the caw"

And yes, I have nothing against Mike White, but glad he left. He saw the writing on the wall. Golden is going to bring back some of the Gator hoop prowess, that we used to have.


theCAW
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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superstroke33
Disney Gator


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GoGators1995
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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Really?

Florida has gone from .617 to .571 winning % while Georgia has gone from .385 to .500

You're winning less than you were and they're winning more than they were, so there's that.

I guess head to head no longer matters.


AlligatorEnthusiast
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?


LOL, yes.


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VolunGator
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Member since Jan 2020
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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He wasn't fired. He left. 


Mike's departure was totally mutual. He would have been fired and he knew it.

I'm glad we didn't have to pay a buy out


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Hugh McElroy
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
I don't know much about Florida's new coach, but I was shocked by how much he whined in his press conference after the loss to A&M.


bigDgator
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Member since Oct 2008
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
I agree, he probably shouldn't have harped on the calls we didn't get, as that can be the case on the road. I didn't watch the game, but you would have to admit there was a pretty big free throw disparity in the 2nd half of a very close game. 20 free throws to 2?



Hugh McElroy
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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you would have to admit there was a pretty big free throw disparity in the 2nd half of a very close game. 20 free throws to 2?


Sure, but 1) that's one data point: why not quote the free throw ratio for the whole game? and 2) A&M gets to the free throw line a lot; it's what A&M does.

He was even whining about a call where it sure looked like the Florida guy stepped on the line and seemed to have little effect on the game. Why in the world did he even bother to complain about that? And it wasn't just that he was responding to questions about that stuff. Almost any question that was asked, he turned into an occassion to complain about the officiating.


bigDgator
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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Sure, but 1) that's one data point: why not quote the free throw ratio for the whole game? and 2) A&M gets to the free throw line a lot; it's what A&M does.


A&M doesn't get to the line as much as Florida does.

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He was even whining about a call where it sure looked like the Florida guy stepped on the line and seemed to have little effect on the game. Why in the world did he even bother to complain about that? And it wasn't just that he was responding to questions about that stuff. Almost any question that was asked, he turned into an occassion to complain about the officiating.


I don't think it happened exactly the way you are describing it, but I always want my coach to bitch and piss and moan if he thinks the calls are one sided. it's not that big of a deal imo. The free throws in the first half were Florida 9 to A&M 4. Did you think that evens it out?


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DawginSC
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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I guess head to head no longer matters.


It matters, but being realistic also matters.

UGA doesn't put much support into men's basketball, while UF puts quite a bit of effort into the sport. Comparing accomplishments at UGA vs UF in basketball is like comparing Vandy to UF in football. A better coach can lose head to head matchups at Vandy to UF and still be better.

At UGA, if we make the tournament once every 4-5 seasons, we consider our basketball program in a good place. It feels like White will get to that point with how he's building UGA. I don't expect him to do what he did at UF, where he made the tournament in 4 out of 7 seasons and that wasn't considered good enough. If he did get to that same level, he'd be one of the top 5 UGA basketball coaches of all time.

THe bar is low for basketball in Athens for a reason. We just want to be decent.


bigDgator
Florida Fan
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Member since Oct 2008
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UGA doesn't put much support into men's basketball

Mike White, Georgia: $3,405,000

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while UF puts quite a bit of effort into the sport

Todd Golden, Florida: $3,100,000



DawginSC
Member since Aug 2022
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
While I don't know what the current numbers are and perhaps they've changed, in the past UF has spent 2-3 million dollars more in total operating budget for men's basketball in most years than UGA did each year.

But perhaps White is getting the school to change that. It's not like we don't have the money to spend. While fans don't care about sports other than football all that much the football revenue we earn gives us a ton of money that could be used to prop up other sports. Right now we mostly just save it or spend it on football recruiting (our FB recruiting budget is more than we spend on any coach other than Smart).



bigDgator
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Member since Oct 2008
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
I could see an Auburn type environment in Athens if Georgia could find some sustained success in shooty hoops. Georgia has loyal fans, and you guys would support basketball if the program became successful, I have no doubt.


DawginSC
Member since Aug 2022
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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I could see an Auburn type environment in Athens if Georgia could find some sustained success in shooty hoops. Georgia has loyal fans, and you guys would support basketball if the program became successful, I have no doubt.


UGA supports a lot of other sports programs when they're doing well. We'll show up to see a winning baseball team, basketball team or gymnastics team.

What we don't do is have fan pressure when those programs aren't doing well. Yeah, we showed up when Jim Harrick and Tubby Smith were winning games at UGA. But there's a reason why Dennis Felton and Mark Fox combined to coach 15 years of basketball in Athens. There's no pressure to get guys out who aren't horrid. If they're just "meh", they survive because of that.


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Cryptonbarton
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
We are glad that there was a mutual parting of ways.


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bamameister
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Member since May 2016
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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I’m honestly asking…what is the fan sentiment?



This year's Florida team looks nasty. Home and on the road. NO.


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bgator85
Florida Fan
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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What a goof, talking about himself in the 3rd person. "the caw"


I'm not sure he knows who or what the UAA is, but I do find it kind of humorous and don't necessarily disagree with the overall sentiment.

I do think Todd Golden will be Stricklin's exception FWIW. Mike White was ultimately not a good fit, he has a ceiling below UF expectations.


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AlligatorEnthusiast
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Member since Jul 2022
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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UGA doesn't put much support into men's basketball


Sad.

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THe bar is low for basketball in Athens for a reason.


Absolutely pathetic.

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We just want to be decent.


You usually aren't.


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GoGators1995
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re: Is Florida still glad they fired Mike White?
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while UF puts quite a bit of effort into the sport.



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