Here’s this morning’s sampler platter:
- Florida State and Miami are moving their game up to a prime time Labor Day slot, so that all of America can get an early look at how far behind the Gators these two once proud programs are, dadgumit.
- The Orlando Sentinel is amused to find that Nick Saban defined integrity as “a strict adherence to a standard of values and conduct, personal honesty and independence; soundness in everything you do and every decision you make.” And managed to do it with a straight face, to boot.
- For those of you who thought that Florida would recast its offense this season so that the GPOOE™ could demonstrate that he could get his ass under center just as successfully as Tom Brady, nah.
- Another SEC rookie head coach speaks: judging from this quote, Gene Chizik has decided to go with the detachment-from-reality route instead of unjustified arrogance, making Dan Mullen the most intelligent member of the class by process of elimination.
“I’ve been doing this for 23 years,” Chizik told the lunch-time crowd. “I’ve never been fired. I’ve never taken a job I sought. They’ve always sought me.
“I believed if you worked hard and did things right the opportunity would come to me. And in 23 years, I’ve never made a bad decision. I’ve never failed in this position.”