If I’m gonna go down, you’re gonna come with me.

As I wrote in one of my Power Poll ballots, meet the new offensive coordinator, same as the old offensive coordinator.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. On Tuesday, Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper said he and Will Muschamp are on the same page. Despite looking horrendous offensively against Alabama two weeks ago, Roper and Muschamp are standing arm in arm. As a matter of historical context, I’d refer you to this story from late last season where Brent Pease said essentially the same thing. A week later he was fired. Now I’m not saying Roper is going to suffer the same fate, nor should he. But isn’t this too early for votes of confidence and closing of the ranks? Much like the product on the field, it’s not a good look for the Gators.

Boom can’t do offense.  That’s not a good characteristic for a Florida head coach.

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20 responses to “If I’m gonna go down, you’re gonna come with me.

  1. Much like Derek Dooley, I think Muschamp could be a good HC, but, also much like Dooley, it seems his job has been mostly about cleaning up the mess that the last HC left. I realize this isn’t about the OC but everything is about the HC and certainly with the current state of gator fb.

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    • Bulldawg165

      Didn’t Dooley have a losing record as a head coach before Tennessee even picked him up?

      Also, I don’t feel like Florida was anywhere near the same position after 2010 that Tennessee was after 2009. Muschamp may just not be cut out for it.

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    • Bulldawg165

      Although, to be fair, I do feel like it’s a bit too early in the season to write Florida off just yet, but this weekend will go a long way toward forming my opinion of them.

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  2. Well, whats Roper supposed to say? “Will wouldn’t know a high percentage offensive play if I called one”.

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  3. Dog in Fla

    At least Boom and Mr. Roper aren’t getting all of the attention of the Hogtown press

    “7. Georgia: The Dogs have the best player in the SEC. We know this because they are winning without defense or a quarterback.”

    http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140930/ARTICLES/140939982&tc=ix

    “11. It appears Georgia is going to treat Todd Gurley like an NBA player this year. If you watch an NBA game, there are long stretches where some or all of the starters sit to be rested for the fourth quarter. Mark Richt has done it several times this year. And it has worked for the most part. Against Tennessee, Gurley ran four times for nine yards in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, he ran 11 times for 129 yards. It’s interesting how the fifth-year quarterback who did wait for his chance is struggling. Hutson Mason is 12th in the league in passing, one notch below Driskel. And Georgia’s defense had better be happy that Justin Worley, the Tennessee quarterback, missed most of the third quarter with an elbow injury. In two SEC games, Jeremy Pruitt’s defense has given up 848 yards and 70 points.”

    http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140930/COLUMNISTS/140929609?p=2&tc=pg

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  4. Buddha

    They’ll probably figure something out in time for the Georgia game.

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  5. I just hope they don’t change QBs

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  6. Boom should bring in Charlie…he and Roper would make an unbeatable combination of schematic advantage, genius and ah………

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  7. Is Richt not the defensive version of Boom? Recruiting advantages out the wazoo. Great faculties. Incredible fanbase. Richt is now on his 4 DC and just can’t seem to get it right (with the exception of his first ever hire, BVG). Defense has prevented this team from achieving its goals in 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013 and now it looks like more of the same in 2014. This is an honest question. And let me nip this in the bud before someone goes off, this is not a call for Richt’s job.

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    • I Wanna Red Cup

      It is a stupid honest question. If you can’t tell the difference between the two you aren’t trying.

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    • Four games in and you’re writing off Pruitt? Jesus.

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      • I am not writing Pruitt off. 4 games is not enough to judge anyone, especially with the talent on hand. That being said, Richt has proven that defense is his personal anchor. Richt is loved among the Georgia crowd whereas Boom is a pain in the rear. I believe it is an honest assessment.

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        • How is “Richt is now on his 4 DC and just can’t seem to get it right (with the exception of his first ever hire, BVG).” not writing Pruitt off?

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          • Are you willing to proclaim Pruitt a smashing success as of today? I am willing to bet that the answer is no, you want to see more. Just as I do. But we can agree that Rich has missed pretty badly on his last two DC. All I am trying to say is that Richt and Muschamp are not too far apart given their respective shortcomings. And I do not think that is a a stretch. I believe Richt is just as clueless on D as Muschamp is on O.

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            • Dude, don’t put this on me. I’m not the one making grandiose pronouncements here.

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            • Dawg19

              When it comes to Pruitt, some of you guys need to get back on your medication. Expecting him to have a world-class defense after four games with the bare cupboard he’s been handed is effectively like asking a chef to cook a 7-course meal with the contents of a college student’s refrigerator.

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    • FisheriesDawg

      Not at all. For the first half of Richt’s tenure, he generally won with defense. Muschamp will be fired before he ever reaches the point in Richt’s career where the defense started to become a liability.

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  8. 69Dawg

    More and more it looks like Dan Mullins will save the Gators, just not this year.

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  9. TMC DAWG

    all I can say is eat shit and die gayturds. Man I hate those guys

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