Daily Archives: June 19, 2022

Heartbreak, old school edition

Pat Dooley serves up 12 players who earned heartbreaking status against the Gators in chronological order.  Here are the first two:

Seeing as how the bulk of Dooley’s readership doesn’t acknowledge that Florida played football before 1990, I kind of imagine these will come off as some sort of mystery to them.

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Mark Stoops knows what he wants.

And it’s that sweet, sweet eight-game conference schedule.

After hearing Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops‘ latest thoughts on the future of SEC scheduling, it’s obvious why there has been a holdup on the final decision. After the SEC Spring Meetings in Destin, Stoops told KSR why he prefers the 8-game format when the league adds Oklahoma and Texas.

He painted the bleak picture of how adding a ninth SEC game to the schedule jeopardizes the league’s own coaches.

“Just look at our league,” Stoops shared with KSR. “For instance, I go to those meetings, the last time we met in person in Destin, there’s only four coaches there (returning in 2022). How much money do all these teams have? You’re guaranteeing 50% of our room one more loss. They already fire everybody in this league all of the time.”

Along with Stoops, Nick Saban, Kirby Smart and Jimbo Fisher are the only coaches in the conference to have coached four or more seasons at their current program.

The last time the conference played more than eight SEC games in a season was in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kentucky finished with a 4-6 record.

“We were the middle of the pack and I’d consider a bad year,” Stoops said. “I don’t want to win four games. I want to win a lot more than four. But 50% of our league was the same or worse. Is that good?”

Are you asking as a coach or a fan, Mark?

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I may need a new rule.

I’ve already broken my rule about not following commitments closely once this week, but they keep pulling me back in.

Shot.

Chaser.

Leave the rest of the bottle on the bar.

When Saban retires, these folks will all be screaming for Kirby to come back to Tuscaloosa.

(h/t)

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