As a UF alumni and hard core gator, I'd like to say that I believe we got our guy. It doesn't exactly jump out at you after the way we finished the season, but I believe this guy gets it. I'd like to submit few observations for support...
1. We were 6-0 with a pretty good QB and beat some good teams. Ole Miss and Tenn are good. We were better with a good qb. T. Harris is a negative catalyst. Couple bad plays and the snowball gets rolling down hill. I can't remember the last time a guy was busted for PED'S much less a freaking QB. I mean, what are the odds. Mac goes out and gets who I believe is a top 3 QB in the nation in F. Franks, plus Del Rio is on the bench= He gets it, we will be better next year.
2. We have the worst kicking game I've ever seen. EVER. What does our coach do? Well nothing that can save this year, but gets the best guy possible for next year = He gets it, we will be better next year.
3. He's filled several other positions of need and even tapped the JUCO ranks for talent. Coaches do this mostly when they are new on the job and have to get talent in quick for results = He gets it, we will be better next year.
4. Coaches cant snap, throw, or tackle. They can recruit, and make the right calls during the game. They can play mental games to keep players motivated. Our guy has done all a coach can do. Give Meyer or Saban our team and they lose the same games CMAC lost. Maybe more. Our guy did the best he could under all the circumstances that developed this year. Butch Jones lost games for his team = bad coaching. He has been there a while and got some good recruits, so his guys still do well when he doesn't ruin it. Our guy doesn't make those mistakes. Just needs his guys.
Tons of other examples. Give MAC 3 years and we will be a threat every year to win the SEC.