Muschamp Will Start on Square One

We all know that Steve Addazio is gone. Even I admit it, it’s getting old. And I took more pleasure in ripping on him than anybody, mainly because he was such an easy target, but also because getting high blood pressure is bad for your health. Why give yourself a heart attack when you can have fun with it?

That was why my posts towards him were angrier and edgier than Ryan’s.

But one thing is undeniable. Florida right now is an Addazio shaped team. Not a Meyer shaped team, because Meyer took a nap throughout the 2010 season. It is a 100% Steve Addazio shaped team resembling Ron Zook- lots of talent, no production. And this isn’t just on offense- Will Hill was the epitome of that.

A while ago, I broke down what Steve Addazio cost Florida. Here, I’ll take a slightly different angle.

Check out the streaks that were broken with Addazio calling plays.

Wins

22 games, between Ole Miss 2008 to Alabama 2009.

SEC East wins

16 games, between Georgia 2007 to South Carolina 2010

SEC East home wins

14 games, between Tennessee 2003 to South Carolina 2010

Games with a TD

67 games, between Alabama 2005 to Alabama 2010

Wins over teams from Florida

10 games, between Miami 2004 to FSU 2010

Three losses in a row

22 years, from 1988 to 2010

And there’s more, but I think you get the point.

Now, it’s time to hit a totally different point.

Check out when these streaks started. Most of them started either when Meyer wasn’t at Florida yet, or was early in his career.

See where I’m headed?

Five years from now, nobody is going to remember Meyer for what happened last year. They’ll all be remembering Meyer for bringing his spread option and kick blocking fetishes to the SEC. They’ll all be remembering his two BCS Championships, and how he produced five of the game’s alltime greatest- Tim Tebow, Percy Harvin, Brandon James, Joe Haden and Brandon Spikes (and, well, Cam Newton spent more time at Florida than at Auburn).

So if the saying is right- a coach is judged by how he does compared to his predecessor- then Muschamp’s got some serious work to do.

Luckily for Muschamp, this isn’t five years from now. It’s now, and he has time and room to work with. He’s got a few years to build a championship team. I ask you this- what happens if Florida blew every team out of the water in 2010, and steamrolled its way to a BCS Title? What if they did it in 2009, too? Then what happens if Meyer has a heart issue and Muschamp steps in?

Not that I’m thanking Addazio- but Muschamp should be.

Barring an average of four fumbles a game, and 500 yards surrendered, Muschamp and Florida have nowhere to go but up.

Go ahead and denounce that.

But can you realistically imagine anything worse than what happened last year? Not as bad as last year- I mean actually, noticibly worse?

I can’t.

Not at Florida, anyway.

4 thoughts on “Muschamp Will Start on Square One

  1. Yeah I doubt that we’ll be nearly as bad as last year. It just doesn’t seem possible to me. I mean of course they’ll have their work cut out for learning a completely new system and all but there is no way they’ll do as bad as they did last season. No way.
    Don’t let us down Boom!

  2. Record wise im expecting the same as last year, but I expect to see better football than last year. Dumbazzio offense was horrible to look at.

  3. Any way you cut it I think we still have issues, line depth, Brantley under pressure, etc. Could be a rough first year for the Boom but he will have a “Get Out of Jail Free” card for the first year.
    Even if the record is worse, I can’t imagine being as frustrated over such an abysmal waste of talent and opportunity as we witnessed last year.

  4. Ok, you need a reality check.

    and how he produced five of the game’s alltime greatest- Joe Haden and Brandon Spikes.

    Joe Haden was a GOOD cornerback during his time in the SEC and looks like he’ll be a GOOD corner in the NFL but settle down with this greatest of all time nonsense.

    You are absolutely delusional with homer glasses with if you think Joe Haden is anywhere near the likes of Deion Sanders, Darrelle Revis, Darrel Green, Champ Bailey, Charles Woodson, Terrell Buckley.

    Haden is more in the tier of Shawn Springs.

    As for Spikes, come out of it. He was a good player on a great team, but to try to even suggest he is on the same level as Ray Lewis, Mike Singletary, Brian Urlacher, Dick Butkus, Junior Seau etc is insane. Beyond insane.

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