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No matter how bad the loss may be, you have to respect your school and alumni and sing your alma mater at the end of the game....
From the blog Dr. Saturday: At the end of Florida victories, the team usually sticks around to sing the alma mater with the band. But after Wednesday’s embarrassing 33-23 loss to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl, most Florida players couldn’t get off the field fast … Continue reading →
This post was edited by ValleyHorn 15 months ago
Wow. That's pretty sad. Between this and all the jawing from the Florida players throughout the game, it wasn't exactly a great night for the Gators or Muschamp. I'd still take him or Strong as our HC in a heartbeat once Mack hangs em up.
That's on the coach.
I agree....yes he's a great coach, but he should be the example and be the first one sprinting down to the band section to sing the alma mater and respect the school. Gotta give props to the one player that did sing the alma mater though...
Well, one of 'em did.
meh who cares. they were pissed from the loss. dumb decisions get made in the heat of the moment.
reminds me of brian robison at kstate in 06.
Wonder how many of the fans stayed around to join in.........
of which they made several during the course of the game. clearly it spilled over afterwards.
I was kinda disappointed in the conduct of the Florida players throughout the course of the game. Yeah, I know, you want your guys to be intense, amped up, and aggressive, but there are limitations to that mindset and the Florida players crossed the line way too many times IMO. The players either take their cues from the coaches or the coaches allow that to happen. It's all part of a young HC's maturation process, but WM is going to have to strike a balance both personally and with his team; otherwise, it'll eventually come back to bite you both on and off the field.
I think they should have stayed until the alma mater was done even though they were disappointed they didn't.......
I agree with this totally! Sometimes you feel terrible about the loss but you still how to show respect to your school.
I know that after the Oklahoma game this year I was there and the players and coaches were all there standing in front of the band singing the Eyes. It was the right thing to do.
I do give props to the one player that stood there! He has a lot of character and pride in his school.
Agree with this. Florida trash talked and played dirty through much of the game. It's no surprise that they'd show no class afterward. I've never seen stacked personal foul penalties assessed in a game but double personal fouls on a play suggests the nature of Florida's play.
For those of you lucky enough to have LHN, go review the beginning of Game Day Final after the KSU loss and watch these "leaders" walk off the field and not sing Eyes:
I was stunned as this would be the last time for 3 of these guys to do so in a Big 12 game.
After 15 years of Mack Brown-Texas Football, my give-a-shit-meter toward this stuff is relatively miniscule compared to beating OU and winning championships.
It might be miniscule, but to me it's what's great about college football compared to the NFL. A college kid, standing in front of their band, singing a song that was written many years ago and holding up his school's sign/helmet or hugging his teammates means that he's committed and genuinely cares about his school. Once they get to the pro's, so many of them could care less what logo is on the side of their helmet or what city they play in, all that matters is how much money they can squeeze out of a team....call me old fashioned I guess...
Thought the same thing about the Oregon thugs last night.
Anyone read the article? First line:
"At the end of Florida victories, the team usually sticks around to sing the alma mater with the band."
It is not tradition for Florida to sing the fight song after a loss according to UF grads. So this is different than at Texas where win or lose the team shows uo.
9 and 4 at Texas sucks!
- Jeff Howe
What interested me about the Florida game in particular was the way the officiating crew took over what was about to be gangsta ball. I thought Muschamp was going to have a heart attack when they penalized Florida for his being in the white area.
Also, I've never seen penalties stacked like they did to Florida on the 2 dead ball fouls. Apparently that's the rule but I've never seen it done before.
Was the officiating crew from the Big 10?
One thing the SEC may be prone to do is to target the other team's quarterback, particularly when it's a spread offense. The SEC defenses seem to really struggle with a competent spread quarterback so one option is to simply take him and/or his receivers out.
ACC I believe
This was one kid who wanted to sing even though that's not the tradition, that's not something that reflects bad on the coach. It reflects good on the player for doing a little extra.
Have a close friend who was a former Gator player and they never sing after defeats.
Got to get with the program.
All former coordinators who become HC are the devil and the root cause of any problems Mack Brown may face. (sarcasm in case anyone was not sure)
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