Fire coach (Fill In The Blank) websites used to be somewhat of a novelty and a source of amusement. Now most of them are just cliche and stupid. But occasionally one pops up worth mentioning, only because of the absurdity of it.
I just found one: FireCoachMeyer.com.
Laugh it up, Bulldog Nation.
I’m just glad George S. Patton didn’t lose to Mississippi State the week after beating the Nazis. He’d be toast.
OK. It’s a down year for the Florida Gators. I get that. But fire Urban Meyer? And replace him with who — Nick Saban? Oh no wait, Alabama lost to South Carolina. He’s old news, too.
It’s possible this website was started by a fan from a rival school (or a recruiting coordinator from a rival school). But given the lunatic fringe among most SEC fan bases, I lean toward somebody in Gainesville.
(UPDATE: The website appears to be a carryover from a Fire Ron Zook website in 2005.)
The site looks like it was slapped together in about five minutes (and possible following five beers). It carries the heading: “FireCoachMeyer.com. The dawning of a new era . . .”
Below that: “BREAKING NEWS: Gators UNRANKED! 3 LOSSES IN A ROW.” And then this: “What is it going to take for the University, Almuni, and Fans to realize that the leadership of Urban is now bringing down the program. 2010 is just as we worried…and it all started with the Flip Flop from our coach.” (The reference: to Meyer’s abbreviated retirement.)
The bottom of the page reads: “The honeymoon is over. And prepare for the new term, ’sub-Urban.’”
There’s also an “apparel” link. But T-shirts must not be printed yet because the link doesn’t work.
For what it’s worth, I’ve sent an email to the site’s administrator. No response so far.
In Meyer’s first five seasons, the Gators finished 9-3, 13-1, 9-4, 13-1, 13-1. Included in there: two BCS championships, two SEC titles, three SEC East Division titles and AP rankings finishes of 12, 1, 13, 1 and 3 (the only loss last year coming to national champion Alabama).
This season, Florida is a mediocre 4-3 (2-3 in the SEC) and has dropped three straight regular season games for the first time since 1988. So for at least one pea-brain, the honeymoon is over. Son, push away from the keyboard.
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