- May 8, 2017
I'm not sure it's fair to Butch and Tennessee to make that comparison. Mac's issues stem from stubbornness and insubordination off the field more than what he's done on it. A lot of reports are surfacing about his refusal to work within the parameters of our administration
The first signs of his detrimental stubbornness was nonchalantly letting Will Grier just walk out the door, without an apparent care in the world. Sure Grier screwed up, but he was a dang Freshman, had a 3 years ahead of him and was clearly the most talented qb at UF in years. And because Mac wanted to be stubborn tough guy, he lets Grier walk, or as many have said, nudges him out the door with the famous maybe you could use a change of scenery line.
So theres the stubbornness in combination with the aww shucks, overly laid back, no socks, pretty cool man bull crap that always accompanied every interview and press conference.
As for Tennessee, Butch Jones is just as dorky, but only add in a layer of tone deafness unmatched in college head coaching. Things that he thinks are swell ideas could not look or sound more dopey.
Both programs are screwed unless they hit a bullseye on the next hires. How messed up is this; South Carolina and freaking Kentucky are 6-2 and heres Florida and UT both having to sing for their supper and likely wont make Bowl games.
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