AMEN!!!!  It would make living in TN much more bare able. 

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> On Oct 14, 2016, at 9:59 AM, Oliver Barry <bar...@realtracs.com> wrote:
> 
> Ok, I know Pat Dooley is the greatest Gator Homer. But, this makes sense. It 
> will look even smarter in November if Ed Orgeron runs them into the ground as 
> much as he has the potential to do. (There's a reason he's not a head coach). 
> Wouldn't it be funny if we beat LSU, assuming Alabama beats Tennessee 
> Saturday?  It would sure make life in Tennessee good for the next 3 years. :  
> )
> 
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>> From: Shane Ford <goufgat...@bellsouth.net>
>> Date: October 14, 2016 at 9:45:09 AM CDT
>> To: GatorNews <gatorn...@googlegroups.com>
>> Subject: [gatornews] [SUN]:  Foley's final act a win for UF
>> Reply-To: gatornews+own...@googlegroups.com
>> 
>> Foley's final act a win for UF
>> 
>> By Pat Dooley
>> Gainesville SUN Columnist
>> Published: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 6:01 a.m.
>> Last Modified: Friday, October 14, 2016 at 12:06 a.m.
>> Many people consider Jeremy Foley to be the greatest athletic director in 
>> the history of the SEC. On Thursday, he was the greatest athletic director 
>> FOR the SEC.
>> 
>> When LSU's AD Joe Alleva drew “a line in the sand,” Foley did what was best 
>> for the league and what eventually will be best for Florida. Alleva, 
>> meanwhile, was willing to sacrifice any chance at playing in Atlanta because 
>> apparently he is disillusional enough to think LSU can run the table and get 
>> into the College Football Playoff without being a conference champion.
>> 
>> I guess.
>> 
>> To be honest, I don't know what he was thinking.
>> 
>> “I was surprised this was so difficult,” Foley said.
>> 
>> I'm sure that there will be people who will think Alleva won this standoff 
>> even though he was the one who turned it into a standoff. Those people are 
>> concerned only with the now and haven't thought about the brutal road 
>> schedule the next LSU coach will inherit.
>> 
>> “It wasn't our position to draw a line in the sand,” Foley said Thursday 
>> night. “Nothing good could come of that.”
>> 
>> That's not what negotiations in a family are supposed to be about.
>> 
>> And certainly, there are going to be people disappointed that Florida is 
>> traveling to Baton Rouge for this year's game and that UF lost two home 
>> games this year. If I owned a business in Gainesville, I'd be pretty ticked.
>> 
>> Gainesville had already lost a home game. It picks one up next year.
>> 
>> What Foley basically did was trade a belligerent star player with a pompous 
>> agent using the media as a weapon for two first-round draft choices.
>> 
>> The people who should be the most disappointed are the players on this team. 
>> They lost two home games. They have to play four of their last five games 
>> away from home.
>> 
>> They are sacrificing even though they had nothing to do with the decision. 
>> They are the collateral damage.
>> 
>> But this was the only way the game could be played as long as Alleva and LSU 
>> were going to be stubborn. And the game HAD to be played.
>> 
>> Foley knew that. Greg Sankey knew that. He was “adamant” that the game had 
>> to be played.
>> 
>> Most people got that.
>> 
>> Tennessee fans apparently did not.
>> 
>> Many of them were convinced Florida ducked LSU so the Gators could backdoor 
>> into the SEC Championship Game. To be fair, I didn't know there was a rule 
>> that you have to play eight games to qualify for Atlanta.
>> 
>> But I'm not an athletic director.
>> 
>> To Vols fans, while you may be rejoicing that Florida has to go to LSU in 
>> November, realize that if the game was canceled you'd have basically 
>> clinched the Eastern Division.
>> 
>> How are those conspiracy theories coming along?
>> 
>> The reality is that Florida went from being unfairly criticized to 
>> universally praised around the nation. The Gators stood tall and did the 
>> right thing because the other side would not.
>> 
>> So our long national nightmare is over. After a week of teeth-gnashing and 
>> hair-pulling, we finally know what is going to happen.
>> 
>> And we know it should never happen again. The commissioner put it on the 
>> table for December's meeting that he wants the power to step in when one 
>> side is being a pouting baby.
>> 
>> Alleva will probably vote against that. Foley, who retires in a couple of 
>> weeks, won't be there.
>> 
>> Too bad. Might have been fireworks. Suffice it to say the two athletic 
>> directors won't be exchanging tailgate recipes.
>> 
>> For Foley, this was a heckuva way to go out. In a way, his last major act 
>> (we hope) as athletic director was to save a season. I'm not saying Florida 
>> is going to win out and take the East, but it's at least a possibility now.
>> 
>> And more than anything, Florida ended up taking the high road. Even the most 
>> uninformed must admit that. If Florida was ducking LSU, why would Florida 
>> agree to play the game on the road?
>> 
>> “I think it's evident the University of Florida is not afraid to play 
>> anyone,” Foley said. “I think this decision is indicative of that, as we're 
>> going to Baton Rouge.”
>> 
>> But not next year or the year after. That sets up well for Jim McElwain. 
>> Nobody else is playing both of its West opponents at home in 2017.
>> 
>> So it comes down to this — in the big picture, this was a win-win. For 
>> Florida and for Foley.
>> 
>> — Contact Pat Dooley at 352-374-5053 or at pat.doo...@gvillesun.com. And 
>> follow at Twitter.com/Pat_Dooley.
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