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Old 25.07.2017, 07:19 PM
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****, we're actually going to finish this , I assumed I'd give up at some point.
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Apparently he went on to coach the Miami Dolphins, but wasn't very successful.
Shame he went on to be so successful with the team I assume will be the last one detailed
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Old 26.07.2017, 09:58 AM
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Day -15: Utah Utes



Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Utes: Named after the Ute tribe of Native Americans, as is the state of Utah.

Introduction: Started play in 1892, by 1905 they were a Division I Independent. In 1910 they joined the Rocky Mountain Conference as founding members, in 1938 the RMC would fold and Utah would become founding members of the Mountain States Athletic Conference. In 1948 they left for the Skyline Conference and in 1962 became founding members of the Western Athletic Conference. In 1999 they became founding members of the Mountain West Conference and in 2011 joined the Pac-10 alongside Colorado to form the Pac-12.

Biggest achievement: 1938 they went 7-1-2, winning the MSAC (4-0-2) and were invited to their first bowl game, the Sun Bowl, where they defeated New Mexico.

1994, 10-2 with a 6-2 conference record, runners up in the WAC, went to the Freedom Bowl vs Arizona, which they won 16-13 and finished ranked #10 in the AP Poll, their first ranked finish and obviously first top 10 finish.

2004, under HC Urban Meyer and interim HC Kyle Whittingham (their current HC), they went 12-0, their first undefeated season since 1941, good enough for the MWC championship and an at large BCS Bowl game, where they defeated Big East champions Pitt. They finished 4th in the AP poll, their highest finish to date.

2008, they would go one better, finishing 13-0, again winning the MWC and again receiving an at large BCS Bowl game, the Sugar Bowl vs Alabama, which they won 31-17. They finished #2 in the AP poll ahead of BCS Championship finalists Oklahoma.

Biggest failure: The Tom Lovat era (1974-1976), the only HC to have a losing season in every year coached at the school, he took them to a 5-28 record.

Rivals: BYU, Holy War, the name comes from the fact that BYU is largely (and is owned by) Mormon, whilst Utah being a public university and so has no religious affiliation (although a large proportion of their students a Mormon).

The two were in the same conference from 1922 to 2010. They first meet in 1896 (back when BYU was Brigham Young Academy), they meet ever year from the official start of BYU football in 1922-1942, and again from 1946-present, for 97 total meetings, BYU leads 59–34–4. The two schools are located less than 50 miles apart.

Utah State, "Battle of the Brothers", first meet in 1892, the have meet 112 times since, with Utah leading the series 79-29-4, no future meeting is scheduled between the two and it's unclear if the rivalry has a future.

The three compete for the Beehive Boot, a one hundred year old boot given to the winner of the series of games between the three.

Colorado, Rumble in the Rockies, having shared a conference until Colorado's departure for the Big 7 the two meet nearly every year from 1910-1947, after Colorado's departure for the Big 7 the two continued to face each other OOC until 1962. With the two joining the Pac 12 in 2011, and both being placed in the South division a once dormant rivalry was revived. The two have meet 63 times with Colorado leading 32–28–3.

Mascot: Swoop, a costumed red-tailed hawk. They have been through multiple Native American mascots.

Colours: Red and White.

Traditions: Blues Brothers' theme, during half time the band plays the Blues Brothers' theme whilst a female fan (nicknamed crazy lady) dances in front of them.

Ute Thunder, a cannon fired after every score.

Head coach: Kyle Whittingham, former BYU LB. He started coaching as a GA at BYU between 1985-1986, his coaching career was interrupted in 1987 to be a scab, playing for the LA Rams whilst the real players were on strike. He returned to coaching once the strike was ended as a DC at Eastern Utah (JUCO). In 1994 he became DL coach at Utah, becoming the DC the following year, and replacing Urban Meyer as HC in 2005 (college football reference lists him as an interim coach in 2004, but also lists Urban as coaching 12 of 12 games ).

All time he has a 104–50 record, 46-30 since joining the Pac-12.

Utah has 6 All Americans:

Luther Elliss, DL, 1994

Jordan Gross, OL, 2002, one time first team All Pro.

Eric Weddle, DB, 2006, two time first team All Pro.

Louie Sakoda, K, 2008.

Tom Hackett, P, 2014 and 2015

Mitch Wishnowsky, P, 2016, still active.

Other players of note:

Larry Wilson, DB, 5 time first team All Pro, 1966 NFL Defensive player of the year, 1960s NFL All Decade, number retired by the Arizona Cardinals, pro football HoF.

Mac Speedie, E, 3 time first team All Pro, 1940s NFL All Decade.

Steve Smith Sr., WR, 2 time first team All Pro.

Alex Smith, QB, #1 overall selection of the 2005 NFL draft.

Stadium: Rice-Eccles Stadium, opened 1998, 46,000 capacity. It served as the main stadium for the 2002 winter Olympics.

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****, we're actually going to finish this , I assumed I'd give up at some point.
great effort and your legacy is now in print
having done just a few of these for you, it is a serious effort, no idea how you managed it, top marks!

(oh, and you should have said gamecock above)
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Old 26.07.2017, 10:07 AM
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great effort and your legacy is now in print
having done just a few of these for you, it is a serious effort, no idea how you managed it, top marks!

(oh, and you should have said gamecock above)
Gamecock..

Edit: It actually worked .
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Old 27.07.2017, 10:38 AM
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Day -14: Florida Gators



Location: Gainesville, Florida

Gators: In 1908 a Gainsville merchant sold pennants with a Gator on and by 1911 it had come to represent the university.

Introduction: According to Wikipedia their first season was 1906, according to college football reference they played a season in 1904 going 0-5, either way they have played at the division I level every season since 1911 (minus 2 years due to WWI and WWII). In 1922 they became members of the Southern Conference, the second year of play for the conference. In 1933 they became founding members of the SEC.

Biggest achievement: Florida claims 3 National Championships

1996, under hall of fame player and coach Steve Spurrier the Gators went 12-1, winning the SEC (8-0) and the Sugar Bowl. Their only defeat on the year came @ Florida State by 3 points, they would however get their revenge in the Sugar Bowl beating their in-state rivals 52-20. They finished #1 in the AP poll.

2006, they went 13-1, winning the SEC and the first ever BCS National Championship game (41-14 over Ohio State). The only defeat on the season came @ Auburn, 17-27.

2008, again they went 13-1, winning the SEC and the BCS National Championship game over an Oklahoma team lead by Heisman Trophy winner, and future #1 overall draft pick Sam Bradford. The only loss came to Ole Miss, by 1 point, leading to "The Promise" by Tim Tebow, which is commemorated by a plaque outside the stadium.

Biggest failure: The Gators have fielded 4 winless teams, 1904 (0-5), 1916 (0-5), 1946 (0-9) and 1979 (0-10-1). However I didn't live through any of those seasons, so for me personally it's the 2014 season under Will Muschamp, which saw the team have it's first losing season since 1979, break the longest active bowl streak at the time, as well as losing to an FCS school (Georgia Southern) for the first and hopefully last time ever.

Rivals: Georgia, formally known as "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party", now just refereed to as "The Florida Georgia Game". The two are located 343 miles apart. They first meet in either 1904 according to Georgia, or 1915 according to Florida, either way they have played every year since 1944. Depending on if you include the 1904 meeting Georgia either lead 50–43–2 or 49-43-2. Since 1933 the game has been played in Jacksonville Florida, except for a 2 year period (1994-1995) when it was played at each team's home stadium.

Tennessee, located over 500 miles away, the two first meet in 1916, and have meet every year since 1990. Florida leads the 46 game series 26-20.

Florida State, located 152 miles apart. The two first played in 1958, and have played every year since. Florida leads the series 34–25–2.

LSU, located 586 miles apart, the two first played in 1937 and have played ever year since 1971, Florida leads, 32–28–3. For some reason the two are permanent cross-division rivals, despite their being very little animosity between the two. However as of 2016 that animosity has increased due to LSU's complaining over a hurricane delaying the game between the two.

Mascot: Albert E. Gator and Alberta Gator, two people in Gators costume, I believe they're a couple, although they could be brother and sister, although I don't suppose it matters in Florida #SelfBurn.

Colours: Orange and Blue, taken from the colours of the two schools who merged to form the University of Florida, the orange and black of the former Florida Agricultural College in Lake City and the blue and white of the former East Florida Seminary in Gainesville.

Traditions: Mr Two Bits, during a 1949 game vs The Citadel Florida fans were booing the Gators, a fan (George Edmondson) got annoyed so started "The two bit chant"

Two-bits
Four-bits
Six-bits
a dollar.
All for the Gators, Stand up and holler!

He performed the chant before every home game up until his retirement from duties in 2012. In 2013 the tradition was continued, but by Gator greats instead.

"We are the boys", a song between the 3rd and 4th quarters:

We are the boys from old Florida,
F-L-O-R-I-D-A.
Where the girls are the fairest,
The boys are the squarest …
Of any old state down our way.
We are all strong for old Florida
Down where the old Gators play.
In all kinds of weather …
We'll all stick together for …
F-L-O-R-I-D-A.

The Gator chomp.

The Go Gators chant. Pretty much any time anything happens.

Head coach: Jim McElwain, aka "The Shark ******", former Eastern Washington (FCS) QB. He started coaching in 1985 as a GA at EW. In 1995 he became OC at Montana (FCS). In 2000 he left for the WR job at Louisville. In 2007 He once again became an OC, this time at Fresno State. Leaving the following year for the same role at Alabama. In 2012 he got his first HC job with Colorado State and in 2015 left for the same role at Florida.

He has an all time record of 41–24, 19–8 at Florida.

Florida has 30 All Americans:

Steve Spurrier, B, 1966, 1966 Heisman Trophy Winner, only person in history to win a Heisman Trophy and coach a National Championship winning team at the same school, college football HoF as both a player and coach.

Carlos Alvarez, E, 1969, Academic All American HoF, college football HoF.

Wilber Marshall, DL/LB, 1982 and 1983, two time first team All Pro, 1992 NFL defensive player of the year, college football HoF.

Lomas Brown, OL, 1984, one time first team All Pro.

Emmitt Smith, RB, 1989, 4 time first team All Pro, 1990s NFL All Decade, currently holds the NFL records for most career yards, TDs and carries, pro and college football HoF.

Kevin Carter, DL, 1994, one time first team All Pro, first ever draft pick by the St. Louis Rams.

Danny Wuerffel, QB, 1996, 1996 Heisman Trophy Winner, college football HoF.

Ike Hilliard, WR, 1996, current WR coach for the Washington Redskins.

Tim Tebow, QB, 2007, 2007 Heisman Trophy Winner, first ever sophomore Heisman winner, first ever Heisman Trophy winner to defeat a Heisman Trophy winner in a national championship game.

Maurkice Pouncey, OL, 2009, 2 time first team All Pro.

Brandon Spikes, LB, 2008 and 2009.

Other players of note:

Jack Youngblood, DE, 5 time first team All Pro, number retired by the LA Rams, pro and college football HoF.

Stadium: Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium aka "The Swamp", opened 1930, 88,500 capacity.

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Old 27.07.2017, 10:48 AM
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For completeness, people in the college football Hall of Fame as a player and a coach (those to do it at the same school in bold).

Amos Alonzo Stagg (Chicago)
Bill Edwards (Wittenberg, Division III)
Bobby Dodd
Bowden Wyatt (Tennessee)
Jimmy Johnson (played at Arkansas, coached their as a DC, but not as a HC)
Steve Spurrier (Florida)
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Old 27.07.2017, 11:09 AM
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Day -14: Florida Gators
Good man.

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Since 1933 the game has been played in Jacksonville Florida, except for a 2 year period (1994-1995) when it was played at each team's home stadium.
any idea why it wasn't for those 2 years?

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LSU, ...despite their being very little animosity between the two. However as of 2016 that animosity has increased due to LSU's complaining over a hurricane delaying the game between the two.
It is certainly has increased in this household

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... I believe they're a couple, although they could be brother and sister, although I don't suppose it matters in Florida #SelfBurn....
you could have at least gone with cousins to tone down that jibe
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Old 27.07.2017, 11:20 AM
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any idea why it wasn't for those 2 years?
The Gator Bowl was demolished in 1994 (I assume early in the year), and EverBank Field opened in 1995, so nowhere in Jacksonville to play it.

Edit: Apparently EverBank Field stands on the site of the old Gator Bowl, and ground was broke for EF in January 1994, so yeah, nowhere to play.

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Apparently EverBank Field stands on the site of the old Gator Bowl, and ground was broke for EF in January 1994, so yeah, nowhere to play.
ah, that makes sense. Aw well, I have good memories of the Florida/Georgia game at EverBank (one good memory is the fact that it actually got played )
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