Friday, February 07, 2003

FRZ Editor's Note 2-7-2003

Since has been taken down I thought it would be appropriate to post as much material from that site here as possible. The posts are dated by original publication date.


Today I was sent a link from a friend who jokingly asked me if I had a chance to add my name to the Ron Zook 'virtual support card on the internet'. I don't think I've laughed that hard since the Michigan game when someone in front of me at Raymond James Stadium saw our banner and said "wow, that FRZ guy must be rich!"

Before I go any further, I will say that Zook and his staff have done an outstanding job recruiting…and I won't lie to you: I didn't believe he could do it. But I have been pleasantly surprised over the past few weeks as more and more top players are committing themselves to the best school in the nation.

However, you must realize that the guys here at FRZ are in no way beginning to get our hopes up. You can take the new American Idol winner and drop her in the toilet along-side that big beer dump you took last Saturday morning and you'll have the same thing as UF these days…another star performer in a crappy system.

But I digress. Back to the whole internet Ron Zook love affair.

As most of you know, we started out as a couple of guys who were pissed off because Foley made a hasty, unprofessional decision with the most desirable (at the time) position in all of college football. What we have turned into is obviously a little more than that. Along the way however, I've learned that it's people like the fairies at GatorCountry who allow Foley to go on supporting this nonsense. Wake up Gator Fans! Are you kidding me? I read through about ten of those marshmallow postings before I just couldn't take it anymore. But hey, if you feel Zook is worthy of a little congratulations, so be it. Who am I to disagree?

It's like the guys on PTI said this evening (btw, thanks for holding up the t-shirt), the only thing this recruiting class is going to do for Zook is turn up the heat another notch…and we've all seen his 'under-pressure play calling'. They're absolutely correct. If you think FRZ is not going to take advantage of the fact that a UF team with a 'loaded cupboard' is still not going to win games, you're insane. I'm already dreaming up the stories to be written in October.

Who knows, maybe we can just keep Zook on as Head Recruiter and still fulfill that mindless contract, while a real head coach steps up and leads us to the National Championship. Maybe we should soften our appearance to please GatorCountry and change our names to "". Or maybe it's just basketball season and I've got nothing else to say.

Either way, the good news is we're 1/3 of the way there.