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My List of Potential Successors to Jim McElwain

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I want to like Jim McElwain, but the way he handled the issue with death threats against him has made me question his integrity and his dedication to the University of Florida football program. I get it– being head coach of the University of Florida is hard, stressful, and often thankless. I also understand that these conditions may not be worth $12.9 million, and fans like me will never understand the issues with being head coach at Florida. That being said, I can think of a few people who might be willing to accept the challenges that come with being the head ball coach in Gainesville, and who might provide a fresh perspective for $4 million per year.

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Patriot Day: What have we learned?

September 11th, 2001. December 7th, 1941. Nearly 60 years separate those two dates–the dates for the attack on Pearl Harbor and the attacks on New York and Washington. September 9th, 1796. 221 years have passed since George Washington penned his farewell address that warned us Americans of the perils of hyper-partisanship, excessive debt, unnecessary wars, and entangling alliances. Amongst these three significant dates, what have we learned as a nation?

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