It’s already a lot later in the afternoon than I would’ve liked to publish this post, so I’m going to streamline the preamble and go straight to the bullet points:
- I know I didn’t publish anything Monday or Tuesday, but more content is coming. There are a couple of posts I know are going up before the end of the week on Florida attrition and the coaching carousel, I have a couple more ideas for this week percolating if I can get to them, there should be more on recruiting next week even before the Early Signing Period opens on Wednesday, and there will obviously be a lot of stuff on ESD itself. (Y’all know my longstanding preference for longer posts that take time over quick hitters; y’all also know my cognizance of the fact that you like fresh posts to react to and comment on.)
- We are still hiring, yes. I’ve had a couple of people reach out recently, but Alligator Army could — obviously, as you’ve maybe noticed during a fall of me being more scarce than I’d like and that affecting the site? — use a couple of lieutenants at minimum. If you’ve reached out this fall (or maybe ever, he writes, wistfully looking at years-old emails), I will get back to you. If you are curious about contributing — even if it’s, like, one post a week — I’m all ears.
- I don’t know how you all want to handle bowl season, so I ask you: What should we do for the non-Florida bowls? My longstanding antipathy for bowls themselves aside, I don’t have a huge issue with putting up a post per day on the bowls if you want a place to shoot the breeze, and would also put up one post a week or whatever. I’m probably not going to make individual posts for the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl and the dozens of other ones, though — unless that’s something you all really want.
- The end of a season is a good time to reflect on what was and wasn’t good about it, and that goes, fairly, for our coverage here. I’m not particularly proud of much beyond the longer-form stuff I wrote this fall, though I also think we all mostly sussed out what this team is early on and didn’t have a lot of different narratives to explore as a result, but I like soliciting feedback and really do want to take it into consideration. So: Hit me with your thoughts on what was good, what was bad, what can be done better and what should be scrapped. It’s still my intent to make Alligator Army the best it can be, and knowing what its audience wants from it helps a lot in that endeavor.
Sound good? Okay. Ready? Break.