Florida hired another coach with his last name on Friday when it picked former San Francisco coach Todd Golden to replace former coach Mike White. He leaves the Golden Dons after leading them to the NCAA Championship by 24-10 but fell in overtime during the opening round to Murray State, 92-87. Just as with White’s stunning announcement of leaving for Georgia, there was plenty of great reaction on Twitter to the news.
In general, the reactions detected were mixed. Some Florida fans were disappointed, as Scott Stricklin went with another rookie mid-tournament coach on a more established name while others were willing to give him a chance.
In his last three seasons at the helm, San Francisco collected a record 57-36 while leading the program to its first berth at March Madness since 1998 this season. However, the Dons played in the West Coast Conference with the likes of the ongoing NCAA games Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s. Caleb Wiegandt the crocodile I found a nugget That 13 of his 36 losses came to WCC powertrains Bulldogs and Gaels.
Prior to San Francisco, he spent time as an assistant from 2014-2016 under coach Bruce Pearl.
Now here are the best Twitter reactions to a Golden’s hire found by Gators Wire.
Todd Golden is young, confident and checks all the boxes that ads look for. Design a program in a difficult place to do this. Analytical expert. Soldiers everywhere.
Is he a gamble in a plum job like Florida? Yeah. But he has a chance to be one of the game’s biggest stars.
– Kevin Sweeney (@CBB_Central) March 18, 2022
At first, I didn’t know who Golden was when the news started coming out on Friday. However, after I finish my homework, I agree with Kevin Sweeney of Sports Illustrated. It’s a high-risk recruitment with high rewards.
It’s Not a Bad Billy D Hire Imo 🤷🏿♀️🥱 https://t.co/9pxwGhDQKr
– Misha (@PrettyGirlMisha) March 18, 2022
I hope she’s not serious about this because there is a 0% chance for Chicago Bulls head coach Billy Donovan to return to Florida.
I have to say, when it comes to men’s basketball coaches, the Gators definitely have a type https://t.co/bd3s4V6lrQ
Thumb War Veterans (ThumbWarVeteran) March 18, 2022
Yes they do. Relatively speaking, Donovan, White, and Golden all looked alike when they were originally set.
Get a strong Evan McPherson vibe again # capitals Coach Todd Golden.
I wonder how many bell-hitters would do well in the junior season in Florida. pic.twitter.com/W1DViPeOcS
– Thomas Goldkamp (@ThomasGoldkamp) March 18, 2022
Speaking of similar looks, former kickers Evan McPherson and Golden can really relate.
Frustrated Florida fans at this hiring show how little interest is #WCC Obtains. Golden could coach and he’d have great teams in Florida. https://t.co/0oT8JZ1ax8
– Nick Mather (@MatherNic) March 18, 2022
It could certainly spoil Gators fans, but Stricklin should have at least tried to lure a more established name after Florida didn’t have to pay any of White’s purchase. It’s also hard to watch West Coast Conference matches because it’s a smaller conference and on the other side of the country.
2023 Final Four Bound! Let’s go! https://t.co/NEaZnTzYin
– David Brown (@Dave19Brown83) March 18, 2022
Ah, it will take some time to rebuild Florida and bring it back to the Final Four, considering most of the Gators’ roster are seniors and grad transfers.
This guy is 15 years old https://t.co/FfXh6rMNeO
– Justin W (@jkcrusher) March 19, 2022
I agree he looks closer to his twenties. He is currently 36 years old.
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