Florida's Cornelius Ingram to return ...

Florida's Cornelius Ingram to return for senior season

There are 7 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jan 10, 2008, titled Florida's Cornelius Ingram to return for senior season. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Hoping to add some weight, improve his blocking and graduate with a bachelor's degree, Florida junior receiver Cornelius Ingram has elected to return to school for his senior year.

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Johnneisha Ingram

Gainesville, FL

#1 Jan 10, 2008
This is Cornelius Ingram little sister, I'm so happy that my brother is staying because I didn't know how I would live without him if he left for the NFL this year. I got my wish he is going to be here one more yeah... Yeah. And if someone is reading this and think I'm just pretending, do your research...Go Gators
BrianGator

Tampa, FL

#2 Jan 10, 2008
Why be so negative all the time?

Yes, he talked about transferring and obviously contemplated going pro, but when was the third time he "spurned" the Gators?

In fact, coming back to the Gators instead of being a third round pick is a positive. With a signing bonus and first year salary, CI could have been a millionaire. Instead of moving on he decided not to "spurn" UF and stick around for another year.
No Gator Fan

Rockville, MD

#3 Jan 11, 2008
After the recent bowl loss to Michigan, quotes came out from Urban Meyer regarding some of his departing players. It is still debatable what was said, but here is the quote that has caused some questioning on how truthful and dedicated Meyer is to the players that helped him win a national title, and others who'll play for him down the road:
"Well, for those guys who just put in their time and didn't make any real contributions, it's time for you to go. It won't be hard to say goodbye to some of those guys who just went through the motions. Now for those kids who actually bought into the program, and who made some sacrifices and contributions -- you know, like Bubba Caldwell....he's a graduate of UF and had a great career -- you'll really miss those guys. But just because you're a senior doesn't mean you have any value."
Think about that for a second. Here is a coach at a national program bashing the kids who've given 4-5 years to the school, guys who have committed themselves everyday to ensure that Meyer keeps his job. After all, these are students trying to earn an education. Is this an example of a coach who cares about nothing more than winning? Flashing lights and warning signs should be present with this outlandish statement. Never mind the fact these kids went through a coaching change and helped turn around a program that was being dominated by their rivals. I guess the 10-5 record against Georgia, FSU and Tennessee is all Meyer, right? Instead of supporting his players and being the coach and role model they need, Meyer is a guy who is quickly showing to be a guy who'll throw players under the bus.

Since: Dec 07

West Palm Beach, FL.

#4 Jan 11, 2008
No Gator Fan wrote:
After the recent bowl loss to Michigan, quotes came out from Urban Meyer regarding some of his departing players. It is still debatable what was said, but here is the quote that has caused some questioning on how truthful and dedicated Meyer is to the players that helped him win a national title, and others who'll play for him down the road:
"Well, for those guys who just put in their time and didn't make any real contributions, it's time for you to go. It won't be hard to say goodbye to some of those guys who just went through the motions. Now for those kids who actually bought into the program, and who made some sacrifices and contributions -- you know, like Bubba Caldwell....he's a graduate of UF and had a great career -- you'll really miss those guys. But just because you're a senior doesn't mean you have any value."
Think about that for a second. Here is a coach at a national program bashing the kids who've given 4-5 years to the school, guys who have committed themselves everyday to ensure that Meyer keeps his job. After all, these are students trying to earn an education. Is this an example of a coach who cares about nothing more than winning? Flashing lights and warning signs should be present with this outlandish statement. Never mind the fact these kids went through a coaching change and helped turn around a program that was being dominated by their rivals. I guess the 10-5 record against Georgia, FSU and Tennessee is all Meyer, right? Instead of supporting his players and being the coach and role model they need, Meyer is a guy who is quickly showing to be a guy who'll throw players under the bus.
Wow, for being a 'No Gator Fan' you sure do spend a lot of time worrying about the Gators. Why is that?
By the way, you may want to provide a source for that quote as well. People who show up on Gator forums who are self-proclaimed non-Gator fans have been known to fabricate quotes from time to time. I'm not saying you are, but that certainly does not sound like Urban Meyer.
But thanks for your concern!
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Brandon, FL

#5 Jan 11, 2008
No Gator Fan wrote:
Think about that for a second. Here is a coach at a national program bashing the kids who've given 4-5 years to the school, guys who have committed themselves everyday to ensure that Meyer keeps his job.
Before you think about that, try re-reading it. Meyer is talking about guys who have NOT "committed themselves everyday" to their teammates. He's talking about players who "just went through the motions." Can you please show me one coach in college football who is happy with players that don't give their best effort?? Have you played sports? Do you know how demoralizing it is to a team when some guys bust their tails while others slack off?

Meyer is talking about effort, not ability. A player may have more or less talent than his teammates, but he can always give his best effort. Again, I ask you to show me one football coach who asks for less than full effort from his players....just one. You're obviously looking for an excuse (no matter how lame) to bash Meyer.

Mo Lubee

Orlando, FL

#6 Jan 11, 2008
No Gator Fan wrote:
After the recent bowl loss to Michigan, quotes came out from Urban Meyer regarding some of his departing players. It is still debatable what was said, but here is the quote that has caused some questioning on how truthful and dedicated Meyer is to the players that helped him win a national title, and others who'll play for him down the road:
"Well, for those guys who just put in their time and didn't make any real contributions, it's time for you to go. It won't be hard to say goodbye to some of those guys who just went through the motions. Now for those kids who actually bought into the program, and who made some sacrifices and contributions -- you know, like Bubba Caldwell....he's a graduate of UF and had a great career -- you'll really miss those guys. But just because you're a senior doesn't mean you have any value."
Think about that for a second. Here is a coach at a national program bashing the kids who've given 4-5 years to the school, guys who have committed themselves everyday to ensure that Meyer keeps his job. After all, these are students trying to earn an education. Is this an example of a coach who cares about nothing more than winning? Flashing lights and warning signs should be present with this outlandish statement. Never mind the fact these kids went through a coaching change and helped turn around a program that was being dominated by their rivals. I guess the 10-5 record against Georgia, FSU and Tennessee is all Meyer, right? Instead of supporting his players and being the coach and role model they need, Meyer is a guy who is quickly showing to be a guy who'll throw players under the bus.
Now here's (above) a typical b.s. post from a bitter frustrated 'Nole fan.

Instead of worrying about their own situation (one of their older fans died of a stroke today, probably after reading the paper), he's on here writing lies, then analyzing his lies.

FSU - Free Shoes University has come upon hapless times, and hapless times generate the type of hapless degenerative response exhibited above.

Get a grip, FSU fans, the cure for your troubles starts with admitting they exist and then by finding solutions. The cure isn't in coming to mesaage boards with vicious transparent lies to type.

Grow up, get real.
Kareem

AOL

#7 Aug 8, 2008
Hey I played football with this guy in High School and I just want to say Cornelius whats up man and keep ya head up!

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