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Be Muschamp for a minute: How would you discipline Jenkins?

With yesterday's news that linebackers Chris Martin and Kedric Johnson also got busted for weed in January, it's clear that the Gators have a chronic issue with marijuana (get it?!) and Will Muschamp needs to do something about it before his entire roster goes up in smoke (I'm on fire!).

First, he should call them all into a room and scream "For the love of God, just smoke in your homes and not in public!" Martin, Johnson and Janoris Jenkins have all been caught with weed in a vehicle, and Jenkins was also snagged in a nightclub. Keep it indoors, and these problems go away.

Alas, it's too late for that with these three, so how would you handle it? Feel free to chime in on what you'd do with Martin and Johnson, but I'm most interested in Jenkins because he was caught twice and is probably the team's best player. My inner moral code says two-game suspensions for Martin and Johnson, and then six games for Jenkins (half the season).

BUT, I wouldn't do that with Jenkins for a simple reason: he's good. Look, college football is a dirty, twisted sport with a bass-ackward financial scheme, rampant misconduct by players and administrators and a laughable "postseason." In this case, I'm inclined to treat it like the circus it really is. Suspend Jenkins for four games (that's FAU, UAB, Tennessee and Kentucky) and bring him back in time to face Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Georgia, when the season really heats up. Hit him with plenty of conditioning, community service and the promise that one more slip-up means he's a goner, but I wouldn't kick him off the team or suspend him for half the year because he might bolt for the supplemental draft. Publicly, I would only say that Jenkins is suspended, but not for how long. Everyone would just have to wait week-by-week to see if Jenkins would play, thereby slowly diminishing the story.

Plenty of you will think that's too lenient, and in the real world, I'd agree. But this sport is a joke, and if I'm the coach, I want to be the one laughing with my shutdown corner ready for the toughest part of the schedule. After all, what's the NCAA going to do about it? As Dave Chappelle once said about the United Nations, "You got a problem with that? You know what you should do? You should sanction me. Sanction me with your Army. Oh, wait a minute, you don't have an Army!"

NOTHING is making Muschamp be hard on Jenkins except for the risk of his players not taking him seriously from a disciplinary standpoint, but he can handle that behind closed doors enough to fix that problem. Athletics director Jeremy Foley could pull rank and make a decision, but if that's the case, it doesn't really matter what Muschamp thinks anyway. As only Gator Clause can, we're giving you the power to be coach Muschamp for the next five minutes. So what would you do?

 

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I will not assume Muschamp's position. What i will do is assume without a whim of doubt that he works for a rival cartel. It is then i continue to torture, dismember and decapitate him.


ORALE!!!!!!

Mike, I agree with your perspective. Suspending Jenkins for four games is a must. Not for the satisfaction of the critics or the haters, but primarily to send a message to the other players who will no doubt be tempted to do the same stupid things. The only way to prevent others from transgressing is to make an example of Janoris Jenkins. If he decides to bolt, fine. It's more important to right the ship. As a matter of fact, I would be okay with Jenkins being permanently booted from the team. That's really what the SOB deserves. Enough of the nonsense. This type of nonsense led in some way to us losing the SEC title a couple years ago (see Dunlap) and maybe even the Heisman / Nat. Championship last year (see Cam Newton... not to mention Chris Rainey). It's now or never.

"BUT, I wouldn't do that with Jenkins for a simple reason: he's good. Look, college football is a dirty, twisted sport with a bass-ackward financial scheme, rampant misconduct by players and administrators and a laughable 'postseason.' In this case, I'm inclined to treat it like the circus it really is."

If he follows your plan, fine. But he shouldn't start spewing that crap about the "Florida way" if he's not going to be any different than his predecessor when it comes to discipline.

Penetentary U fans, just accept that your programs are out of control and it starts at the top, J. Foley does nothing to discipline the players that have been arrested (i.e. Baseball, Basketball, Swimming & Football players)I see people complaining about Mike's articles regarding this negative publicity but you morons should be looking at your thugs that play on all of your teams. I see serious NCAA Sanctions coming, dont think the NCAA dismissed the Pouncey money issue yet, it is very much alive. Lack of Institutional control will lead the list of NCAA violations.

Curse of Steve Addazio, sorry your mom couldn't make it back home tonight in time to make you some rice and beans. She told me to tell you there's some left over spaghetti in the fridge. Be in bed by 9 pm, and don't wait up.

A slap on the wrist after being charged with felony battery on a police officer, and you cane fans talk about how the Gators get disciplined?? Don't worry, with that kind of punishment, you'll be right back to Thug U very soon hypocrites!

Chris Rainey, part II.

Wrist, your slap is ready. Any no-name player gets arrested 3 times in less than 2 years and, they are gone. But, because JJ is a superstar, he'll probably get 4-6 games. Ethics the Florida Way...

Wow....Muschamp kicked him off the team

I would say that this is a big change for the Gator way of thinking but I have a feeling that Jenkins just said F it and decided to enter the supplemental draft.

PENETENTARY U fans dont kid yourselves, Jenkins left for the Supplemental Draft because he is a Senior. There is still no discipline at PU, more arrest to come. I am counting 4 and continuing under Muschamp.

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