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"Parade of arrests." This was a single citation. Let's not throw stones from glass houses. Miami just kicked off two players charged with sexual battery. Muschamp hasn't enough won games on the field, but he has cleaned up Florida's act off the gridiron.
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SUICYCO: Comecast is reportedly in negotiations with ESPN, as Direct TV remains the lone true holdout for the network.
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Peeps, unless there's breaking news (ALA Joker) I'm off for the month of June. The blog will be back in action in short time. Requests on preseason content?
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Oof: Some salient points, the issue though is Florida doesn't WANT/have room on its schedule (with games like FSU and UM (2017) already on the horizon) to play Miami every season. Now, technically since the SEC voted to maintain its 6-1-1 format (aka no ninth conference contest) the Gators DO HAVE ROOM to play Miami but they will not forfeit a home game to make it happen. With an annual series off the table, a neutral-site game every X years [with Orlando looming as the most probable choice] is the next best option.
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As stated here many times: Florida refuses to play a home-and-home series with Miami because it make little sense financially to do so. The Gators already lose a home game every season with the annual Cocktail Party and the rotating in-state series with FSU. Florida makes a ton of money when UM comes to Gainesville, BUT Miami gets to keep all the profits when UF fans flood Sun Life Stadium -- and that's why Foley insists on a neutral site and 50-50 split.
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Here is the spring game highlight tape (courtesy Gatozone.com)... http://www.gatorvision.tv/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=3250134&db_oem_id=6500
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"SEC CHAMPS" inquiry: Former Gators quarterback Shane Matthews went on radio Monday and said Florida would get to Atlanta. Others concurred.
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Per Treon Harris Q's: Florida loves the former Booker T Washington standout and (early indications) are Harris will see snaps come fall in situational packages. Harris isnt a hot topic right now because he's not in spring camp. He did, however, pass up his spring break last week to be in Gainesville and observe practice for the week. Harris may factor into UF's official backup job, but right now the Gators are assessing whether Grier is capable/game ready or more primed for a redshirt season.
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The O'Connell Center name won't change but in the near future the court will (very likely) be named after Billy Donovan.
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JLS: Everyone not named -- including Driskel -- will be ready for spring camp. Purpose of piece is to illustrate how many players wont participate in camp.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2014 on Muschamp previews spring practice at Gator Clause
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Young's had an up-and-down career, much-maligned (and deservedly so) at times but that was an incredible play to seal a win.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2014 on HOOPS: Extra Effort at Gator Clause
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Gators actually gained 7 yards on play two guys blocked each other! That was one of their most positive plays all game against GaSouthern!
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Florida kept up with the Joneses, and that's what's most important. Schools like Florida and Georgia are actually at a disadvantage on NSD (and during the entire process as a whole) bc they dont oversign. Both have an exact amount of scholarships accounted for, so when Adoree' Jackson doesnt commit to UF that scholarship goes un-used or is filled at a later date. Schools that dont OS can't give out two offers at the same time and just hope one prospect doesnt sign. It's tricky and Muschamp actually commented on this very subject yesterday. "You need to know where you are, and you've gotta have some hard conversations, and you don't get into much of the fanfare of signing day and all that. You need to know, to be fair for the University of Florida, I need to know where we are with a young man. And that's to be fair to our program and what we need to do moving forward, and sometimes people work with you a little bit and sometimes they don't, and that's part of it." As for Florida's haul: I think it's an effective class. No linebackers (especially BUCK position guys) is concerning and I dont know that much about Powell but a game-changing tailback (or playmaker) was a key miss, overall though, the Gators filled needs (QB, OL, WR) and added serious depth (DL, DBs).
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"How can Muschamp let recruits flip to other schools?" -- 10 of Florida's 24 signees were once committed to other schools -- including four FSU prospects and one UM prospect.
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Don't forget Lamont Gaillard
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According to Twitter, it's officially #FREESKYWALKER
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2014 on Done talking at Gator Clause
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46 arrests? What in the world are you talking about?
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No comments have been deleted. Not sure what you're talking about, SKY
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Not so sure about that Walker info. Not saying it won't happen but it's becoming more and more possible he may never play this season. The NCAA is really dragging its feet on any sort of ruling either way.
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All "stars" according to Rivals.com. Other recruiting services rank Florida's commits much differently -- both good and bad in some cases.
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For thiose asking: There will be a recruiting update in a day or two. I plan on doing one or two a week until NSD with so much movement happening.
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Umm, guys, this blog post was about GATORS HOOPS.
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Orlando Cane: Summers coached at Louisville with Petrino -- a 41-9 record in four seasons. The Cards were pretty darn good before Charlie got there and reinvigorated the program.
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Florida isnt backing out of this game. Unlike bowl money, Florida gets all $6 mil (reported number) to play. That's a lot of cash.
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Florida's schedule come 2017 should be crazy tough: potentially nine conference games, neutral site date with Michigan and (likely) home against FSU.
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