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Questions Abound At Quarterback In The SEC

Questions Abound At Quarterback In The SEC

There are a ton of new quarterbacks who will get a warm welcome in the SEC – more like a trial-by-fire-type welcome. Some have played last year, but they will have to fight to stay on the gridiron for their team. Anyway, there always seems to be teams returning veteran […]

Published April 20, 2011 - 10:11am

John Brantley Leads Florida QB Race; All Gator Fans Shake Their Heads

John Brantley Leads Florida QB Race; All Gator Fans Shake Their Heads

Florida has been in spring practice almost a week now, and for the week, John Brantley is leading the quarterback race against true freshman Jeff Driskel and redshirt freshman Tyler Murphy. Brantley started last year and did not feel comfortable in the spread offense, and he had a terrible offensive […]

Published March 24, 2011 - 5:01am

Gator Fans – Driskel Is Finally In A Gator Uniform

Gator Fans – Driskel Is Finally In A Gator Uniform

Florida fans are sure glad to see high school All-American Jeff Driskel in a Gator practice uniform. Sure, it’s nothing more than spring practice, but it gives Gator fans something to hope for in the future. He will be a good one!

Published March 17, 2011 - 7:30am

Major Storylines This Spring Worth Watching

Major Storylines This Spring Worth Watching

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach has a good column out discussing the top storylines in spring football across the country, and of course, there are plenty of SEC items in the list: Auburn starts reloading Few teams have as many important pieces to replace as Auburn. The Tigers have to replace Heisman […]

Published March 1, 2011 - 12:50pm

Top Quarterbacks of 2007 Revisited

Top Quarterbacks of 2007 Revisited

Long before there was Scout.com, ESPN or Rivals rankings, there was an annual magazine put out by Forrest Davis, called “The Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual”. It was originally “Lindy’s Football Recruiting Annual”. I used to start watching for these to hit the news stands around Christmas every year. It […]

Published February 7, 2011 - 8:51am

Signing Class Report Card:  Florida Gators

Signing Class Report Card: Florida Gators

Biggest Need: The Gators head into the offseason replacing 4 starters on offense, 3 of which are on the offensive line (Pouncey, Gilbert, and Johnson).  Carl Moore is the lone major receiver departing, but his 349 receiving yards will probably be pretty easy to replace.  Backup running back Emmanuel Moody […]

Published February 5, 2011 - 1:04pm

Confessions of a college football recruiting addict

Confessions of a college football recruiting addict

I never had a chance at a normal life. My father was a recruitnik from way back. He passed on this sickness like other fathers passed on a tendency towards alcoholism, high-blood pressure or red hair. It wasn’t easy back then. There were only a few places to find the information we so craved. We subscribed to magazines from Student Sports, Forrest Davis and Jeff Whitaker. We’d highlight commitments, star those who were prospects and scratch through those who had already sold their souls to rivals. I hated guys long before they even attended their Senior Prom and still do long after they graduated college.

Published January 23, 2011 - 11:30pm

Early 2011 SEC East Predictions

Early 2011 SEC East Predictions

In continuing Saturday Down South’s 2011 preview series, let’s now take a look at the 2011 SEC East. We offer our predictions on how the East race will turn out next year in 2011. Will South Carolina win the East again or will a new player emerge?

Published January 17, 2011 - 5:54am

John Brantley Appears To Be Staying At Florida

John Brantley Appears To Be Staying At Florida

John Brantley is apparently planning to remain a Gator and is excited about a more prostyle offense. However, he hasn’t yet spoken to Charlie Weis (which I think would be a priority).  From the Gator Bytes blog: “This is what we would have sought out if we had looked to […]

Published January 14, 2011 - 2:45pm

The Charlie Weis Hire: Brilliant Or Bust?

The Charlie Weis Hire: Brilliant Or Bust?

Much has been made about the Charlie Weis hire at Florida. Talking heads have been all over it the last couple days. It is a fair question – Will Weis be a brilliant hire or a bust hire for Will Muschamp and Florida?

Published January 4, 2011 - 7:20am