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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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?
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
Malzahn and Addazio: How Different Are They Really?
This is a tale of two offensive coordinators. At present time, one has never been hotter. He’s getting head coaching offers from other schools and ended up getting a raise from Auburn to become the highest paid offensive coordinator in the land. The other coordinator, despite being a part of …
Published December 26, 2010 - 9:29am