Coach Meyer Drops To His Knees
I think Coach Meyer's reaction really mirrored my reaction. I live and die with these Gators. And, it was just good to wake up on a Sunday morning and not have that sick feeling in your stomach because your beloved team didn't come through on Saturday
Go Gators!!! And, my we love our Coach Urban Meyer.....
The Heat Keep It Going
Seems Like A Relief For Coach....
Coach Meyer Talks About Win
Coach Meyer and Coach Richt
Coach Meyer has gotten the best of this rivalry. And, I think we may have seen the last of Coach Richt in this series. This Gator team is not that good. So, most of Dawg nation was thinking this was their year. Obviously not be once again...even though it was close. I just don't think CMR survives another year of disappointment by their fan base.
Thanks to everyone for putting up with me. No one bothered me til the very end. And, yes, once again I know that I must do something about this overwhelming need for my Gators to always be on top. It's not happening this year and I must move on. And to Donovan....no I don't want a tight game. I want the game over at halftime....just ask How. Just not happening this year though.....
But, I will take this close game. The way we are playing I will take any win. Against Georgia though this is a little sweet. If we can win out against Vandy and South Carolina we got ourselves a new season. Hope is something else isn't it?
Now, when are we going to make the switch at QB. I know Trey Burton is not the most polished passer but, it is obvious he is the best athlete on the field. And, when you have that kind of talent you have to make him your leader. We have given Brantley all the time in the world to get better.
More to come of course.....
Coach Ham...Then And Now
Heat Open At Home....
The beginning of a year where this will be the team to hate. I love it!!
The football players talk with the media on Wednesday. I was telling How, Coach, and everyone else that has asked me about the game that I will not be there, and I won't watch on tv. They will have to finish this season without my presence and just my prayers. It's too painful to watch. It's a good thing basketball is starting to divert my attention.
Didn't Know My Gators Were #1 In Volleyball
Gator Volleyball continues to be undefeated in SEC play. Callie seems to be having a great year.
Gators In The NFL
Meyer Talks About Florida/Georgia Week
Blakely Commits To The Gators This Morning....
Mike Blakely remembers telling Bradenton Manatee coach Joe Kinnan about his college plans back when he was a sophomore.
Finally some good news coming out of Gatornation.....
Burton, who is the younger brother of current Florida freshman quarterback Trey Burton, picked the Gators after previously being committed to Notre Dame.
"I'm a Gator," Clay Burton told Scout.com. "It's just an opportunity that I can't pass up. I wasn't ready a year ago, or even six months ago, but like my brother said, I'm ready now and I earned it."
Clay Burton, who recorded 80 tackles and 13 sacks as a junior, originally committed to Notre Dame in June. He is 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds.
Miami Heat Set Roster
|8||Carlos Arroyo||PG||31||6-2||200||Florida International||$854,389|
|1||Chris Bosh||PF||26||6-11||235||Georgia Tech||$14,500,000|
|55||Eddie House||PG||32||6-1||190||Arizona State||$1,352,181|
|22||James Jones||SF||30||6-8||215||Miami (FL)||$1,146,337|
|42||Jerry Stackhouse||SG||35||6-6||218||North Carolina||$854,389|
Maurkice Pouncey Talks.....
Coach Austin Talks Gator Football
3. Boise State
5. Michigan State
11. Ohio State
16. Florida State
17. Oklahoma State
20. South Carolina
21. Mississippi State
22. Miami (FL)
23. Virginia Tech
A Post by Scot Redman.....
If you are not a Gator you probably think this really long. But, at least it helped to put things in perspective for me....DIEHEART GATOR.....
I decided I would not only post this comment to the blog.....but I would copy and paste too. Here is a Seminole feeling good about themselves now. They are 5-1 and thinking they have done something. This poster who is too scared to post anything other than anomnymous forgets they were embarrassed by a Sooner team....lol!
And, they play in the ACC.
They played Jacory Harris and crew and now feel like they have arrived.
Well, fan you are still FSU....the team that your former players are embarrassed by. A shadow of your former self. You still have a sporadic QB, an undisciplined secondary, and a teamed that hadn't been challenged.
You were going into the half with Wake Forest and had not scored. If I were you sir....(yes a not capitalized sir) I would wait and let the season play out.
You are a traditional 7-6 team now looking to do better. Anything, I might add would be an improvement.
I would rather have my Gators any day. And, yes....see you at Doke.
lookin forward to watching the not so mighty gators come to tallahassee in november, my how things look differently now. hey, keep wearing orange, looks great! haha see you at doak! whose the joke now!!!!!!
Meyer Talks About the Loss and Where To Go From Here
I could go on and on about my Gators and what I thought went wrong. But, the one thing that is evident....it's hard to stay at the top. I am amazed out at how long Alabama was able to do it.
Anyway, the Gators have a lot to work on. I am surprised an Urban Meyer coached team was not ready for trickery from Les Miles.....
I think our offense is young but talented. I think Coach Addazio does not have the imagination of Dan Mullen.
Our defense is young....
This all reminds me of 2007 after we won the NC and came back with such youth. Silly me thought we could reload and rebuild and still be in the hunt for the NC. Well, reality has set in.
I love my Gators.....
The task now is not to falter down the stretch. Let's take care of Miss State and Georgia....and get to the South Carolina game with two losses. I am hoping by then that the Chickens will have two losses too.
Whatever this season may hold I am a Gator through and through.
They mean a lot to me. You guys have commented and emailed me....and I just wanted to say thanks for all the input.
I tell people all the time that this blog has taken on a life of it's own. But, I am so passionate about sports and competition I can't help but to comment on it. Again, thanks for paying attention.
A special thanks to Daniel out of North Carolina. I promise I am going to comment on Butch Davis and what he is doing to that program. And, thanks to my new comments from the NFL Picks.
Also, between being under the weather, work, and my Gators losing two in a row....I blogs have been scarce. I promise to do better.
Look for my college picks this weekend....a blog on my FFL....and my records. And, a look at these Jets again. My thoughts on Randy.....or "Mister 84 Don't Stretch,"
Again, thanks guys....
Gators Lose Again....
Okay....it's taken me this long to feel like writing about my beloved Gators....really, the world is upside down for me. South Carolina is leading the SEC East division. The Seminoles have a better record than the Gators....and Les Miles....the buffoon of SEC Coaches out coaches my Coach.
I can't even take solace in Alabama losing.
Well, I am still a Gator....still bleed orange and blue.
Maybe I can stomach more thoughts on this loss later in the week.
And, to all that are complaining that I haven't written much....work has been crazy. And, between travel from Europe to the US and then back and forth....I truly can't keep up.
Thanks for all the followers though.
And again, thanks to all those who knew not to call me last night. I love you all....
I am still in "loss hangover mode. I hope my Gators can bounce back.
But, every time I think about being 4-1.... I think Georgia has loss four straight games. Texas has fallen out of the Top 25 for the first time since 2000.
What hurts is Miami is ahead of us in the Top 25 by one spot.
In the NFL....
Those jets....yep, spelled it lower case for a reason....look good. Probably playing the most complete ball right now. LT looks amazing and their defense looks good without Revis. Maybe they should have kept that wad of cash.
The 49ers are 0-4 and Singletary is going to lose it....I am sure of it.
The Jags won a meaningful.
Even I felt sorry for Cutler last night. Worst line play in my lifetime.
Riley Cooper suffered an concussion yesterday. Get Well soon. My match up of the week Vick v McNabb turned out to be revenge for McNabb. Get well soon to Vick.
David Nelson and Jabar Gaffney performed well with their perspective teams.
New England v Miami tonight. I say the Patriots hand the Dolphins their second straight division loss.
Thanks for all the hits guys....Go Gators!!!
My heart wanted a different score but my mind kinda knew they would dominate. They are a physical and talented team. Thanks to everyone for giving me my space. My phone did not ring once last night....lol.
The best that I can take from this is that.....this is a young Gator team. They can learn from this game and, I hope they will.
It's great to be a Gator!!!
Some of what the players said on FB...
Trey Burton Never fun to lose ... Matter of fact I hate losing ... But we will get right I promise! So thankful for my family friends and teammates! Also thankful for my Lord Jesus Christ for giving me the opportunity to play this game I luv! God Is Good
Dee Finley I wanna thank everybody for the love...I love yall
The worst of the SEC Vanderbilt is playing the best of the Big East in UConn. Interesting....
I heard Game Day say "LSU v Tennessee is the bowl game of the worst QB play around. Couldn't have said it better myself.
Trey Burton writes on FB....."Believe".....that's all I can do Trey.
If Georgia loses in Colorado tonight....I say, "Mark Richt is gone.
Clemson v Miami will be of interest to me. I think the Hurricanes come out on top.
So, what if Cam Newton was still apart of the Gators. There would be no John Brantley right now. Newton is making plays with legs and his arm....
Masoli former QB for the Oregon Ducks now with the Rebels of Ole Miss....is not the real deal in the SEC. Another indicator that the Pac-10 is not the real deal.
So, Jeff Demps now a game time decision. Is this just a ploy by Urban or is Demps really struggling? Hmm....
Gainesville Sun reports LSU in our backyard.....
This morning, I was surprised to see a Louisiana State billboard during my ride into work. The billboard, which reads “LOVE PURPLE LIVE GOLD,” is located just north of the Merlion Singapore Cuisine restaurant on SW 13th Street.
Louisiana State previously erected billboards near the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, where its football team opened the 2010 football season against the University of North Carolina. Louisiana State spokesman Herb Vincent said the billboards are part of a campaign to capitalize on the team’s popularity to recruit students.
“We decided instead of trying to change our image, let’s take advantage of the image,” he said.
He said the university’s recruiters are also in Florida as part of the effort.
Whatever their reason is I hope we make them pay for this one....
Our Kicker Is Out Against Alabama
I thought the task at hand was pretty daunting anyway....but, you certainly don't want to play the #1 team in the country with all hands on deck. Well, I am still a Gator....and I will be one no matter what happens in Tuscaloosa.
Chas Henry will take over to kick FGs and, a freshman will do honors of kicking off. I hear that Henry was a kicker in high school so....I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Update On Lacrosse From Gatorsports....3/20
The No. 10 Florida lacrosse team battled against a quick, aggressive Syracuse squad to defeat the No. 11 team in the country, 16-11, in front of 937 fans at Donald R. Dizney Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Gators were led by sophomore attacker Ashley Bruns (Ellicott City, Md.), who tied her career-high and her own school record with six goals while adding an assist for a season-high seven points. Florida also saw hat tricks from sophomore midfielders Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.) and Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.).
Sophomore attacker Janine Hillier (Farmingdale, N.Y.) tied her career high in points with four (2 goals, 2 assists), adding two draw controls. Sophomore attacker Caroline Chesterman (South Nyack, N.Y.) scored and added an assist while sophomore midfielder Jamie Reeg (Atlantis, Fla.) scored her first goal of the season.
The Gators were a perfect 4-for-4 from free position and outshot the Orange, 27-20. Florida won the battle on the draw, 18-10, continuing the Gators’ streak of winning the game when out-drawing their opponent. Chesterman and Dashiell each had a team-high four draw controls, which is Chesterman’s career high.
“The draw is so important,” Florida head coach Amanda O’Leary said. “When you possess the ball, they can’t score. Those 18 draws were critical because we needed possession of the ball. Their attackers are such threats and if you give them an inch, the ball is going in the back of the net.”
Heisman Trophy Winners Since 1970 ....just not relevant to me before then.
Reggie Bush (vacated)
Florida Football 2011 Commitments