And. truly that's all I have wanted for him is to have is a chance. I don't know how he looked in practice but, I do know once the lights come on he gets it.
And, there is no one that is going to out work him.
To get a little spiritual....it is pretty cool that chance will come in the state of Florida where he will have plenty of supporters. Seems like a little devine intervention. Even Pouncey on the Dolphins will be routing for him.
I can watch NFL Network again. Thanks Tebow. I have always believed. You did wonderful things for us at Florida. We in Gatornation will be forever grateful.
But, now it's time to support you. And, I will be one of them with 15 on in the stands on that day!!!
I am once again excited. It really takes awhile to get over the type of losses we have had the last couple of weeks. As you can tell I don't even go to my own blog let alone others.
But, it's another Saturday and I am again wearing my orange and blue sunglasses and thinking we can go into Jordan Hare and take a win.
Here are my keys for the game:
1. Our DL has to show up against what I think is a weaker OL of Auburn.
2. Put Rainey and Demps on the field at the same time. They have to decided which one to cover.
3. Play Gilleslie more. He showed me something against Alabama and LSU. He is a tough runner.
4. Jacoby has to manage the game. I thought he showed great poise against LSU. I look for more of that same pocket presence at Auburn.
There is so much more. But, it's CFB Saturday and I am already nervous as can me.
I don't have much to say today. Reality has set in. We are not at the same talent and physical level as Alabama. It pains me to say.
On a good note. I think we are on our way to being a very good football team.
I think it's best I put the college football game aside for the day.
My prayers go out to John Brantley and his family. He showed what he was made of last night. I was really pleased with his performance. Only one bad mistake.
They were swinging on Matt Elam pretty hard in the off season. But, it seems he is really worth all the hype. He has become a leader in this Quinn/Muschamp lead defense. He seems to always be around the ball. And, he brings it every play. I have seen some hard hits by this young man and I am completely impressed. WIth two interceptions in the last two games I think the future is bright for Elam.
Curt Maggitt seem to be a heavy lean during the Urban Meyer years. But, things changed after his departure and a visit to Tennessee changed his mind. Although he is not a Gator....and as he says, "Everybody can't be a Gator but, yet Gator bait," he is making some noise for sure in Vol country. Now, I know the Vols are not stacked with talent on defense but, for a young man like Curt to come in and earn himself a starting LB position in the SEC is quite impressive.
Keith Bowers has made an impact immediately and seems to be getting a lot of playing time. I could not find any stats on Keith but it was reported by one his coaches that he has recorded his first sack at the next level and he is getting a lot of playing time. Keith was a leader at Dwyer and tenacious on defense. I am looking for the same thing from him at Maryland.
Robert Clark started the season off with a injured hamstring. But, he is back on the field for Florida and playing consistently on special teams. I thought last year he was really impressive to the Urban Meyer staff and saw the field at WR more. This year it seems to be hard for him to find his groove coming off of the injury. I am hoping he will gain the confidence of coaches in practice and see more than just special teams play in 2011.
Tommylee Lewis is known for his toughness and quickness. Their plan was to redshirt him but, he got the opportunity to start after a injury to a fellow teammate. He has shown the coaching staff he is capable. In his first game last Saturday he got involved in the offense and caught a 9 yard touchdown pass.
Here is the full list from Dwyer Football that's playing at the next level. Very impressive indeed:
Donald Russell, Georgia State
Irvin Titre , Delaware
Kevin Hamlin, E. Kentucky
Roosevelt Maggitt, Iowa State
Jasper Grimes, E Michigan
Matt Elam, UF
Gerald Christian, UF
Robert Clark, UF
Jacoby Brissett, UF
Charles Dowdy, Jacksonville University
Craig Dowdy, Webber College
Daevonte Barnett, Wagner College
Shubert Bastien, Middle Tenn
Keith Bowers, Maryland
Leroy Kelson, Miss State
Chris Cameron, Miss State
Darrell Hunter, Bowling Green
Jimelle James, Alabama A&M
TommyLee Lewis, Northern Illinois
Curtis Maggitt, Tenn
Nicklaus O'Leary, FSU
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